Fall 2022 - I would definitely recommend taking this class with Dr. McIver. When I took it this year, our grade was based off of our final portfolio that we turned in at the end of the quarter. The portfolio consisted of two essays that we wrote throughout the quarter and their drafts, along with a learning letter demonstrating our growth throughout the class and any other worksheets or notes we wanted to include. I enjoyed seeing the improvement of my writing skills through turning in multiple drafts of an essay and receiving feedback instead of turning in an essay once and getting the grade from there. Dr. McIver gives lots of resources for help and always encourages questions and to come to her many office hours. It was clear that she truly cares about her students and their success in this class. I hope to have her again!
Winter 2021 - Professor McIver is incredibly smart and very kind. The course is extremely flexible, and you can write about what interests you within certain constraints. Dr. McIver gives great writing advice, and the workload isn’t too much if you stay on top of it. The course culminates in a final portfolio where you include your drafts and writing s that you are most proud of.