How can I make this semester improve?
Routine. Build one. This really has never been about AP Literature but about building your self-management skills in preparation for university. You’ve learned by now that I build in many opportunities for you to use the AP Lit schedule flexibly, but in the end, this relies upon your use of the schedule. As I suggested in the fall, this class is at least as much psychology as it is academic skill.
And get yourself clear on this: Senioritis is not a real condition--it is a signifier to justify an attitude. We actually conjure signifiers to offer an illusion for reality. Deconstruct them. And if we do, we may discover both a dark “center” and a new sensitivity.