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    Oct 09, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Personally, I would highly recommend this course. Not only did this course elevate my lexicon, but it also instilled confidence in my writing abilities. Throughout the term, we refined our writing styles and focused on analytical analysis. The most rewarding part of the course is being able to apply your writing skills to everyday life. Whether it's writing a letter to a friend or an essay for a college, these simple writing skills not only apply to the matter but can improve the piece as a whole. Writing can take people places and taking this course will only help them in their future endeavors.

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    This course was like no other English class I have ever taken. Essays were graded on an AP scale, which resulted in very low scores in the beginning of the year, but this only acted as an incentive to work harder on my writing. Throughout the course, I learned how to identify and evaluate the purpose of rhetorical and stylistic devices. Once I learned how to identify them, I was able to enhance my own writing by applying those same devices. Being able to write in a clear and comprehensive manner was the most important learning experience of the course. Language is the tool of understanding; when one can clearly dictate their intended message, writing becomes a clear medium of communication and expression.

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    12+ hours

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    At first, it may feel that this class is impossible, but I promise anyone can do it! My advice is to take this course with a clear expectation. Know that this course is not a class full of busy work, which means that every assignment packs a purpose. Writing essays will be the most difficult part, as these are graded on an AP scale. In addition to having an expectation, I would also suggest to read more elevated pieces. When one reads, they tend to pick up on the writing techniques employed in the text. If one exposes themselves to more complex diction and writing devices, they will be more accustomed to using those techniques in their own writing. Finally, if one ever comes upon writer's block, I would suggest to just write anything that comes to mind. Jot down every developing idea, then once the ideas run dry, go back to refine and build the best concepts.

    • Fall 2015
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