Gemma Repiso Puigdelliura
Spring 2017 - I would not recommend this class to be taken with this professor. She is kind, but she makes it evident as to her favorites are, especially because her class is so small. I didn't form a bond with anyone, and no one else did either because of how awkward the class was set. I feel like she graded based on who she liked the most and her grading was, in my opinion, unfair. Some people would have essays with extremely weak substances and would get an A and others who were extremely eloquent would receive Cs. I would not go to office hours because I felt her efforts to help out were very weak and consisted of putting down your work and would only emphasize the grammatical errors she would already have down. I felt like the grading was highly based on whether she like what you wrote and if you were on her good side. I liked the class at first, but realized that after a while, she gets too comfortable and puts you on the spot in front of the whole class if you made a minimal mistake and would do the same thing when it came to when we did silent work and would "whisper" (loud-whisper) your errors, and these errors were errors that you already knew because they were on your corrections and if she liked you, she would leave you alone. I feel like this class dumbed me down; I am a fluent speaker and writer of spanish (my first language) but I feel that this class is placed in a way that the professor makes you feel like you are not that smart and to make you feel that if you thought you knew a lot, well in her eyes, you really don't. This class is unfortunate that there is only one professor and it is mandatory to take if you are a spanish major/ minor, so I would not recommend as a GE.