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Grace Turner
4/26 Discussion
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:30pm
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My experience in English 1200 this semester has been absolutely terrible. Worst class ever.





Obviously, I am joking. This class has been without a doubt the class I have enjoyed the most in my first year of college. Since I was a little kid English has been my favorite subject so I was really excited to take it on a college level. However, my first semester was a bust. My english teacher was a grad student with too much on her plate so she ignored our class but managed to still give really intense and tedious assignments but would give us no clue what she was looking for. It really made me question if english would still be my favorite subject by the end of college. I signed up for your class kind of on a whim due to my friend Evan talking about you and how your class was a lot of fun but he still felt like he was learning. Plus I wanted to take a class with my best friend Kayleigh. On the first day I was extremely intimidated, and was afraid that I wasn't as strong of an english student as I thought I was and was going to completely bomb every paper. However, while you are a hard grader you repeatedly give us the tools to do well on papers and are of as much assistance as you possibly can be. I legitimately look forward to class every week. I know that I can go there and wind down from the stress of other classes and laugh as well as learn and feel prepared for my papers. I always feel like I can speak my mind and even though I may get made fun of for whatever I say (or my head injuries), I still feel completely comfortable. I have really enjoyed the class atmosphere. I also feel like I truly have improved as a research writer and strengthened my ability to find sources and evaluate them without making many little mistakes. Lastly, I know my ability to comprehend a story has steadily improved since the beginning of the class. Although no matter how hard I try I cannot manage to get a 5 on an in class reading essay, these essays have taught me to try and look for the real meanings in the story and look at the bigger picture not just directly what I'm reading in front of me. Needless to say, I have had an amazing experience in this class this semester and am going to be extremely bummed out when it's over. Thank you for being such an influential part of my freshman year!

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