ENGL 4W

Critical Reading and Writing

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Caitlin Benson See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness N/A Workload 3.3 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.7

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She was very helpful and helped me improve my writing. I enjoyed this class and highly recommend it for a Writing II requirement. Some of the books were a little long, but this class was enjoyable and even fun at times. I highly recommend taking this class. It has two essays and a rewrite for the final essay. It includes group work, but the work load is manageable. To do well in this class, go to every meeting, talk in class, and really listen to her suggestions. Also, if you are struggling or even if you aren't, go to her office hours. They help a lot and she is friendly.

Spring Quarter 2016
Stacie Cassarino See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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This class was amazing, Professor Cassarino is so friendly and supportive. She really encourages you to speak up in class, and participation does count. However, the class sizes are small, which makes for a comfortable atmosphere and deep conversations. All assigned readings do need to be done and analyzed enough where you can talk about it for two hours. We had to write two essays, and had a final project. We were also required to discuss /post questions on the class blog site. Overall, if you work hard, read all the assigned readings, and have great time management (we had to close read about 20 poems in the first week and a half) then you should be fine. Professor Cassarino is so knowledgeable and her lecturing style is so unique and refreshing. Highly recommend this class, topics are interesting!

Spring Quarter 2015
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Jack Caughey See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Prof. Caughey is great. One of the most unconventional yet educational English classes I've ever taken. Really cool, chill guy who fosters a casual environment (the class is usually only about 25 kids) but also expects a lot from his students. He has a unique grading scale that is based on accumulating points for the work that you do, rather than getting a grade on each assignment. Your final letter grade is equivalent to a range of points, so you are only working up to a grade rather than averaging out individually graded assignments. The more assignments you do, and the better you do on those assignments, the more points you will have and the higher your grade will be. Really cool system that de-emphasizes the importance of a single grade/assignment and encourages you to try hard on types of writing you excel at, but also to take a stab at writing assignments you might not be as good at knowing your attempt will only help your grade rather than hurt it. Highly encourage taking 4W with Prof. Caughey.

Fall Quarter 2015
Christine Chism See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.3 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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As other reviews have mentioned, your experiences in the course will vary depending on your TA. I DID want to mention that Professor Chism co-signed a LOR which my TA wrote for me in this course, and I felt that was very kind of her!

Fall Quarter 2019
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