Interdisciplinary Academic Writing
Prof Beiderwell has a deep understanding for the complexity of the English langugage. For the 1st 5 weeks he had us read articles/excerpts to learn different writing styles. Then for the last 5 weeks we worked on our own 15 page essay on ANY TOPIC OF CHOICE (after discussing with him). Our 100W class had students who wrote at a wide range of proficiencies. What is great about Beiderwell is that he is a useful professor for students of all writing calibers. He helps you structure your essay in the most clear and concise manner, and guides you to use succinct verbage. Overall the best writing professor I've had ever. period.
Spring 2023 - This class was much easier than I expected for a writing II class. There were only two main assignments: two research papers, around 10 pages each, that she guides you on during class. You can also meet with her one-on-one to get a tentative grade on each paper, so that you can know what to work on and you have a chance to improve your grade before it's finalized. Tamar is very funny, helpful, and casual, which creates a welcoming classroom environment.
Spring 2018 - Professor De is great at helping her students become better writers. At first, the assignments, (of which there are only a few), might seem challenging. However, if you put forth your best effort and ask for help when needed, there is no reason why you should not succeed in this class. I truly feel that I have developed a better ability to write a complex paper, which is a very good asset to have while writing in college, regardless of the class. What I particularly liked about the research paper assignment is that we were able to pick out our own topic, which made writing the paper much more enjoyable. I also enjoyed listening to all of the research paper presentations, as they were not only entertaining but also very informative. Overall, I would definitely recommend taking this class. You will become a better writer and will feel proud of what you have accomplished.
Spring 2022 - Randy was one of the best professors I have taken at UCLA. He teaches you how to write essays completely different than what you have learned previously. Although it sounds intimidating he shows you each step you should be taking. He also has a group project where you discuss your future career goals and how climate change may impact that. He is not a harsh grader as long as you listen to his directions in class. He also co-teaches with Christensen; they have the same exact assignments. The only difference is who grades them and decides if you're on contract or not (he just says if you passed the essay, doesn't really tell you you got an A).