Finally. I’d been looking forward to this class for over a year and it did not disappoint. I enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University to become a better writer. To my mind, everything so far either built up to this or was merely a delay. ENG-226 and ENG-340 had some great writing opportunities, but ENG-329 was the first class to focus exclusively on writing and peer workshops.
It’s about what you’d expect from a 300-level course simply titled “Shakespeare.” There’s a lot of reading, a lot of writing, and for a lot of us, a lot of frustration. I think most of what I didn’t like comes down to the pacing of the course and the scope of the project.
Like a history class, I thought that World Mythology might be a great source of inspiration for my own stories. Where HIS-200 failed to be engaging, I did find World Mythology to be interesting, a bit challenging, and even fun.
English 340 was a roller coaster of a class for me—and not like the little kiddie coasters. This could be a premium ride at Six Flags. Super high highs, super low lows, corkscrews, and at one point I was pretty sure I was upside-down.
The best classes don’t fill a student’s head with contextless information, and they certainly don’t tell students what to think. The best classes teach students how to think.
MAT-125 is the first of two courses in my fourth term at SNHU. It was maddening. I screamed. I cursed. I considered ritual seppuku. It wasn’t hard, just infuriating.
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