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This is easily one of the best English classes I have taken. Professor Hartenberger takes the time to make the class interesting even during online classes and truly cares for each one of her students. The class consists primarily of three large essays which she takes the time to meet with you one-on-one to edit and you additionally get multiple revisions to go over it. I initially wasn't too thrilled to be taking an English class, but I can now say I truly enjoyed taking this class.
She is an awesome professor, who made life easier for the students. Along with some excellent resources, she made classes very engaging and interactive, and not once did I feel bored in the discussions. The homework assignments were engaging and made good use of what she taught in the class. Overall, would recommend her 100% for this class.
Professor Hartenberger is such a nice and helpful professor. Your grade is composed of 3 essays (the first two weighing 30% and the last 25%) as well as participation (15%). She gives plenty of time to complete the essays, and we are required to turn in a draft and revised draft before the completed paper. She meets with us one on one to discuss and review our drafts which is very helpful. We also have class time for peer reviews. In addition to the essays, we have low-stake writings--mostly discussion posts based off of short readings which are only graded on completion. She doesn't teach us much on exactly how to write, but is a pretty easy grader. Overall, I would highly recommend this class and the professor.
Background: I'm a first-year STEM major with little to no interest in humanities who did not take AP Lang or Lit in High School. I took this class during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
I would definitely recommend Laura for English Comp 3. She was really nice, patient, accommodating, and was really helpful! We had 3 essays for this class and had a lot of time to work on them with many opportunities to review them with the professor and receive feedback from both the professor and our peers. The homework is really light, involving short readings and short answer responses that were graded on completion. Laura also did presentations occasionally to teach us about different aspects of the writing process and really emphasized the benefits of developing a process for writing, which I found to be really helpful. I also didn't find it that difficult to pay attention in class. Overall, I was able to perform well in this class and found it pretty painless. If you have the option to take this class with Laura, I would recommend her!
This class is a relatively easy one. Your grade is comprised of 3 essays and a participation category. There is no final for this class. The Professor is often available to the students if help is ever needed. Not much effort is needed if you want to do well in the class. Take this class with this professor if you want a rather easy time with a medium workload
The only proper experience I had with essay writing before this class was from college application essays. So, I was not really looking forward to taking an English class. However, throughout the course, Professor Laura gave really good tips on academic writing and the writing process in general, which really helped me improve my writing skills tremendously.
I absolutely recommend her for Eng Comp 3. I took this course during the COVID-19 pandemic, when all the classes were remote. Professor Laura made the class engaging, interactive, and fun. The in-class discussions were very interesting, and so was the topic for the class. Furthermore, Professor Laura was extremely nice and helpful.
There were 3 long essays, one due each month. During the writing process, we had one-on-one conferences with the Professor, and feedback given during peer review sessions, both of which were very helpful. Other than these essays, in almost every class we had an assigned reading and were supposed to write short paragraphs based on the prompt given, which were graded for participation only.
Overall I really enjoyed the class.
If you are taking this class, I'd definitely recommend Professor Laura!
Loved this class! Honestly my favorite class taken at UCLA, really really recommend.
The workload was very manageable-- there are readings for each class (which tbh I didn't read but I still could participate in class discussions fine) and weekly writing assignments which don't take too long.
The class structure usually consisted of us discussing the readings, doing some writing or editing exercises, and then getting into pairs and editing each others' writing assignments. It's a small class, so you get to connect with your classmates and the prof. The professor is super chill and she was really understanding when I had to miss a class because I was sick.
The grading is also really easy-- you start off at an A- and if you do all the work, you stay at an A-. Once in the middle of the quarter and once at the end of the quarter, you evaluate how you think you did in the class and argue for what grade you deserve.
again, highly recommend!! I met so many cool people in this class and tbh it is a big reason why I'm applying for the Professional Writing minor :))
This class was taken all online due to the pandemic, so my experiences may/may not be the same as someone else's.
The class was scheduled to be MW, but it was just on Wednesdays. All homework was due before class. There were three essays, low-stakes points, and collaboration with peers. It was very easy to do well in class if you take the time and effort to formulate well thought-out responses. I wasn't the most communicative person when I needed more time to turn in work, but I managed to do really well. I thought it was super cool and accommodating that Laura offered feedback either written or through a zoom call. She is super understanding and it's obvious that she cares about her students. She extended deadlines for our final paper, which was around the same time that the BLM protests began. She also allowed for discussion about the political situation and the tension.
From previous discussions with people who have taken Engcomp 2 with her, I've heard great things as well. I strongly suggest taking her class to fulfill Writing I! She is my favorite!!
Professor Laura was extremely understanding and helpful during this fall quarter. She holds one-on-one conferences for each of our essays and gives feedback for us to improve for the essay. The class was engaging and the writing assignments due before each class was helpful and interesting. There were no midterms or final, only 3 essays, each weigh 25%, and the last 25% was for participation/completion of the writing assignments. She tries to engage the class and create fun activities, and I really appreciate her for doing this. She also holds office hours for extra help if you need inspirations or ideas for your essay! Overall, Professor Laura is one of my favorite professor and I would definitely take this class again.