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    Summer Reading for School

    I just wanted to ask all of the students here...what does you guys have to read over the summer for next year?

    For AP English Literature, I have to read King Lear (Shakespeare), Catch-22 (Heller), and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Joyce). I'm worried because they're pretty lengthy...gotta start soon!

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    Well, I'm taking AP English Literature next year too (AP English 12). We haven't gotten our summer reading assignments yet though.

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    I never had summer reading lists while in school. And I never will again, because have I mentioned that I'm graduating from college next week? Don't think I've mentioned that enough times.
    Good luck with the reading! You probably should get started!

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    I've already ordered them...not sure when they'll be delivered though. I intend to start as soon as school's out. K&C, did you take AP English Language this year? If so, what'd you think of the exam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdrio9
    I've already ordered them...not sure when they'll be delivered though. I intend to start as soon as school's out. K&C, did you take AP English Language this year? If so, what'd you think of the exam?
    Well I thought that the multiple choice was okay but two out of my three essays were below par. We did a lot of practice essays in class, but I wasn't really prepared to do three in a row. I'm guessing I'll get a two, three if I'm lucky. You?

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    I agree, the multiple choice wasn't so bad. As for the essays, my teacher always referred to argument ones as "Question #3." So, I was expecting an argument as the third essay, but it was actually #2...and it wasn't even really an argument. I hope I did well. We had a mock exam a few weeks before, and I got a 5 on that. I don't think I did as well on the real thing. How about paying $8 just to hear your grades over the phone? What a ripoff!

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    I know we have to read 2 books and 1 for extra credit. I just don't know what they are yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdrio9
    I agree, the multiple choice wasn't so bad. As for the essays, my teacher always referred to argument ones as "Question #3." So, I was expecting an argument as the third essay, but it was actually #2...and it wasn't even really an argument. I hope I did well. We had a mock exam a few weeks before, and I got a 5 on that. I don't think I did as well on the real thing. How about paying $8 just to hear your grades over the phone? What a ripoff!
    Yeah the argument wasn't hard at all-- I just did it last and had less time. We had only done one in class (and that was in December) so I'm glad it wasn't very in-depth. $8... sheesh. I think they said they mail them in July. I'm not even going to care then.

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    I haven't received a reading list for AP American History or Honors English 11, yet... I know that Catch-22, Night, and The Red Badge of Courage are on the list, though. We get EC for reading anything from the series that includes A Stillness At Appomatox. Those are kinda slow-starting but fairly good reads if you're really attentive and have time to read/re-read the novels. I don't do much over the summer so it works out for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixcrisxi
    I haven't received a reading list for AP American History or Honors English 11, yet... I know that Catch-22, Night, and The Red Badge of Courage are on the list, though.

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    Red Badge of Courage was madatory for my AP American History as well. That was 16 years ago...glad to see some of the same readings are still required. I actually watched both movie versions (one with Audie Murphy and the other with Richard Thomas a.k.a. John Boy Walton) before I read the book.
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