Esha De

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Approaches to University Writing See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.2

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I actually had Esha for Women Studies 10. She is an amazing professor! Not only is she adorable, but she is also extremely concerned, helpful, and sweet. She really gets into discussion during lecture, which makes the class a thousand times more interesting. She encourages everyone to participate, and even memorizes the names of those who do! She is very passionate about the subject matter, which personally, i found extremely interesting. There's a lot of readings, but most of them are pretty short and the ones that are long are fast reads because they're interesting, and, for the most part, pretty contemporary. She is the nicest lady ever; extremely approachable and very kind. I would definitely, 100% recommend this class to anyone, including guys. It's not difficult at all. The midterm is a breeze if you go over the study guide. It's very straightforward, simple, and short. They also grade fairly. The final is take home, and is pretty much formatted the same way as the midterm, just longer. I loved my TA, Jennifer Musto. So if you have the chance of having her, definitely take her! She's passionate, intelligent, and also really sweet. Although she posts the power points online, and even sends most of them straight to your email, I attended almost every lecture simply because I enjoyed Esha's stories and found the class interesting. The discussions can be hilarious, as are some of the stories Esha tells. She also shows great artwork and movie clips. Overall, great professor, great TAs, and great class! Definitely take it!

(June 24, 2009)
English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.9 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness 3.5

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The class wasn't the greatest, but it wasn't bad either. Lectures and in class discussions were usually a miss for me, and I didn't get much out of them. That being said, the in class discussions might be better for others. She also struggles with her laptop a lot and ends up wasting a considerable chunk of lecture either fixing it or trying to divide the class into groups.
The class itself was pretty easy. Essays are graded "on improvement" which means your last essay is your final grade. Work is light and just includes reading a little before class, taking a bit of notes in class, and the 3 essays. She grades a bit harshly on the essays, but she also gives a lot of insight during one-on-one meetups or office hours. Use them to your advantage.

(Fall Quarter 2018)
Interdisciplinary Academic Writing See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor De is great at helping her students become better writers. At first, the assignments, (of which there are only a few), might seem challenging. However, if you put forth your best effort and ask for help when needed, there is no reason why you should not succeed in this class. I truly feel that I have developed a better ability to write a complex paper, which is a very good asset to have while writing in college, regardless of the class. What I particularly liked about the research paper assignment is that we were able to pick out our own topic, which made writing the paper much more enjoyable. I also enjoyed listening to all of the research paper presentations, as they were not only entertaining but also very informative. Overall, I would definitely recommend taking this class. You will become a better writer and will feel proud of what you have accomplished.

(Spring Quarter 2018)
Interdisciplinary Academic Writing See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Dr. De was a really nice woman, and I'm overall pretty happy I took this as a writing II class. The material we learned wasn't necessarily the most interesting, but the fact that we were online made it much easier to sit through the 2 hour lectures. Mostly, the class is spent going through a Powerpoint, watching film clips, and discussing issues of diversity in the clips. You have to do some talking during class (as a warning). From a workload standpoint, the class is pretty easy as there are occasionally some readings and small assignments. Most of your grade is determined by a research presentation, followed by a research paper (12-13 pages) on the same topic. Dr. De lets you pick your own topic to research, so as long as you choose something that's somewhat interesting it isn't too much of a problem. Overall, really caring professor and a somewhat easier writing II class if you put in the effort.

(Spring Quarter 2020)
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing: Cultural Studies See Full Profile

Overall 3.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 4.0

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I had women's studies 10 with her, and I definitely agree with the person below me. Although I had a different TA. I think her name was Rahle or something like that and she wasn't very effective, she didn't really seem to know what she was doing, and her accent made things very difficult to understand. She also gives out these weekly quizes on the readings, however I found out they aren't even graded. Very lenient grader though. Although my experience with my TA wasn't the best, it wasn't too bad either, interesting discussions in there, I would say definitely take this class, very interesting.

(June 30, 2009)
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