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ENGL 88A
Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Medieval Literature Full Profile > 2.5 Overall 1.7 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
(Note: The course that should be listed is Honors 10. Ignore the English 88H) I should not be one to rate Professor Goodwin, seeing as I only took an h... (July 25, 2011)
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Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.5 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 3.0

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(Note: The course that should be listed is Honors 10. Ignore the English 88H)

I should not be one to rate Professor Goodwin, seeing as I only took an honors class with him and do not know how difficult his actual English classes are. However, I found him to be a friendly, caring, earnest man, and our weekly discussions were quite pleasant and enjoyable. The readings he gave every week were not too excessive, and most of them were fairly interesting. He assigned us a movie to watch, which I thought was fantastic, and for our one essay for the quarter he let us pick any topic we wanted to write about. Professor Goodwin really enhanced my knowledge and interest in Plague culture, and I am so happy I took his class. I fully recommend taking Honors 10 with Professor Goodwin if he ever teaches it again.

(July 25, 2011)
ENGL 139
Individual Authors Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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ENGL 167
Drama, 1842 to 1945 Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 1.0 Easiness 1.1 Workload 2.3 Clarity 2.9 Helpfulness
I took modern drama with Professor Goodwin, and while I think a lot of the comments are pretty harsh, he did give me the only B I have received at UCLA.... (July 2, 2009)
ENGL 167
Drama, 1842 to 1945 See Full Profile

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I took modern drama with Professor Goodwin, and while I think a lot of the comments are pretty harsh, he did give me the only B I have received at UCLA. I loved the material (and I cannot stress that enough, the plays are awesome)and his lectures were informative and engaging. However, as others have written he does not like the people who don't attend lecture or don't participate. Personally, I thought I was participating but... Also, the final paper was on a play that was not discussed in lecture, and we were apparently expected to produce some hard hitting material. I did not miss a single lecture, took extensive notes and still had a hard time with both exams. If you GPA is dear to you, avoid this class unless you are unusually talented at the art of kissing ass. Otherwise, it is a wonderful break from the monotony of literature but be sure to show up, speak up, and read up.

(July 2, 2009)
ENGL 168
Drama, 1945 to the Present Full Profile > 2.3 Overall 1.4 Easiness 1.4 Workload 2.7 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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ENGL 172A
American Literature, 1912 to 1945 Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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ENGL 172B
Drama, 1945 to Present Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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ENGL 172C
American Drama: Major Currents in American Drama Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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ENGL 176
American Drama Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 1.4 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.4 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness
Professor Goodwin is by far one of the most ruthless graders at UCLA. I received my first C at UCLA in his class. His class is not difficult because it ... (Jan. 1, 2009)
ENGL 176
American Drama See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.6 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 2.2

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Professor Goodwin is by far one of the most ruthless graders at UCLA. I received my first C at UCLA in his class. His class is not difficult because it is mentally challenging or the material is dense, but his class is difficult because he is unclear about what he expects for his midterm and final-- which is only made worse by his no-mercy approach to grading. He is a charismatic man, but as a professor he is lacking. Avoid taking his class by all means, unless you are indifferent to your grades, do not like to participate, enjoy hearing students read play lines, don't care for support outside of class, and can mind read (for his midterm and final.)

(Jan. 1, 2009)
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