I really liked this class. this was the only class that kept me sane throughout the semester. This semester was by far the worst and the hardest. I had a lot go on and would’ve rather taken a break. You guys really made my day when I was in class and although Foley can blab on and on about how much class i missed (which remind me.. I’ve always wondered how she took roll if she never once called out our names except for the first weeks. she knew everytime i wasn’t there..maybe cause she missed me…ha please! but yeah i always wondered!) i really loved going to it. You guys never failed to give me a laugh or something to remember that can make me laugh forever like the love for ” ; ” or the fear of bad grades and the hilarious critiques of papers etc etc… it was never a dull moment in class except for peer reviews lol! Well love you all much and hope to keep in tough on tumblr for a while!! Thanks for a great class you all!
I wonder if Foley will count this blog if it’s now 4 minutes in to dec 16… hopefully so. This A in the class will be the only highlight of my semester… and im not joking.
So I remember the first time I picked up a Harry Potter book. My friend recommended it since he had already read all of them. He loved them too but the only reason he got into them was a class at school. lol. It was an interesting experience. I couldn’t stop reading it, I would even get in trouble at school for reading. Lol. I know right pretty ridiculous but I even got in trouble at home with my mom (this was back in high school) for not doing my chores. I just couldn’t put the freaking book down to save my life. It was just full of magic. J.K. hid so many clues in those books that just blew my mind! By the time I finished the 7th book I was just amazed on the fact that she herself could come up with such an amazing story! Now that I took this HP class I’ve learned even more on how J.K expresses herself in many different ways and covers many interesting topics!! I love it. This is a great example of wordiness and clarity! Even though this is genuine, you may not understand or care to but one think you should care about is that I learned something about clarity and wordiness!
this idea is soooo coool, it really takes alot of courage to attempt to bring something like this to life and actually try to be taken seriously. I thnk this might be a really corny post but i think that quidditch in real life is really awesome. This is the chance for the book to really come to life.. literally. one of my goals in life is to go see a real life quidditch world cup. I haven’t even gotten the chance to see the team that we have here at school but i really want to do that. I had a lot of fun writing about why real life quidditch should be implemented in real life and possibly into the NCAA. I hope that spencer reads this post and can give me details, information, dates and times to matches sometime soon like in the spring that are going to take place somewhere close by. I wonder if i’ll ever see foley at one of those matches running around. I think that would be something taht i would enjoy. I’m sure she would be good except that I think that if foley was in HP she would play Hermione with an attitude and she can’t fly so… sucks! Go Foley!
so i was going through how many blogs i had to see how many more i needed and i ran across a link that i posted about daniel radcliff and how he doesn’t think that if there was another Harry potter he would probably not agree to be in it. What an asshole i thought… The movie that made him the millionaire that he is today he would just leave hanging. I never thought that any of the characters in the movie would come to that conclusion unless they were on their death bed. I’m coming to think that these people are complete jerks cause even in class, issac was saying that Emma Watson was bitch… and from this article it seems that he is a bit of a jerk as well. sure I understand that 10 years is a lot but what would he be doing if it wasn’t for HP… he wouldn’t be living the life of the rich and the famous obviously..how unappreciative.
After venting, I sat and thought about it. It would suck to be stuck in one role for the rest of your life. most of the members of the cast are going to live in that role for ever because this series is legend and every one loves them. It’s kind of like you’re trapped in your success. Ya you succeeded but everyone will always know you as Harry Potter and hermione, i’m sure that can get frustrating. I hope they move on to bigger things that may help them loose that role stuck on them.
So my friend wants to know why everybody seems to rag on twilight so much but only base their opinion on the movies. Lol this is what she has to say: “Yeah… the books are pretty awesome in my opinion noting against Harry Potter but everybody thinks that people who read these books are going to drop out of college, get pregnant, and block everybody out of their lifes just for a boy.. WRONG! I don’t think people are that obsessed (well maybe a little). And maybe how they have the wrong character playing Edward and the hot one playing Jacob.. Common get it right but whaterver. I mean I personally read these books for the f- of it and ended up liking them. I think Stephenie meyer does a pretty good job in her writing. I guess its really based on what you as an individual enjoy reading. Me personally I enjoy a great book. Thanks to Simona I started reading Harry Potter a couple of days ago. At first I couldn’t get into them and after the first few chapters I can pretty much say I’m hooked. Unfortunately I’ve seen the movies before I read the books so that kind of killed it for me.” -Kat
She’s pretty awesome but harry potter is way better than twilight… sorry
This counts for a blog because we talked about how twilight was better the HP in class!
So I’ve gone through a whole semester without venting about something that really bothers me about the HP movies and today I was having dinner with my roommates (mama noodles, lobster flavored fish, vegetables, eggs, just in case you were wondering lol) and one of my best friends that now lives with me ( she came to class one day and you all stared at her weird which was pretty funny) is barely reading HP and she was talking about Peeves and it reminded me…. how in the whole entire world, would you not put Peeves in the movies. He is the funniest thing invented! Who wouldn’t love to see this annoying person running around teasing everyone and being a pest… especially when someone is in trouble or is up to no good! Idk personally i think that peeves would’ve added that little touch to the movies.. It would’ve been an extra funny part and I doubt it would’ve cost that much more to add him. There are a lot of scenes in the book that weren’t in the movie but i think i could live without those but Peeves…. omg! Come on!!! Ugh!
Wow! There’s so much to choose from! lol It think my favorite assignments were the ones that didn’t require you to analyze something rhetorically. If it involved your own opinion and freedom writing it was great. it was something that was so much more easier to complete. I guess it’s easier to write your own stuff than interpret someone else’s work. I like more opinionated pieces because when it comes to peer reviews, IF your partner did their work you can actually sit there and pretend to be someone who is against whatever they are arguing to see if they can actually convince you. When it’s your turn to give them comments and suggest ways for them to better their paper so that they can have a more convincing appeal, it’s easy and you’re being genuine which in the long run could really help them get a better grade instead of just bullshitting! I think analyzing someone else’s work with all the technical stuff is hard because when some one is trying to convince you, you’re trying to focus on whether what they’re saying is legit not whether it has fallacies or stats or what tone their talking in or what appeal they are working and blah blah blah. I think studying it is good to learn what strategies are good and which are bad and don’t work but if someone is trying to convince you, it’s not that big of a deal to find the technical stuff!!
Dear future students,
First of all let me say congratulations on even getting into the harry potter class you don’t know how many people out there would really like to take your spot! Second of all, let me also say… you’re about to be in for a good wake up call if you expect to sit in class and “nerd out” like Foley likes to say about Harry Potter. I think each and everyone of us expected to be doing that or something in relation like quidditch on the field maybe? haha well the first day, i think each and everyone of us regretted even signing up for the class… haha Foley threw a curveball at us! She put on such a great show and told us how hard she was gonna be on us and how if we didn’t want to do work or write to just leave now. From how she started us, class was going to be miserable… little did we know. This class was sooo bittersweet! It makes you want to go to class everyday (like I should be talking huh foley?) but then it makes you want to miss every class because almost every class, you had to turn something in. So you wanted to go to class but wished you could go in empty handed. It’s really an awesome class regardless of what anyone says. sure you’re going to have to write tons of papers and read lots of pages, but what else do you expect when you attend one of the most prestigious colleges in the world? Coloring pages… please! If you write your papers and put some effort into them, you will be fine. Foley will make funny comments about your papers and how much they suck and how they’re boring but really, that’s what you need in order to be able to improve so if you’re here stick to it… they’ll be plenty of time to nerd out and eat cookies, trust me and if Foley ever asks “who’s hungry and wants to do me a big favor” don’t raise your hand… she’s gonna send you to CVS to buy cookies… even if you’re on crutches lol
But really, be patient and let go and this class will be one of your favorites, if not the!
Plus you get to play with photoshop… how cool?!!?
Have fun guys,
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