Kelly Phillips
11/18 Discussion
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:33pm

I am really enjoying ENGL 1000. I actually am retaking this class for grade replacement from Spring of 2010. This class is much more fun than that class was and the professor is much more approachable this time around. My grade in ENGL 1000 is probably higher than the grades in any of my other classes. This english class is much more upbeat than other english class, and also we haven't had to write a lot of essays which is awesome. I also feel like this class takes a lot more time dissecting pieces of literature than my other english classes have. I think the discussion that goes on in this class makes the class so much better, but mostly Mr.Bates being the professor, otherwise it would probably be pretty dry like the last time I took ENGL 1000. Usually in English classes or most university classes you listen to the professor talk most of the time while in this English class everyone has a chance to talk when they want to. I definitely feel as though Im beginning to benefit a lot in poetry. I have always had a hard time interpreting poetry and I'm still not that good at it, but I am interested enough to look it up and try to disect and understand the meaning of the poem which is a type of effort I've never applied before. When I go into ENGL 1000 I want to know what the poem is about, I want to share my ideas about the poem, and simply partcipate in appreciating literature and going the extra mile if I have to to do so. I benefited a lot while we were covering short stories, this class made me realize things I never had before and made me pay more attention to what I was reading, the time it was written, what was going on during that time period, etc. I do feel as though I can appreciate literature. I always have appreciated literature, but with understanding comes better appreciation. This class has encouraged me to pay more attention to detail when reading literature and analyze more effectively.

  • 11/18 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Nov 17 6:37pm
    Describe your experience in our ENGL 1000 class. How has it been different from other English classes you've taken? What areas (if any) did you benefit from? What areas do you feel you did not... more
    • Re: 11/18 Discussion - casey Olevsky, Fri Nov 18 5:04pm
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    • Re: 11/18 Discussion - Jacob Evans, Fri Nov 18 4:46pm
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    • 11/18 Discussion - Kelly Phillips, Fri Nov 18 12:33pm
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