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Alli Bruce
11/21 Discussion
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:30pm
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First of all, the video was funny. Personally, I think English 1100 was a lot more laid back than any of the English classes Iíve taken in the past. The English classes I took in high school were always ďyou need to have this many sentences in this paragraphĒ and ďyou have to write this paragraph this wayĒ. Thatís not how it is in 1100 though. It focused more on getting your thoughts onto the paper in an intellectual way; not making sure all the paragraphs had enough sentences. I think this made it easier to write papers.
I think one of the reasons I enjoyed this 1100 class so much was because I had Professor Bates as a teacher. Heís a very laid back guy, but knows what heís talking about in class. I think he was very helpful in paper writing, and also very understanding. I knew that any time I came to his class, I would end up laughing at something he said. A lot of my friends in other 1100 classes said they didnít really like their English class, but I have to say, for the first time, I actually enjoyed going to English class.
I think this class has shown me that I donít need to dread writing a paper. I always got so anxious when writing, but I donít have that issue anymore. I always thought I was a bad writer. But this class showed me thereís no such thing as a bad writer. Papers just need effort in order to be made better. For example, on the personal narrative, I wrote it the night before, didnít read over it, and made a C+. But with the Boyle paper, I worked on it a little every day, took it to Professor Bates to have him read over it, and ended up making an A. I was so happy I almost cried.
The one thing I feel like Iíve benefitted least from is improving my creative writing. Like when we had to write those different stories about how we plan to take over the world. I was hoping as we wrote more of those, I would be a little more creative, but I feel like I havenít improved my creative writing at all.
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