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Russian V1101-2

June 20, 2002

Platt, Jonathan Silver_nugget
Russian V1101-2

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You wouldn't expect it from a language as unforgiving as Russian, but the department actually boasts quite a few amiable instructors, foremost among them John Platt. John is still only a grad student, and perhaps that explains his youthful exuberance. In addition to being really easy to get along with, he is very dedicated and will gladly go out of his way to give students extra help. His lectures are also peppered with amusing anecdotes about life in Russia, and he has a beard to match. A damn good teacher.

Workload:

Russian is not for the weak-hearted. Homework practically every night, weekly quizzes, rigorous mid-terms, finals. You better want it bad.

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