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Patrick O'Shea
Re: 4/20 Discussion - "11"
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:30pm
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This class has been different from any of my previous english classes in a couple ways. The first difference I noticed was when it was time to respond to the first discussion board posting. I have never taken an english class before that responded to a discussion board once a week instead of physically meeting in class. I personally enjoyed not having to ride the bus every Friday to attended only one fifty minute class. I also noticed a difference in this english class when it came to writing research papers. I have only written a few research papers in my entire career as a student, and it was a little hard for me to get used to writing them for this class. I think that in the end I will benefit from writing only research papers this semester. It will probably be much easier for me to write a research paper in the future now that I've gained some experience. Before I took this class I really had no clue how to go about writing a proper research paper. Now I am much more confident in my ability to write a well structured research paper containing correct citations.
I feel that the in class reading essays were what I benefitted the least from this semester. I enjoyed the short stories we read as a class, but I did not enjoy the in class essays that went along with them. I read every reading assignment that we were given at least twice and I was only able to get maximum points on two of the in class essays throughout the semester. I wasted time reading some of the stories multiple times, which in the end didn't really help me all that much.
Overall, the class definitely met all the expectations that I set forth at the beginning of the semester. Everything that was stated in the original syllabus and on the course website about the structure of the class was correct. I followed the syllabus instructions for the entire semester and all of the assignments in the syllabus were covered throughout the class. I expected it to be difficult for me to get a high grade in this class and I was correct in thinking that. I would probably get a higher grade in this class if I had worked as hard during the semester as I was expecting to when the class first began.

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