Very Comfortable class, Only 3 essays However, because it is only a prerequisite, not many students normally show up. English Comp A is technically 4 units which don't actually count. Also the grade you receive at the end of the quarter does not count in your gpa. Beiderwell is very understanding and concerned about both stances of an argument while incorporating "they say/I say" into essays. He also uses many articles from news and tabloids in order to expand essay topics and his students ideas. Professor Beiderwell is a very laid back and confident choice for Eng Comp A.
Prof Beiderwell has a deep understanding for the complexity of the English langugage. For the 1st 5 weeks he had us read articles/excerpts to learn different writing styles. Then for the last 5 weeks we worked on our own 15 page essay on ANY TOPIC OF CHOICE (after discussing with him). Our 100W class had students who wrote at a wide range of proficiencies. What is great about Beiderwell is that he is a useful professor for students of all writing calibers. He helps you structure your essay in the most clear and concise manner, and guides you to use succinct verbage. Overall the best writing professor I've had ever. period.