All Ratings and Reviews for Alice Mandell
About the class:
The class is definitely not as easy as everyone says it is! The GE component (midterm and final exams) is easy but the papers are not easy to write! The prompts are dense and they definitely take a lot of thought and research to do well in. There is a lot of information to cover and they want you to make a lot of connections in the paper. But everything is completely doable! As long as you put in time and effort and ask your TA for feedback, it is all good!
The class itself is pretty interesting to me because its not really about religion but about HOW that religion sees Jerusalem as a special place. We are standing in a neutral scholar point of view to examine the religion and their religious views. I kinda struggled with this idea in the beginning but it was fine after the first 2-3 weeks!
About the professor:
She is clear and very lenient! She gives out study guides but she doesnt post her slides! Some times she would say something but the slide would give other information so it was kinda hectic trying to jot down information from both the slide and from what she was saying.
She is the WORST prof I've ever had in my 4 years at UCLA. She doesn't care about students at all. She only offers OH one day of every week and she is not negotiable in terms of extra OH. She said she is only available at one time. Her lectures are boring and not intriguing at all. She never posts slides which forces you to attend boring lectures. Really, if you want to have a happy and useful writing II experience, never take her class. She really ruined my last quarter.
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