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    Johnsmith, GlynisT.Hoffman, Jeremy Zitter, ChristopherW.Evans, lisa dowling

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    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

    A Few Big Assignments

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    Dec 01, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course if you have a passion for learning, reading, and experiencing things outside of the "normal" English classroom. Professor Dowling doesn't tiptoe around uncomfortable subjects like sex, religion, and politics; she encourages debate and talk about these subjects instead. We read a lot of novels and works that exhibit these themes! Instead of being drilled on MLA, essay format, and pointless historial readings, Professor Dowling helps you understand not only the identity of characters, but what identity means to you as well. She's very good at mapping papers in particular to help students write a concise, well written paper that is interesting to both the student and their peers. In addition, her "TBSW?" question applies to all classes, not just English--I've used this "TBSW" on scholarships, personal essays, and in life. Professor Dowling teaches you to engage and ask questions instead of only doing the task at hand, and because of that, you'll learn more in this class than you ever would in a traditional English class.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course include the books that we read that were interesting as well as Professor Dowling's demeanor talking about these subjects. Students don't feel uncomfortable talking about topics that would be deemed inappropriate because of the style of her classroom. I didn't learn only about literature and analysis--I also learned a lot about myself, my peers, and humanity in general.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed in this course, pay attention to the novels and the themes that are shown throughout the works she assigns. In addition, take a lot of notes on what she says (and not just what she says outwardly, but what she wants you to pick up from it as well). Be prepared and always ask questions because she loves student interaction and she loves challenging students without outwardly giving them all the answers they need.

    • Fall 2016
    • lisa dowling
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Jul 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I really loved how into the books Mr. Evans was! He made it so enjoyable to listen to and that made me more interested in the books as well.

    Course highlights:

    I loved the book "The Road" that we read. It really opened my eyes on life and how much worse situations could be.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take it! It is not only a graduation requirement, but you learn a lot about yourself throughout it.

    • Spring 2016
    • ChristopherW.Evans
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    May 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Jeremy is a very good teacher and you will learn a lot about developing your analytical skills. Just a very cool person and if you do the work, you will get a good great. He doesn't appreciate a sense of entitlement, and you must do good work, but you will have plenty of chances to do so.

    Course highlights:

    This class taught me to walk a fine line between making a good argument for a position on literary analysis, but still sticking one's neck out to go beyond a surface understanding of the text.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be open minded, analytical, when you grade others' papers be thorough yet tell them what they did both right and wrong, yet be encouraging. Use what you learn in grading others for your own papers.

    • Spring 2013
    • Jeremy Zitter
    • Yes


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