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Auli Ek
Professor in the Writing department
at University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
3.8
Helpfulness
0
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34 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
03/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
WRIT 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class was very easy for me. I am a good writer, so I'm not sure how the class was for people who need practice. Dr Ek is a very nice lady and always wants to help you. You should buy her reader, but you don't really have to do the "homework" because the readings are always discussed in class. i was surprised by how interesting the topics were.

03/20/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
writing 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice teacher. Class was really boring though. If you go to office hours she is annoyingly ambiguous with what she wants you to change in your essays. Not a hard class, mostly busy work.

06/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very easy class, only a letter in the beginning & 2 essays. She is helpful if you make an effort. You don't have to do the readings at home because you just talk about them in class the next time. I would definitely recommend her.

01/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
WRIT107B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ek is really great! She will help you but you have to make the effort to go to her office hours. Class is easy as long as you don't procrastinate on assignments because it will all lead up to a final project.

05/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Writ2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great teacher, easy A

12/02/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Writ2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is so easy with this professor. She is so cute. She does have an accent but is still easy to understand. workload is very manageable, just two "essays" and one letter. I would highly recommend getting Ek as your professor for this class!!

07/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Writ2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting class and topic. Crime and punishment. Her office hours are very useful and she's easy to contact via email. I highly recommend her; however, she stutters a lot and has an accent. Class discussions were somewhat prolonged, but she keeps it going with her profound knowledge of the topic. Attendance is mandatory. Fun class.

05/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
writ109s Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's always willing to help students... Easy A

05/05/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Writ50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

We're not sure we can agree with these positive comments, as our experience with Mrs. Ek has been dismal. We heard she was excused from a college back east...and now we know why. Some of us think it is hard to understand her, and most of us think it's hard to gauge her actual passion for teaching writing. We're not even sure she has training in it.

12/05/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
WRIT109L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ek is very nice and wants you to do well. Do not buy the book, you will never need it. Class itself is pretty boring but assignments are easy, though unclear at times. I did all my assignments the night before and got an A-. If you are interested in law definitely take the class. Also make sure you are good at persuasive/analytical type writing.

03/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
writ50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is very nice and the class is extremely easy, just make sure you dont wait until the last minute. You also dont need to purchase any of the books, if you want them, definitely just rent them. If you want a good grade, put in a lot of work to your research paper and have a good topic.

12/10/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's a really nice lady and the class was very easy but sooo boring. I skipped a lot though and she didn't knock points off my grade.

12/02/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Super nice woman. What she wants out of a given assignment is sometimes fogy though. The books were all interesting reads, and since there are class discussions, you don't need to read the entire thing. She loves people who participate and talk. Even if you say something way off subject, she'll work with your point

01/13/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Writ2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a good teacher, reading is minimal, class discussions were fun. Three papers, one was a movie review, one comparing two articles, and one was a book review. You will get a good grade if you show up and do the work.

01/06/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Writi50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One Word:Horrible. She is very knowledgeable, but can't express her knowledge in words. Also, she is very unapproachable, and mean. I got a B in the class, but she had favorites, and isn't really that helpful. Didn't have to read any of the books, which was great.Boring class, so be prepared to pretend to be interested in what she is saying.

11/25/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
writ 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She was a pretty good prof., the class was easy and the readings were interesting. It's boring at times, but I would still recommend this class to anyone taking writing 2. She's also really nice about letting you turn in late papers and is good at explaining things.

08/23/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Writ 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her class got boring, but it was super easy. I also liked the material she choose for us to read. As long as you go to class and do the papers, you should get an A.

03/21/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
writing 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

shes really caring and honest, very clear! straight forward.

02/25/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Writing 50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher who gives you plenty of time to write 1 research paper

02/02/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
writ 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

if you like teachers who stutter, take long pauses between senteces and say "umm" after every other word, this is the teacher for you. boring class, but atleast you can keep yourself busy by counting how many times she says "um". unless "um" annoys the hell out of you.

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