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This class was tough.
I loved learning about US history through the words of novelists and poets. It's such an interesting and personal topic - I feel closer to American culture after studying American Literature.
I learned so much from this course. I loved the poetry, especially - who could turn down learning about Edgar Allan Poe? My writing skills increased - studying famous novelists from the past really did help me learn more about writing overall. It also helped solidify my writing style. (Apparently I can write very similarly to Ben Franklin.)
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Advice for students:
Never ever slack or put off work until the last minute. This is probably true of most courses, but it's especially true for literature. You will regret it. You learn so much more from actually reading the assigned tales, too - don't just look up the plots! Give yourself plenty of time to read and digest the assignments bit by bit.