January 01, 2006

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

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

Prof. Fleischer is a really engaging and interesting professor to discuss the literary works with. She almost seemed interested in what she was talking about and was always ready to admit she was wrong when told she made a mistake in explaining some concept, especially about the Greek mythology. She made the class really engaging, and as long as you know what the book is about, you will be fine. However, she is a terrible grader. I don't know how other English teachers grade essays, but it seemed that Prof. Fleischer expected us to be professional writers.
It is impossible to get an A on your essay if you are in her class. Her conferences weren't helpful. When I had my first conference with her, I became completely scared of her because of the way she was looking at me, right into my eyes. Also during that conference, she told me to change my thesis statement to a completely difference one, but when I did that in my final draft, she said that my thesis statement did not answer the question I was triyng to answer. In brief, I have to say that Prof. Fleischer is a good teacher who has, however, too high expectations of us as writers and therefore makes it impossible to get an A in her class.

Workload:

Standard - 3 essays. She changed some books we were supposed to read for this class - such as she changed the Odyssey to the Iliad and Hamlet to Othello, but I think that this change was great.