You know what’s great about the end of the school year? What’s great about the end of the school year is that there will be no more of the “I am too tired to concentrate but I am also too stressed to sleep” dilemma. The end of the school year is the time when I can stop worrying about the assignments I have neglected, which means I can finally catch up on nine months of sleepless nights! But most importantly, this is also the time when I am asked to reflect on the classes I took. So without anymore sarcastic comments, I will reflect on AP Language and Composition.
Considering I have done a terrible job at doing work in this class/most of my classes (blame the hormones and whatever else there is to blame), it would make sense that I say that I did not like the class. BUT I absolutely loved the class. I feel as though this class is one of those few classes where anyone could leave as a greater version of themselves and with something that will always be relevant in the future.
Ironically, I do not have the right words to describe how much I have grown or how much I appreciate having taken the class. What I can say is that I have learned new skills and improved others. I have learned, or my brain rather, has learned to make analysis an automatic function. Although that does not mean it does it right at least it does it, sometimes too much, but anyways +10 points in life. The next step is to learn how to not overdo analysis because I cannot pay attention to a text or a speech without pointing out structure, specific rhetorical devices or logical flaws. This over analysis problem has also led me to not finishing work so yeah, -3 points in life.
I have also improved as a writer as I have learned to be more specific and vivid in my descriptions. When I compare past poems with post-APLANG poems, there is a huuuuuuugggeee difference between the quality and imagery; the next step is to learn to be descriptive even when I don’t have the energy to power my brain to do it.
I still have a lot to learn obviously, like I would love to learn how to buy confidence and unlimited motivation, but the class has seriously enlightened me.