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I'm finding this slightly insulting...

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 My husband is mid way through his bachelors degree and has finally taken English 101. Me being my nosy self, started "paging" through his two books he has for his two classes this quarter (he is doing school online and has e-books). The book they're having the English101 students use is beyone basic and I'm finding it as an insult to people taking the class.  I guess maybe it would be a good refresher course for those who've been out of shool for years...but still... I don't know the name of the book off hand as you can't read it as an entire book, each individual chapter is a PDF file and I don't know his log in info to be able to enter his "class room" to find that out. Anyway, I'm going over Chapter 3 since that was what was up and it goes over the 8 parts of speech and has you do exercises much like I give my second grader!!! Find the different parts of speech in these sentences and tell what they are. Except the book has the college students just write the highlighted parts of speech down...because they can't find it for themselves after the countless examples given in the chart???   Its also going over that 3-5 sentences are needed in a paragraph and that you should start your paragraphs in your main body with a topic sentence. Again...we went over that with my second grader...  I remember my hubby talking about the first few chapters going over how to brainstorm and organize your thoughts and even showed our daughter that he had to use the same "rhetorical star" (as its called in the book) we have already pinned on our learning wall.  A big star with each of the points of the star as reminders for what you are writing... Subject, audience, purpose, strategy, and design.  Granted with my daughter I do not stress strategy or design with what she writes as we haven't written research papers and her tone is usually always directed to me as of right now, but once we get more into that, then we'll go over those parts in more detail... 
I guess my point is, I'm insulted for my hubby who is forced to go over all of this again since his English credit didn't transfer over from our previous school.  This book so far has been a better tool for a second grader than it has for him, and I may actually use it for her, just replace "college" with whatever fits best in our situation.  Sorry, I had to rant.

by on Feb. 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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firefay
by Member on Feb. 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I suck at writing essays. I have trouble expressing what I need to say in an orderly manner for that purpose. I think a brief review is good, though.
No_Difference
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

 Brief is okay...but a whole  8 weeks review?

Quoting firefay:

I suck at writing essays. I have trouble expressing what I need to say in an orderly manner for that purpose. I think a brief review is good, though.

 

firefay
by Member on Feb. 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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Perhaps I should have said that before. If someone needs more help, there are tutoring services at most colleges if not all. Two weeks is review.
MommyMays
by on Feb. 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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Sounds about right, unfortunately. I was extremely insulted by the classes I had to take in college. And the classes DH took too. And it was like everybody got away with the bare minimum. I'm pretty sure my 3-1/2 year old could write a better paper than these people, or at least dictate one. ;) 

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