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    Mar 02, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Many students who have taken Professor Ayik's class before has criticized this class mainly because of how difficult of a grader she is. But that is what makes her class great. When entering UC Merced, my writing skills were okay, but definitely needed improvement. Writing 1 has helped me make improvement, but I still needed more. As of right now, I am currently taking the class. The classwork isn't as hard as you might think. The essays, on the other hand, are what make the class challenging. The reason why Ayik is such a tough grader is because she is willing to make the most of her teaching in helping the students improve their writing. She wants us to perfect it, become experts at it. She is truly dedicated to preparing students for the challenges that await later in college. Keep in mind, though, that this class is focused on argumentative writing. So expect there to be heavy focus on rhetoric, debate, and, obviously, argument. At times, the material could be a bore, but learning the material would be worth understanding in the end.

    Course highlights:

    Perhaps my main highlight of taking this course is understanding the way argument works. It is a broad subject, but this class teaches you all about it. Many aspects come into play, such as argument structure, research, avoiding bias, etc. These are just a few key concepts that I have learned so far, but I have yet to learn more.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to read. The class is required to read a lot of material, and I mean A LOT. The readings usually are from the course textbook, but there are also readings from separate articles, magazines, and even videos. As long as you manage your time wisely and keep with the readings, then you will do fine. In addition, get ready for your essays to be loaded with corrections, marks, comments, and changes. As I said before, the essays are the most difficult assignments of this class. The professor wants our essays to be as flawless as possible. Sometimes, that will require significant changes in our writing.

    • Fall 2017
    • Ayik, Kara
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Requires Lots of Research
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    Dec 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    The small class environment really made you feel comfortable in talking and expanding your writing skills with a specific few people.

    Course highlights:

    John was a great professor who really cared about making sure you knew the process of writing was all about drafting and rewriting and going over your work time and time again in order to get a great final paper.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Whenever you are assigned an essay, just get started on it. Don't wait until the night before. It may be a first draft, but the better your first draft is, the less revising you have to do later, making life easier in the long run.

    • Fall 2016
    • Hundley,John
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Participation Counts
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    Jul 25, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Interesting class. A lot of helpful corrections were made to my papers. A lot time however was spent on activities we never really discussed.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights would include the feedback and the material we had to read being interesting. I learned a lot about the mechanical errors in my writing and was taught how to better my writing.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you clarify explicitly what the professor wants from you on all assignments, especially take home ones.

    • Fall 2015
    • Kahlert,Shirley
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments Final Paper


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