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    Lots of Writing

    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

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    Mar 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    As a required course, I appreciated this class because I could tell that the professor cared about the subject. It was a manageable overview of some popular literature.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to appreciate literature and explore books that I normally wouldn't have

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention in class, do the reading, and use your resources if you need help. Try to enjoy the reading and not look at it as a homework assignment, unless that's what you need to get it done.

    • Spring 2016
    • ProfessorThurber
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Feb 09, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class features a lot of time spent being lectured on the material without a lot of productive thinking or information that helps further the student. There are too many books to read in the short time without enough assignments to help level out the grade. On the occasion that class IS opened up for discussion, the same few talk and Haley seems ok with this. If you do not pay attention, you will not pass the test. There are not reviews for said test. The papers are also long, but not too harshly graded.

    Course highlights:

    Honestly, what I learned from this course was how to better skim a book in order to write a good paper (a great paper). I did do a lot of the reading, but there was just a little much to be read in order for the assignments not to be overwhelming.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would go ahead and take the class to get it over with. Literature is literature, and it must be consumed one way or another. I would recommend this course to fast readers. It would also be a good class if you like writing papers. I would also advise you to talk to Haley outside of class, you will like him a lot better if you do.

    • Winter 2016
    • Haley
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Requires Presentations
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    Jan 03, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Z cares that you get something out of this class, so she's going to foster an environment that will get you there. She doesn't assign busy-work, and you never feel like what you read wasn't worth your time compared to the amount of time discussing it in class.

    Course highlights:

    Dr. Z is awesome. It's always a very light atmosphere and somehow she gets everybody to contribute. I learned how to look at literature closely, but not in a boring "this is how you do close reading" kind of way. I learned how to read a book, look between the lines, and think about what that book was trying to say.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    1. Be specific in your journals. Dr. Z wants to know what you think and get you to keep digging, so when in doubt, keep writing. 2. Participate in swirls! And conversation! Your opinion counts in this class, so speak up. 3. Don't get behind on reading.

    • Spring 2016
    • Laurie Zum Hofe
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions

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