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ENG 1A English Literature

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    Benes,H, Rosanna Walker, Davis, Tapleshay,J, Corbyn Voyu, ensico, Heather Benes, Jack Tapleshay, Toland
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    Lots of Writing

    Always Do the Reading

    A Few Big Assignments

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    Jun 12, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Tapleshay created a learning environment that made students step outside of their comfort zones to try and bring more insight into the class. He was very helpful in enhancing my writing skills, and helped me learn a lot about literature and writing.

    Course highlights:

    He put a great emphasis on writing, and writing with a purpose. He taught our class how to write appropriate introductory paragraphs, tie the body paragraphs back to the thesis, and conclude the paper with a great closing paragraph. He also taught us how to read literature and look for more in the book, look for symbols, references, and many more tools that authors use in their work.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I know that there is a lot of writing in this course, however, I believe getting through this course has made me a significantly better writer. I know that writing is an important tool to have in college, and I am going to be happy to have this skill for many other courses I enroll in. Do not be afraid to step outside your comfort zone to try and gain perspective with your classmates, it can be very helpful.

    • Spring 2015
    • Jack Tapleshay
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Feb 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend you this course because this is the type of college level English you need in order to transfer to a university.

    Course highlights:

    This is the course you need to take in order to understand more on how to become a college level writer.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take this course and this professor who's name is Jack tapleshay!!! He is super awesome at teaching you on how to succeed and become a better college level writer and he is really super hilarious! Great professor with great and hilarious enthusiasm!!

    • Spring 2017
    • Jack Tapleshay
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing
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    Jan 09, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    First off, you are mandated to take this course or you cannot graduate. Secondly, this course is extremely easy and really fun. Tapleshay is probably my all time favorite professor at College of the Desert because he keeps his course highly entertaining and overly hilarious. You do not realize you are learning, listening to a lecture, or even writing a paper because he is so great at what he does and it makes it so effortless. This course focused on learning how to write a proper paper and prepares you with specific guidelines and instructions. This was, by far, one of my favorite classes and I am a Psychology major so that must say a lot.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course was the reading we had to prepare for. He made us read four books all of the way through and in a timely manner. He would instruct us to do morning book reports and summarize what we had to read just to make sure we understood what was going on in the literature. His work is not graded on who does the best or who is the most intelligent. His work is graded on a scale of one to ten on who gave the best effort and captured the main point for the purpose the assignment. Overall, his class was the absolute best and he did not look down on his students, he lectured until you were red in the face and understood the material.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    All you really need to do to succeed this course is to understand the main points in the lectures, study for the exams, and make your essay's extremely creative and your own work. He does not judge on ones' experience or anything of that nature. He is very understanding and committed to teaching his students the best that he possibly can. Give yourself time with the reading because some of the reading assignments or the book reports are not always easy, some of the questions can really make you stumble and it can really affect your grade but he does his very best for his students to succeed.

    • Spring 2013
    • Tapleshay,J
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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