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Jared Holst
9/5 Discussion
Fri Sep 5, 2014 3:33pm
65.190.2.162

During my past English classes, my teachers would just take a quick glance at our classís papers and give them a grade that it might or might not have earned. It was the same situation through out the four years of English I had; I never really thought that my teacher would read my paper thoroughly. Also, thatís not saying that the class wasnít easy and that I didnít enjoy it, I had great teachers who tried there hardest to come into class everyday willing to put in 100% towards there students. I think I benefited the most from meeting with my teachers during lunch or after school to go over a test or a paper. They would give me the help that I needed and give me some pointers that I would need to use for the next exam or paper. They would run through the questions that I missed on an exam and let me know why that wasnít the answer choice I selected wasnít correct and tell me which one was correct. Another problem that I had with my teachers, they would tend to spend too much time on one topic. For example, my senior English class had to read a couple of books, some of which were out of the textbook. We would spend weeks on weeks reading and discussing the same book during the year. It took so much time, that we had to get rid of a couple of books/poems that was in our syllabus because of lack of time. For this semester, I think that I will benefit from Mr. Bates being very up front and not just giving an A for the hell of it. He is going to tell me what Iím doing wrong and give me tips on was to improve my writing. Its reassuring to know that when I turn in a paper this semester, that someone will actually be reading it and telling me what was good and what was bad. Iím expecting you to be a ďsarcastic assholeĒ to me, which only means that you know that I can take it. I am looking forward to the semester and being able to pick you brain about English.



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