On Wednesday Dec. 9 and Thursday Dec. 20, 2015 Joseph Culotta’s AP Literature and Composition classes helped Joseph Gardner’s English II Honors class with their research papers and helped them learn how to write an effective timed essay for their finals.
The sophomore students took this opportunity to get feedback on their papers that they have been working on for a while. Their research papers count for one third of their second semester grade-- which is obviously a large portion of their grade. These research papers are written after the students have read a book of choice and analyzed specific aspects of the book. Writing a six page paper is no easy task.
With finals coming up the English II Honor students also asked for tips on how to write an effective essay in the time allotted. Sophomore Mckenzie Cramm said that she learned “how to do timed writings better, since that was something that [she] struggled with.” This help session assisted the students that were struggling with writing essays, but the AP students also had a blast. Senior Abby Hood commented, “Can we do this again?”
Having AP students give words of wisdom to the English II Honors students reinforces the teaching that the AP students have received, but also helps the English II Honors students with the timed writes that will remain present if they choose to stay on the advanced English class course. Advanced Placement students helping lower levels not only reinforces what they have learned, but also helps other students learn useful information for their own courses.
By Aubree Miller