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Shelby Collins
Reply 4/28
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:30pm
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My experience in English 1200 this year was not at all what I had expected. Being the first class I attended this semester I was immediately intimidated because of how hard you made the class sound to be. I considered dropping the course but I had the perfect schedule and I really didnít want to mess that up. This class did serve to be a challenge as you had forewarned us but I still found the class to be enjoyable. The humor within the classroom kept the mood of the classroom light and made for an entertaining hour. Most professors do not joke with their students like you do and I thoroughly appreciated the new perspective of teaching.
Another thing I enjoyed about this class is how honest you were about every assignment. You did not sugarcoat anything to make it seem easier than it was and you did not scare us into thinking an assignment was going to be hell either. You informed us of exactly what you were looking for within a paper and how it would be graded which helped me complete my papers properly. You also provided constructive feedback on all completed assignments to help us perform better and correct whatever we did not complete properly. I thank you for that because that allowed my grade on the annotated bibliography to be significantly better than the grade I received on my research paper. That really surprised me because I had never completed an annotated bibliography before, but your instructions, previous feedback and examples helped me receive a grade I was more than pleased with.
And then there is the short stories. I loved the Boyle stories because of his sarcasm, me being a sarcastic person I am found myself smirking at the story and actually not dreading reading it like I do most english reading assignments. And even if I did not understand something within the story you always explained it to us in class, which is something, my English 1100 teacher did not do. And although I found the grading to be difficult, you warned us that it would not be easy so I cannot complain. I learned that Iím not stuck in high school anymore, shit is going to be hard and I will have to work to receive the grades I desire. All in all, I found this to be a good class and would recommend it to anyone willing to put in the time and effort.

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