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Overall I'd say this class was challenging. The class/topic itself was not difficult and it was actually mildly interesting which is saying a lot considering I have 0 interest in linguistics, but the workload was pretty hefty. The class consisted of writing a 15+ page research paper, that was divided into sections that were turned in throughout the quarter. The professor requires you to buy a 200+ page course reader (***Selling course reader, price negotiable. If interested text me at *************) to complete a weekly discussion post, that was actually not difficult if you just skim the readings, the only articles you actually have to read are the ones you will use for your research paper. I found the lectures were helpful at clarifying the readings although the class is 2 hours long, so it can get boring. In my experience, the professor was helpful. I would usually approach her after class with any questions and she always clarified all of them. Overall this class was not terrible, it's definitely not an easy A but an A is not impossible.
I took her for Engcomp 6W and she is literally the worst professor I've ever had in my 4 years of undergrad. I've never written a Bruinwalk review because I've never felt the need to but this professor is SO BAD that I feel the need to warn everyone about her. She's given me so much stress and anxiety through just one quarter that no one should take her if they care about their mental health. She is also a pretty terrible person, I visited her in office hours to look for help but she was so rude and makes you feel stupid and then she'll blame you for not understanding the content of the class. The content of the class is very misleading/not very helpful when you're writing your research paper, she has TOO MANY assignments, she does not accept late homework, and just not understanding of student issues/needs. Most HEARTLESS, RUDE, and INCONSIDERATE professor let alone person I've met. DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS, I'M WARNING YOU!
This is BY FAR THE WORST CLASS I have taken at UCLA. Ingrid is AWFUL, as is the subject! If analyzing clips of conversation, measuring pauses and the breaths people take, and then writing a 15 page research paper about them sounds like a good time to you, then you should definitely take this class. If not, you definitely should not take this class! Ingrid's lectures and assignments are so boring and dry. She's not fun or relatable at all, and she doesn't seem to comprehend that her students are just there to fulfill their writing II and don't actually give a shit about transcribing excerpts of conversations as a poor excuse for science. It's not an inherently difficult class, but it is a lot of work that's a complete waste of time. I never had a harder time getting myself to just sit my ass down and bullshit an assignment, leading me to miss the deadline on several assignments.
On top of how terrible the class is in general, I also got screwed over by Ingrid, and I'm pretty sure I was not the only one. I submitted a research proposal and my intro and methods weeks 3 and 4, respectively... got As on both of those. Then I submitted my results and discussion and the rest of the paper. I got my results and discussion feedback week 9, the day before the video presentation deadline, saying that my research topic was invalid and I had to redo the entire thing. WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T SHE THINK TO MENTION THAT IN WEEKS 3 OR 4 WHEN SHE LOVED MY PROPOSAL AND THESIS STATEMENT?!?! Needless to say, I didn't have much time to deal with that, so I just took the hit, did what I needed to pass, and watched my GPA take a nosedive.
If I could go back in time, the first thing I would do is not take this class!
I actually had to quit my job in order to keep up with the workload of the least engaging class I have ever taken. Somehow, we had a constant flow of tedious assignments, yet every single class it felt we were repeating the same material. I usually am eager at the opportunity to write or take an English class. However, there is a first time for everything. She says she wants to help, but I came to office hours multiple times, and as the other reviews on RatemyProfessor say, she treats you like you're stupid when you don't understand and ask questions.
As an assignment, we had to visit the research consultation center in order to gain credit for an essay. When I gave her my consultation slip she refused to count it because I had my consultation in a different building than Powell.
That was honestly the longest ten weeks of my life and class was only two times a week.
I took her for Engcomp 6W and she is literally the worst professor I've ever had in all of my undergrad. I've never written a Bruinwalk review because I've never felt the need to but this professor is SO BAD that I feel the need to warn everyone about her. She's given me so much stress and anxiety through just one quarter that no one should take her if they care about their mental health. She is also a pretty terrible person, I visited her in office hours to look for help but she was so rude and makes you feel stupid and then she'll blame you for not understanding the content of the class. The content of the class is very misleading/not very helpful when you're writing your research paper, she has TOO MANY assignments, she does not accept late homework, and just not understanding of student issues/needs. Most HEARTLESS, RUDE, and INCONSIDERATE professor let alone person I've met. DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS, I'M WARNING YOU!
I took her for EngComp6W and it is a HORRIBLE class. Do not take it. Her grading scheme is ridiculous as the entire class is based on a linguistic analysis research paper that requires you to know everything about the field of linguistics in Week 2, or she’ll completely destroy your grade by Week 7. She grades rough drafts incredibly hard (30% of your final grade) and harshly criticizes students’ papers and ideas when little to no advice or lessons were taught on the features we were supposed to analyze. She is a rude and unapproachable professor who wants her class to be a 20+ hour commitment in your life despite everyone taking it as a desperate Writing 2 requirement. She is rude to students in office hours and in class, and provides nothing but criticism and scrutiny when you ask for help. I’ve never felt the need to write a review about a professor before, but considering she doesn’t allow for teacher evaluations, I felt like people needed to know how awful this class was before they try to enroll in it.
This class is not necessarily difficult to do well in, but it is a lot more effort than it's worth. Not to mention that linguistics is terribly boring (unless you're into it I guess?). Anyway, although some of the other reviews are a little dramatic, I agree with the sentiment. My biggest complaint is that she grades you on an entire paper about linguistic analysis without even going into much detail about the subject in lecture. This can make picking a topic really difficult because you might not really know what to look for (I felt this way, especially as a STEM major with no clue about linguistics). While she will help you out if you seek it, she is not a very approachable person. She always seemed condescending to me when I asked her questions. The workload can get pretty intense; don't take this class if you're looking to do minimal work for a writing II. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this class unless you're really into linguistics because I felt like I put in a lot of time and effort into a subject that was absolutely not worth that much of my time.