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    Oct 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course was so helpful in my critical thinking skills. When I first started I was exited about exploring historic writing but I wasn't great at participating in class discussion until I took this class. I was soon able to ask questions and share my thoughts on last nights reading. I was so exited about the class the teach called me professor because my hand was always up. It was a real learning experience. Being a history major I thought that exploring literature from the country I am from would be educational. Especially since each writer was influence on the circumstances of the period they lived in.

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    My teacher was big on letting his students give their thoughts on what they read. The writing requirements for the class were usually critical thinking assignments which allowed students to delve deeper into the story or poem that we read. I learned of satire writers like Mark Twain to poetry and symbolism in writing. I learned of historical events like the rioting in New Orleans and of poets like Robert Frost. I also learned about how deep writing can be when read two or three times over.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take any free moment to read some of the writing assignment. Reading and analyzing takes time. Plus with a writing assignment, The time spent on studying should be spread out over a period of time so to not get overwhelmed.

    • Spring 2015
    • Paul Gasparo
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