Julie Chase

School: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Department: Languages
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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Dr. Stotz-Ghosh is an amazing English professor. I highly recommend taking any course with her because the way her curriculum is set up will improve your writing skills as the semester goes on. Julie is a real gem and she's super sweet!
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Her classes are a cakewalk to get an A, as long as you show up every day and complete your homework on time. Those that don't like her are the students that aren't motivated to learn anything from her. She's a nice lady, as long as you're a civil being to her.
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She's very lenient on extending deadlines one-on-one with the student when extenuating circumstances occur. You have to COMMUNICATE with her with politeness if you wanna pass her classes. Just don't miss too many days or you will be clueless.
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I had her for Intro to Creative Writing and it was my favorite class I have taken so far at Albion. I am a Pre-Med student, but I love to write. Dr. Stotz-Ghosh was extremely helpful and made class interesting. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed going to class. If you work hard you will get a good grade and she wants to see her students succeed.
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Professor Stotz-Ghosh was one of my favorite professors. She was very prepared and I found her lectures to be very interesting and informative. She demanded superior work which helped me improve my writing skills.
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Julie is a very good writer and knows a lot about writing. She is willing to help her students if they should ask for the help. She is not overly-critical and she genuinely wants her students to work to their abilities. Has a good sense of humor too.
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She is incredibly fair in grading. She spends a lot of time on your work and is very willing to help you through problems you are having with her work. She actually grades pretty easy compared to high school teachers.
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Attendance and turning in homework in on time is a must if you want an A. Textbooks, on the other hand, not really. I've gotten by all of her classes without them and managed to pass with all As because I looked up material that I needed online. I would recommend if you need the textbooks for whatever reason, to go to the library on campus.
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I had her for Shakespeare this past winter and it was fun taking it with her, as we got to read a lot of the same plays that we read in elementary, middle, and high school. She even let us choose what we wanted to write about (that was Shakespeare-related) for our midterm and final research papers. If you make an honest effort, you will get an A.
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This professor is can drag lectures for the whole class period most of the time, but she's very laid back and is an easy grader. The only easy thing about her classes is that your entire grade is based on attendance, weekly reflections (a minimum of one page), and 2 giant research papers (a minimum of 6-7 pages long for each) that weigh as much as 2 exams.
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I had Julie for 4 of my English classes! She is open to any interpretation in the readings assigned. Very nice to talk to outside of class and is definitely not arrogant, pompous, or two-faced like some of the other profs. at KVCC. I recommend her over most of the English profs. if you're rusty on the basic writing mechanics. Easy A if you show up.
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She is definitely one of my best teachers so far. She is laid back and not forceful with information. Your work is graded on whether you've learned while taking the class or not. No weird grading curves in her class! She is honestly are real "gem" as this website puts it. I would take her for all your English classes if you could swing it.
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Very lenient on deadlines and interpretations on the readings when it comes to weekly reflections and the take-home essay exams (which are like research papers). Attendance is a must if you want a good grade. I missed 2-3 days in that class and still got an A. So if you really want an A, don't miss too many days!
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If you want to be challenged and expand your knowledge of English literature, take this course with her. Expect to read A LOT. You move from text to text fairly quickly. I recommend her especially to LGBTQ+ students, as she does not tolerate homo/trans/biphobia of any sort.
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If you want to be challenged and expand your knowledge of English literature, take this course with her. Expect to read A LOT. You move from text to text fairly quickly. I recommend her especially to LGBTQ+ students, as she does not tolerate homo/trans/biphobia of any sort.
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Very strict on attendance along with plenty of reading assignments. Although there were weekly "reading responses," which were as short as two paragraphs and as long as a page, we only wrote one proper essay and one longer assignment involving finding and citing research. Exams, although essay based, are open book and very easy for the most part.
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This is a writing course, so be prepared to write! Julie was kind and gives great lectures. You will be required to read at least one of your works out loud, so get over stage-fright if you have it! Be prepared to share your materials with the class. Try to never miss a class because I did, and I fell behind! She will work with you, but try not to.
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Dr. Stotz-Ghosh is a great teacher and knows what she is talking about. However, she was unorganized at times and gives insanely long tests, like 13 essay questions long, that take the entire class and then some. Attendance and participation are 20% of the class grade, so don't skip. Overall, I learned a lot and would take again.
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Don't buy the textbook, you don't need it. Go to class and you will get an A, all you have to do is listen. Julie is without a doubt the best professor I have ever had. She is such a good teacher, knows EVERYTHING there is to know about English. Take this class if you can get into it!
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Julie was overall a good instructor. She has somewhat of a preoccupation with poems, and grades pretty easy, but she's intelligent, organized, and caring. If you want to earn brownie points, mention something about Robert Frost.

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