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ENGL 90
Shakespeare Full Profile > 4.4 Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.8 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
Shakespeare with Dickey consisted of reading about one play per week over the quarter (7 total),...
Winter Quarter 2016
ENGL 90
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Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.4

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Shakespeare with Dickey consisted of reading about one play per week over the quarter (7 total), with very low-stress in class quizzes on each play, a final essay and a final exam. If you put in even a little effort to participate, an A is extremely attainable in this class. Not only that, but you get the privilege to attend lectures with Dickey, who is as clear, insightful and engaging a professor as any other at UCLA. He will take unorthodox approaches to analyzing plays, and find depth and meaning that you never thought was possible. Dickey is hilarious, but not in a "trying to be funny" way. His humor not only is effortless, but almost always carries with it some significance to the play being covered. Overall, this remains my favorite class that I have taken at UCLA or anywhere for that matter. Going to class felt like an escape from all the insane stress and pressures of South Campus.
Dickey is one of the best professors at UCLA, hands down. Even if you have no interest in Shakespeare, TAKE ENGLISH 90 WITH HIM! It will be one of your best experiences at UCLA.
TIP: Don't buy the textbook, it's a waste of $100+. Just go to YRL and check out the plays that are listed on the syllabus, that's the only reading material you need.

Winter Quarter 2016
ENGL 91A
Introduction to Poetry Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
Selling book for $20: Norton Anthology of Poetry Fifth Edition by Ferguson, Salter, and...
Fall Quarter 2015
ENGL 91A
Introduction to Poetry See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Selling book for $20:
Norton Anthology of Poetry Fifth Edition by Ferguson, Salter, and Stallworthy.
707-515-8705

Fall Quarter 2015
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ENGL 95A
Introduction to Poetry Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.8 Workload 4.4 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
Professor Dickey was a great teacher! Class discussions were wonderful. My TA was AWESOME! Get...
ENGL 95A
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Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 3.8

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Professor Dickey was a great teacher! Class discussions were wonderful. My TA was AWESOME! Get Conor O'Sullivan if you can.

The midterm was reasonable. There is a scansion part and an essay writing portion. The final was more difficult, as it was 66% essay writing.

All in all, a very rewarding class and a fun experience.

ENGL 141
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ENGL 141
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ENGL 142
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ENGL 142
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ENGL 142A
Shakespeare: Poems and Early Plays Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.6 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness
Professor Dickey is very knowledgeable and I definitely enjoyed that he made the class very...
ENGL 142A
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Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Professor Dickey is very knowledgeable and I definitely enjoyed that he made the class very interactive. Going to class is important since he loves to give out quizzes. I liked that his papers topics were on very short passages, thus forcing students to really close read. The only problem I had was that he didnt' have too much structure with the TAs. I had Holly Moyer and I'm telling you now AVOID HER AT ALL COSTS. She's condescending, takes forever to answer e-mails and is a very harsh grader. She wants graduate level work but doesn't work with her students to achieve this. Other than that, it was a good class and as long as you read the final was pretty simple.

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ENGL 150A
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ENGL 150A
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ENGL 150C
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ENGL 150C
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ENGL 181A
Specialized Studies in Medieval Literature Full Profile > 4.2 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 4.7 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness
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ENGL 181A
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Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.7

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ENGL 182A
Specialized Studies in Colonial American Literature Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.5 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
Took a seminar on the Beat generation with Professor Dickey. He is a lively, passionate, and...
ENGL 182A
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Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.2

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Took a seminar on the Beat generation with Professor Dickey. He is a lively, passionate, and enthusiastic speaker, and class was always entertaining. Grade consists of one-page responses to the readings each week, a student-led class discussion based on a reading/theme of your choice, and a final paper. Class was very structured for a seminar and I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Final grade was a B, but the experience was definitely worthwhile. Definitely take him! Looking forward to taking him for Shakespeare B next quarter.

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