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Caitlin Solone

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4.4
Overall Ratings
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Easiness 3.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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DIS STD 101W
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Nov. 23, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: N/A

Best class I have taken at UCLA! Professor Solone is so amazing. She is very clear with lectures, talks about engaging topics, and actually cares about her students (which is very obvious). There are also some really interesting guest speakers she brings in that are awesome to listen to. The TA I had for this class (Miya Shaffer) was also one of the best TAs I have ever had. She was always more than happy to help and was very kind to me through some tough times. They are extremely accommodating and understanding and truly want u to succeed not only in this class, but also in life. 100/10 recommend this class for your writing 2! It has also changed the way I look at the world and actually impacted me, which I have never said about a class before lol

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DIS STD 101W
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Dec. 1, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: N/A

Professor Solone made this class engaging and the way she composes her powerpoints will not get you bored (because lecture is 2 hours). The only factor that let me down during this course was the significant impact your TA has on your grade. TAs are really really really harsh when grading your essays and reading summaries that they will not cut you some slack so be prepared. Try to build a bond with your TA or be on their good side, otherwise this class will feel like not only a W2 class but also a MAJOR class.

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April 2, 2023
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A+

The workload was very light imo, and I had a lot of fun. This really is an easy A/A+ class, but you also learn a lot. You are also able to do 2 EC assignments which boost your grade 2%. Classes and discussions are mandatory and strictly enforced, though, and you have to fill out a form to confirm you attended. I had a lot of fun in this class and met some great people. I highly recommend this as a writing II fulfillment!

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March 23, 2023
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+

There is a reason this class is so sought after. I think everyone at UCLA should be made to take this class! I learned so much in this class and it really opened my eyes to how inaccessible and ableist our society is. In terms of class structure, there are readings assigned every week with a couple of films assigned also. The work, in my opinion, was very manageable. The only things that were super daunting were the presentation and the final essay/project. However, if you have a good group, the presentation should not be too bad. For the final assignment, you could write an essay or submit a film project with a script. I actually found the final project to be really fun and I learned a lot while doing research for it. As for professor Solone, she is such a gem. She is so compassionate and knowledgeable! I feel that there is no one better suited to teach this class. She prioritizes inclusion and values the feedback she gets from students. At one point in the class, I remember getting emotional at just how understanding the teaching team is for this class. All the pressure from other classes to be perfect and know everything from the jump is not there in dis std 101w. The teaching team knows that you’re still learning and approach their lessons with that understanding. It makes me wish all my classes were like that. I remember talking with my TA about how stressed as was about an assignment and she was gracious enough to extend the due date for me because she could see how much pressure I was under. All this to say, this class has such amazing teachers that value your well-being and offers such important insight into the inaccessibility of our society. THIS IS A MUST-TAKE CLASS!!

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Feb. 2, 2023
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A

Professor Solone is my favorite professor I've ever had at UCLA. She truly cares a lot about her students and is an amazing person. She's a super accommodating person and makes the content digestible. I experienced a traumatic event the week of our final paper and she excused me from the paper entirely. She also checked in with me and was genuinely concerned for my well-being. I hope her McDonald's fries are always hot and crispy and her pillow is always on the cold side.

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DIS STD 101W
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Jan. 14, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

She is the most understanding, considerate, and respectful professor I have ever had. She often incorporated mindfulness into her lectures and always acknowledged any important political events that can be overwhelming for students. It is clear that she genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her students. With that said, her lectures were very engaging and informative. We only had two big papers- one 5 page and one 10 page. The material was so interesting and so important to learn about. She also offers extra credit for attending events. Overall, she is the best professor I have ever had. You guys will not regret taking her class.

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Feb. 2, 2024
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A

Pretty easy class and prof is very understanding

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DIS STD 101W
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Feb. 28, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

Overall this was a great class and the professor is obviously passionate about what she's teaching. However the papers were unfairly harsh, the TAs took points off for every little thing. Just be careful that this class is not the easy A you might have been expecting, you have to work hard on the papers and make sure they match the rubric exactly.

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DIS STD 101W
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March 29, 2021
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A

This course felt extremely important, and honestly, I wish that disability studies were required in more curriculums. The professor was also very kind and accommodating, especially during a pandemic. As far as writing classes go, I feel like this one was definitely easier and less stressful than most others. Your grade pretty much depends on your TA, so some TA's are obviously more lenient than others.

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DIS STD 101W
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March 31, 2021
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+

This class is known to be one of the easier writing 2 classes. Your grade is largely dependent on essays (obviously). However I do feel like some TA were too harsh when grading. Some important disability studies concepts were not defined in class, therefore it was difficult when writing the papers. Make sure to do the extra credit assignments and go to your TA office hours to receive feedback on your drafts. I did this for the final paper and felt more confident in what I was writing.

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DIS STD 101W
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: N/A
Nov. 23, 2021

Best class I have taken at UCLA! Professor Solone is so amazing. She is very clear with lectures, talks about engaging topics, and actually cares about her students (which is very obvious). There are also some really interesting guest speakers she brings in that are awesome to listen to. The TA I had for this class (Miya Shaffer) was also one of the best TAs I have ever had. She was always more than happy to help and was very kind to me through some tough times. They are extremely accommodating and understanding and truly want u to succeed not only in this class, but also in life. 100/10 recommend this class for your writing 2! It has also changed the way I look at the world and actually impacted me, which I have never said about a class before lol

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DIS STD 101W
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: N/A
Dec. 1, 2021

Professor Solone made this class engaging and the way she composes her powerpoints will not get you bored (because lecture is 2 hours). The only factor that let me down during this course was the significant impact your TA has on your grade. TAs are really really really harsh when grading your essays and reading summaries that they will not cut you some slack so be prepared. Try to build a bond with your TA or be on their good side, otherwise this class will feel like not only a W2 class but also a MAJOR class.

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DIS STD 101W
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A+
April 2, 2023

The workload was very light imo, and I had a lot of fun. This really is an easy A/A+ class, but you also learn a lot. You are also able to do 2 EC assignments which boost your grade 2%. Classes and discussions are mandatory and strictly enforced, though, and you have to fill out a form to confirm you attended. I had a lot of fun in this class and met some great people. I highly recommend this as a writing II fulfillment!

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DIS STD 101W
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
March 23, 2023

There is a reason this class is so sought after. I think everyone at UCLA should be made to take this class! I learned so much in this class and it really opened my eyes to how inaccessible and ableist our society is. In terms of class structure, there are readings assigned every week with a couple of films assigned also. The work, in my opinion, was very manageable. The only things that were super daunting were the presentation and the final essay/project. However, if you have a good group, the presentation should not be too bad. For the final assignment, you could write an essay or submit a film project with a script. I actually found the final project to be really fun and I learned a lot while doing research for it. As for professor Solone, she is such a gem. She is so compassionate and knowledgeable! I feel that there is no one better suited to teach this class. She prioritizes inclusion and values the feedback she gets from students. At one point in the class, I remember getting emotional at just how understanding the teaching team is for this class. All the pressure from other classes to be perfect and know everything from the jump is not there in dis std 101w. The teaching team knows that you’re still learning and approach their lessons with that understanding. It makes me wish all my classes were like that. I remember talking with my TA about how stressed as was about an assignment and she was gracious enough to extend the due date for me because she could see how much pressure I was under. All this to say, this class has such amazing teachers that value your well-being and offers such important insight into the inaccessibility of our society. THIS IS A MUST-TAKE CLASS!!

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DIS STD 101W
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Feb. 2, 2023

Professor Solone is my favorite professor I've ever had at UCLA. She truly cares a lot about her students and is an amazing person. She's a super accommodating person and makes the content digestible. I experienced a traumatic event the week of our final paper and she excused me from the paper entirely. She also checked in with me and was genuinely concerned for my well-being. I hope her McDonald's fries are always hot and crispy and her pillow is always on the cold side.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
DIS STD 101W
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 14, 2021

She is the most understanding, considerate, and respectful professor I have ever had. She often incorporated mindfulness into her lectures and always acknowledged any important political events that can be overwhelming for students. It is clear that she genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her students. With that said, her lectures were very engaging and informative. We only had two big papers- one 5 page and one 10 page. The material was so interesting and so important to learn about. She also offers extra credit for attending events. Overall, she is the best professor I have ever had. You guys will not regret taking her class.

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DIS STD 101W
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Feb. 2, 2024

Pretty easy class and prof is very understanding

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DIS STD 101W
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 28, 2021

Overall this was a great class and the professor is obviously passionate about what she's teaching. However the papers were unfairly harsh, the TAs took points off for every little thing. Just be careful that this class is not the easy A you might have been expecting, you have to work hard on the papers and make sure they match the rubric exactly.

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DIS STD 101W
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 29, 2021

This course felt extremely important, and honestly, I wish that disability studies were required in more curriculums. The professor was also very kind and accommodating, especially during a pandemic. As far as writing classes go, I feel like this one was definitely easier and less stressful than most others. Your grade pretty much depends on your TA, so some TA's are obviously more lenient than others.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
DIS STD 101W
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
March 31, 2021

This class is known to be one of the easier writing 2 classes. Your grade is largely dependent on essays (obviously). However I do feel like some TA were too harsh when grading. Some important disability studies concepts were not defined in class, therefore it was difficult when writing the papers. Make sure to do the extra credit assignments and go to your TA office hours to receive feedback on your drafts. I did this for the final paper and felt more confident in what I was writing.

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