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This class was tough.
This class cemented my understanding of the English language, and helped me develop a taste for classic novels and writing. My teacher was incredibly strict; we were given a minimum of two essays a week, and our writing was graded harshly. But the class was well-founded, and had much to teach me. I went from a C average in the class, to pulling A's on essays I had written in under an hour. There are secrets to be unlocked in this class, I swear!
The selection of reading was rather narrow, despite the unusual genre, but this was not the highlight of the course. Each reading we were assigned was meant to teach us the different aspects of writing, and most of the essays were based around these aspects or styles. The essays can be tedious at first; no one likes writing essays! But after a while, you'll begin to enjoy writing as you watch your personal style grow. Your words will lift off the page, and you'll suddenly develop a much deeper appreciation for the study.
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Forget (almost) everything you know about writing. Stick with your basest instincts when writing an essay, and pay close attention to the rubric to make sure your essays have been developed. Your personal style and writing "flair" will develop with the guidance of your teacher, and with the increase vocabulary you'll gain from the class.