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Class: Jewish History Overall: an effective teacher Provides study guides before the midterm and the final, which help enormously in acing the exams. Exams can be challenging and involve detailed as well as general questions. Negative aspect: reading assignments are overwhelming. Advice: consult him to know which texts are more worth reading given your time constraint. His lectures can be very boring as you may feel like the lectures consists of writing down notes from his PowerPoint presentations without being able to interact with what he says. He is better than the average UCLA teacher.
Professor Keshishian has been one of the very few professors who has truly touched my heart and instilled in me not only passion for learning Armenian, but also passion for literature and art in general. Her amazing character coupled with her great intellect has also inspired me to become more aware of my surroundings whether they relate to education, art, or the overall society. Her style of teaching is unlike any other. She brings forward insightful ideas into the course and opens up conversations through which students not only practice their Armenian speaking skills, but also learn to think about such ideas IN Armenian. It is because of professor Keshishian that I am now able to speak, write, and TYPE in Armenian without feeling embarrassed. I will forever be thankful to her for also giving me a base for knowing the Armenian history and culture, through which I am now able to feel a great sense of belonging in the Armenian community. Everyone, regardless of the amount of their knowledge in Armenian, should take at least one of her courses. I assure you that it will be life-changing.