Spring 2017 - Actually took her for Eng.Comp.6W: Worst professor I have taken in my 4 years at UCLA. She has done her PhD in linguistics and she completely formed the class based on her obsession with her PhD dissertation rather than the actual class requirements. Its an english composition class, not a linguistics class. If I wanted to take linguistics I would have. She is the worst. I have never written a review about a professor until now, but I feel the need to do so for this professor. Avoid her at all costs.
Spring 2019 - Overall I'd say this class was challenging. The class/topic itself was not difficult and it was actually mildly interesting which is saying a lot considering I have 0 interest in linguistics, but the workload was pretty hefty. The class consisted of writing a 15+ page research paper, that was divided into sections that were turned in throughout the quarter. The professor requires you to buy a 200+ page course reader (***Selling course reader, price negotiable. If interested text me at (213) 529-5916***) to complete a weekly discussion post, that was actually not difficult if you just skim the readings, the only articles you actually have to read are the ones you will use for your research paper. I found the lectures were helpful at clarifying the readings although the class is 2 hours long, so it can get boring. In my experience, the professor was helpful. I would usually approach her after class with any questions and she always clarified all of them. Overall this class was not terrible, it's definitely not an easy A but an A is not impossible.
Summer 2017 - Don't take her class. Her class will shorten your life expectancy by at least a decade. She has approximately 40 different "stylistic" factors that she takes points off for a 30 point essay. Well I am not even gonna talk about her rubric for the content criteria. Her goal seems not to focused on teaching students. Rather, the class seems to be driven by the instructor's sadistic need to torment students. (I participated, by that I mean read material beforehand and actually participated in debate very enthusiastically, but at the end, I found out that out of 10 participation grade she assigns for every single class, she would never, not even a single time, give a perfect score for participation, but always a nine at the best. This truly reflects her tendency. She does not want to give you good grades. She seems to be thinking that giving good grade somehow drops her status as a professor?) I probably learned a lot. However, I am telling you. Not worth it if you are just trying to satisfy your graduation requirement. Of course you will be able to get A if you try really hard. But she actually says this at the beginning of the instruction, she wants you to spend at least 20 hours a week for her class. No disrespect, but her class is not even close to being one of the most useful or important classes at UCLA. 20 hours a week...? seriously think about it again before you take this extremely self absorbed instructor's class.(amount of respect she demands, and I am telling you I come from South Korean public education, so I know all that physical discipline, respect for teacher and all that shit in one of the most extreme forms, is truly insane. She seems to be having some kind of obsession on having patriarchal control over the whole class. She explicitly says that leaving early or coming late(even like 10 mins, lecture was 3 hours), even if it is due to class conflict, is a sign of disrespect and points will be deducted. I took her class during my last senior summer and if it weren't for her class, I can say for sure, my summer would have been so much better.