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This class was tough.
Anyone hoping to enter an English discipline, or any Liberal Arts discipline for that matter, should at least consider taking this class. Every assignment stretches creativity and grammatical sense just that much further towards understanding and usage. New concepts are introduced in earnest, and most people will encounter new authors and possibly even favorite authors at that! All around fun if you are already somewhat handy with a pen.
This course necessitated that my class read The Bedford Reader, a fantastic collection of works from the visual to the textual to the intertextual. Every piece controlled itself differently just as each author intended, and every piece had its own pace to work along with. The writing assignments flowed out of the pages of this book easily for my class, and every student improved in their writing.
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Advice for students:
Read as much and as frequently as you can. Read articles, novels, novellas, poems, comic books, magazines, I mean everything. You can squeeze a deeper meaning out of more than you think, as long as you have the tools to do that. A reader's eye bestows those tools.