Jennifer Rosenthal was not my top choice for FY Writing, but I enjoyed this class anyway. She does a really great job of helping you get to know your classmates, which was a little awkward and forced at first but eventually, I was saying hi to every girl in my class when I saw them. She also invited us to her apartment twice, which was very sweet. The class was my easiest in first semester--the readings are fairly short and not difficult. This also meant that it wasn't an especially intellectual class--I don't think I gained THAT much from it--but it was a nice transition into college (I took it first semester).


Light. The readings are fairly short, and occasionally there will be some short writing to prepare for class, but very minimal. 3 papers that get consecutively longer, but she lets you revise them and there was always enough time to write them.