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Dottie Davis
4/20
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:01am
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This English class has been different from other ones that I have taken in that it has required a lot more research than any before. The papers have been challenging in that I really have had to make sure to break up my information and make sure there arenít chunks of cited information in each paragraph. At the same time, I have had to make sure to support every statement in my paper with a fact, making it difficult to make sure that not too much of the paper is cited information. In addition, the readings have been different from those I have had before. I enjoyed the Boyle book a lot and will probably continue to read Boyle if I should stumble across it. I feel that the aspect of this class that I have most benefitted from is the building of my research skills. This has been a challenge for me, which I did not expect. I made an A in my last English class, and really donít remember a time where I havenít gotten an A in an English class. However, I am taking into account the fact that I have never had to really write a research paper at college level like I have in this class. I am disappointed though to know I wonít finish with an A, but you told us at the beginning of the year that we would not finish with the grade we thought we would, that it would be lower. But, I did not feel like I benefitted from the readings in the Bedford Book. I feel like we covered everything the book said in class and that the extra readings were unnecessary. In total, I do not think that the class met my expectations. I came in thinking that Iíd ace this course too, and that it would be similar to my last one, only to have my dreams crushed. But, you did tell us this would probably happen. But overall, I did like the class and I feel that I have improved as a writer by taking it.

  • 4/20 Discussion - "11" - Andy Bates, Thu Apr 19 5:07pm
    How has this English class been different from others you've taken? What do you feel you benefitted most from in the class? What do you feel you benefitted least from? Do you feel that the class met... more
    • Online Discussion 4/20/12 - Rachael Lynch-Daniels, Fri Apr 20 5:07pm
      This class has benefited me greatly, I feel like I am able to understand short stories better and pull out the main points. I also feel like I have become a better writer thanks to the criticsí,... more
    • 420 - Shawn Williams, Fri Apr 20 4:23pm
      This English class has been different from others do to the fact that in my other English classes my teachers never cussed in every sentence.Also in my other English classes the teachers were girls,... more
    • Discussion 4/20 - Lindsey Newton, Fri Apr 20 3:29pm
      This class has been very different from other English classes I have taken. I enjoyed English 1100 last semester and that why I chose to take English 1200 with the same professor. English 1200 has... more
    • Re: 4/20 Discussion - "11" - Lindsey Stephens, Fri Apr 20 3:16pm
      I think this English class was a lot better than my last English class. I like that you didnít just lecture, but made us part of the conversation. Having Fridays off was also very different and I... more
    • Online Assignment for April 20, 2012 - Collena Robertson, Fri Apr 20 2:59pm
      This English class has been different from other English classes because it has taught me things to do outside of English class. It has taught me to follow directions exactly how they are given.... more
    • 20 April 2012 - Brittany Swinson, Fri Apr 20 1:16pm
      This class has been different from other classes that I have taken because it was a college level research writing class. The other English classes that I have taken, with the exception of the one I... more
    • Discussion 4/20 - Blackburn Warner, Fri Apr 20 12:33pm
      Besides English 1100, this class was very different than those I have taken in the past. I liked how this class was run more than I have ever liked an English class before. I liked how the... more
    • 4/20 Discussion Response - Aimee Callicutt, Fri Apr 20 11:18am
      This English class has been very different from any other English class that I have taken in that the work load was very light in comparison. All in all, I was underwhelmed by the course as a whole,... more
    • 4/20/11 - lauren gray, Fri Apr 20 11:17am
      This English class was about the same difficulty as my 11th grade English class. My senior year of English was a joke but I had to work really hard my junior year. However, it was different in that... more
    • 4/20 Online - Meredith Masteller, Fri Apr 20 11:05am
      This English class was much more relaxed than others I have experienced. I also did not feel like I was babied and had my hand held through the whole class. There were high expectations but not a lot ... more
    • 4/20 Discussion - William Hicks, Fri Apr 20 10:56am
      This English class was different than others in my class due to a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the attitude of the classroom was a lot different than most classes I have taken. It was much... more
    • Re: 4/20 Discussion - "11" - Brianna Rinaldi , Fri Apr 20 10:46am
      This class has been pretty similar to classes I have taken before. I really enjoyed the class. I wasn't that big of a fan of the short stories but they were kind of funny and entertaining. You made... more
    • English 1200 - Katie Chatman, Fri Apr 20 10:05am
      This English class has been completely different than any other class that I have taken. I have never taken an English class where all the papers I have to write are all research type papers. I have... more
    • 4/20 - Dottie Davis, Fri Apr 20 10:01am
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