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Lillie Ring
2/1 Discussion
Fri Feb 1, 2013 11:42am
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In previous English classes, I have found that just doing the work and getting feedback seems to work best for me. I could learn the structure of a fantastic flowing paper with complete thought and adequate information, but not know how to apply it in another case. For example, it took me 4 papers last semester before I got an A. My first paper had red marks and corrections in every paragraph. I didnít feel like my soul was crushed, but I made sure not to make the same mistakes again. The more feedback I received, the higher my grade got. I changed each time I got feedback. Sometimes it takes a Process-of-elimination kind of practice for students to finally get it right.

It also helped if a teacher had a sense of humor, like you do, so that I can stay intrigued. Itís so easy to let oneís mind wander when someone just goes on and on without any snarky comments or stories to keep a student interested. A sense of humor lets students know you enjoy what youíre teaching, and makes us think we should enjoy it too.

I find that I listen more when a teacher doesnít act like they are off limits; like you canít interact with them freely. If a teacher just lectures a class, the students feel cut off like the teacher could care less if they existed. If a teacher tries to get their students involved, it levels out the playing field and more students will want to play. It makes students feel like they have something to contribute and that they are valued when participation is desired.

As for reading, the more unique and different it is, the more I want to read it. Last semester, my teacher loved Edgar Allan Poe, and other writers of the like, so I was always enjoying the readings she assigned us.

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