Lauri M. Mattenson
Department of English Composition
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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 18 Users
Easiness 3.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Participation Matters
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

36.8%
30.7%
24.6%
18.4%
12.3%
6.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

29.2%
24.4%
19.5%
14.6%
9.7%
4.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

65.0%
54.2%
43.3%
32.5%
21.7%
10.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

34.1%
28.5%
22.8%
17.1%
11.4%
5.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

40.0%
33.3%
26.7%
20.0%
13.3%
6.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

27.8%
23.1%
18.5%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

43.8%
36.5%
29.2%
21.9%
14.6%
7.3%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
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C+
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

38.5%
32.1%
25.6%
19.2%
12.8%
6.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 30, 2019

Lauri is awesome! Great person and fantastic teacher. She's very approachable and helpful during office hours. She really cares about each student and the content of the course. The homework takes a long time because you just watch hours of stand up comedy, but I felt like it was easy because I enjoyed it so much. Definitely recommend this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2019

Lauri's class is really engaging and interesting! Her class is focused around stand up shows and their social implications. There's a total of four writing assignments due throughout the quarter and all of the homework assignments just include watching stand up shows. Watching the shows is interesting, although the downside is that it does take up a bit of time, since most of the shows are around an hour long and she wants you to take detailed notes on them for one of the writing assignments.
Personally, I didn't have too many issues with the writing assignments, but if I did, I felt comfortable enough to talk to Lauri about methods of improving. It's very obvious that she truly cares about her students and she's interesting in helping students improve.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 17, 2019

I loved this class! Lauri is an awesome professor and you can tell she really cares about her students. Homework includes watching 1-2 stand-up comedy routines and reading a fairly short article each week (only for the first six weeks of the course). There is a 4 page midterm paper and a 6-8 page final paper, but no tests or quizzes on the readings and videos (definitely do them though, they're the backbone of the class!) You will have to submit your notes for each video you watch, so make sure to take detailed notes with lots of analysis. Participation matters, so definitely participate in class discussions. Don't buy any materials for this course, all the readings are on CCLE and the videos are all on Netflix. Lauri is super helpful and will answer all your questions and provide feedback on your assignments before submitting them. Definitely recommend this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
May 2, 2019

I hate English. I went into this class Winter quarter as a freshman, not knowing at all what to expect. Professor Mattenson allowed me to delve into a side of me that I did not know existed, one with potential for writing and critical analysis. She made English enjoyable to me and that is something I will never forget.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: B+
Nov. 27, 2018

This class has been my favorite course so far at UCLA. Lauri is an amazing professor; she made this class feel like a book club rather than a stressing class. Though she did assign essays, 3 I believe, they were very straightforward. I do have to say she grades essays a little tough, but this class is definitely worth taking. I have never engaged in a class like this before. She made every single reading interesting and capturing. It was a small class of about 20 people, and we all ended up bonding over how intrigued and fascinated we were by the class discussions. If you are looking for an engaging, fun, interesting class with an amazing professor, I recommend you take this course; you will not regret it.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 30, 2019

Lauri is awesome! Great person and fantastic teacher. She's very approachable and helpful during office hours. She really cares about each student and the content of the course. The homework takes a long time because you just watch hours of stand up comedy, but I felt like it was easy because I enjoyed it so much. Definitely recommend this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 18, 2019

Lauri's class is really engaging and interesting! Her class is focused around stand up shows and their social implications. There's a total of four writing assignments due throughout the quarter and all of the homework assignments just include watching stand up shows. Watching the shows is interesting, although the downside is that it does take up a bit of time, since most of the shows are around an hour long and she wants you to take detailed notes on them for one of the writing assignments.
Personally, I didn't have too many issues with the writing assignments, but if I did, I felt comfortable enough to talk to Lauri about methods of improving. It's very obvious that she truly cares about her students and she's interesting in helping students improve.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 17, 2019

I loved this class! Lauri is an awesome professor and you can tell she really cares about her students. Homework includes watching 1-2 stand-up comedy routines and reading a fairly short article each week (only for the first six weeks of the course). There is a 4 page midterm paper and a 6-8 page final paper, but no tests or quizzes on the readings and videos (definitely do them though, they're the backbone of the class!) You will have to submit your notes for each video you watch, so make sure to take detailed notes with lots of analysis. Participation matters, so definitely participate in class discussions. Don't buy any materials for this course, all the readings are on CCLE and the videos are all on Netflix. Lauri is super helpful and will answer all your questions and provide feedback on your assignments before submitting them. Definitely recommend this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
May 2, 2019

I hate English. I went into this class Winter quarter as a freshman, not knowing at all what to expect. Professor Mattenson allowed me to delve into a side of me that I did not know existed, one with potential for writing and critical analysis. She made English enjoyable to me and that is something I will never forget.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: B+
Nov. 27, 2018

This class has been my favorite course so far at UCLA. Lauri is an amazing professor; she made this class feel like a book club rather than a stressing class. Though she did assign essays, 3 I believe, they were very straightforward. I do have to say she grades essays a little tough, but this class is definitely worth taking. I have never engaged in a class like this before. She made every single reading interesting and capturing. It was a small class of about 20 people, and we all ended up bonding over how intrigued and fascinated we were by the class discussions. If you are looking for an engaging, fun, interesting class with an amazing professor, I recommend you take this course; you will not regret it.

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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 18 Users
Easiness 3.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Engaging Lectures
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  • Participation Matters
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  • Often Funny
    (11)
  • Would Take Again
    (12)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (7)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (8)
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