Visible Language: Study of Writing
I took M182 with Burke. He is a great professor and a great communicator. If someone was unable to do well in this class it simply means that the person did not take good enough notes. His tests are strait from the notes. So, if you take good notes and listen to the podcast-ed lectures online to review, you will get an A in the class.
Terrible lecturer. I don't usually post...actually I don't think I have ever rated a professor. But this man was the worst professor I have had yet. And I feel kind of bad because he is really a nice man but his class is mind-bogglingly hard to follow. He talks as if he was writing a really bad intellectual paper- like the kind that talk in circles all the while using big words so it sounds better. But in his case, he is very versed in the subject but just cannot communicate his thoughts succinctly. I was often so lost as to what he was talking about while expending extraneous efforts to understand him. So needless to say, though he seems like a really nice person, I would not suggest taking his class under any circumstances.