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I thoroughly enjoyed this course with Mrs. Tallevi. The structure of the class held us accountable but kept us on track and engaged with the material at hand. She was always available via office hours or email for extra help if we needed it. Before taking the course, I did not realize how much writing was involved, but it was all worth it in the end. Skills learned in the class were easily applicable to other courses as well.
Through taking this course, I have learned about some major figures in literature and history such as Shakespeare and survivors of the Holocaust including Corrie Ten Boom and Anna Borkowska. The course was also a good refresher and confidence booster on key elements of basic grammar, writing skills and MLA style essay formatting. I also learned to develop my own writing style through the feedback on my errors and possible improvements written by my teacher on returned assignments. My vocabulary and sentence structure have also improved after taking the course. Mrs. Tallevi brought the course to life by having interactive and engaging conversations and putting the material in a fun, relatable yet realistic perspective. For example, in learning about how Corrie Ten Boom, we were put into her shoes by outlining the perimeter of the closet that her and her family hid out in using painters tape on the floor and standing inside it to feel what it was like to be in a confined space with other people. When learning about Shakespeare, we rewrote excerpts of his famous works such as Macbeth in our own writing styles to compare and contrast the revisions with the original pieces.
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Studetnts considering this course should study the material as it is introduced rather than everything all at once before an exam. The comments written by the teacher are there to help improve your writting and bring any outstanding, repetitive errors to your attention.