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with Melissa Hammerle3 months ago

As an incoming freshman I valued Prof. Hammerle's class and her effort to accommodate to her students. She really cared about her students and the course helped me integrate into college easier than I would have. I found the class's content and structure beneficial and it was a good way to get exposure to doing presentations and participating in class. Her activities and assignments were all centered about mindfulness which really helps as a student transitioning from high school to college.

As an incoming freshman I valued Prof. Hammerle's class and her effort to accommodate to her students. She really cared about her students and the course helped me integrate into college easier than I would have. I found the class's content and structure beneficial and it was a good way to get exposure to doing presentations and part …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
2hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Melissa Hammerle8 months ago

Prof. Hammerle is so sweet and really did her best to make everyone feel at home. She has a very warming presence. She is extremely gracious with students in terms of extensions on papers. There is some reading, but the overarching points stay the same between each reading so it is advisable to skim. She is so kind, I wish she could teach all my classes.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Melissa Hammerle8 months ago

She is such a great instructor; I would love to take another course with her. The amount of compassion she shows to the students is contagious and she always makes me leave the class with a smile. I highly recommend this course, as an incoming freshman.

Chill and RelaxedEndless WritingFair Grading
2hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Melissa Hammerle2 years ago

Professor Hammerle is very enthusiastic and engaging in this class which is contagious. This course, like most First Year Seminars, was very writing intensive. As a result, I would highly recommend staying on top of your assignments and planning ahead at the beginning of the semester. Professor Hammerle helps students understand mindfulness in the context of pedagogy as well as other aspects of life. With that being said, a lot of the mindfulness vocabulary can become repetitive and the readings seem to be similar in their nature.

Professor Hammerle is very enthusiastic and engaging in this class which is contagious. This course, like most First Year Seminars, was very writing intensive. As a result, I would highly recommend staying on top of your assignments and planning ahead at the beginning of the semester. Professor Hammerle helps students understand mind …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEndless WritingFair Grading
6hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again