December 29, 2004

Ciolkowski, Laura
[FYSB BC1156/69] First Year Seminar: Legacy of the Mediterranean I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This class made me want to kill myself. I don't know who designed the syllabus for First Year English, but it's awful. They ask you to read a million things, and you barely get to discuss them before you have to move onto the next. I barely read most of the books, except for the things I had to write papers on. At first, Professor Ciolkowski seemed like a nice person, but then she kind of wasn't. When meeting with her about papers, most of her suggestions were very vague, and it was like pulling teeth to get something further out of her. The paper writing was hell. Sometimes I found her condescending too.


Waaaaaaaaay too much reading, and you can totally get by without reading most of it, unless you're writing a paper on it. There are always choices for the papers, so that's nice. A whole lot of little assignments, 2 papers, and the big research paper. Each paper has a rough draft and a final draft.