Took appling40, no W. I surprisingly enjoyed this course. Made me realize things about language I never thought about before. Very intriguing class, I'm sure anybody who takes it will love it. Professor kim was passionate about the topics and it made me passionate about it too. All of her lectures were slides that she would post for a certain amount of time. I especially liked that at every start of class, she would review things from the previous lecture - making it easier to sort out the important key things to study. There were four quizzes, one every two weeks starting after the first couple weeks. They were around 10-12 questions each, timed, online. Most of them were key things from her lecture slides. Then there were two fieldwork reports where you choose your own topic based on the lesson from that week. I surprisingly had fun with these, analyzing aspects of the language in my every day life was exciting because I noticed patterns that I didn't even realize. The proposal and report had deadlines, but there were options of when you wanted your personal deadline to be. Then there was an in class exam as the final. I personally like having the last day of class be the test, getting it out of the way early. It was pretty straightforward. She gives lots of hints of what's going to be on it. The best part was there were so many options of what you wanted to answer. Like the multiple choice, there were (i think) 12 and you answered 10 (no bonus for extra answers). Then different graphs you could pick to analyze. Then an extra credit at the end where you create and answer your own question. Overall I liked this course and the professor. Also - she does have a slight accent, but it's not distracting at all and personally, it helped hold my attention even more.