Make sure to do the homework on time. When writing stories, spend time and effort. These will not come easy the first time you do them and require a lot of editing. After receiving feedback from the professor, try to rewrite the story again to make sure you understood the comments.
Take advantage of every opportunity. Come to every class. Meet with the tutor. Go to the writing center. Write every story. Read the textbook. Staying on top of the material will help since everything in the class builds off each other.
Use the AP Style Guide online. It’s really easy to use and you can just type in something you have a question about into its search feature.
Stay organized and be prepared to learn a lot.