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WRITING 121 Composition I

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    Kathleen Benington, Rosalie Petrousky, Mel Hernandez, Mary Stelma, Randy Paape, Melissa Ratliff, Mary McMurphy
  • Average Course Rating (from 8 Students)

    2.9/5
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  • Course Difficulty Rating

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    • Medium 38%

    • Hard 25%

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    A Few Big Assignments

    Lots of Writing

    Many Small Assignments

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    Apr 13, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It's a very simple course, teaching the basics of writing. Most of what was taught I remembered from my writing courses in High School.

    Course highlights:

    Correct MLA formatting and the general structure of a college paper.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Utilize the Pocket Style Manual, it's very informative on correct MLA formatting.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mary McMurphy
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments
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    Mar 04, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would not recommend this class. I took it online and it was very difficult for many reasons. The instructions for the writing assignments were very unclear and were graded heavily on instructions that were not noted. There were at least five daily discussion topics requiring at least 500 words each.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to properly write in the correct form for a college level class, however never got stellar grades for the way I wrote.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    You have to consume yourself in the class. If you enroll, be prepared to spend at least two hours each day just on this class. There are papers assigned every week, ranging from 1000 words to 15 pages.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mel Hernandez
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Requires Lots of Research
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    Feb 21, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it because it teaches you the necessary skills that you need to be a good writer and will teach you that you use writing no matter what profession you go into. It also teaches you how to do research and gives you many helpful internet resources that can help you improve your writing.

    Course highlights:

    This course was great because we collaborated a lot with our peers and had many class discussions so that we could get all sorts of writing tips and ideas. We also did many fun group activities that taught us more about writing in a more interesting and engaging way.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed, you need to attend class every day and avoid procrastinating. If you are good about managing your time, the writing process will go a lot smoother for you. I also would advise students who are considering taking this course to ask questions if they do not understand because it will do nothing but help them and you can learn a lot just by asking a few simple questions.

    • Fall 2016
    • Melissa Ratliff
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions

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