ENGCOMP 3

English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

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Kathleen Balgley See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 1.8 Helpfulness 2.2

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I had her for english in seventh grade. Her class was ridiculously easy. She taught me how to use this ;. she is my favorite teacher forever. :)

Oct. 28, 2010
Bruce Beiderwell Full Profile > 4.2 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.2 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
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Bruce Beiderwell See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.2 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.3

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Shannon Brennan See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor Brennan is amazing. She was incredibly kind and funny. I actually became a better writer in her class, and the course work was easy but not boring.

For English Comp 3 take this class. It was a great way to start my freshman year and I made some good friends, became a better writer, and got a good grade.

Fall Quarter 2015
Maija Burnett See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.3 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.6

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You're very lucky if you can get into this class since so many people want her.
She is always available via email and willing to help you with your papers.
Office hours is a must, and she's very approachable.
Maija even brings her students treats! Today we got Diddy Riese cookies!

She writes all over your papers - at first it was intimidating but after going to office hours, getting an A was highly possible.

Dec. 4, 2008
Teddi Chichester See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.3

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I was a little intimidated by her on the first class, "Wow! So much work to do!" but it turned out that she arranges everything so properly that you won't feel overload at all. Prof Chichester is very concerned, encouraging and willing to help you. Do go to the office hours cause she ll give you a lot of useful advices. Also the course readings are quite interesting, with the theme of romantic love. Actually this is even my first English writing class, as an international student. but I'm so happy that I got all As in the class

Sept. 8, 2011
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Tamar Christensen See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 3.9

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Grammar b is a joke. Few first-year students realize this: easy/interesting class ≠ rewarding class. I'm a sophomore now. After one year of taking other writing-intensive classes, I guarantee you that this class is useless. They can't teach you anything without bragging about themselves. For those of you who have taken her class, you know who the other person is.

Fall Quarter 2018
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Richard Creese See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.2 Workload 3.3 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.5

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I highly recommend taking Professor Creese's class!! He's a nice and humorous guy who's passionate about what he's teaching, and his suggestions to your paper are always critical, useful and easy to follow. The workload is manageable, and all you need to do throughout the quarter is to write three papers. You won't be tested or blamed if you don't read or watch anything.

My suggestions to someone who takes this course:
1. You better watch most of the required movies (mine are screwball comedies from the 1930s and 1940s) before the professor talks about them in class, or you will be completely lost and you will have no idea what notes to take. Most times you should watch two 2-hour-long movies each week. I find these comedies super entertaining to watch, so I would seldom regard them as a burden.

2. The text reader is optional and I won't recommend you buying a new one, since all the useful quotes you may need will be given by the professor anyway and the reader is way too expensive. You can survive without any issue if you don't read anything.

3. Take notes! Write down what the professor comments on the movie. Use them in your paper. Use the quotes given in the prompts for paper. This makes writing the paper much easier.

4. You are allowed to rewrite all papers. Be prepared to be disappointed by your first grade. Most students will get a C. As long as you make changes according to professor’s suggestions, even though they may be tiny, you will be guaranteed to get a B or A as the new grade. No office hours required.

5. To international students: do not worry about this class. Professor Creese is very considerate and he will always turn on the subtitles. This class does not require any pre-knowledge about American culture or history. Also he is very tolerant on grammar and format problems.

Winter Quarter 2019
Shane Crosby See Full Profile

Overall 4.9 Easiness 4.8 Workload 2.9 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 4.9

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Prof Crosby is a great professor and somehow managed to get us to participate in an 8am class. I also learned a lot about the world and myself in this class, which i am very thankful about.
Nevertheless, here are some important points to consider:
- attendance is required. You get one unexcused absence. After that, your grade drops a whole letter for every class missed. Two tardies count as an absence
- this class has a huge workload. The homework took me more time than chem, bio and math combined.
- you need to participate in class.

Next to that, the class is really fun and truly an easy A or even A+

Winter Quarter 2019
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