Middlebury, 2 questions

<p>Question 1: How does their SAT II/ACT/AP thingy work? Generally most colleges (not all, by far) require 2-3 SAT II tests, but MIddlebury has something weird; can you explain?</p>

<p>Question 2: I know it depends on the professor and stuff, but how hard and critically do the English professors generally grade? Like SUPER hard, or just like that of any college? Is there more of in-class writings as tests, or papers? Thanks!</p>

<p>These are good questions for the admissions office. DOn't be shy about contacting them with your questions and concerns. It's why they're there.</p>

<p>I took an English course and the professor graded fairly (certainly not hard). Geography is the department that is notorious for being stingy at giving out A's...</p>

<p>I think I understood Middlebury's test policies, after I checked out a book from the library.</p>

<p>I was just wondering about English, because I know Middlebury is really geared towards English/Foreign Languages, so I didn't know what to expect. I might want to be a lawyer, so I don't want English to hurt me that dearly.</p>

<p>I can't tell you about grading (each prof. grades differently), but i will promise you this: if you don't consider yourself to be a good writer when you enroll at Middlebury, you will be a good writer by the time you graduate. And the ability to write persuasively is one of the most important skills for a lawyer.</p>

<p>English classes in my experience are most often in a seminar format. You're expected to contribute to discussion, and most often write a number of papers outside of class. Occasionally, you might have to present a piece of work or lead discussion, but it's generally left to participation and papers. Papers, in my experience, are graded pretty fairly in literature classes. Sometimes, you'll have a period in which to meet with your professor to discuss the paper after it's graded.</p>

<p>Ok. I'm just saying, that I don't want to be like the weakest writer there, and end up getting a low-GPA. But I guess if it would make me a better writer/lawyer, do yall' think it would be a suitable match? Thanks!</p>

<p>How are Bowdoin and UT (Austin) in comparison to Middlebury's English program? Will it prepare you to be a better writer/lawyer? Thanks.</p>

<p>Arcadia and cotton are quite right. In English classes, you are expected to do the reading and contribute to discussion. Papers constitute a large part of the grade for any professor. Come finals time, we generally write final papers instead sitting for an exam. We also have a writing center with a team of writing tutors who are always availabe to help. Students are also always welcome to talk about their paper assignments or the papers themselves with professors, who are always helpful in my experience. As long as you have good ideas and support them with good arguments, you're fine. And you definitely will be a better writer when you leave. I want to be a writer, and I'm glad that I'm getting so much writing experience at Midd. My friend wants to be a lawyer, and she has no regrets about going to Midd and loves the writing program.</p>

<p>Are there any good websites that explain (in detail) proofreading skills? Sort of like the SAT section.</p>