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  • Average Rating

    4.8/5
    Overall Rating Breakdown
    • 3 Advice
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  • Course Difficulty

    • Easy 33%

    • Medium 67%

    • Hard 0%

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    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

    Great Discussions

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    • Profile picture
    Oct 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it really allows the student to get a better understanding on how to write superior essays. Through studies in The Informed Argument and On Writing Well, a student studies the correct way and the wrong way to write essays.

    Course highlights:

    The best part about taking this course for me was learning how to write persuasive essays. Because we got to choose the subject we wanted to write about for one assignment, I was trilled that I had the opportunity to write about something that interested me.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you do the work, the class has its easy and its hard moments but as long as you stay focused and work efficiently you should have no problem. Teachers are not there to hold your hand anymore, you have to be the one who wants to succeed.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mrs Castner
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Oct 19, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It is a great tool which helps to expand writing skills

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to be a better argumentative writer

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep your stuff organized and annotate your books well. Do not stress out; but if you do find your own way to relieve stress.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs Castner
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Sep 01, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it allows the student to refine their writing abilities and encourages in-depth analysis when it comes to language. Mrs. Kozak was a fantastic teacher and I looked forward to this class every day. I feel as though she properly prepared me for the AP test seeing as I got a 5 on the AP Language and Composition test.

    Course highlights:

    By taking this course, I was given access to multiple textbooks that helped me to hone my voice within my writing. The class was structured on discussions in order to bounce ideas off of one another which allowed us to have a higher level of preparedness when it came to the AP test. Socratic discussions were almost bi-weekly and they helped me to understand any elements of a text that I hadn't previously understood. Integrating interactive learning techniques such as Kahoot! and Quizlet in addition to our in-class activities made it so that every learning style was able to be reached at least once per lesson. We learned about ethos, pathos, and logos as well as how they can be used to manipulate data and the emotions of the reader/viewer, and how the media uses a combination of each of the three to achieve their agenda's completion. Another main focus of the class was writing technique. What came with that was the teaching of a large array of words and analysis on what makes a piece of writing better.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you annotate EVERY reading that you are given. If something strikes you as odd, I would mark it. It pays off when it comes time for timed writings, essays, class discussions, and debates. My teacher also took an annotations grade, so it was easy homework points to get which also helped you to better understand your books. When you go through the book "On Writing Well" make sure you apply the techniques within. By doing so, I was able to score a 5 on the AP Lang AP test. My final piece of advice is to study your vocabulary all year long. It helps with committing the words to memory and you will see a lot of the words on the AP test.

    • Fall 2015
    • Kozak
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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