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4/25 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:45am
Prior to responding to the prompt, click on the following link to understand the significance of the 11th discussion board: Describe your experience in this class. How has this differed from your other English classes? What (if anything) do you feel you benefitted from? What... more
  • 4/11 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:32pm
    What topic have you chosen for your issue paper? Why? What are the two sides of the argument? What are the main points for those sides? What do you feel will be the greatest challenge for you with this paper?
  • 4/4 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Apr 3, 2014 8:17pm
    Now that the annotated bib is done, what was the most challenging part of it for you? What did you find easiest to do? What are you most satisfied with about your annotated bib? What do you feel might be your weak point?
  • 3/28 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:30am
    When doing the Annotated Bib (yes, you should've been doing it by now), what resources have you found to be most useful? What types of sources have you encountered in your research? How has the information contained therein differed from source to source?
  • 3/21 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:17am
    What are your impressions of the TC Boyle stories we have read so far? Which, if any, have you liked? Why? Which have you disliked? Why? Are there any stories you have seen/read in the book that we have not read yet (nerds) that you would like us to read/discuss?
  • 3/7 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:02pm
    What (if anything) did you find beneficial about the library instructional session? What topic have you chosen (final answer) for your Annotated Bib? Why did you choose this topic? Have a great (and safe) Spring break.
  • 2/28 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:40pm
    What topic(s) are you considering for your Annotated Bib? How do you intend to narrow focus for the bib? Why have you chosen this/these topic(s)? What answers about the library's resources do you hope to have answered on Monday's library instructional session?
  • No Subject - Thomas Lynch, Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:32pm
    As of right now I am still trying to decide what I want to write my annotated bib on. I would like to write about stuff in the criminal justice field like fingerpring and using dna to solve crimes, but seeing as I have just wrote something pertaing to that field in my last paper I would like to write about something... more
    2/21 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:40pm
    Describe your topic refinement and research process for your paper. In the process of researching, what new or surprising information did you discover about your topic? How did your research affect your view on your topic?
  • 2/14 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:52pm
    What topic have you chosen for your informative paper? (yes, you should know by now) Why have you chosen it? What do you know about the topic? What questions do you have about the topic that you will answer in your research?
  • 2/7 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Feb 6, 2014 9:22pm
    What topic(s) are you considering for the informative paper? Why? What do you hope to learn about the topic?
  • 1/31 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:24am
    Describe your experience in previous English classes. What do you feel you benefitted least from? What do you feel you benefitted most from? What do you think will help you get the most out of this semester's class?
  • 1/31/14 Discussion - Joelle Luginbill, Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:17pm
    English 1200 is the first writing intensive course I've taken and I am actually quite ready. I'm ready to drop the side tools many instructors use to assist their English lessons and just focus on writing. When I was in high school I took IB English courses my junior and senior year. These courses were more difficult... more
  • 1/31 Discussion - Brian Huynh, Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:59pm
    I suck at English. I’m gonna follow everyone else’s lead here and start from the high school. My perspective of public education is like Walmart. “Welcome to Walmart, get your shit and get out.” Teachers had a quota to meet and they did met that quota by any means necessary. Shortcuts were taken and both teachers and... more
    1/31 - Sydney Wise, Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:57pm
    Since elementary school, I have not loved English. My experience in past classes has not been the most positive due to the fact that I don’t love writing and I prefer to read fiction for pleasure. I have trouble with syntax and vocabulary, which makes English a frustrating experience especially when writing under... more
    1/31 Discussion - JJ Hughes, Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:30pm
    My experiences in past English classes have been "just okay." Although I believe that mainly has to do with the teachers I have had in the past, mainly high school. I felt my teachers didn't challenge me as much as I would have liked, they just gave simple assignments that would always just reinforce the basics and... more
    English Class - Lindsay Rayner, Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:12pm
    English became my favorite subject because of my 8th grade teacher, Mr. Dugan. He was a crazy man with a wild spirit who taught more about individual writing styles than proper sentence structure. This was a vital class for me because it shaped who I am as a writer. The creative freedom allowed me to enjoy writing... more
    1/31 Discussion - Emily Mallobe, Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:06pm
    During my past English classes the main focus was on reading and interpreting. The teachers I had during my freshmen and sophomore year were an exception to this because they simply never taught the class anything due to the class being too chaotic or they never felt like it. During my junior and senior year all we... more
    No Subject - Holland Watkins, Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:53pm
    In high school, I really only had one good English class and that was in the tenth grade. That class was to prepare us for the tenth grade writing test however our teacher taught us more than just to write for that paper. We learned how to write more structured sentences than what we were used to and how use a more... more
    English - Thomas Lynch, Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:13pm
    In my past English classes, we were not assigned many papers to write; therefore I did not receive the proper amount of constructive criticism to improve my writing skills. English has always been one of my least favorite subjects in school, so I am hoping that this class will change my perspective. For me to be... more

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