All Ratings and Reviews for Leisy Abrego

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Overall 3.9
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Easiness of class 4.4
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CHICANO 153A, taken Fall 2018 Submitted Dec. 14, 2018 Grade Received: N/A

This is my very first class with Professor Abrego and I have to say that it was an amazing experience. Abrego is very passionate and concerned about students opening up their scope to Central American history and current struggles. The class requires you to do weekly article readings along with three assigned books that you read throughout the quarter (when assigned). I missed a lot of her lectures due to a family emergency and she was very understanding and did not penalize me for class participation. The final is an 8pg research paper, and the midterm is the same. Super easy class. Def recommend.

CHICANO 10B, taken Winter 2016 Submitted March 29, 2016 Grade Received: B

Worst class I've taken at UCLA.

Teacher is boring, close minded, and classist.
My TA was bad, rude, racist, and unhelpful.

You can take this and get an easy A: copy other people's tweets, kiss ass and write what she wants to hear for the midterm, and use notes to kiss ass on the final.

However, each lecture is painfully boring and long. She has random assignments during lecture, so you have to ask kids in earlier classes if you have to go to lecture.

Overall, not worth it.
Don't take this class.

It wasn't worth the bullshit I sat through, I talked back to my TA, she graded accordingly and gave me a bad grade in the class.

DO NOT TAKE it with SILVIA PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ VEGA .
Worst TA ever.

CHICANO 10B, taken Winter 2016 Submitted March 29, 2016 Grade Received: A

Professor Abrego has a voice that will remind you of a mom and more than likely make you fall asleep. She's very kind and will reply quickly to student's emails. The class is huge so you can get away with missing class a lot and still getting an A in the class.

She starts the class by showing some slides, and then she switches to showing films and having guest speakers. While she put some effort into picking the guest speakers, they did not help at all. They were just wasted time to fill in the time for the class. The lecture slides were also not very helpful, the only part you should pay attention to is when she talks about hegemony. The readings for the class are extremely important. Thankfully, she has most of them on reserve in Powell.

I got away with missing about 4 lectures and still managed to get an A. You just need to make sure you're caught up with readings and writing tweets. Yes, tweets. On Twitter. That's another part of the grade, where you summarize in a tweet the reading for that week. Its two tweets per reading assignment. I had a teririble TA that was lazy and always drank coffee in the morning and used fancy words to try to sound like he was making a point.

The lecture slides, guest speakers, and films were all mostly a waste of time.

You do have to write 1 paper for the midterm about your social location, however it is due through TurnItIn so its not that bad. There is also a creative project where you pick anything you want to talk about that was discussed throughout the course. And finally, there's a take-home final that consists of 3 sections of questions, also to be turned in on TurnItIn. It was a pretty long final but the questions are super easy.

Overall, the class was an easy A. I do wish Abrego wouldn't be as lazy with the way she teaches.

CHICANO 10B, taken Winter 2016 Submitted March 31, 2016 Grade Received: C-

I started off really liking this class, and was excited to take a chicano class, but then around week 4 it seemed like a waste of time going, and I would regret it when I would be sitting in class. The lectures started to get boring , felt super long, and did not seem important. People would go and be doing any other thing than paying attention. I personally found the papers somewhat hard to due, but then again I never went to office hours. My TA Brenda though, was very nice and sweet. You could tell she liked talking about the material and would go over some important things that were mentioned during the lectures. The creative project was without doubt the easiest thing, as long as u get it done you'll be fine , in my case it wasn't even collected, so I would say don't try going all out. The tweets were interesting to do at first, but then it would just be a drag trying to get them done in time, so yeah for the tweets you have to do the readings unless you go off and copy someone else's tweets , which I feel they would notice. This class is iffy , I would recommend because its somewhat easy but theres big portions that just seem annoying.

CHICANO 10B, taken Winter 2016 Submitted April 7, 2016 Grade Received: A+

I was not excited about this class at all before I started the quarter out. Wasn't optimistic after the first lecture with Abrego, and I was very close to dropping the class. I went to about 90% of lecture and attended all my discussion. My TA was amazing. Kaelyn Rodriguez was really the determining factor that kept me in the class. The guest speakers were also pretty great as well. I was generally a very big fan of Rios.

CHICANO C107, taken Spring 2016 Submitted March 20, 2018 Grade Received: A

Class was on Latinx Families in the US. Took this class a few years back.

Abrego always lectures like she's tired or would rather be anywhere else. Makes you lose your passion over the material when a professor makes the topics sound boring and unappealing. She comes off a bit pretentious since she loves talking about how her articles win awards. She also loves talking negatively about white people and their families which is interesting since there were a few in the class though she probably did not care. Except for one lecture on sterilization of women in LA, material is somewhat relatable yet not very innovative if you are a Latinx individual. Grading wise, its a pretty easy A. Just talk in section and agree with popular mentality. She also makes the final assignment seem really difficult (it is not). My TA also seemed sort of lazy. On the plus side, she is good at answering your emails and is willing to see you in office hours if needed.

Would I recommend her or take her again? Honestly no. But if you want an A, you will be fine.

CHICANO 10B, taken Winter 2016 Submitted March 27, 2016 Grade Received: NR

I really hated this class. It's so boring and basically the same as 10A. Prof. Abrego is soooo boring, she's so full of herself and she low-key seems to have something against white people. The class is really easy with a creative project worth 10%, participation worth 25%, midterm essay worth 25% and a final paper worth 40%. I haven't gotten my grade back yet but I expect an A.

CHICANO 10B, taken Winter 2021 Submitted March 29, 2021 Grade Received: A

So for CS 10B, the original professor had something occur so Professor Abrego took over the course, and even through the transition to a new syllabus Professor Abrego was understanding of the effects of the pandemic and did not want to burden students with so much work. She is one of the most generous and kindest professors I have met at UCLA. I really enjoyed her lectures and going to office hours and just discussing my thoughts or even concepts we are learning in the class. I really hope students take her class as she is one of the most inspiring professors I have met and while we may have our differences in opinions about certain issues she is willing to listen and provide her perspective on them. The assignment for CS 10B was a midterm that can be either an essay or a creative project on your social location and how that affected your educational journey to UCLA and a final of a research proposal that students had plenty of time to work on. I highly recommend that students take Professor Abrego whether for CS 10B or any other courses she teaches.

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