A full week of school. The first full week of my senior year. I did quite a bit this week, not only in this class, but in the other aspects of my life as well. Focusing on AP Lit, I was very pleased with what I learned. I had never heard of TPCASTT-ing before, but now I have done it and I actually feel pretty good about it. Here is an example I found online. I found it very interesting and kind of fun. It really opened my eyes to how immensely different every person’s interpretation of the same poem can be.
As well as learning how to TPCASTT poetry, I was given some good pointers on how to write a compare and contrast essay. Within my group of three people (put together according to summer reading) we finished our prewrite for our essay and began writing. I think it’s going reasonably well considering the amount of time we have spent on it. We've started with our body paragraphs, and left our introduction and conclusion until the end.
One of the last things we did this week was a Poem of the Week forty minute write. I was not very confident in what I wrote, and I am a little bit scared to have anyone read it. I felt less confident in it than I had on any of the college application essays I have written prior to this, and I was not extremely happy with any of those either. I found this to be helpful with my applications. I am a little worried about going to college now, but with the help of this class and the amount of practice I am likely to get, I think it should be very helpful. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this class has in store for me.