For the start of the new trimester, we did a practice AP Literature test to see what it would be like. It was very much like taking the SAT so I did not like it at all. However I did think it was interesting to see how it all worked and what kind of answers the test is looking for. When taking the AP test you should base you answers off of what the author is trying to showcase and not what you interpret or think yourself. I think that is the hardest part of it all. Just because you have a good opinion does not mean that the author will have the exact same one. Taking practice tests in advance can really help you when faced with the actual AP exam and help you formulate new strageties. I'm not really sure that the AP test would be beneficial for me to take because of the school I want to go to but I do believe that this class will help me a ton in college and in life.
Also this week we picked new SSR books in order to do a final project at the end of the trimester. We had to pick two books in advance so we would be able to pick an area of interest that we would like to look deeper into. My overall theme is about why people feel the need to be loved and wanted by others and where that sense of being valued stems from. To learn more about this I plan on reading Jane Eyre and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.