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    Lots of Writing

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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Johnny is the ideal instructor. He understands that he's not "better" than his classes just because he's an instructor. He treats his students as equals but also understands how to give critical feedback that students will embrace and run with. His teaching style is conducive to actually learning. Anyone, type A or type B personalities would enjoy his courses.

    Course highlights:

    He jumps into fallacies and persuasive argument development. He wants students to not be gullible to just anything they hear someone say. He is big on critical thinking development but does so in a way that will help students of all learning styles retain information. Johnny is truly one of the best instructors there is and I'm glad I got the opportunity to learn from him.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Push yourself a little bit and you'll have an easy A. Don't push yourself, and you'll still have an A. Slacking off gets you between a B and C. Mind you, there is a 15-20 page essay that counts for roughly 80% of the class due at the end of the course. Don't slack on it. Use the entire term to work on it and you'll receive that easy A.

    • Fall 2016
    • John Zackel
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions Final Paper
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    Jan 11, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This is my favorite course that I have taken at Portland Community College. Martha Henning helps students create such a unique learning environment that allows every student to feel comfortable and worthy in the class. Students learn how to be a better writer, but they also learn critical thinking and communication skills as well as learn how to be a part of the world around them. Students are able to delve deeper into learning about themselves and their peers which makes the course material so much richer. Martha Henning acts as a peer and a guide to her students which allows them to gain the most out of the class as possible.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about many influential rhetoricians and how to apply their teachings to my writing. By the end of the course I felt like a much stronger writer and had many more tools added to my tool belt. I also learned the power of discussion and conversation. During group conversations about readings, I was able to learn from my peers and consider ideas I would have never thought of on my own. This is really when I learned the most.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to write a lot of essays throughout the course. Use the resources around you like the professor and your peers to help you. The daily reading and journal entries may seem daunting, but they are manageable if you stay on top of them. Really take time to think about and consider the reading because it makes for a much more enjoyable and fulfilling discussion in class. Don't be afraid to express your ideas and thoughts because all ideas are welcome. Listen carefully to Dr.Henning to make sure you do the essays correctly.

    • Winter 2017
    • Henning
    • Group Projects Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Dec 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Bryan Hull WAKES YOU UP! If you are not into HARDWORK then this will not workout to well for you unfortunately..

    Course highlights:

    He makes you think and is very tough on his students, but very much rewarding. I did an essay on Aid in Corrupted Cambodia.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Work with your professors as much as possible.

    • Fall 2015
    • Bryan Hull
    • Yes

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