Brutal. AP Lang is, if nothing else, an experience. An experience not dissimilar to successfully dodging a ton of falling bricks only to be inevitably run over by the bulldozer that knocked them down. The kicker is that beyond learning a few lists.
Many Bay Area high schools do not offer this class, and instead they offer an American literature honors class. This workshop is highly-recommended for students interested in taking the AP English Language and Composition test without taking a full-year high school AP English Language and Composition class.