in discussion AP Literature 2015-16 / Advice for Incoming Seniors of AP Literature » Take it From Someone Who Has Done It
To the incoming class of 2015-2016,
Welcome to your senior year. As students of the Advanced Placement Literature Class, you have a substantial amount of merit as far as academics and behavior. This class is only one of five core classes that you will have, and in complete honesty it is the most difficult. This class has the most work compared to any other class (at least it was this way my year as a senior). This is both helpful and harmful. As difficult as this class is, it is the most useful in helping me retain information about a specific piece of literature or field of literature. Although this is useful, the sheer amount of work is sometimes too much. Somehow, every year I make a mistake or miss an assignment my grade never goes up. It is necessary to admit I am almost completely at fault for this because I am not motivated to pursue any higher scores. The one complaint I have about this class is that I wish I was able to make up work, even on days where I was not absent and just ended up not doing the work. I think I would have been more motivated to continue to excel not continue to go down. My advice from me to anyone taking this class, immerse yourselves in the novels and plays and short stories and poems. Understand its literary merit by analyzing it different contexts. Do all of your work, and do not miss any assignments. And finally, try writing your own piece of literature. It is beyond fun and beyond helpful to not only understand better but to be better immersed into the world of literature. Best of luck to all!