Randall J Fallows
Department of English Composition
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Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Jan. 8, 2012

I had Professor Fallows for College Summer Institute, a transition program for incoming freshmen, and at first, I didn't like his curriculum at all, but eventually I changed my mind completely because his essay assignments actually had me thinking. His first essay is a formal literary analysis essay, but it's not like the AP English style essay. This essay requires your personal input, which thus requires much critical thinking when you have transition analysis to your personal anecdotes and thoughts and back. His second essay was called a Grammar B essay. It's clash of art and writing because you have a chance to write an essay but in the most creative way possible on Microsoft Word. He even provides examples for the Grammar B essays in his course reader to give you an idea. The readings for the class consisted of plays, including the famous "Waiting for Godot." Since the plays were well selected, you should expect some interesting discussions in class. As for grade, it is based on two essays (three if it's during the regular school year) and participation. You can revise your essay over and over again until you get the grade you want since the final drafts are due on the last day of class. So, take advantage of that since he advised that there are no other professors like him who does that. English 5W should be the class for you if you want to fulfill the Writing II requirement and the Literary/Cultural Analysis GE requirement.

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July 2, 2010

I really enjoyed his class. I thought that a writing II class would be more difficult but he's very open to creative ways of writing, so that makes it easier to express yourself. I would recommend him for any writing class, but you've got to be willing to say your opinion in class... and also not mind a little bit of liberal politics talk in class. My only real complaint was that he is one of those professors who is willing to bend over backwards for athletes - even when they don't deserve it. He naturally calls on them more, so you have to be a little more assertive to speak up if there are a lot of athletes in your class, which there probably will be.

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July 9, 2009

Prof Fallows is by farrrrr one of the greatest English professors. He has a unique teaching style and class just seems to fly by. Just as it is stated, there are 3 papers, and all involve being creative and personal in your writing. He is beyond helpful and gives every attempt ot be available. Even if you don't need to fulfill any English requirements, I would stil recommend taking atleast 1 class with him at some point of your ucla careers... now thats saying something! lol. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!

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Jan. 8, 2012

I had Professor Fallows for College Summer Institute, a transition program for incoming freshmen, and at first, I didn't like his curriculum at all, but eventually I changed my mind completely because his essay assignments actually had me thinking. His first essay is a formal literary analysis essay, but it's not like the AP English style essay. This essay requires your personal input, which thus requires much critical thinking when you have transition analysis to your personal anecdotes and thoughts and back. His second essay was called a Grammar B essay. It's clash of art and writing because you have a chance to write an essay but in the most creative way possible on Microsoft Word. He even provides examples for the Grammar B essays in his course reader to give you an idea. The readings for the class consisted of plays, including the famous "Waiting for Godot." Since the plays were well selected, you should expect some interesting discussions in class. As for grade, it is based on two essays (three if it's during the regular school year) and participation. You can revise your essay over and over again until you get the grade you want since the final drafts are due on the last day of class. So, take advantage of that since he advised that there are no other professors like him who does that. English 5W should be the class for you if you want to fulfill the Writing II requirement and the Literary/Cultural Analysis GE requirement.

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July 2, 2010

I really enjoyed his class. I thought that a writing II class would be more difficult but he's very open to creative ways of writing, so that makes it easier to express yourself. I would recommend him for any writing class, but you've got to be willing to say your opinion in class... and also not mind a little bit of liberal politics talk in class. My only real complaint was that he is one of those professors who is willing to bend over backwards for athletes - even when they don't deserve it. He naturally calls on them more, so you have to be a little more assertive to speak up if there are a lot of athletes in your class, which there probably will be.

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July 9, 2009

Prof Fallows is by farrrrr one of the greatest English professors. He has a unique teaching style and class just seems to fly by. Just as it is stated, there are 3 papers, and all involve being creative and personal in your writing. He is beyond helpful and gives every attempt ot be available. Even if you don't need to fulfill any English requirements, I would stil recommend taking atleast 1 class with him at some point of your ucla careers... now thats saying something! lol. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!

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4.2
Overall Rating
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Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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