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Fadhila Al-Shammari
11/21
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:53pm
75.110.8.8

This English class has been different from the majority of my English courses in the past but similar to some of the courses that I have found to be most beneficial to my understanding of English. When the semester first started I expected it to be a lot like my senior year English class because this is what she prepared me for, and to my surprise, it was. For a second at the beginning I was a little nerve-racked about completely bombing at every assignment, and I almost did. I think this was a really good class to prepare me for the reality of college. I like how no one coddles the students or “holds their hand” through out the course, I also like finding my own way through a course. I appreciated the way the class was taught and I think this class helped me understand what certain little things can have a big impact on my grade. The people that use to tell me college was easy make me think that I barely had to show up and I could half-ass assignments. The people that made it sound difficult and stressful made me think I would never sleep again after high school. I think this class met in the middle; I couldn’t miss class or half-ass assignments, but it was not so difficult that I would lose my mind; it was a good balance of expectations. I also always appreciate the humor and the facetiousness and the comments during class; it was a characteristic that two of my past English teachers had that I did not expect to encounter again in a class. I feel as though I benefitted a lot from this class, I hope the comments and corrections on my essays stick with me when I am writing future essays. I also really enjoyed being introduced to the Boyle novel, as weird as the book is. This class helped me realize that I should not be as stressed out over most college courses as I was before coming here but at the same time to not slack off of my responsibilities.
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  • 11/21 Discussion (#11) - Andy Bates, Thu Nov 20 2:22pm
    In order to understand the significance of the 11th prompt, click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOO5S4vxi0o Describe your experience in ENGL 1100 this semester. How has it... more
    • 1/30- Online Discussion - Jada' Kelly , Sun Feb 1 11:36am
      In my previous English classes, the instructors assigned short stories that had to be read often followed by reading comprehension. Previous class readings also required me to use rhetorical analysis ... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Dee Jetter, Fri Nov 21 4:58pm
      I thoroughly have enjoyed English 1100 and having you as my teacher. You are the first teacher to have fully captured my attention, with your sarcasm, humor, and funny stories. My past English... more
    • Re: 11/21 Discussion (#11) - Thomas Grotheer, Fri Nov 21 4:56pm
      It was unlike any other English class I have had. In almost every other English class that I have had I had work that seemed very repetitive, they would have grammar and sentence structure exercises. ... more
    • 11/21 - Fadhila Al-Shammari, Fri Nov 21 4:53pm
    • 11/21 Discussion - Jenna Russo, Fri Nov 21 4:51pm
      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... more
    • Re: 11/21 Discussion (#11) - Katie Henderson, Fri Nov 21 4:49pm
      My experience in Engl 1100 this semester was a good experience. We wrote a lot and read as well. This class was different from other English classes I have taken because it was my first English class ... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Brandon Goodwin, Fri Nov 21 4:40pm
      English 1100 has been an interesting but fun learning experience for me so far this semester. This class is my first college level English class and has been quite different from any other English... more
    • 11/21 discussion - Jared Holst, Fri Nov 21 4:38pm
      My experience during English 1100 has had a lot of ups and downs. The main difference between English in high school and this class is the grading and the techniques that are used during the class.... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Tatyana Allison, Fri Nov 21 4:17pm
      This English class has been an experience for me. Mr. Bate’s and his sarcasm is that similar to my last English teacher but he’s straight forward and just has more of an “I don’t care” type attitude. ... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Morgan Wilson, Fri Nov 21 4:13pm
      After the first day of ENGL 1100 I did not think I would have the experience I have had in this class. You came off very strong and laid everything on the table whether it was good or bad. You came... more
    • 11/21 Discussion (#11) - Lindsey Justice, Fri Nov 21 4:07pm
      My experience in English 1100 has been very unique and beneficial. It has been different from other English classes because I am able to voice my thoughts and opinions without having a filter. This... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Kacey Jarvis, Fri Nov 21 3:51pm
      Before even going to class, I was very nervous about how the semester would be. Just knowing that the class is called College Writing, made me very anxious to see what was in store. I do not enjoy... more
    • 11/21 Discussion (#11) - Henry Spence, Fri Nov 21 3:50pm
      English 1100 this semester was an interesting, and actually pretty fun class. I had motivation to come to class every day and try on my work. It was different from all of my past English classes I... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Ashley Larsen , Fri Nov 21 3:26pm
      Ashley Larsen My experience in English this semester I would have to say has been pretty good. I feel like this class definitely improved my writing, especially writing a Literature Analysis! English ... more
    • Re: 11/21 Discussion (#11) - Matt Ward, Fri Nov 21 2:55pm
      When I first started your English class I was very nervous because you told us that 1/3 of the class would be failing by the mid way point in the semester. This class is like no other class I have... more
    • 11/21 Online Discussion - Janice Stroud, Fri Nov 21 2:48pm
      My experience in ENGL 1100 has been quite pleasant. This class has been different from other English classes I have taken in many ways. First off, in other English classes I did not learn a lot about ... more
    • 11/21 discussion - Jinseul Kang, Fri Nov 21 2:34pm
      The class was tough, but I learned a lot. Other English classes I took in a Korea, was all about a grammar and a listening not a writing. So I had never written that long paper using English- nor... more
    • 11/21 Discussion - Rachel Samford, Fri Nov 21 1:08pm
      The first week of this class I didn’t really know what to expect for this class and I thought the class was going to be really hard. I guess I thought that it was intimidating in a way and that... more
    • 11/21 Discusssion - Lauren Smith, Fri Nov 21 11:30am
      Ever since I came to East Carolina University everything changed from being in high school. The first week of classes I learned more then I did in the four years of high school or even my whole... more
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