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ENGLISH 101 English Comp

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    Lots of Writing

    Final Paper

    Always Do the Reading

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    Feb 12, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course as a great way to knock out some English credits. This course will also prepare the student for writing papers at a college level and how to transform your ideas into writing. The teacher is also an added bonus as she works well with student schedules and won't assign papers on weekends that also have a dance or another big school function.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights would have to be writing the papers. The teacher allows plenty of time in class to write the papers and holds conferences with students to talk with them about their rough draft and writing process. She will tell you how to improve the paper or things to work on when organizing and laying out your ideas.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to use all class time productively. Resist checking your phone or talking to students and instead focus on the paper that is due that day. By doing so you will never have those late night binges working on the paper that's due the next day. Also expect to work 30 minutes to an hour each day after school on a paper to ensure you get done on time.

    • Spring 2017
    • Kim McLaughlin
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Final Paper
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    Jan 18, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. McLaughlin does not enjoy teaching. He prefers to have a large body of students listen to him rant for hours on end. He refuses to take questions and nearly despises you for asking them. Nothing is actually learned in that class. There is hardly time for actual public speaking because you drown in useless daily work.

    Course highlights:

    I haven't learned anything useful.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Hunker down and listen to the incessant yelling. Pretend you like him and you will get an A.

    • Winter 2017
    • Tom McLaughlin
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Dec 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this class to everyone. Although it's not required it does count as a college credit, which is nice because the school pays for it. Also, the instructor at the high school level will always be more understanding and they can work with you to make sure you are successful in the class. I would also recommend it to anyone looking to raise their English ACT score.

    Course highlights:

    The main focus of the course is to make the student a better writer. By the end of the class you will be able to look at any essay or a short piece of writing, identify the different writing styles, and elements and break it down to the bone. While in the process of analization you will be writing several essays including cause and effect, classification etc. The students also read two novels that later translate into literary analysis essays. Because this is a college course it is very helpful because it helps the student prepare and gives a taste of what is to come in the future.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    The biggest advise I can give is to always make sure you are using your time wisely. At times you'll have two or three papers at a time so use class time well. Also, if you are struggling to meet deadlines talk to the teacher. If the instructor does not know there is a problem they can't help you. Finally challenge yourself, pick essays that are harder to analyze and try to use words in your essays that you don't normally use. Its a great way to grow as a writer.

    • Fall 2016
    • Kim McLaughlin
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Final Paper

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