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DISC 1313 Inquiry Seminar

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    A Few Big Assignments

    Lots of Writing

    Always Do the Reading

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    Jul 10, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I had a tough time improving my writing skills because class time was used pretty ineffectively. We spent a lot of time on boring general concepts about assignments, rather than working on how to complete things the right way. One assignment's instructions were so unclear that a few groups failed due to incorrect designs for their papers. The professor's voice was also a major issue. Very scratchy and annoying which became a distraction during many class periods.

    Course highlights:

    I got practice writing various types of papers, but my grade suffered a little simply due to the professor's lack of teaching how the assignments should be properly done. The books we read were really interesting though. Focused on travel and refugees.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Find good tutors and attend office hours. If you're a really good writer, then you should be fine. If you need to improve your skills, this class won't help you much.

    • Spring 2017
    • Newton
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments
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    Jan 18, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    DISC is required by SMU. While writing essays and doing research papers may not be your favorite things, Prof. Whitehead does lead an interesting class. I enjoyed the content and the class itself.

    Course highlights:

    The class was about perspective and understanding, which is innately interesting. Class discussions were the best; the class was comfortable enough that you could be serious but also have the occasional laugh.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Going to the writing center in the ALEC is one of the best things you can do before handing a paper in. Call early on to set up your appointment, and make sure to give yourself time to revise and edit between your conference and the due date (I personally gave myself a week).

    • Fall 2016
    • Whitehead
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jul 28, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    DISC classes are either easy for you because they're discussion based, or harder because of that reason. You HAVE to come to class prepared, or it will be obvious, because your classes are smaller than their already small sizes.

    Course highlights:

    I loved how candid the course could be. In my class, "The American Dream", we got really honest about the realities of the lives of different Americans. I was able to talk about black history with pure candidness and I wish people had spoken more about what their American dream and identity and realities were, but not only did a lot of people in the room have similar experiences, they were quiet. Discussion in DISC is VERY encouraged; it helps EVERYONE. You never know when you stumble upon an essay idea!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    ALWAYS ask the professor for help on essays; they'll give guidance on what they're looking for and if you're headed in the correct direction. Always get your thesis/intro paragraph checked before you more on, even better, get your outline checked if you're into making those!

    • Spring 2016
    • Marta Harvell
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing Final Paper

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