January 11, 2009

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

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

Jesse gives thorough and helpful comments on all papers. I found his comments to be quite useful and insightful. He was approachable and lenient and understanding when it came to deadlines. Jesse rarely returned anything on time. However, it was worth the wait in order to get back his excellent comments. Although the seminar tended to be more of a lecture based class, he welcomed comments from students. He didn’t seem all that comfortable with a discussion-based class perhaps because he feared silence.

Workload:

Same as any First Year English class: two 3-5 page papers (rough and final drafts) and a research paper of 8-10 pages. Reading varied depending on the week but was always doable.