Aug 17 2016

Welcome to a world inhabited by APES … (AP English Students)

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It should be little surprise that in the AP literature class we’ll spend most of our time reading, talking, and writing about works of literature. It’s what we’ll do. Because many of you have most likely never engaged in this sort of rigorous literary criticism you should expect to overcome a bit of a learning curve at the start of the year. That’s normal and nothing to worry about. Just two important reminders: Keep up with your reading and read carefully (think about what you’ve read!). Do those two things and most everything else will fall into place.

You will find resources here related to our works we will study this year.  Remember to make your own judgements and draw your own conclusions about the works you are reading before searching for “expert” opinions.  Your efforts in struggling with and creating meaning from the works you read are what will determine your success in this class.  I am interested in your questions, thoughts, and insights as you engage with our selected works of literature.

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