In the first week of class, we as a class got to write about ourselves and our abilities to read and write. I feel it was really healthy for me as a person as I got to sort of reflect on myself not only as a student, but as a reader/writer as well. At first I was a bit hesitant going into this class, as I don’t care much for writing, but I do enjoy reading, but that wasn’t the cause for my nerves. My initial view of the class was that is was going to be incredibly stressful and straining, but as I learned this week, it actually presents itself as a laid back environment where we are free to express ourselves. For the first time I actually feel like failing is acceptable, and for school, failing is sort of taboo, so I am grateful to have this sort of environment to learn in. As far as reading goes, I actually quite enjoy it. I don’t tend to read a lot on my own, but I will admit I truly did enjoy the summer reading assignments. The Reluctant Fundamentalist in particular. I really enjoyed the ideas of him sticking to his fundamentals regardless of consequences, I also appreciated how they used human emotions as one of the main elements of the story, the characters turmoil brew among each other actually made it quite interesting to read for me. Another thing to note is at first I was not quite sure how to tackle this class, so using my resources I had available I looked up some tips and general notes from past AP Literature students to try and wrap my mind around the class.