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    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Aug 03, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course with this particular professor. It is apparent when a professor loves their subject, thus allowing them to better teach it. Professor Kessler's pace in the class was not so fast that the students would be unable to take notes quick enough, but his pace was also not so slow that they were put to sleep. Prose can be difficult because it covers many types of literature, from short stories to novels to critical essays. But the professor made it so that each type of text was accessible and more tolerable to learn about.

    Course highlights:

    This course taught me the importance of active reading. From the backs of cereal boxes to road signs, from text messages to work emails, we are reading all of the time. This course focused on how to read actively so as to better retain information and to apply that information to practical situations.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would recommend to read all of the course materials and to read them well. It is tempting to just leave one or two reading assignments unfinished, but so much more rewarding and wiser to complete them in their entirety. Make sure to read and take notes of what you're reading so that you can contribute ideas to class discussions.

    • Winter 2015
    • Jeffrey Kessler
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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