English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language
English Composition: 3 - Spring 2010
Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 1
Interdisciplinary Academic Writing
English Composition: 100W - Winter 2010
Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 1
Specialized Writing: Media and Communications
English Composition: 131D - Spring 2006
Pass: 2 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 1 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0
He is the best professor I've ever met at ucla. It is a huge pleasure to talk to such a knowledgeable and wise man. The TA that we had, Will, is also an amazing person. Definitely recommend his class!
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Oh Frankel. He is definitely one of my favorite professors. He makes class fun, and I really enjoyed it. He mixes the class with a modern theme, which makes is very interesting. The topics that he asks you to write about are also very encouraging and easy to write about. He is absolutely very approachable and he will give you lots of feedback. He cares about his students and he is just great overall. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. You may also run into him at the gym, as he does work out there sometimes.
Professor Frankel is an amazing teacher, and he really cares about his students. He is incredibly intelligent (he literally knows almost everything and anything). The way he structures his class makes it very interesting and it is unusual compared to my previous English classes. He tries to make the subject (in class and for your papers) appealing to you, so you always look forward to going to class. He uses style and the fast-paced topic of imagery as the main theme throughout the class. He is no doubt an excellent choice for this class. Plus, he is very open and lenient. Don't be afraid to ask him questions because the more you interact with him or with one of the T.A.'s, the better your grade is most likely going to be.
Professor Frankel is by far the most caring professor I've had at UCLA. He makes the time, and encourages his students to visit his office hours during which he literally edits your essay for you. He's very smart and knows his stuff, but doesn't intimidate his students. He doesn't just give out A's to everybody, you have to work for it, but he knows and values good work when he sees it. Class consists of 4 essays and a quiz. He eliminated our quiz and added the 5% to one of our essay grades. The only professor I've had that lets students negotiate due dates and such! Definitely worth taking a class with him!!
Professor Frankel is awesome. He is super chill and likes to have conversations on current issues during class. He won't hand you an A, but as long as you go to his office hours he will pretty much edit everything in your paper for you. His grading is pretty lenient, he took away the grade for your worst essay in my class and I ended up with an A.
Professor Frankel is a really really great guy. He is truly concerned about his students and wants all of them to improve their writing. He is a very knowledgeable and I have mad respect for the dude. It will not be a hand-given A though, you will have to work for it and show him that you're really committed to improving your writing and to participating in the class. However, if you put in the right amount of effort (which is not too much to ask for) then he will give you what you deserve. We had 3 papers to write, the 1st one is worth 5%, the 2nd 10%, the 3rd like 75% and 5% going to a super easy grammar quiz. The structure may not always be like that though; I have a feeling he changes his class structure depending on his students. He is an incredibly flexible teacher; he even let me turn in my final paper two days later b/c he noticed I was behind on it when I met with him once to talk about it...I didn't even ask either, he just offered! He is very approachable and you can basically negotiate a grade with him if you believed you deserved it. Some may think he is boring but I always enjoyed his class and I doubt anyone, regardless of how boring they think he may be, can ever say they hate the man. He lets you basically choose your own topic and helps you develop from where YOU want to start. Got an A- but I am happy with it and I am definitely glad I took his class!
He is a great teacher, as well as a very knowledgeable person. It must be noted however that he is not in any way shape or form liberal on the A's. Any person taking his class will love it and will learn a lot, but don't take him for an easy A. On my final paper he stated there was nothing wrong with it at all in terms of continuity, and it was VERY well written and the arguments were solid and supremely cohesive. This commentary landed me a B on the paper, which turned out to be 75% of my grade. I definitely improved my writing by leaps and bounds after taking his class, however, I gained another level of cynicism for both north campus classes and the entire english composition program as a whole. Great guy though!!!
Professor Frankel is a great professor and also a great person. Taking professor Frankel's class is different than many other classes because of the warm atmosphere. It's too bad I won't be able to take another class taught by Frankel due to me not needing any more English classes. He grades fair, very fair. He's organized. He's humorous. He's smooth too. I will continue to stay in touch with professor Frankel after UCLA.
Words cannot express what an amazing professor Professor Frankel is. He goes above and beyond what you would expect from an english composition program. He is more than willing to meet with each student multiple times to discuss each paper. His lectures are very engaging - I never speak in discussions, but Professor Frankel makes his classroom a comfortable environment to speak in. Even though you are a good writer, Professor Frankel will make you an even better one. He is a funny guy and when you meet with him one on one, he discusses not only your paper topic but also wants to get to know more about his students. I waited until my senior year to take 100w, and I'm glad I did. He gives you the option of writing 4 papers (two worth 10%, one worth 30%, and one worth 40%) or the option of combining the last two papers and writing a 15 page term paper worth 70%. I went for the latter, and I'm glad I did. It was a fun paper to write and allowed me to incorporate what I learned in a lot of my other sociology classes. On top of everything else, he is very flexible with due dates and he admits that he is an easy grader. He understands that we are students and knows that we already have a large workload. Professor Frankel is one of the best (if not THE best) professors I have taken at UCLA. Take him!
PS. Don't yawn in class!
Despite the awkward portrait pictured above, Ed is a very engaging professor. He basically reminds you of every [good] English professor you've had--extremely well-worded, slightly cocky-- a true intellect. Granted, the classes are smaller, and it's easier for him to have out-of-class meetings. He thankfully realizes the mass amounts of work other professors assign their students, so he goes a little easy on deadlines and such. He also does a great job of assessing a student's writing capabilities and works with the student to improve his/her writing--unlike most courses that involve collective learning. What are we zombies? No-- take this guy. Great guy, great class! Convince him to teach more classes and take over the courses at UCLA that insult our intelligence and integrity and waste our time.
frankel is such a good teacher, he's really smart in all fields, and is constantly making references to other disciplines. 100W class is really interesting too. Its all on Style and image, its really intersting stuff and he's an easy essay grader too. he grades on your own personal scale, instead of lining you up with all the other writers in the class. Easy B, kinda hard to get an A unless your a bomb writer. But on a truly academic note, take this class if you want to become a better writer, he is the best writing critic i have ever been around, pointing out everything and giving you a good idea of where your writing needs to improve. Definitely effective in helping your writing, and hes a chill guy too, small class so discussion is good. I highly recommend frankel
I love writing. Ironically enough, it's one thing that truly suffers from being forced to write the same type of papers year in and year out. Professor Frankel was a breath of fresh air. He is not only well read and knowlegable, but concerned and caring. He wants to pull the creative and unique writer out of each of his students. Like many classes, you can get as much as you want out of the class. He always writes comments but will also take time to discuss your paper and give advice. This is, of course, only if you want to make the class more than just another you'll forget soon after the quarter is done. The two papers I wrote for this class in the summer were not just papers to me; they were two difficult and true stories that were really hard for me to write. Every once in a while I still go back and read them because I think they are some of the best writing I have ever done. It's truly amazing how with a little help (and sometimes pushing), you can go so much farther than you can alone. This class can be one of two options. You can take it to fulfill a requirement and if you work hard, you'll do fine. Or you can choose to let your creative and real side come out, and truly learn more about writing and ultimately about yourself than you think is possible in such a huge institution. I recommend this class greatly but in the end it's your choice!
Nothing but pure admiration for a man who sincerely cares about his students and his position as a professor. I recommend him to anyone who has the opportunity to take Eng 100W. He pushes you to learn on your own so if youre lazy and into teachers telling you what to do and what to think you probably wont like him. But for the rest of you...take him and you wont regret it!
Frankel's a great guy and really wants his students to perform well, but the class is kind of boring. The essay topics weren't that bad, and it's not that hard to do well. Plus, he always writes comments and tries to help you make the paper the best it can be. I'd definitely recommend him if you need to get the Writing I req. out of the way.
Great Professor. I have to agree with all the other ratings. Perhaps a little intimidating at first, but I enjoyed his humor and the class taught me A LOT. It ended up being a creative writing class, which was an extremely refreshing change from all the normal papers we have to write here. You could write about whatever you'd like, and we even got to add to the second paper if we liked it rather than writing a third. Great class!
My first, last and my BEST professor at UCLA. I wish i didn't just graduate, because i would love to be able to come back and take more classes with frankel.
professor Frankel holds a great class
you will know how great if you take him
Frankel makes writing, reading, and learning a fun and exciting process. He is wise, funny, and loves to share his knowledge with a listening ear. White Noise is now one of my favorite books and is enjoyable reading. He lets you write about stuff that you want to write about so it is enjoyable. I learned more about writting in the his condensed 6 week summer course than I had in all of highschool. Dont miss out on this outstanding academic professor.
Best professor at UCLA. You must take a class with him before you leave. It was the most rewarding class I have taken so far.