she will destroy your self esteem, unless youre one of her favorites in which case you can never do wrong
horrible! she will lie to make you look bad or make it look like she's doing a better job than she actually is
cud not agree more with 5/6/13 comment. its obvious who she likes and doesnt like, if she doesn't like ur writing style she'll grade u down. dk how she does quarter/final grades, she once gave me a a- when every single grade I got was an a except for 1 b on a tiny hw. she can be pretty mean especially when shes behind the computer. stubborn nd self-absorbed. high expectations for hw load, low expectations for student performance.
well to start of, her class is no joke. she gives tons of homework, and you read a ton of long books that are boring. she picks favorites in the class and gives you bad grades just because she doesn't like you or doesn't believe what you are saying is true. she will be nice to your face but as soon as she is behind the computer she can destroy your self-esteem with your writing. would not recommend
Karen, Spirituality and Outsider were two of my favorite classes! Great discussions, great books and short stories, no burdening homework... all you could ask for! As long as you like writing and proving your opinions, you're all set to have the best class of your life!
Karen Picks favorites like no other. She grades down when she doesn't agree. She professes a dislike of grades, but uses them to put down kids she doesn't like. She also is a total hypocrite with homework and she seems to live in a dreamland where SWS English teachers can do no wrong because they are SWS English teachers. I know of at least 2 people who chose to leave SWS because they had bad experiences with Karen and decided main stream English was better. Take Keira or Abbey if you can.
Karren is cool, but her class is no joke. You'll have to work hard, but it's worth it. Your writing won't improve that much, but you'll have great, deep, interesting discussions almost daily.
she's an amazing teacher, but she is stubborn and a little self absorbed. she picks favourites and doesn't seem to have a consistent grading system. she is a very good teacher though, and she will help your writing
Karen's nice, and knows her stuff, but can be very headstrong and difficult to argue with. She's the more conservative of the three SWS English teachers, but if you do the work you'll earn a lot of respect from her. Humanities is the best thing that will ever happen to you, take it.
INCREDIBLE I was so lucky to have her for two classes. She was my first SWS english teacher and she molded my writing into what it is today.
SWS is so lucky to have Karen. She is a younger Abby in many respects but she is clearly independent and leads her class in her own style. She is more challenging than the other teachers and doesn't take b.s., but you walk away from her class feeling absoultely new from when you walked in. Thanks Karen for everything. xoxo
cool teacher who adds to the community and shares the power. revolutionary!
great teacher but needs to raise the bar...assign papers, keep us working. wonderful person, sooo talented
Great teacher. Good books, but she can kind of pick favorites.