This class was tough.
Standing at just over 6’4, with broad shoulders and lanky muscular build, Nathanial Stowe looked like the type of man who belonged anywhere other than a high school classroom. The moment I stepped into his room to discuss my recent acceptance into his SUPA(Syracuse University Project Advance) class, I assumed I had gotten the equivalent of a modern day Larry Bird a a teacher. Yet the moment he began speaking, he commanded my attention, diving into the material we would be covering in his class for the year. Yet he was not the type of professor who assumed he was the final authority on any subject. He rather forced me to look beyond myself and my ideas, and truly change my perspective. Stowe doesn't just make you a better student, he makes you a better person by forcing you to accept that just because you are right, doesn't mean everyone else wrong.
I learned to be myself in any conversation, and to let myself be honest in a debate, rather than conserving points in order to "win" an argument. People respect those who put their ideas on the line in order to grow as an academic and a person.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed, you need to make sure you're taking the time out of your day to devote to truly understanding and reading the pieces assigned. Not doing the homework turns into a spiraling effect, because there is no class-time given to review material. You dive right into the essay's and materials, and discuss them at great length with the whole class.