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ENG 102 ENGLISH COMP 2

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    Leopold, SCHERER, FACULTY, BarbaraNewcamp, JeanSchulte, stanko, Nicole Hammond, Janet Voas, Angela Gaito-Lagnese, Jack morales, Patrick Lee, Christina Deka, Emily Rodgers
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    • Profile picture
    May 23, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    She's a great teacher and very helpful and encouraging. Workload isn't too heavy but is reasonably challenging.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a bit more confidence in my writing skills as well as in myself.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Have good reading skills. Write whatever comes to your mind on your subject and then edit it from there.

    • Fall 2016
    • Emily Rodgers
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Group Projects Great Discussions
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    Apr 19, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Everyone, regardless of what discipline or career path they trod down, will find knowing how to be persuasive with words a valuable asset to their social interactions. Countless amounts of influential and well-known heroes throughout all segments of history have used the skills of persuasive writing and speaking in order to craft a powerful argument for their intended speakers. On a broader level, knowledge of any kind is power, so with the knowledge students gain in English 102, they will carry inside them a new scope of power that, often times, they don't even realize they have gained until they put their newfound skills into practice.

    Course highlights:

    All students will have to take year after year of English classes in high school, but an English class focused around persuasive writing is not a skill that curriculums ever seem to focus on developing among students. The irony is that speaking persuasively is something that humans naturally do many times every day, without even realizing it. When we want to prove a point, we speak persuasively. When we are trying to defend ourselves, we try to sound convincing, and so forth. But it also goes deeper than that. Let me ask: did you know that an 'argument' can actually be something other than an aggression-filled slinging match where neither side listens to each other anyway? As you'll learn in this course, a true 'argument' should encompass a level of persuasion, yes, but good luck trying to drive your points home if you turn a blind side to the other person. An argument can actually be very civilized, compassionate, and structured. This course is centralized around this main idea, as well as the various components that make up an effective argument. Students will have the opportunity to exercise what they have learned as they deliver speeches, where they will take on the role as Martin Luther King Jr., perfecting all aspects of a well-crafted argument to both sympathize with the audience, breaking through to them on emotional level, and then taking the reins as they will battle to sway their audience onto their position of the topic.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Have fun with it. Take everything you learn in this class, run with it, and never look back. You won't regret it. Some students also develop stage fright; they break into a panic at the thought of having to speak in front of a field of gazing eyes. My advice, if you are someone like this: stay calm. Take a deep breath. Whenever speech time is approaching, rehearse what you are going to say. Be well prepared. I always possessed a shy temperament by nature, so becoming nervous in front of crowds is something I've had to work all of my years of schooling to become more acclimated with. But you a more you do it the easier it gets, and I found that as the year went on, I gradually felt a bit more comfortable in my environment. Even if you don't fall victim to stage fright, it's a great idea to stay on top of your game anyway. More preparation will always lead to greater success. This can even be taken into a much broader scope, and used as an essential lesson in life. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take", a man by the name of Wayne Gretzky once said.

    • Fall 2016
    • Christina Deka
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jan 19, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Its a General Requirement that will really embark an amazing opportunity to professionalize your Business Writing and Research in any career you choose!

    Course highlights:

    Currently enrolled! Come prepared, and pay attention to the small details!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Set goals and deadlines, review your syllabus. Encourage and reward yourself!

    • Spring 2017
    • Patrick Lee
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Great Discussions

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