Aimee Callicutt
4/20 Discussion Response
Fri Apr 20, 2012 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, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It was refreshing to have a course that gives you the freedom to choose your own topics, battles, and gives you the power to control your progress in actually learning the subject. Though the objectives of this English course were a bit obscure to begin with, I found that the skills that I had previously learned in other English classes were improved and built upon. I feel that I most benefitted from the in-class reading analysis essays and the research papers that we were instructed to write. From the in-class reading analyzation essays, I feel that my abilities to identify the meaning of a story and how the author achieved delivery of that message were strengthened. From the research papers and annotated bibliography that we constructed outside of class I learned what it was like to have complete control over the direction of my papers. In prior classes, I and my fellow classmates were spoon-fed the "five-paragraph essay method" which was not the case in this class. I learned what it was like to format an entire paper singlehandedly with little instruction about how to organize content. With only a little bit of information to go off of when trying to organize the content of the paper, it taught me how to adapt to different instructor's expectations when constructing a paper. I think I benefitted least from the online discussions. I have learned nothing from them other than the responsibility for submitting the assignment on time with the 350 word minimum. Other than those lessons, I found the online discussions to be a hassle and I would much rather sit in class for fifty minutes and free write or something to that extent. Most students would disagree in saying "Well, at least we don't have to get up and go to class," and to that I say "What's another 50 minutes on Friday, you lazy f***?" Maybe I am being too critical, but I came to college to learn shit, not lie in bed on Friday morning, wake up at 4:59pm and post a slapdash, half-assed assignment on a discussion board. But that's just me. Did the class meet my expectations? No. Is that a bad thing? Yes, if you are an overachiever, no, if you don't give a crap one way or the other. I am ambivalent to the CLASS, I just want to know if I made a good grade (another fine product of conditioning from the American School System).

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