My junior year of high school, I took AP Language with the best teacher I have ever had. Ms. Hicks introduced me to a wide variety of writing techniques and styles. but the most important skill I developed in that class was thesis-writing and analyzation.
These two skills are what I carried with me when I dual-enrolled my senior year and what I have used in my first semester at Georgia State. I think that English 1103 has only built upon that foundation and given me even more knowledge and practice with these skills. I love the setup of the projects, where each one builds upon the last, building to a true academic research project. The steps that we used to ramp up to our Primary Source Analysis, the Reading Responses and the Annotated Bibliographies are extremely practical ways to go about writing seriously about a topic.