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I would recommend this course to anyone, even outside of English majors. It is an interesting course aspects of communication and writing and how they interact with our daily lives. Everyone can benefit from learning more about how the words we use/read/hear interact with each other and change meaning in different contexts.
Everyone has heard the statistic that words are only X% of communication and that things such as body language, tone, and facial expression dominate our interpretations of what people say. When it comes to reading/writing it is important to understand how to interpret words because there is less to draw from as far as communication goes. It is important to develop a clear understanding of the context in order to both send and receive communication clearly through a written medium.
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Showing up to and participating in class is always my number one recommendation. Too many people do not take attendance seriously but it really is the key to succeeding in not just this course, but any course. Show up and do the assigned readings before class so that you come to class with a loose understanding of the content and you're prepared with questions to gain a more concrete understanding.