Spring 2022 - By far, one of the best professors at UCLA! Writing is not my strongest suit but I'm glad to have taken this class with Professor Martinez. His live and welcoming energy made 8 am classes very much bearable! You'll feel your writing improve as the quarter goes on. The only homework assigned is usually short readings (provides PDFs so you do not have to buy them) that are briefly reviewed at the start of class. We had 3 different essays throughout the quarter, and each time we'd do peer reviews which made it very helpful to see what could be improved on before our final submission. His grading was fair and feedback was helpful. I felt he was always prepared for class with slides/handouts. We had to keep a notebook (physical or digital) with our notes, readings/annotations, essays, etc. in which he would do notebook checks here and there just to make sure we were keeping up with the class. If you have the opportunity to take this class with Professor Martinez, PLEASE DO! Highly recommend it.
Fall 2021 - I really enjoyed this class! Professor Martinez is extremely sweet and engaging and it is clear that he works hard to make the class interesting and straightforward. We focused on relevant issues and frequently discussed current events, an aspect I especially enjoyed. There were quite a few readings for this course but they weren't too long and were usually pretty fascinating. Martinez only assigned three major writing assignments the whole quarter and gave ample time and feedback for each. Overall I would highly recommend this professor and class, on top of being actually interesting and relatively easy Martinez is so kind and funny!
Winter 2019 - I enrolled in this class because it was one of the only ones left but BEST BEST class and professor you could possibly take for EngComp 3D!! He is so charismatic!! You will want to actually go to class and it is never boring. The readings he assigns are actually interesting too ! I was so scared to take a writing class because i suck at it but this class was actually ENJOYABLE.
Spring 2019 - This review is for both Peter Sellars and Andrew Martinez, since they both taught the class. The class is very easy, and is structured to make you learn more about yourself, rather than to get a certain letter grade. The class helped me reflect on my life and what I wanted in the future. I learned better ways to live my life and this class helped me re-examine my goals. Attendance is mandatory, but it's only once a week for an hour (even though it's listed as 3). Discussion is definitely mandatory though, but I found that discussion was fairly enlightening. Even if you miss class, just let your TA know and they'll let you make things up. Everybody is very understanding and kind, and I definitely enjoyed this class.