English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language
English Composition: 3 - Spring 2010
Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0
Giuliano is a very nice professor and she is always willing to meet with students for office hours. However, I felt like her grading was really erratic. For example, she would say that someone's rough draft was really good and then give that same person a low grade on their final draft.. and vice versa. Other times she criticized styles of writing then later in the quarter would demand the class to imitate that same style she criticized. I received a B+ on every single paper even though I went to her office hours regularly and always followed the advice she gave me on my rough drafts. She's just hard to please. Looking back, I learned almost nothing in her class and I would not take her again.
i learned how to write with emotion
She's really nice! However, you have to suck up to her and do everything EXACTLY THE WAY SHE WANTS IT. I REPEAT, DO EVERYTHING HER WAY.
Easy A that way. No use being stubborn in this class. She really does enjoy "good" papers.
The class is based off of three papers, participation, and a writing log which is basically ten casual pages of whatever floats to your mind (really easy, no stress - meant to help you write).
For the papers, make sure you go see her. She actually holds office hours! She'll spend a good twenty minutes with you. SOAK IT ALL IT. and listen to her in class. It helps to understand her viewpoint.
Basically, if you don't write with her perspective then you're screwed.
But if you have a good paper, then she prints copies of it and anonymously shares it with the class and makes everybody compliment it lol.
and we read Kite Runner, Stop Time, and Like Water for Chocolate. Our main topic is Family Dynamics, although not really since our papers don't have to be about that.
I did not like Dr. Giuliano. She is one of those teachers that don't really like you if you don't regurgitate her ideas back at her. I tried to explain why a sentence in class seemed odd to me and she pretty much called me stupid saying that i couldn't understand how intelligent the sentence was. She wouldn't even take the time or put in any effort in understanding and considering other peoples views. It seems like a lot of English teachers are like this. I wouldn't take her class.
Professor Giuliano is a great professor! I do think however that she is a tough grader.
I guess she just has many different ideas about English than what you have been previously taught before. I did however learn so much in her class about improving my writing.
The only thing I did not like about her is how she is not always available.
But besides that she is great!
The whole class was based on reading 3 books and writing 3 essays on those books. The readings were pretty simple and we discussed them in class which made them easier to understand. She is a very nice and caring person.
Great class, tough grades!
I really enjoyed Eng Comp 3 with Dr. Giuliano. She's really cares about her students and takes time to learn your names. She's super nice and easy to talk to. The theme of her lecture was "Family Dynamics" and we read really good books. Fall quarter my session read Stop Time by Frank Conroy, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, and Kite Runner by Hosseini. As long as you do the readings and participate in class, you'll get her to have a good image of you. She makes you write 10 journal logs throughout the 10 weeks you're with her, and 3 papers. For each paper you have to turn in a rough draft, but Dr. Guiliano reads & writes good comments on them. She even offers one on one sort of appointments you can sign up for before you turn in your paper. If you put in the work, I think the class isn't bad at all.
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She is a great professor. The readings she choses are mostly interesting, with some exceptions. Make an effort to speak to her about your essay outside of class time. Ask her what she wants to se changed and make the corrections to get a good grade.
Dr. Giuliano is awesome! She chooses class topics that are interesting and enjoyable to write about. I really feels that she cares intensely about her students and truly wants you to succeed. She is easy to talk to, very helpful and encouraging, and available outside of class. I took her English Comp 3 class, and loved it! Her class was challenging, but doable for anyone that puts in the effort. I highly recommend Dr. Giuliano to everyone! Final grade: A-
Dr. Giuliano is the best teacher that I have had here at UCLA. The small group of the Honors Collegium class made it so easy to get to know her and my fellow students and I loved every minute of it. I can't believe she actually got me to enjoy writing!!!! She taught me how to think for myself, to be unafraid to express those thoughts, and to be unafraid of taking risks. I have to say that I think my writing has improved significantly because of it. This professor truly holds a special place in my heart and I very much suggest taking one of her classes.
i think she is one of the best professors i have had thus far at ucla. i learned so much about writing and literature from her. the material we read is pretty interesting and the class discussions are very lively. if u can u should most definitely take this class. trust me, you won't regret taking it at all--you're gain a lot and have a enjoyable time doing it. this was the only class i actually wanted to go to.
ps. go to office hrs. she is totally willing to help you out and her comments are very useful.
taking english comp 3 with dr. giuliano was truly awesome. not only is she knowledgable and intelligent, but she also genuinely cares about her students. her class isn't too difficult. as long as u participate in class, do all of the assignemnts, and push yourself to do your best, you will most likely pull of a good grade, if not an A. she makes you write rough drafts and although that may seem like a pain, it actually helps a whole lot. she reads over it and gives you tons of useful suggestions. she galdly takes the time to meet with you about your papers if you want to further discuss them. be warned though, she will constantly push you even if your paper is in great shape. regardless, i loved her class and i feel like i actually was able to take something that has made me a better writer. dr. giuliano is GREAT!!!
I must admit, coming to UCLA I did not like English and wanted to get my writing requirement out of the way and done. Yet I had honors credit to earn and signed up for Dr. Giuliano's class hearing she was a superb teacher. The advice was right! I loved the class and am keeping in contact with her regularly since the class has ended. She is very personable, knowledgable, concerned about student learning, flexible, encourages while effectively giving helpful hints on how to improve your writing style, and is very passionate about her work, which is contagious to the rest of the class. Her lectures get you involved in class and she is a fair grader. I always wanted to attend her class and be prepared out of respect for her. If you can, take her class!! You won't regret it. I am a premed student, the ones who notoriously dislike writing, and due to Dr. Giuliano's class I thoroughly enjoy writing now. She's a wonderful professor.
dr. giuliano is great, and i loved the class discussions, but i don't feel that she taught me that much about writing. we spent a lot more time discussing and analyzing ideas than actually working on our writing. i totally regret not being able to devote more time to the class. overall, she's a great prof and she's always willing to meet to discuss your paper.
Dr. Giuliano is phenomenal! If you take her class your writing will drastically improve in a matter of weeks. She has genuine concern for each student and will definitely teach you something of value. I highly recommend her.
I took HC40W and LOVED it. If you're looking to improve your writing, there is no better person on campus to help you than Dr. Giuliano, the director of UCLA's writing program. The subject matter for the class was really interesting too, so much better than taking a regular old boring English class where each week focuses on a different literary style. It may seem scary that the class meets for 3 hours at a time, but don't worry about it. Most of the time is split up with peer-editing etc, or class isn't held in lieu of individual appointments with the prof. All in all, one of the best classes I've taken, and what I learned I still use more than a year later.