One student wrote: "Take this class. The prof./class are awesome. You will learn a lot."
I am particularly happy about the positive reviews for this class. I know I can motivate a poetry class--I love the topic and (generally) the students want to be in the class. Keeping a group of first year students enthused about a composition class that none of them particularly want to take--well, that's something. And most of the students also acknowledged that the class was a great deal of work--more work than their friends seemed to be doing in other, similar composition classes.
"So I've got that going for me. Which is nice."