This week in AP Lit, there was no poem of the week, which I was kind of thankful for since last week’s poem was something that I really could not get a grasp onto. Instead, there was a larger focus on the What is Literature project that my two friends and I are working on as well as getting prepared for the Free Response Essay on the book I read this marking period, being The Plot Against America by Philip Roth.
The What is Literature project is still kind of fuzzy. While I struggle to know every single thing to do, my group leader is happy to give me a task to do, and I will do it, but so far it has been a lot of reading and pointing out all of the stuff relevant to a certain topic, which isn’t a very hard task to do.
The Free Response Essay sort of got to me. My book was The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, and as good of a book as it was, it was very difficult to find a prompt that matched up with it well, even if I had a huge list of them at my disposal. But I had to double down and type up what I could. I chose a prompt having to do with something like conflict between parent and child because I happened to remember a part of the book where it kind of messed up the speaker when he saw his dad break down and cry, changing some perception. So I did my best to write what I could out of that.
Understanding of this week would be probably a ⅗ because it’s better than last week, but I’m still not 100% there when it comes to some details on our work.