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ENGLISH 105 Composition and Literature

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    Hart, K., Jason Kalchik, Kimberly Lacher, Edmundson
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    Always Do the Reading

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    Jul 08, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is a class that you should only take if you are comfortable with your comprehension of literature, as well as independent work. Edmundson may not be the easiest to understand but his teachings are meaningful if you can decipher his metaphors and rambles.

    Course highlights:

    From this class I actually learned how to properly write an essay using MLA, which would benefit me in upcoming classes. I think the highlight of the class was being able to read African-American literature and understanding its importance, especially in today's society.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Ask for peer reviews as well as support from the teacher if you are having trouble writing your essays. It really, really helps to get somebody else's perspective on your paper, regardless of whether or not they are at the same writing skill as you.

    • Summer 2015
    • Edmundson
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts
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    Feb 14, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Very sweet lady, will make English a fun topic, as well as it is a very easy online course. A discussion every week, you answer another persons discussion and also write about 4 essays.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights of my semester would be being able to see my course on the blackboard page and have an easy access to my grades, discussions and feedback from classmates and my teacher. I also like the critical thinking in the readings. Our teacher then provokes us to think and analyze on the characters thoughts.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would suggest you don't buy all books, just the main ones. She posts most stories on her blackboard discussion board in PDF files. I realized I didn't open the books and I just ended up spending the money. Also, make sure you check your grammer in every discussion and essay you submit as a final draft.

    • Spring 2017
    • Kimberly Lacher
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Nov 16, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because we read a lot of short stories that gave some very important life lessons. I also learned to improve my essay structure process by coming up with great thesis statements, supporting paragraphs with proof or evidence that support my thesis and conclusions that strongly wrap my essay. This course focused on literature and our interpretations of this literature.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were doing the homework exercises which required us to respond to a discussion online and reply to at least two of our classmates which engaged us in interesting conversation and insight into subjects that I wouldn't never even thought about before.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    My tips would be to read every story carefully and use active reading by closely looking into the material, doing your own research about it and asking questions you don't understand because reading literature can be a little difficult. Also start working on your essays at least a week before they're due so you come up with a strong thesis and have time to make any changes if you need to.

    • Fall 2016
    • Jason Kalchik
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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