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  • Average Rating (from 3 Students)

    4.7/5
    Overall Rating Breakdown
    • 3 Advice
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    • 4
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  • Course Difficulty

    • Easy 33%

    • Medium 67%

    • Hard 0%

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    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

    Go to Office Hours

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    • Profile picture
    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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    Jan 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because I prefer to read fiction. This course dealt with fiction literature and poems. The instructor Kim Hart made us write a full page reflection on a small poem or an article. This helped me to be more literate and to write with more depth. I would recommend 100% this course and instructor.

    Course highlights:

    This course helped me to be more fluent in English and in writing. Now I am able to write essays faster, read and comprehend better than before. I learned to be more independent in my writing and not rely on research. I needed to write reflections based on my thoughts about the poems. If possible, I would take this class again.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Anyone interested in this course should go with an open mind. Every instructor teaches in their on way. Keep in mind that a lot of reading is going to be involved. Writing is a fundamental part of this course, so be patient and write as best as you can. The instructor should give you feedback so you can improve your writing skills.

    • Fall 2013
    • Hart, K.
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts

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