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Taylor Jarrell
Discussion 4/26
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:35pm
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This semester has been my hardest one yet. Almost every one of my classes has been hard. English has been no exception. This has been one the hardest English classes I have ever taken. This class was a challenge in both the writing and the reading assignments.
The reading assignments were good except for a few. A few of the stories were really hard to understand and it took a teacher who really understood it to teach it. At first some of the stories I had no idea what was going on but when explained the story made a lot more since. The other reading assignments were good and a few of the stories were good and tell an important lesson.
The writing assignments were hard. Have said this I know I will learn the value of lessons taught in these writing assignments. Each assignment was very important and will give me life skills that I know I will use for the rest of my life.
The best part about the class was the no Friday classes until that went away. The other great thing about this class is that I found Mr. Bates to be very funny and entertaining. It was one of the most enjoyable class times I have had. Mr. Bates did a great job with explaining the stories we read.
The thing that I did not like the most was the grading system. I know that Aís had to be earned but I thought the grading could have been a little less harsh after all this is a class where you are supposed to make mistakes and learn from them. That said I did learn a lot from this class about what is right and what is wrong in research writing. I would recommend this class for someone who wants a funny and entertaining teacher but not to someone who wants an easy class.
Over all I had a good time in the class and I learned a lot. I wish that the grading would have been less harsh and I wish that we still could have had no Friday classes.

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