Sunday, November 14, 2004


Engl 1101

At the beginning of the semester, when I learned that my English class was going to revolve around politics and that I was not required to read any books, I must admit, I was a bit dissatisfied. This was simply because I had grown accustomed to traditional English classes. I had never been a fan of politics, mostly since I had never known much about politics. Basically, I thought that I was not too fond of politics because the only major issues that I knew about were corrupt, like Nixon. I guess I kind of had this general idea that the government is twisted in many ways or not as it should be.

As the semester progressed, I realized that this type of political based English class has been extremely beneficial for me. I certainly needed to learn a few things about what is going on in the world today, specifically in the election. Before English 1101, I knew that I wanted to vote, since it would be my first chance, but I had absolutely no idea of who to vote for, or why.

Before, I could not really hold an intelligent conversation about Bush/Kerry’s policies, for instance, but now am familiar with many key issues. I feel much more involved with current events. The times that I have been working on things for English class have sadly been the only times that I have focused on the news lately. I am glad that Chuck has encouraged us to study articles related to the election.

Thanks, Danielle. I appreciate your kind words about the class.
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