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This class was tough.
I would highly recommend this course because it opened my eyes to new methods of learning within the classroom through debate and having discussions within the classroom rather than just from doing mostly work on paper. I was not used to a teacher speaking so much in class rather than teaching us in the typical format of reading a book and throwing a packet in front of us. It was intriguing and opened my eyes to see more productive ways of learning.
It was one of the first courses I wrote based on involving analyzing literature in media form. Usually, in high school, we would read a book and analyze it, write an essay and then watch the movie. However, in this class, we watched the movie Gran Torino and pinpointed the typical symbolism and such and wrote a quality essay. This college course helped expand my critiquing methods to have to really pay attention instead of having important ideas written in front of us in plain sight to find.
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Advice for students:
It is important to stay on top of writing the multiple essay drafts the teacher asks you to write. Even though it seems like the professor may bombard you with work, it really is beneficial to see the multiple mistakes or areas you could improve on in your work. Even though you revise once, there is still room for improvement. It was beneficial to me to see my essay improve little by little and to really break down the work. Focusing on improving the same essay for the entire course made it possible to really focus on each particular areas that improve an essay by focusing on the same topic, rather than trying to figure out the different aspects of a quality essay and constantly having to look at different topics.