Monday, November 15, 2004


In Repsonse to Danielle's ENGL 1101 Post

Let's give a round of applause to Chuck for making our English class based on politics and the election. He made a very good decision and took advantage of the fact that we were to have a presidential election this year. I don't see why there aren't more classes focused on the same thing. Throughout high school I never learned very much about the entire election process and never went into depth or discussed anything about it. After this semester, I doubt I'll have a class that focuses on politics again (except for maybe a History class, which most likely would not discuss election issues anyway). I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to learn more about politics and the way our country runs elections in English class, otherwise I might have always been confused. I'm not just brown-nosing here either ... I thought that the class would be a complete bore and that I would hate it just because it was based on politics. As the weeks went on, however, I found myself enjoying the topics we discussed and I was glad to know a little more of what was going on in the world. I'm curious about how this class would work when we're not in the election season, which is more often than not. Would students learn as much without being able to flip on the tv and recognize something that you learned in class? Once again, I feel lucky to have had this class during this semester. Thanks Chuck!
Thanks, Derek. These kinds of comments mean a lot, especially when I've had such a crazy semester.
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