Approaches to University Writing
Spring 2022 - Leslie is a fantastic teacher, and her comments were constructive in improving my essays. However, the first half of the class was packed with reading reflections due in every single class, and you were expected to finish the essay draft within two nights, which I thought was challenging. There were three writing projects for the course, based on nine readings. You would pick at least one reading to answer the prompt and support your arguments. Each project had two drafts to be submitted, and you would have a conference with her and use her suggestions to edit your essay. The last and the most significant portion of your grade would come from revising two writing projects from your selection. So, the last one-third of the class was quite laid back which I found nice after a tiring academic year. Along the way, you would learn how to construct and organize your arguments, revise your writing mechanics, and improve your writing skills. In addition, I found some tools that helped me write that I would use for future essays, such as a collocation dictionary (Ozdic) or other tips. Overall, it was a good class, and I recommend taking it with her. The tips are don't be afraid to speak up in the class and carefully take notes of her suggestions on your essays.
Fall 2016 - This review is actually for ENG CCOMP 2 which I took with professor Galvin. Her classes are boring and unengaging. Though I must say that the topics discussed in class are actually rather interesting. Professor Galvin has this special ability to lag, like a computer under a virus-attack. She possesses only one type of hear and it is slow, slow slow. Her processing is so slow and as a result, she mumbles unclear information in fragments and pieces, which makes the ambiguous information being presented even more confusing for us. Members of the class always have to whisper among ourselves to piece together the disintegrated information we may have, but that does not seem to work as well. Her classes are slow paced but relaxing. Though I cannot say I enjoyed this class, the class was reasonably easy and Professor is fair on work set.