Survey of Philippine Literature
She is genuinely sweet and knows a lot of things you wouldn't think she would have known. I know that's hard to understand, but what I mean is, she can call forth topics from philosophy and history and anthropology-- stuff like that-- and then apply them to the class itself. She is very appreciative of a critical mind and is quite an easy grader; however, it is hard to get a 10/10 in any single paper, even if your grammar is polished and the content is superb. While it is understandable that people are of different levels in writing in the Filipino language, credit should be given where credit is due. That is to say, people enrolled in an advanced class should be expected to write something that is high-quality. The content of some students' essays is quite poor. It's not that they haven't learned the language enough; it's that the content is REALLY quite poor-- if you translate whatever they had written in Filipino into English, it looks like an essay written by a 5th grader, however sophisticated the English translation may be. So the problem is the thought process, not the inability to communicate in the language. And like I said already, it is an ADVANCED class. Everyone got A-'s or over, but for an ADVANCED class, some people who got A's did not deserve them.