Breaking Down the English AP Exams

Breaking Down the English AP Exams

With college application season out of the way, the second semester of high school boils down to two things for everyone: 1) keeping yourselves sane…

Humanities Major: Asking the Questions That Answer Your Life

Humanities Major: Asking the Questions That Answer Your Life

What is Humanities? Some majors prepare you for a career. Humanities prepares you for life. Humanities is an unusual major. It’s interdisciplinary in a way that…

Op-Ed: In Defense of English Class

Op-Ed: In Defense of English Class

It is all too common for students to complain about school, but among these complaints, I feel as though most are disproportionally directed towards English class.  “Why…

4 Struggles of First-Generation Students Taking the SAT/ACT

4 Struggles of First-Generation Students Taking the SAT/ACT

My heart was pounding as I saw the vocabulary terms and reading passages when I took the ACT for the first time. My mind was…

Creativity in English Class: Literary Analysis Papers versus Slam Poetry

Creativity in English Class: Literary Analysis Papers versus Slam Poetry

If you are in the AP or IB track at school like me, room for expanding your creative side is very limited in the English…

The Education System: Ruining Life Since Columbus

The Education System: Ruining Life Since Columbus

In a lot of cases, high school is about ripping off band aids. As freshmen, we very quickly had to deal with the pain that…

Bilingualism & Education: Not Having Parents Who Speak English Well

Bilingualism & Education: Not Having Parents Who Speak English Well

When I was around six years old and my family moved to the U.S., my parents’ grip on the English language was not very firm….

How I Faked My Way Through English Class

How I Faked My Way Through English Class

By Anonymous I hadn’t read a single required book in my entire high school career until my senior year, and even now, I only read…

Op-Ed: Teaching Expectations Versus Reality

Op-Ed: Teaching Expectations Versus Reality

Teaching seems to be one of the most popular service activities students do. Most of the time, you will be teaching cute middle schoolers and…

Book Review: Reading “Lolita in Tehran”

Book Review: Reading “Lolita in Tehran”

Described by author Margaret Atwood as “a literary raft on Iran’s fundamentalist sea,” the memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran was a gem that I’ve stumbled…

Learn to Love Classic Literature

Learn to Love Classic Literature

The horror of every English class, those things your parents tell you to read because they learned so much from them as a child, the…

Shout Out to International Students: How to Rock English Proficiency Tests

Shout Out to International Students: How to Rock English Proficiency Tests

As an international student, applying to schools in the US can feel like a long and confusing process. Just when you thought you were done…

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