Language Development and Socialization
Spring 2020 - I took this class during the quarantine, so my review may be different from other reviews. When the class began, the professor seemed so nice. The lectures and discussions were fun and engaging, then the midterm came. The MIDTERM was supposed to take 2 HOURS MAXIMUM, but it took me 6 HOURS. The class average was over 8 hours and the professor did not really care about it. After a lot of complaints, (and I think someone talked to the department head), she just changed. She became very helpful and understanding. She gave us extra credit, replaced the lower grade for the test with the higher test, and gave a much easier final. In the end, I kinda liked her. It was her first time in online teaching so she might not have known the difficulties, but overall, she deserves a higher rating than 2.4 (her rating was 2.4 when I wrote this review)
Winter 2021 - The lectures and lecture slides were straight to the point. Everything you need to know for assignments/quizzes is in the lecture or readings. There are no surprises! We had 3 quizzes and 3 assignments. In final's week, we had an optional make-up quiz that would replace your lowest quiz score and it was entirely questions from previous quizzes. The quizzes have about 10 questions of true/false or multiple choice. Sometimes they are worded tricky but if you put some thought into it you'll realize it wasn't very tricky at all. The assignments were mini essay questions. Each had a different amount of questions on relevant topics at the time. Usually, it was 2-3 questions of multiple parts. Students have the opportunity to go to office hours with a draft and ask "is this ok? what should I do?" so it isn't difficult to do well on the assignments. Attendance was not required in lecture but it was in discussion. We did have 2 free sections that we could miss without penalty, but we also could submit a reading response to our TA as alternate credit instead of showing up. Sections were really helpful tho, so I'd say if you can go, go. She offered extra credit for course evals. If 60% of the class completed them, we'd get an extra .5 points; 70% is an extra 1 point; and 90% was an extra 1.5 points. We got about 74% completion so we all got an extra point. It doesn't seem like much but there aren't much places to get points, so it is worth. She is extremely caring and understanding of the current situation. She made discussion optional during inauguration week, that type of understanding. They offered extensions for those who had good reason. I personally got 2 extensions and my TA and prof were very understanding about my situations.