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What English classes did you take in high school, and how did they benefit you?

I'm trying to figure out my schedule for senior year and I'm stuck on which English class to take. For those who've completed high school, which English classes did you find most valuable or enjoyable and why? Did any of them make a significant impact on your college applications or writing skills?

7 months ago

I always encourage students to take English classes that challenge them and align with their interests. For example, AP English Language focuses on rhetoric and composition, which is fantastic for honing persuasive writing and critical reading skills. AP Literature, on the other hand, dives deep into analyzing prose and poetry, which is great if you enjoy literary analysis. If your school offers electives like Creative Writing or Journalism, those can be valuable for developing a unique writing style, which is helpful in college essays. Remember, colleges appreciate students who take rigorous courses, so any AP or honors English class will demonstrate academic commitment. Moreover, strong writing skills are universally important, so whichever course you take, focus on developing your voice and analytical skills.

7 months ago

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