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04/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
E101W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

For me, Silver was THE best professor in the English department. She's not just a lecturer like most English professors because she actually cares about your work and seeks to improve your skills. Super smart lady. She can be hard to follow so make sure you read the material before class.

03/19/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
E100 and 101w Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Though Silver puts deadlines for the papers/exams, those deadlines never stay. She always pushes things back and/or cancels them all together. She is nice and easy to talk to, but there isn't enough structure in her classes. Some find her classes to be easy, but especially for E100 the material can be very hard for some and need more guidance.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
E100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Did not pay attention in class or attend any office hours and got an easy A. The tests are easy and as straightforward as they appear to be. Do the readings and apply some critical thinking to your work you're good to go. If you have trouble, Silver and her TA seemed to be very helpful and almost always available.

12/14/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
E100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Silver tries to help her students as much as possible, same goes with the TA, but the class is super challenging. I would recommend to anyone that needs to take this course to keep a light course load; it will help because this class will take up a lot of time and effort. And make sure Silver knows who you are !

12/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
EN100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

EN100 will always be a hard class since it's about theory and thought, but Professor Silver really tries to help students understand the material. She goes really fast, but sends handouts, office hours, and is willing to communicate via email. If you can't make them, you might be able to schedule a phone call. She really is an angel in disguise.

12/11/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
E100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This was one of the hardest courses at UCI that I have taken! She really wants to help her students, but it doesn't help when she cancels office hours or shows up late to class. It is a straight lecture for 1 1/2 hours and its hard to take notes when she goes through sooooo much material in such a short amount of time. Very tough course

03/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Silver is difficult to understand and is surely a tough grader, but I admit that she is truly an angel in disguise. She is intelligent and desires us to think in our highest potential--meaning we must absolutely understand the material and how they connect to one another. This is a comprehensive class, but if you're lucky she'll cancel the final.

04/10/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is sometimes hard to follow but she is really cool. She is obviously highly intelligent. She always works with students and sends out very helpful emails with extra reading/info. I have taken her twice. Once she made the midterm essay the only test in the class, and if you werent happy with the grade you got to revise it.

04/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Read the actual readings before class, and you will get so much more out of the lectures. She can be confusing during lecture(starting a new thought before ending the first) but she makes up for it by being available to students in office hours as much as humanly possible. She understands theory is difficult, so ask questions and don't be shy

03/04/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng102A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She can seem confusing at times, so I recommend going to office hours. The paper prompt was confusing, but I came out with an exact idea of what she wanted in it and she emails TONS of handouts that will help you write your paper. However, sometimes she sends out emails late at night, so you might not see them before class the next day.

02/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG102B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Silver is so brilliant! She has such spirit and comes to class always excited to teach. It's sometimes easy to get lost in her stream of consciousness, so pay attention! She's very helpful, always willing to give you her time, and just so nice.

11/25/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Silver was one of the best English professors I ever had -- Including BA and Master's studies. I took two classes with her. She's brilliant, kind, and has a generous spirit that comes out of her intelligence and compassion for the material and her students. Take her class and be prepared to use your mind. (What a concept)

09/09/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This professor is amazing: intelligent, informative and inspiring. Just listen and learn and you will be so much wiser by quarter's end.

05/12/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I had Professor Silver for E106 (Hamlet & Revenge Tragedy) and it was one of the best and most valuable classes I've ever taken at UCI. I wish I was a second or third-year student so that I could take her again. She's not the easiest teacher, but you'll probably learn the most from her.

12/11/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL102A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This professor is TOUGH--the hardest at UCI. She is a hyper-critical grader and has very intense lectures. You will be marking notes the ENTIRE time and still won't get everything. She is also scatterbrained: she lost my mid-term *AND* gave me an incorrect grade in her book. Nevertheless, I actually enjoyed her; she's the smartest prof I've known.

12/10/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng102A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She uses some very big words to the point where it feels like you're stupid; or thats how I felt about her class. I guess she's charming and witty but unless you have a pocket dictionary, I'd find another professor. Attendance: you must go every day. Tests: 2 mid-term take home essays(prompt is hard to understand) 1 final take home essay. good luck

03/19/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Engli102C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The material was excellent but don't take her class on Shakespeare without taking a couple of classes on Classics. You'll be expected to know Artistotle's Recognition and Reversal techniques to work out its structure. If only I would have known this! It was one of my first classes at UCI. Tough! She'll expect you to memorize Greek terms too.

10/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
English Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fabulous, fabulous teacher!

10/21/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
E102A, E106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very tough and deep, but worth the time and effort. Took her for two classes and they were by far my best at UCI.

09/26/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
e102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

she's a whiz! she knows her**** well. there's a lot of boring reading, but once you go to class and hear her lecture about it, the reading is really interesting and you get really engaged in something you thought you didnt give a**** about. bravo--definitely recommend her classes. silvers a genius.

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