Lang Syne Boardie Posted September 23, 2012 Share Posted September 23, 2012 My son is capable of understanding this course. I feel capable of teaching it and I don't have any trouble evaluating his work. However, he is not capable of giving two hoots about it or doing it all independently, and we are not capable of finding the time to get it all done in a timely manner. I'm getting rather frustrated. I never went to college. Is this really a typical college-prep course? Is everybody else analyzing literature at this level in high school? I can't quite figure out how to cut it down. I want him to have exposure to the literature selections and one or two layers of analysis, but I don't want to make him do the whole shebang every week. I don't think he should have to understand every shade and nuance of artistry at fifteen years old when he doesn't care. He cares very much about the history, government, philosophy and religion departments of TOG, and does all the work cheerfully and well. It's just the literature. He enjoys the literature selections but the deep analysis is just too much. Can anyone advise me how to handle this before we drown? More info about this student: He's also studying Algebra 2, Chemistry, Material Logic (MP), Biblical Greek, and Henle Latin yr. 2. His extracurriculars are TKD and Civil Air Patrol. He just became Cadet Commander of his squadron, so his CAP involvement is suddenly more intense. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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