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Tatyana Allison
Re: 9/5 Discussion
Fri Sep 5, 2014 2:46pm
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In my previous English classes they were pretty easy going and mostly reading based and answering questions about the work. Those were not very challenging considering that they were supposed to be honors classes. During the summer of my sophomore year I took my 11th grade honors English class online. Which was not very beneficial to me considering the fact that the class was online and there was not any face to face time with the teacher. I did not get all the guidance that I felt I needed as if it was in a classroom setting. Then when my junior year comes around I am not allowed to take my senior English class which hindered me a lot when it came time to take AP English my senior year. I loved my AP English class because my teacher put the pressure on me to put my all into my work and produce great writers. Although we wrote essays practically every day, it was only to make us stronger writers in the end. My teacher with this class also made us practice the vocabulary that we would see on the AP English exam. Which I must have not tested very well on considering the fact that I made and 2 and have to take this English class. This semester in this class I believe that the fact that we are in a smaller instead of a large 80+ people classroom, Professor Bates can give us the attention that we do need and he does care about the students and reading every paper instead of just running them through a machine and letting it grade them. There is the fact that we do only have 50 minute class times and but we do meet three times a week. The way that he presents himself is much like my AP English teacher, who is a very stern yet sarcastic individual who really does mean well in the end and wants every student to perform to their highest potential. This class should be a very interesting one and hopefully I will learn to become that better writer.
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