Because this was unlike what he had to do in his Freshmen Composition or Biology class, this approach was foreign to him. He was use to summarizing and proving his textual coherence but now he was more focused on new ways of thinking and writing for that class. HIS grades In the poetry class never Improved. The social aspects as well as his coherence Influenced his writing. Dave had a connection to the writing his both of his other classes but not to poetry.
He thought that none of the poetry related except for the salary literary devices. He also felt that he was an outsider on the adolescence while his instructor wasn't. He would spend hours writing the essay to fulfill the required Manner and Quality just to have his errors pointed out without any explanation as to why they were wrong. Dave felt that, "In Poetry, more or less each poem is different, o it's not taught to you.
You just have to figure it out from that poem itself and hope Dry. Forsook likes it" (251 This hindered Dive's chance of succeeding in the class. Because he saw that his writing was failing he could've asked to meet with the professor privately to discuss what he was doing wrong. The professor also could've had more guideline lectures and helped the students by pointing out some details in the poem that would've benefited their writing.