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Erin Bell
4-20 Discussion
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:24pm
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This class is very different than other classes I have taken before. The lectures are interesting and very involved. The grading is not what I expected. I know I am not a good writer but I have never gotten such horrible grades on papers. When I read the comments on the papers my grade is reasonable and makes sense, I think my past teachers just may have been more of push overs and curved the grades a little to fit more of the classís writing level. I think I have really benefitted from the online discussions. When I first started writing them they would take me about an hour each, now I can write them in 20 minutes. I think I benefitted least from writing the papers, I have never been a good writer and I hate it. I procrastinate until the last second and I always get so stressed out that I never do a good job on them.
To be honest I donít really remember setting our expectations for the class in the beginning but I'm sure I said something like become a better writer. Truthfully I would just like to pass the class so I donít have to take English again and I will be done with the majority of my papers. I'm an elementary education major so writing long research papers is not something I'm going to be doing very often, and I'm very happy about that. I didnít mind last semesterís writing as much because you had more freedom to write about what you wanted. I wonder if I would have had you as a English professor last semester if I would have gotten better grades. I donít think this class has made me a better writer, I do think the class has made me able to write faster which is helpful because I procrastinate so much. This class is one of my favorites because of the lectures though. You hold our attention very well because you are easy to relate to, and I love the stories about Abby (sorry if I spelt that wrong and I promise I'm not just sucking up).

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