#1
I am thinking about taking AP Composition and Literature next year. Has anybody taken it? How hard is it?
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I'm in it right now, and it's a JOKE compared to AP History and Biology. But the work load is still pretty heavy.
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If you can write essays, go ahead and take it. If you absolutely can't stand essays, avoid it like AIDS.

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No AIDS here. I think I should do alright seeing as how I am the only person who got an A on their Sophomore thesis in both of my teacher's classes.
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With my teacher, it's hell, she gives us a copious amounts of assignments without really teaching at all. She expects us to magically learn, but I've just learned how to BS even better and faster than before. I'm looking to just opting out of the test.
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Well then you should definitely take AP. My senior counselor tells me the colleges love it even if you get a C.
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If you like reading and writing, definitely take it.

I love both of those things to an obsessive extent, so I loved the course, though what really raised my experience to the next level was my teacher; she was outstanding. I got a 5 on the AP test without trying in the slightest, so I'd say it's pretty easy.
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take AP whatever you can, it looks really good on college apps, not as good as IB but it still helps a lot.
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I'm in AP Lit and Comp. My teacher's a bit eccentric, so I don't think my experience is common. Overall, I'd say you're good to go as long as you are good with reading comprehension and writing essays on specific focuses of a book, such as "How does Thomas Hardy incorporate the use of fate in The Return of the Natives?"

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im taking comp at the college right now, im failing miserably because i lack the notating skills.
everybody loves my stuff but i cant notate it


if you can do so you'll be ok
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He is talking about English literature and composition (writing essays).

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Sounds like I will be taking it. From what I can tell the teacher is what makes the class. I had the teacher who will be teaching it for sophomore English, and he was the best teacher I have had in my life, a little crazy (gets to school at 4 a.m. and leaves at 8 p.m.), but still an amazing teacher. Thanks for the opinions.
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Sounds like I will be taking it. From what I can tell the teacher is what makes the class. I had the teacher who will be teaching it for sophomore English, and he was the best teacher I have had in my life, a little crazy (gets to school at 4 a.m. and leaves at 8 p.m.), but still an amazing teacher. Thanks for the opinions.

For English, definitely. It must take a good teacher to compel you to the stories and analysis.

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I would suggest taking it. It's definitely one of the more challenging AP classes, at least in my school, but it's well worth it, and not too difficult. The workload isn't too bad, just be prepared to write several essays throughout the year.
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I would suggest taking it. It's definitely one of the more challenging AP classes, at least in my school, but it's well worth it, and not too difficult. The workload isn't too bad, just be prepared to write several essays throughout the year.

On that note, in general, what kinds of things are the essays about? Are they really dry, boring and linear, or do you get to have a little bit of freedom and go a little deeper than the basic essay.
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He is talking about English literature and composition (writing essays).


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On that note, in general, what kinds of things are the essays about? Are they really dry, boring and linear, or do you get to have a little bit of freedom and go a little deeper than the basic essay.


Well, in my class, we do both timed writings and take-home essays. Some essays will have prompts, others will have prompts and sources, and some will require you to think of your own topic. Basically, you write all kinds of essays.

Don't get this confused with a creative writing class or anything. You will almost always be writing with a thesis and 2-4 supports.
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Well, in my class, we do both timed writings and take-home essays. Some essays will have prompts, others will have prompts and sources, and some will require you to think of your own topic. Basically, you write all kinds of essays.

Don't get this confused with a creative writing class or anything. You will almost always be writing with a thesis and 2-4 supports.

Ok, thanks.
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I'm in it right now, and it's a JOKE compared to AP History and Biology. But the work load is still pretty heavy.


I have an AP History test in 8 hours.

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at my highschool, that class involved writing a 40 or so page essay. Therefore i didnt take it. I would only take it if the college you plan to attend will give you credit for it.
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