Comment: I took an R1A based on Symbolism with Professor Miller. She is extremely nice and really knows the material she teaches. She is also open to other's opinions (which really helped when I chose a strange stance for a particular essay). Her comments on your papers are helpful, and if you follow them (in addition to changes you would normally make) for revisions, you will often score higher. I never went to her office hours, but she seems like she would be very approachable and courteous if you wanted to talk with her about your essays. This particular R1A was not too difficult, and if you know you can write well coming into this class, you will only be spending probably a couple days for most of the essays.