Letter to a Future Hybrid Student
Dear Future Hybrid Student,
Welcome to English 214! I enjoyed taking this class and hopefully you will too! I am going to give you a few pieces of advice that could help you in the upcoming semester.
First, make sure that you pick a topic that you are interested in and that you don’t mind writing about for the whole semester. I’m sure most of the letters you read are going to have this advice, but that’s because it’s so important. After a while, the posts you make begin to feel redundant. At one point, I felt like I was making the same post repeatedly. Please make sure that you find a topic that is broad enough so that you can continue to write about it without getting bored, or constantly reaching to find new material.
Another piece of advice is to not wait until the last minute to do the assignment. I know that everyone says not to procrastinate, yet everyone still procrastinates. But if you at least start the assignment immediately and work on it throughout the week, then you can figure out what you want to write about and won’t have to deal with the stress of trying to come up with a 500-word assignment 2 hours before the deadline.
It helps to work on the assignment piece by piece. Each day, it’s good to set a goal for yourself to write a certain number of words in each paragraph. By Sunday night, you have enough of the assignment done and you don’t have to stress about the word count.
Finally, make sure that you always turn in the assignments and show up to every class. Even if it’s not your best work or you didn’t make the word count, it is always better to turn the assignment in and get some points out of it rather than turning nothing in at all.
I hope you have fun with your topic in the upcoming semester, and get as much out of the class as you can. Enjoy English 214, and have a happy, stress-free semester!