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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It takes you past the traditional English course, teaching you instead how to use it in a daily atmosphere. It is practical because it sharpens your thinking skills. These thinking skills can help you analyze and understand anything you read. Also, it prepares you to develop and support your ideas through writing, without removing your own voice. The class also has a lot of fun projects that let you use your skills diversely.
The highlights of this course was using the techniques we learned not only in essays, but also in projects. When we learned about satire, we created our own satirical pieces to demonstrate our proficiency. To show the importance of rhetoric and persuasion skills, we created public service announcements to try and convince our classmates to do something seemingly silly. We wrote memoirs, focusing on how to maintain a central point in a narrational piece. I learned a lot from the course that benefits me on a daily basis.
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If you want to take this course, be willing to put your time and effort into it. This class is not something that you want to take if you are not interested in having stronger arguments. The forty minute essays may sound intimidating, but in reality they are not as bad as you would think because you will be so well prepared for them. Also, if you are considering this class make sure that you begin to develop better vocabulary. Vocabulary can strengthen or destroy an argument.