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[BC1599] Tipping Points

December 07, 2017

Vandenburg, Margaret Silver_nugget
[BC1599] Tipping Points

This is the best First Year Seminar in the entire world. I found a community at Barnard through the class and still spend time with the peers I met in my seminar. Vandenberg is an angel sent to this world to teach and give extremely valuable insight. Take her course!!

Workload:

Reading slightly heavy, three essays with revisions and helpful commentary!!

December 27, 2016

Vandenburg, Margaret Silver_nugget
[BC1599] Tipping Points

TAKE THIS CLASS!
If you are an incoming first-year at Barnard, there's no better seminar than this one. She is amazing and the readings are pretty cool. But the readings shouldn't even matter on your decision because it is MARGARET VANDENBURG. She is the most kind, funny, INTELLIGENT and engaging professor ever. She will make you feel more intelligent than you think you are by always encouraging you to speak. She will destroy every concept you think you have (like "do you believe in nature?" "like, trees?" "yes, do you believe in it?" I USED TO NOW I DON'T KNOW QUEEN ???) and you will leave the class a lot smarter I promise. I can't even put into words how amazing she is. Fair grader and her comments are actually helpful. The class was so much fun and I wish I could take it again. She even took us on a class field trip on reading week just because. My writing improved and you are pretty free to explore something you are interested in in this class. Take the class, you won't regret it!

Workload:

I got an A on the class. 2 essays about the texts and books we read in the period before the due date, 1 essay identifying a tipping point and 1 essay "solving" that tipping point. All the deadlines are spaced out somewhat evenly. The first two have a first draft that you have to hand in and she'll correct it but not grade it. She drops the lowest grade out of the 4. About 5 books to read and a bunch of like 5 page texts. Not a lot of reading but enough to be necessary to set a time to do it. Do the reading!

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