Mary Samuelson

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Approaches to University Writing See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 3.6 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.7

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The required readings were very engaging and interesting. Participation matters in this class so be sure to do the readings and be aware of all information.
She is a tough grader. Simple reading responses (mainly essays on your opinion) she grades for content. Also, for her essays she grades VERY hard. The class average for our first essay was a "C" and she was proud of that. Personally, I have very high standards so I was a bit upset when she stated that. To do well on essays, I highly recommend to get additional support. Go to the Undergraduate Writing Center or Writing Success Program, book an appointment and be sure to carefully edit your essay before you turn it in. She is very picky about formatting, grammar and just everything. In the beginning of the quarter, she did signs of favoritism which made me feel uncomfortable however as the quarter was ending, I just got over it. Also, she doesn't really respond to emails BUT
She is a good professor and passionate because she supports you by having workshops (grammar, MLA format, word choice, passive voice) and mandatory office hours.

(Fall Quarter 2019)
English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 3.5

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three long papers...
discussion comments 5/quarter.
the professor got sick or whatever so i did not get 2 of my papers. so i did not know what improvements i needed.
shes nice.

(Fall Quarter 2015)
English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language See Full Profile

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Creating Your Roadmap See Full Profile

Overall 3.6 Easiness 4.9 Workload 3.6 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.5

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Overall, I found this class to be boring but it was really easy. Professor S is super nice and really aims to connects with students. Discussions were very interesting every class period and involved a lot of personal reflection. Workload was decent and graded super easily; basically if you do it, you'll get 100. You create 2 blogs, 1 personal, 1 group, a few written responses, 1 project and final is an e-portfolio. Professor S was great but this class was boring. Easy A though and you meet some really great people.

(Winter Quarter 2021)
Professional Writing: Digital Writing and Web Literacy See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor Samuelson is by far the best professor I have ever had at UCLA. She is accessible, helpful, and most importantly personable. This was an 8AM and I woke up everyday excited to join her class. Never in my time as an undergrad have I had such a caring professor who was genuinely interested in getting to know her students. The class itself was super fun and taught me a lot. Very politics focused but duh the election was happening during our quarter. Take this class! You will not regret it. Workload was just right! Some group projects, some individual projects! Very very fun class!!!

(Fall Quarter 2020)
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