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Cliff Stallings
11-18 online discussion
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:19pm
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English 1100 this year has been awesome. I have never had an English teacher that cusses multiple times during class. It shows we have a real person for a teacher and not a robot programmed to teach English, kind of like high school. Not having class on Friday was a huge plus. Iíd rather have two days of learning and an online discussion then having to come in on Friday and watching the clock until we would leave. We also knew every assignment that was graded and how much weight it counted ahead of time o there were no surprises. That benefited me greatly because I knew what I was getting into and did not have to guess what counted what and when. I felt I improved on my writing because of the comments you (Mr. Bates) would leave at the end of our paper. It helped seeing our grades change from paper to paper that if we would actually listen to the comments and make those suggestions, our grades would improve. The in-class essays were not that bad either. Instead of doing journals or high school type busy work, it seemed more like we were in college by reading the story and either talking about it or having an in-class reading essay. I also like how you interacted with us as a class, by asking how our weekend went or sarcastically joking with us. It was nice seeing how much you love your daughter too, especially being a good parent and only playing Call of Duty when she was away or asleep. Iíve played with those parents who have kids yelling in the background but they are to busy playing COD to see to them. The only thing I did not like about this class was the way we had to turn our argument paper. I feel like we should not have gotten late points taken off if we did not email our paper in time. Overall, this class has been much better than expected, and I am already signed up for your English 1200 class. I hope it will be just as enjoyable as this class has been.

  • 11/18 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Nov 17 6:35pm
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    • Online Discussion 11/18 - Elizabeth McCarty, Fri Nov 18 4:53pm
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    • Re: 11/18 Discussion - Dj hayes, Fri Nov 18 4:08pm
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    • 11/18 - Jacqueline Luicci, Fri Nov 18 2:45pm
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    • 11-18 online discussion - Cliff Stallings, Fri Nov 18 2:19pm
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    • Online Discussion - Shannan Dahlka, Fri Nov 18 1:18pm
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    • 11/18 Discussion - Tanika Reddon, Fri Nov 18 11:14am
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    • Re: 11/18 Discussion - Aaron Key, Fri Nov 18 10:11am
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