Fall 2020 - Professor Ellen is really sweet and was a great professor. She was extremely helpful during office hours and made an effort to make sure we felt prepared to major assignments. The class itself was about as difficult as you would expect a college-level english course to be. We had two or three major grades based on readings, and Professor Ellen made sure to include many low-risk writing assignments throughout the quarter as well as a buffer to our grade (you did well on these low risk assignments as long as you tried). I have to admit the major essays were a little difficult, but if you dedicated enough time and effort to them and took advantage of the Professor's office hours then you would do well. Professor Ellen's grading style made it easy to get a B but difficult to get an A. The class is extremely discussion based which makes it pretty engaging over Zoom, and Professor does make an effort to try to make the course interesting and fun for everyone. Overall, would recommend this class.