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ENGLISH 111 English Composition 1

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    Thoenen, geier, Mrs. Motley, brittany charek, Brian Harrell, Sarvis, Ehert, AllisonDarcy, Barnes, Heidi Thenoen, Mr.harrell, Mrs. Hill, Sandstrom, Joyce Hill, Jay Robinson, James Wallace, Christopher Dillard, Mrs.Knox, Vicki W, Wayne McDonald, Britney Cooms, Hebert
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  • Course Difficulty Rating

    • Easy 29%

    • Medium 58%

    • Hard 13%

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    Lots of Writing

    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

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    Aug 06, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    The professor was very unprofessional and rude to the students. The coursework was not very hard, we just were not explained everything we had to do most of the time so many people got bad grades just because the professor was not doing her job. All of all, I did not like this course because Professor Hebert was very vindictive and did not care about her job.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to cite and write in multiple different formats, but not always from the professor. I also learned how to think and speak critically about text.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You will use online resources a lot to relearn the material in class because the professor is not clear.

    • Fall 2015
    • Hebert
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Final Paper
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    Jul 23, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    First of all, professor McDonald was one of the best English teachers I have had in a long time. He didn't just criticize my flaws through the ink of a red pen, he told me what I was doing wrong and how I could improve using my strengths that he noticed I had. He allowed me to give my writing my own voice, not just a voice a teacher wanted to hear. Through this course I learned how to become a better writer overall, take criticism with stride, and most importantly find myself.

    Course highlights:

    Breaking down the main points, I became a better writer overall by learning how to appeal to an audience while also maintaining my own voice. By this I mean using words that pulled in an audience and kept them interested in what I had to say. Another thing that allowed me to advance as a better writer was learning how to tighten my focus on my writing. I went from writing jumbled messes over a topic too big for my page count, to writing about very small topics in immaculate detail without straying my focus. Another writing skill that I was taught through this course was to take criticism well. Most may not consider this a writing skill, but every writer needs it nonetheless. Through this class my professor allowed the students to critique different papers from the students in the class and in a friendly discussion, provide them insight on how they could improve, or give them praise where it's needed. The professor took part in this as well which helped give a deeper look into a lot of papers. None of the criticism was as harsh as it could have been in the "real world" but it was a great practice to help build students up to that level of criticism. The last subject that I wish to talk about is finding my voice through this course. Through a solid 15 weeks I went from a student unsure of their writing style to a writer who can put facial expressions into their work through words alone. I felt lucky to have gotten Wayne as my professor, not only because we had a common sense of humor, but because he was open to different views. An example of this was when the class was shown a video about a Nazi punk who bullied a homosexual boy in the 1980's but eventually joined him to help kids overcome bullying. The task was to write a paper about a topic that related to the video itself. While most of the students wrote about bullying in schools and things of that nature, I wrote about the history of punk culture. I was afraid that my professor would reject my topic but he encouraged it! It made me feel like my thoughts and ideas were good things instead of odd. This allowed me to find who I was through my writing and made me a so much better at what I do. The ability to put witty comments in my writing was just icing on the cake.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not be afraid to be yourself with this course, I'm not joking. It will make writing so much more bearable since you will be putting in hours upon hours of writing time. This will definitely be one of the courses you spend the most time on, so be prepared for that and plan time for writing accordingly.

    • Fall 2016
    • Wayne McDonald
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Apr 04, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because the professor teaches at a more individual level and she has a certain technique that's makes it much easier to understand.

    Course highlights:

    Being excused from class to go see authors in the civic is my main highlight

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the work, don't procrastinate.

    • Fall 2016
    • Hebert
    • Yes

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