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Professor Gerrard was my favorite professor last quarter. She is very welcoming of people's opinions on the topics discussed in class, and is very approachable. She is always willing to meet up with students to work on their essays with them. In one occasion, she extended the deadline for the essay for me for 4 days because she was not able to meet me on Friday or Monday for office hours.
There are 3 essays -- the first one is individual and the other two are with a partner. Essay 1 is on how gender is depicted in magazines, essay 2 is on work, and essay 3 is on life in Cyberspace. There are 3 drafts of each essay -- the first is peer reviewed, the second is the instructor draft, and the third is the final. Her comments in the instructor draft are very helpful. If you do what she wants and go to her office hours, your grade can improve dramatically.
There are also other small writing assignments that help prepare for the essays. For these assignments, you must read around 30 pages. The articles are very interesting. There are questions you must answer in 1/2 a page or 3/4 of a page. The questions are very straightforward, and if you answer all parts you can get an A or A+. Don't leave these assignments for the night before because the reading can be time-consuming.
The course reader is needed everyday, so you must buy it. There is also a book you need, but the readings from the book are also in the course reader. She recommends still buying the book because you will need to analyze pictures that are in color.
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