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Old 04-15-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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I need take one more General Ed class, and my counselor sugested "Intro to Lit." I wanted to know how do I prepare for this class, I am not an English major, or very good at it. What books should I, what should I study? I was going to try to email the professor once I register to the class, but if I can start now on preparing that would be better. Thank you if you reply.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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It's an Intro class, OP. You're not expected to be an English major (it's for non-majors). The only thing is--how are your writing skills? You'll probably be expected to write essays, after class discussion on a book, and hopefully, the instructor will explain how to read and understand literature.

Did you enjoy literature in high school? I wonder why the counselor suggested that class. Is everyone in your school required to have a basic lit class, for graduation? It's required in many universities.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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It's an Intro class, OP. You're not expected to be an English major (it's for non-majors). The only thing is--how are your writing skills? You'll probably be expected to write essays, after class discussion on a book, and hopefully, the instructor will explain how to read and understand literature.

Did you enjoy literature in high school? I wonder why the counselor suggested that class. Is everyone in your school required to have a basic lit class, for graduation? It's required in many universities.
The section is "Reading Proficiency" and it is only ENGL classes. Intro to lit is "ENGL 102c." They offer ENGL 103c Critical Reasoning and Writing, 104HC Critical Analysis and Literature , 106C Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking.

I like writing, research, the only thing I struggle with is novel interpretations. Or reading something that was written years ago. I tested my writing skills in a Art History paper a few semester ago, and got a B on the paper, so I think I am average in writing.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:33 AM
 
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Mike2017 - Email the professor today and tell him/her that you are considering enrolling in the course, but have questions about class expectations. Ask to see a copy of the syllabus, then follow-up with any specific questions you may have about assignments. Best of luck!
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:22 PM
 
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Mike2017 - Email the professor today and tell him/her that you are considering enrolling in the course, but have questions about class expectations. Ask to see a copy of the syllabus, then follow-up with any specific questions you may have about assignments. Best of luck!
Thank you, you gave me the idea to call the ENGL department, and they emailed me the syllabus for that section. I was also told that if I had any questions to call them. So thanks again.
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Old Yesterday, 11:52 PM
 
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You don't have to take the course your counselor suggests. You could take 103c and do the writing without the emphasis on literature.
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The section is "Reading Proficiency" and it is only ENGL classes. Intro to lit is "ENGL 102c." They offer ENGL 103c Critical Reasoning and Writing, 104HC Critical Analysis and Literature , 106C Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking.

I like writing, research, the only thing I struggle with is novel interpretations. Or reading something that was written years ago. I tested my writing skills in a Art History paper a few semester ago, and got a B on the paper, so I think I am average in writing.
I can definitely relate to the bolded. Maybe, in that case, you should take the "Critical Analysis" class. Sounds like they teach literary analysis, which would help you tremendously, in decoding novels. You could contact the department academic advisor, and ask. The advisors are there to provide you with this type of guidance.
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