Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I recommend this course because it really helped me enhance my communication skills across a variety of mediums. From short and long-form written arguments, to manipulating social media, to producing short films, the class really had it all. More generally, the weekly lectures were attention-keeping thanks to a great professor and lab Instructors. The only downside to the class would be the reading materials, as they were occasionally pretty dry.
The highlight for me was definitely the video project. We spent several weeks creating outlines, developing storyboards, shooting, and finally editing the footage with Final Cut Pro. This kind of project is right up my alley, as I love producing media. As far as what I learned, I developed my skill of communication through channels of written, digital, and digital work. I've recognized just how important it is to be fluent in a variety of different channels of communication, so I was grateful to have taken the class.
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Advice for students:
I have a few suggestions to succeed in this course. First of all, attendance is very important. Clicker points are rewarded (or not awarded) for every lecture throughout the semester. Furthermore, lab attendance is absolutely paramount to succeed, as these meetings will help you most with your assignments (the most substantial portion of your grade) and preparing for exams. Next, keep up to date with all of the deadlines. There's a lot going on in this class between the many assignments, tweets, quizzes, and exams, so it's easy to lose track of things sometimes. Keep a calendar to make sure you're up to date on all of your responsibilities. Lastly, meet with your lab instructor as necessary to talk about your assignments. These instructors are here to help you succeed and more than happy to tell you what you're doing right (and more importantly what you're doing wrong) on an assignment so you can change it. I met with mine frequently, and I think it helped me immensely to fulfill each assignment's requirements with high quality.