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Jenna Russo
11/21 Discussion
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:51pm
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I had a very enjoyable journey over the course of English 1100. I really enjoyed the many great discussions we had every week too. This class was very different compared to my previous English classes! First off, I absolutely loved the T.C. Boyle book because the stories were so unique and interesting and it really sparked my interest for someone who doesnít really enjoy reading. I think the creative and odd 10 minute free writes are a fun way to get students to show some creativity and to give students the opportunity to vent whatís on their minds. The way you have the course setup is very helpful and the course load is manageable but enough to make students work hard. Another aspect of the class I found very helpful was how open and helpful you are when meeting with students. I can really tell that you enjoy seeing students succeed and you will do what you can to make that happen. My previous classes were nothing like this class and the teachers were never as helpful as you have been, but then again, itís high school teachers Iím speaking of. The free writes are beneficial because it gives students a fun enjoyable way to write, because normally writing is a boring dull thing. I donít think the online discussions are beneficial but they are an easy way for students who arenít doing well in other areas of the course, to boost their grade up a little bit. Another beneficial thing I have seen is the way you break down each paper we have written multiple times. Itís very helpful for students to understand the layout and concepts to make a perfect paper. I was expecting there to be some sort of poetry section to the class, but there wasnít, and I couldnít be any happier that there wasnít. At first I was annoyed with the size of the book and I didnít know it was all short stories either. Discussing each story in class and the details and themes of each was very helpful for the literary analysis paper too. By far the best and most helpful class/teacher Iíve had so far. Loved the sarcasm and funny jokes!!
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