Taking inspiration from Jo(e), I passed out index cards and asked my students to write down one thing they learned in class this semester. These are the anonymous responses I received in the order in which I received them.
I learned how much thought and process goes into writing a well-written assignment.
I learned how to format my papers in MLA format.
I learned about Chris Burden, the performance artist who had his assistant shoot him as their act.
I learned about Dropbox and its excellence.
I learned how to organize my thoughts in a coherent way.
I learned how to go beyond the obvious analysis of works to find a deeper message.
In this class, I learned that I really don't understand art (paintings, photos, shark-in-a-tank), but I really do like shark-in-a-tank.
In this class, I learned a lot about different kinds of new artists.
I learned how to write a better thesis than I usually have with the standard "Although . . ." sentence.
I had my first serious writing class. It helped me find a writing process that works and to analyze my own work deeper.
I learned that college professors can be nice and understanding!