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Shannan Dahlka
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:18pm
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Overall, my experience in our ENGL 1100 class has been every beneficial and definitely interesting. Last year, my English class was very difficult, and I had high expectations for college English classes. English being my favorite subject, Iíve always had high expectations for English. But other than my senior year, I was definitely disappointed in the curriculum that the English department provided. I love reading new works, poems, etc. But we just did not explore the English world as much as I would have liked. But this year, we read many stories by Boyle, which at first I did not like. But once we continued to read his stories, I began to understand Boyle a little more, and I started to really enjoy his stories, even though I still do think they are a little odd. But I think itís beneficial to read stories out of your comfort zone and normal reading zones to get a better outlook on writing. I really liked not having class on Fridays, for the obvious reasons of not having to come to class, but I like how we still have these online discussions. Because I do love English, so Iím glad we still get to do an English-related assignment that isnít too much work at all, so it is very enjoyable. Another quality about this class that I enjoyed was that it was a small class size. At my high school, all of my classes were small, so it was easy to interact and get to know everyone in the class. I had the generalization that all of my classes in college would be large 100 people lectures. It was a very nice surprise to have a small class. It definitely helped me adjust better to college life, having a class-size very similar to my classes in high school. It was a hard transition coming from such a small school to a pretty big college environment like this. But having a couple of my classes, especially the class I enjoy the most, having a small class environment, was honestly very relieving. Overall, I think that not only my freshman English experience was a success, but my first semester in general as well, and I canít wait to further my college English experience.

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