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Laura Whisler
Re: 2/1 Discussion
Fri Feb 1, 2013 1:37pm
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My previous English classes have been quite boring. The only one that was the best was during senior year, where we read Lord of the Flies. It is one of my favorite books of all time. Most of my teachers have always had students in their best interest, which helps a lot because I can get to know them on a different level than just an English teacher. The help I always received with my writing for essays and papers were always pretty good. In some of my classes, all we would do was vocabulary every single day. I like learning new words, but I also like to learn other things as well. In High School, I preferred to have English classes where the teachers would give hard but wonderful responses. All of my teachers were pretty consistent on telling me when I was doing something wrong, or when I needed help with my introduction coming together they would make sure it made sense. Since I have always had a tough time coming up with a thesis, that is the number one thing I tell my English teachers so they can help me. Some of my previous classes were a joke, where we would read from a huge textbook and discuss the story. In the past, most of my teachers have been extremely helpful regarding research papers, short stories, and grammar points. It was really nice to learn about how to engage my readers in my writing and make sure my paper flows. More beneficial things that I have found were letting my teachers review my college essays in order for them to be grammar free. Another one would be in English 1100 especially, because that is where I learned how to cut the crap and leave the high school writing lessons behind in order the start fresh. Some things that were not beneficial to myself were having terrible feedback from my teachers, unorganized assignments, and having to read stories that had no point to them. Based on my previous experiences with my English classes, you can help me by giving clear directions on where to go and make sure you help me when I come in for your help before papers are due. Also, providing me with examples on things that I do not understand and giving me direction to a tutor that could also help enhance my writing.

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