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COLWRIT R4B (Spring 2013)

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Comment: Honestly the best professor I have had at Cal thus far. He is extremely enthusiastic and makes me want to actually attend class. Very great person.

COLWRIT R4B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Even though I was ALWAYS late to class to the point that the I was infamous in the class for it, Professor Tollefson still cared for my well-being, voicing his concerns of my lateness and how it would affect my future career. This is a professor that goes way beyond just earning the salary and bathing in the prestige of being a UC Berkeley lecturer, he actually cares for his students and wants them to do well. He is a Distinguished Professor and writes up some cool posts on the Berkeley blog, so you know he's an expert in his field. Cool guy and definitely recommend! (I ended going to class on time, so no excuses for being late! ;P)

COLWRIT R4B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: My only complaint, which for some people might be a bonus, is that he sometimes released us early with ~10 minutes left in discussion. Otherwise, completely dedicated to his students. Wonderful teacher with a witty sense of humor.

COLWRIT R4B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: He is awesome! You can get so much out of the class, and the materials are super fun!

COLWRIT R4B (Fall 2011)

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COLWRIT R4B (Fall 2011)

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Comment: awesome professor, he's hilarious and has a great way of teaching students how to write.

COLWRIT R4B (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Very cool and easy-going professor. Always asked for suggestions from students about the class, and did fun things in class like watch a movie or even play Taboo. He even cancelled a class once to let us work on essays. He also brought food almost everyday for us to eat, since he knows that college students don't always eat breakfast. Always had feedback to give on essays, and he knows his stuff. Even though I'm an engineer and not too fond of humanities in general, I would definitely recommend him.

COLWRIT R4B (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Professor Tollefson is pretty easy-going and nice. He started off this semester with a schedule that wasn't too strict, but by the middle of the semester, we completely abandoned it. He accommodated for our other courses and events. As for the class, it seems pretty daunting, especially with the research paper; (most, if not all, of the students in the class are freshman.) The discussions made the books interesting, and there are few written assignments. Professor Tollefson makes us peer-edit each other's drafts as well as make his own comments before the final drafts of the major essays.

COLWRIT 110 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Wasn't everything it could have been, but maybe I was expecting too much. Some class time was wasted and I wish we did more writing. However, professor Tollefson was great— always available and eager to help. The assignments and readings were engaging, but not overwhelming, so this is a great way to improve your writing if you are looking for a relaxed environment.

COLWRIT 110 (Fall 2012)

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Comment: Truly a wonderful professor who cares about his students and adheres to their needs. The workshop-like writing course was quite flexible and great for anyone who enjoys writing!

COM LIT 24 (Fall 2012)

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Comment: Awesome seminar. We read and analyzed poetry together for the most part. The only assignment was to memorize 50 lines of poetry by the end of the semester, which is cake. Speaking of cake, Professor Tollefson also brought some sort of food for the class each week :D

COM LIT 24 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: This class consists of sitting around for an hour and talking about beautiful poems while surrounded by stunningly intellectual people and eating delicious food. Tollefson is a brilliant and enthusiastic man, and if you aren't crazy about poetry already, taking this seminar with him will ensure that you become so. This is a wonderfully easy and fun way to get an extra unit. Take this class!

COM LIT 24 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: Great professor and class!