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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.
I took her for EngComp6W and it is a HORRIBLE class. Do not take it. Her grading scheme is ridiculous as the entire class is based on a linguistic analysis research paper that requires you to know everything about the field of linguistics in Week 2, or she’ll completely destroy your grade by Week 7. She grades rough drafts incredibly hard (30% of your final grade) and harshly criticizes students’ papers and ideas when little to no advice or lessons were taught on the features we were supposed to analyze. She is a rude and unapproachable professor who wants her class to be a 20+ hour commitment in your life despite everyone taking it as a desperate Writing 2 requirement. She is rude to students in office hours and in class, and provides nothing but criticism and scrutiny when you ask for help. I’ve never felt the need to write a review about a professor before, but considering she doesn’t allow for teacher evaluations, I felt like people needed to know how awful this class was before they try to enroll in it.
Actually took her for Eng.Comp.6W. The workload is way too much, and totally not worth it. The class literally has 10-12 graded components, its actually insane. I would never take another class with this professor. She is one of the professors who feels that her class has to be the center of your life and purposely makes it out of this world demanding.