April 22, 2003

Richard, Frances Silver_nugget
[FYSB BC1156/69] First Year Seminar: Legacy of the Mediterranean I

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

i actually had Frances last year, but she's so awesome that i think she deserves my review. She is quite amazing. the degree of her erudition is almost unbelievable, especially given how young she seems. i loved listening to her talk; she seems so well-versed across disciplines, and can explain anything. she's one of the most brilliant professors i've ever had, and technically she isn't even a professor yet. she is very attuned to each student's strengths and weaknesses, and she won't prod anyone into participation. her comments on papers are always right-on--she knows just what to look for. she can really help you understand writing and reading as participatory and dynamic. really, i swear. i hope she gets an awesome professorship, because she deserves it more than anyone.

Workload:

typical workload for first-year english. ten books, 2 papers, metatext. pretty light