This class was tough.
It was a great class, I truly learned a lot about writing. The course was a Women's Studies course, but the main focus was learning how to write an adequate college level essay. She was an amazing professor and talented writer. During the course we wrote three papers, she was a difficult grader, but it helped improve the overall quality of writing.
The highlight of the course for me was receiving an 'A' on my final paper. During the course she mentioned that she was a tough grader and she has never given an 'A' on a paper so I was determined to get an 'A' on at least one paper. It was a great feeling to see how much my writing improved and to receive an 'A' on a paper from a tough grader. It validated my beliefs in myself. During the course, I learned a lot about focusing your paper on the main purpose of the essay; not going off topic. I also learned how to choose important quotes from articles/books, etc. that are relevant to your essay, not just "fluffers". I not only learned how to choose the pertinent quotes but I learned how to really analyze the quote and explain to the reader what message the quote is trying to get across, not just paraphrasing the quote.
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Advice for students:
Professor Finn gives students 'workshop days', where the student brings three copies of the rough draft. One for the professor and two for peer reviews. So the advice I would give to future students is not waiting until the last minute to write the rough draft, really put time and effort into it so you can get the most out of the peer reviews and the most out of the review from professor Finn. The rough drafts should basically be completed papers.