I don't like the "easiness" being graded from bad to poor. No Mrs. Kowzan wasn't easy - she was extremely challenging and we were all better off for it. When I went to college, it was ridiculous how far ahead of my peers I was when it came to writing papers. Most kids in my classes never had to do a research paper, but Mrs. Kowzan made sure we knew how in 10th grade. Best teacher I ever had at Oakie High!!
English was my best subject, but I really disliked Mrs. Kowzan. She graded a multiple choice test wrong once and was going to change it but didn't when she realized it would raise the letter grade.
I did not like Ms. Kowzan at all. She is a teacher that either likes you or don't. If she doesn't you can tell. I got an A on all objective test but C's and D's on things subjectively graded.
She was very challenging-that's for sure. However, I'm at Miami University now where I"m reading a "graphic novel" the Watchmen and flying by with ease.
Mrs. Kowzan was the only English teacher who ever challenged me at OHHS...she sets high standards but students learn a lot in her class. Fantastic instructor.