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LIT 1000 Intro to Literature

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    Oct 03, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is very interesting, and the professor is very eccentric personality wise. Making it easier to pay attention, but if you're not up for a lot of reading, or if you don't enjoy it, don't take this class.

    Course highlights:

    One of the highlights that I took away from this course is that sometimes you can't trust the narrator, sometimes the narrator is "unreliable" in the terms he/she is telling the story from. For example in the Cask of Amontillado, Montressor (the narrator) talks about Fortunado saying that he has to get back at him because Fortunado did something bad to Montressor. But the reader quickly sees that Montressor is a madman and that we can't trust whatever he has to say, we have to sort of proceed with caution.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    if you read everything she gives you, you'll do fine. The course is really interesting, however, I am an English major so that might be biased lol. Also, if you have Prof. Prado, do not forget your name tag or lose your name tag, she gives it to you the first day and it's how you get your participation grade for the ​class.

    • Fall 2017
    • Ana Prado
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Aug 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Intro to Literature is a class I'll never forget. Learning more into depth about stories and poems is what this class is all about. I learned so much about what literature really is, and it's a form of art. My professor was amazing and really helped me out when I needed her! Be prepared to read and just learn to express your thoughts.

    Course highlights:

    After taking Intro to Lit, I learned so much. From literature terms, to learning how to read stories from beginning to end, all the way to learning what Shakespeare meant with his fancy words. Sometimes you think you know it all (like I did), but when I took this class it made me realize I had to brush up on my literature and study. I learned a lot through the stories and studying the terms; once you learn what the terms mean, you'll understand why they're important in stories.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take the class. You won't regret it. Not just because it's easy, but because you'll learn a lot. Tips? Get involved in the class discussions! PARTICIPATE! Trust me, I'm shy sometimes but when you're surrounded with students you don't even know and are there to learn the same thing, speak up! Getting comfortable in the environment with your classmates will make it easier for you to pass the course, you'll make friends and study groups do indeed help a lot. Don't miss class, do your reading, get involved, and you'll pass!

    • Spring 2017
    • Ana Prado
    • Group Projects Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Mar 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course truly changes your perspective on the written word. I know it is easy to think professors read too much into pieces of literature, but after taking this class I realised that there is so much hidden meaning in every word of poetry or that short stories are so carefully thought out. Professor Prado was also the best and most passionate professor I have ever had.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights for me was when I was reading a short story and I finally got the meaning behind it, for example Edgar Allen Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" and all the foreshadowing which takes place. Professor Prado also made this course the best that I have taken. Her passion and dedication to this class made it that much better!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    First of all, take the course. To do well in this course you have to go to class, because the class discussion is really important and this is when you learn the most. I think being organised and obviously doing the readings really helped me a lot too.

    • Fall 2017
    • Ana Prado
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Great Discussions


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