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This class was tough.
Dr. Baines is a fantastic professor with a lot of intelligence, and any student could benefit from taking one of his courses. He is an incredibly difficult grader, however is more than willing to help students who request it.
The course focused on many great authors in the latter part of English history, such as Lord Byron, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf. The course is based almost solely on analysis and encourages critical thinking about all of the subject matter. Though there is a steep learning curve, the course helped me improve my ability to closely analyze lines in a literary passage .
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Advice for students:
Be sure to pay attention to the discussion in class, as if will help you further understand the readings you were assigned. If you need help, ask for it. And I think most importantly, don't constrain your analyses to a small set of guidelines you use every time-- always try to expand your boundaries and perspective so that each analysis is both careful and creative.