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    BlaineHunt, hays, Unknown, Jeff Calkins, Ulferts, kinerk, Woodward, Lawrence White, I dont remember, huffman, Zelt
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    Always Do the Reading

    A Few Big Assignments

    Lots of Writing

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    Dec 24, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Jeff Calkins is a very knowledgeable instructor. He has his fair share of knowledge on many different topics, from abnormal psychology to Victorian period European history. He integrates a lot of other subjects into his lectures that help students with varrying interests pay attention and benefit from the lectures.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course for me were the class discussions and the class debates. A question would be posed to the class and we would discuss Socratic-seminar style, or two statements would be written up front and we would be assigned to either argument and prompted to argue in favor of one of the statements. I learned how to argue towards a certain point and consider critical information from analytical perspectives that were not necessarily my own. I learned how to discuss with an open mind and analyze the responses of my peers.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not put off the work. You will be required to put in at least 10 hours of work a week, so I would suggest 1.5 or 2 hours of work a day instead of 5 hours of work for two days, which would result in more stress and a less satisfying score in the class. Also, if you spread your work out over a longer period of time, you have more time to learn the intended lesson from the assignment instead of just completing the assignment to have it done. In which case, without learning anything, you would be completely stuck for the next assignment.

    • Fall 2015
    • Jeff Calkins
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Dec 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I felt this class was very refreshing. The teacher was flexible, but not a pushover either. He tried to help us push past our generalizations and ideas we already held about the world. At the end of the course, I felt much more interested in writing. It wasn't just me either, another woman in this class was thinking about switching her major to English.

    Course highlights:

    I was able to use my skills I had already gained to write about important matters. I redefined my skills to develop an essay. There was a lot of work done with strengthening the thesis and making strong points in the main paragraphs. Also, I learned how to better introduce an outside source inside a paragraph. Aside from technical skills, the teacher really emphasized thinking about the topic and going further than what it seemed.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The number one thing I would have to say is start early, but finish slow. I took my time in starting one of our first essays, and it could have been a lot better than it was. If you start your writing ideas for your essay as soon as possible, it gives you time to develop and redefine them. The second thing I'd have to say is don't be afraid to tear apart your essay. I don't mean literally of course, I mean pulling stuff out or moving it around. Your first rough draft should never look like your final rough draft. And one last thing, don't stress too much, or else you probably won't get much writing done.

    • Fall 2016
    • Zelt
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 15, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    English 101 is a great standard class to begin the process of learning the beauty of the English language.

    Course highlights:

    It's a thematic class, every thing we're reading, dissecting and writing about deals with a specific subject.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be comfortable with food, as this is a thematic class surrounding it.

    • Fall 2016
    • huffman
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts


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