Dear 214 Students,

Dear future English 214 students,

You’re probably reading this wondering to yourself “should I stay in this section of ENGLISH 214?”. My answer to you is YES! This English class is probably the most different class I’ve ever took. Everything is online, so I did not have to waste money buying a notebook. The biggest difference in this class compared to other English class is everything is in a blog. You don’t have to worry about 12-point font Times New Roman, double space, 1-inch margin. The only thing you have to worry about is the quality of your writing. The cost of this course is less than $5, $0 if you decide to share your New York Times subscription with your friends.

I took this course in the Summer of 2016, where I was working 40 hours a week and taking another writing course. I wrote approximately 10,000 words during those 8 weeks which is considered as a lot. If you’re someone who’s into writing, I recommend taking this course in the summer. It will be easy for you! But, if you’re someone that’s working full time in the summer and taking other classes, I will not recommend this course for you. However, if you’re taking this in the school year, I suggest you should stay!

Overall, this course is very easy. Professor Shannon gave us a lot of time to work on our assignment. He was very clear on the due dates, and what he wanted us to write about. When it comes to picking your topic in the beginning of the year, please spend a lot of time on it! I picked medical marijuana because I thought it was going to be fun and interesting. However, in the end of the course, I ended up not knowing what to write. I started getting lazy when it comes to do my writing assignments because I already knew so much about it. Therefore, I am warning you now, PICK A TOPIC THAT YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT! It is the best option because you get to learn many new things on the way. 
One last tip I have for this course is to make a schedule of your writing, and DO NOT wait until the day before to write your blog posts!

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