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My experience in the Honors Program has been fantastic. When I first thought of taking Honors classes, I was sure it would just be an extra load of work on top of my already full course load. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t. The best example I can give was for my Honors World Literature class. Dr. Schwer didn’t decide to make us write a dozen papers, she asked us to take what we read and translate it into another form to show our understanding of the material. One assignment was to imagine that a reading was being made into a film, and then create a movie trailer based on that film. Another assignment was to take a reading and return it to her in another form, be it song, painting, costume, or whatever I could design. I enjoyed having a class that wasn’t just asking me to recite a list of items I had been asked to memorize; I was being taught how to learn. That, to me, is what the Honors Program is about.

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Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260
E-Mail:
jbaker@fairmontstate.edu