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This class was tough.
In college, it is important to have a good grasp of English grammar for all of the papers that will need to be written. This class challenges one's writing skills by letting students explore different kinds of novels and writing styles. It covers the basics behind independent journals, or short essays, that are about something the student himself has noticed or questioned in a work. English 110 Composition 1 helps a student develop critical thinking skills that will be needed in college.
The most helpful part of this class was having to think of ideas to write about on one's own. I had many problems coming up with ideas for journals, but now I'm much more aware of certain cues upon which I can focus. There was a lot of outside-of-class work, but all of it is worth it since my writing has improved notably after taking the course.
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Advice for students:
Since journals are a large part of the grades, I would recommend taking notes of interesting things from the novels you read. That way, when you need to write, you can find something that you were curious about from the start. Also-- write down the page numbers of quotes! I cannot stress this enough. Having a page to look for information on is incredibly valuable, especially if it has been a while since you've read the passage.