Shelby Popham
Department of English Composition
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Based on 25 User s
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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23.5%
17.6%
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15.8%
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10.5%
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5.3%
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16.3%
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10.9%
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22.5%
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16.7%
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31.7%
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27.9%
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18.6%
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4.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

28.2%
23.5%
18.8%
14.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

28.9%
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19.3%
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20.9%
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47.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: C-
Sept. 29, 2019

DO NOT TAKE: TERRIBLE PROFESSOR

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Quarter: Summer 2018
Grade: B-
March 20, 2019

SHE IS THE WORST ENG COMP 2 PROFESSOR YOU CAN TAKE. DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS! I REPEAT, DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS.
Her course load is extraordinarily high for an Eng Comp 2 class; a class that is supposed to get you prepared for Eng Comp 3, not to kill yourself. Her grading scheme is also extraordinarily harsh. I would not recommend taking her ever. Only take her if want kill yourself and your GPA

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: N/A
March 12, 2019

Dr Popham is a very nice woman but her class is unnecessarily difficult. It's basically a high school class with loads of mindless busy work. I signed up late and hers was the only section open--for good reason. Do yourself a favor and take this class if you have to with anyone else but her.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B-
June 24, 2017

This class was a mistake. I took her because of the great reviews listed, but it was the opposite. The workload was so much and it was extremely hard. She was very strict and could be very mean about specific details, like MARGINS. I hated going to class because I would be so bored and cluttered with work. I would not take this class with this professor

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Quarter: Fall 2014
Grade: B-
Feb. 8, 2016

Heavy workload. Must do all of the readings for every class (which is all horribly boring Native-American based literature), write a quotation journal on the readings every week, and re-write your papers over and over again.. This class was 3X as hard as English Composition 3... I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RECOMMEND

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 3, 2022

I honestly believe that this class is what you make of it. Yes, she assigns quite a bit of assignments, but all of them truly do relate and help with your final 3 essays. I'm not going to put on a front and say that this class is an easy A, but if you engage in the classes, ask for help when you need it, and use the resources she provides, you can get so much from this class, trust me :) Good luck friends!!!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: DR
Feb. 22, 2020

Don't take this class with Popham because she is a shit professor. This class is extremely frustrating, Popham does not respect people's different writing styles and will make you hate every single essay you write. She makes completly innnapropriate comments on your writings simply because it doesn't match what she believes to be a good writing style.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: C+
Jan. 6, 2020

Horrendous professor. However, if you have the unfortune of taking this class, I am selling the books : 916-801-4911

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A-
Feb. 25, 2016

Professor Popham was great. She cared a lot about her students and was always there to help.
The workload is heavy though. You have to make reflection entries and quote analyses for each class, there's a lot of reading and 3 essays in total. Even though it was a pain, all the material was super easy to understand and all the exercises she assigns were useful.
Her grading system made it quite easy to get a good grade so I got an A- in the class but I did have to put a lot of time in the class.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 22, 2015

Amazing english teacher!!! Popham drastically changed my writing style and was super helpful in writing our essays. She is very welcoming and is willing to help every student to her best abilities. She is dedicated and has good office hours. I got an A- in the class and did all the work. I would have gotten the solid A if I would have revised my essays more.

Everybody that can take her class should take it! Her work load is not heavy at all and everything she makes you do helps you in writing your essays. There is no busy work. Everything she does is to help you. She is a fair grader so if you don't put the effort into the essays, it will show in the grade. As long as you come to class willing to work, you should be fine in the class.

Loved her class!!

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: C-
Sept. 29, 2019

DO NOT TAKE: TERRIBLE PROFESSOR

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Quarter: Summer 2018
Grade: B-
March 20, 2019

SHE IS THE WORST ENG COMP 2 PROFESSOR YOU CAN TAKE. DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS! I REPEAT, DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS.
Her course load is extraordinarily high for an Eng Comp 2 class; a class that is supposed to get you prepared for Eng Comp 3, not to kill yourself. Her grading scheme is also extraordinarily harsh. I would not recommend taking her ever. Only take her if want kill yourself and your GPA

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: N/A
March 12, 2019

Dr Popham is a very nice woman but her class is unnecessarily difficult. It's basically a high school class with loads of mindless busy work. I signed up late and hers was the only section open--for good reason. Do yourself a favor and take this class if you have to with anyone else but her.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B-
June 24, 2017

This class was a mistake. I took her because of the great reviews listed, but it was the opposite. The workload was so much and it was extremely hard. She was very strict and could be very mean about specific details, like MARGINS. I hated going to class because I would be so bored and cluttered with work. I would not take this class with this professor

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Quarter: Fall 2014
Grade: B-
Feb. 8, 2016

Heavy workload. Must do all of the readings for every class (which is all horribly boring Native-American based literature), write a quotation journal on the readings every week, and re-write your papers over and over again.. This class was 3X as hard as English Composition 3... I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RECOMMEND

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
Jan. 3, 2022

I honestly believe that this class is what you make of it. Yes, she assigns quite a bit of assignments, but all of them truly do relate and help with your final 3 essays. I'm not going to put on a front and say that this class is an easy A, but if you engage in the classes, ask for help when you need it, and use the resources she provides, you can get so much from this class, trust me :) Good luck friends!!!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: DR
Feb. 22, 2020

Don't take this class with Popham because she is a shit professor. This class is extremely frustrating, Popham does not respect people's different writing styles and will make you hate every single essay you write. She makes completly innnapropriate comments on your writings simply because it doesn't match what she believes to be a good writing style.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: C+
Jan. 6, 2020

Horrendous professor. However, if you have the unfortune of taking this class, I am selling the books : 916-801-4911

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A-
Feb. 25, 2016

Professor Popham was great. She cared a lot about her students and was always there to help.
The workload is heavy though. You have to make reflection entries and quote analyses for each class, there's a lot of reading and 3 essays in total. Even though it was a pain, all the material was super easy to understand and all the exercises she assigns were useful.
Her grading system made it quite easy to get a good grade so I got an A- in the class but I did have to put a lot of time in the class.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 22, 2015

Amazing english teacher!!! Popham drastically changed my writing style and was super helpful in writing our essays. She is very welcoming and is willing to help every student to her best abilities. She is dedicated and has good office hours. I got an A- in the class and did all the work. I would have gotten the solid A if I would have revised my essays more.

Everybody that can take her class should take it! Her work load is not heavy at all and everything she makes you do helps you in writing your essays. There is no busy work. Everything she does is to help you. She is a fair grader so if you don't put the effort into the essays, it will show in the grade. As long as you come to class willing to work, you should be fine in the class.

Loved her class!!

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3.1
Overall Rating
Based on 25 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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