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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: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

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.

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