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Ultimate Guide to Every Book You’ll Need For The AP Literature Exam

AP Literature is a great class, thats super helpful for becoming a better writer, and for getting your Intro English credit for most colleges in the USA. AP Lit, as its called by many, is a lot of work though, and will other classes, and since its typically taken Senior Year, a combination of senioritis… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Every Book You’ll Need For The AP Literature Exam

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Throwback Thursday: “A Temporary Matter”

Throwback Thursday, where, essentially I post old writing samples, essays and short stories that I dig up from my pile of hoarded papers and school assignments or from the depths of my computer. So everyone can see how my writing has changed/improved over the years. “A Temporary Matter”    What is the significance of Shukumar seeing… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “A Temporary Matter”

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Throwback Thursday: Biblical Allusions – Literary Basics Group Assignment

Throwback Thursday, where, essentially I post old writing samples, essays and short stories that I dig up from my pile of hoarded papers and school assignments or from the depths of my computer. So everyone can see how my writing has changed/improved over the years. No one in the English-speaking world can be considered literate… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Biblical Allusions – Literary Basics Group Assignment

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns Author:  Khaled Hosseini Date of Publication:  May 22, 2007 Genre: Historical Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):  Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Title: Pride and Prejudice Author:  Jane Austen Date of Publication: 1813 Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Literary Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Jane Austen was born in Steventon, England, in 1775. Her father was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. She began to write… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Study Guide: AP United States History

College Board Description - Knowing is half the battle. Survival Resources and Practice Tests Crash Course: US History - This is crazy effective for reviewing/jogging your memory as you approach test day. While the crash course sciences are a bit lacking, the histories are the most useful thing. Half the AP score is essays, so knowing your… Continue reading Study Guide: AP United States History

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Study Guide: AP English Language and Composition

About the Test - This site has some good in-depth explanations on the different sections of the AP test. The test has two parts, multiple choice and essays. I can't really make a study guide for that. Multiple choice is, well, the basis for every test ever - its reading comprehension, its about practice more than… Continue reading Study Guide: AP English Language and Composition

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Study Guide: AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus is a hard class, and it relies on a firm basis in, pretty much, all math prior to calculus if you want a chance in hell of passing. So, before even taking the class, check out some of this: Math Review: Arithmetic through Data Analysis Its a GRE Math guide, but its helpful,… Continue reading Study Guide: AP Calculus AB

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Study Guide: SAT / ACT / Subject Tests

As a Junior in high school in America, I am firmly entrenched in the terrifying world of standardized testing. The SAT (and usually ACT as well) is literally inescapable if you want to go to college (I want to be a doctor, I have to do LOTS of education past high school). There are also… Continue reading Study Guide: SAT / ACT / Subject Tests

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Taking AP Classes: Pros and Cons

AP - if you live somewhere that doesn't offer it - stands for Advanced Placement. Essentially, high schools across America (and some international schools/testing centers) offer "college level" courses in replacement of high school ones (of the same course, so AP World History vs Honors or regular World History). The course is taught according to… Continue reading Taking AP Classes: Pros and Cons