English 104 Reflection
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This semester in English 104 has been an interesting one semester. I have never been in an English class where we did anything besides write papers, do peer editing, and read boring books. This semester was different because instead of just writing papers we got to write in our own blog, read articles that had meaning to them, and the option on what we did and did not want to write about. From prior experience, I have never had a class like this one. The professor was really cool, and broke things down for us to understand them to the best of our abilities. The students in the class were cool, and never had any problems, and every class period was something new. I have never been in a teaching environment like this one before.
The fact that the work we did was different, really set this classroom aside from any other traditional class room. Coming into the year I expected all of my class to be the same, until I got to my English 104 class to see that this class could actually be a good experience, and it could open my eyes to a new way of writing. I was against blogs before this class for one reason and one reason only, because I would always hear on television how celebrities would go on their blogs and make idiots of their selves, and I wasn’t going to let that be me. You also heard a lot how people [young adults] would get their selves in trouble on blogs, for instance like committing crimes like slander, and pretending to be a celebrity and giving them a bad name. I heard about all these things, and because of that I didn’t want to have my name tied to a blog.
This class however, changes all of those notions because it allowed us to write what we wanted, and besides work write on our free time. I realized that all bloggers weren’t the same after looking at all the pages on people who post such meaningful things about the things that are important to them. This English 104 class, not being like prior English classes showed me something different, and got me really interested in blog writing. This class has never presented me with anything boring, and writing in this blog has been everything I didn’t expect plus more.
This English class has been quite different, and I have to give all the credit of that to the professor Kim Volmer, because she was creative in coming up with the objective for this class, and the things we read and write about. She really jumped outside the box, because up to this point no other class has been like this class and because of that, she deserves all the credit for getting every student to think outside the box, and try something new. She’s a really good professor!!