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    Sep 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This is a year-long course that fulfills composition and oral communication requirements. Deb is also one of the best professors I've ever had! The fact that this is a year-long course rather than the typical semester-long course plays a large part in why students love this class; this allows you to become more comfortable with the people around you, and you don't feel as vulnerable when it comes time to give speeches, which is actually what a lot of students dread. Making friends goes hand-in-hand with this; you aren't meeting students and making friends, only to be separated next semester and never see them again. You are with them for the entire year, which allows you time to develop a connection with your peers and hopefully make and keep great friends throughout college.

    Course highlights:

    We learned the proper way to write and cite papers, which is hugely important in college considering it is easy to get accused of plagiarism if you don't cite correctly (or at all). We learned strategies for writing papers but also for writing and giving speeches. We learned how to create a safe environment for our peers as well, which turned out to be important as the year progressed. Students became comfortable opening up about themselves a little bit, which allowed our projects to become more personal and, therefore, more successful due to our passion for the topics.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Purchase the books that are required for the course! DO IT!!! They provide tons of tips on writing and speaking, and also give very specific guidelines for citing sources. They're more along the lines of handbooks than textbooks. I took this class 2 years ago and I frequently reach for these books even now, and I plan on keeping them. BUY the books, don't rent them, and KEEP THEM, don't sell them back!!! The money you would get back for them doesn't even come close to comparing to how useful they are in the future. Their value is greater if you keep them and use them.

    • Fall 2015
    • Deb Young
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    • Group Projects Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course was an easy A and Eric is the best. His lectures were always fun and interactive.

    Course highlights:

    In the class, there is a peer mentor. The peer mentor provides you with their own "Into to College" powerpoints and their own personal tips on how to survive college.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Participate! You will remember so much more and love the class even more. Get to know your Professor.

    • Fall 2016
    • EricBradley
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    • Group Projects Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    May 30, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Great first year class for freshman to learn how to be successful in college.

    Course highlights:

    Group projects, speeches, papers, and lifelong friends. There were many valuable skills learned that help me in my other college classes.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep on top of your work and really reach out to other students! They could be your friends for the rest of your life!

    • Fall 2015
    • Nicole Johnson
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Great Discussions

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