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    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

    Background Knowledge Expected

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    Jun 16, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course because it breaks down the different writing styles and makes them comprehensive.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course had to be the in class workshops. I learned that several ideas help form a strong opinion.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed, don't be afraid to ask questions for clarity. Also, do not procrastinate with writing an essay.

    • Spring 2017
    • vicki samson
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected A Few Big Assignments Requires Lots of Research
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    Mar 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend taking this course, especially if you are going to have Professor Theis. this professor was very patient with students, and definitely did not rush through the subject or through the lessons. The method that she used for teaching was able to assist the students with getting a better grasp onto the materials which we needed to learn. We often worked in groups to help give feedback on rough drafts, and you could see the improvement that different students had as the course progressed.

    Course highlights:

    This course was mainly focused on learning to write essays properly, such as organization, using your sources correctly, as well as avoiding plagiarism. I was able to learn how to make my essays stronger by using better vocabulary, along with learning how to use transitional words better. Learning how to use transitional words is very important in this course, since you are graded on the amount of words used, and if they are used correctly.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you want to succeed in this course, you need to make sure to stay on top of your work, and do a bit of studying if you are not too familiar or are not sure how to write essays, there are many essays that you are required to make in order to pass this course.

    • Fall 2016
    • Theis
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is a required course for general education classes, but I can't recommend Professor Brady enough! I learned so much from her class simply because she taught skills for college rather than skills for an english class. With her, I learned how best to format an essay and the most effective ways to persuade an audience in an argumentative research paper.

    Course highlights:

    She taught her method called "Say/Mean/Matter" which has stuck with me since I took her class. Simply put: what does the author say? What do they mean? How does that matter to your thesis? If you can master those three requirements, you'll have written an effective essay. I also learned small formalities such as how to properly insert a quote and how to cite it according to MLA principles, which is something I had no idea how to do upon entering class.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be sure to participate. In Professor Brady's words, "this is not a 'sit in the back and take notes' kind of class." When entering this class, be prepared to write; be prepared to read what you've written to the class; and be ready for the class to critique it. It is heavily participation based.

    • Spring 2016
    • Tonya Brady
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Final Paper


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