Garner, Annie  

English

2.76/4.00

86 evaluations


ENGL 102


Freshman
Credit
General Ed
Apr 2001
I thought she was great. If you was having problems on an assignment she would talk to you one on one. She made the assignments fun to do. the only problem I have was the goup thing I hate being in groups. She has a great attitude when she comes into class. I she think it inspired alot of the students to do their best for her.


Freshman
Credit
General Ed
Apr 2001
I thought she was great. If you was having problems on an assignment she would talk to you one on one. She made the assignments fun to do. the only problem I have was the goup thing I hate being in groups. She has a great attitude when she comes into class. I she inspired alot of the students to do their best for her.


Freshman
Credit
General Ed
Jun 2006
Annie is one of the better english teachers here because she really does care about her students. She wants everyone to pass her class and be successful. Writing is the key to passing this class because she really doesn't give any hw. Just write some decent essays and she will help you along the way. She also doesn't make you come to class during conferences for essays so thats another benefit of her class. On the negative side, the class can get boring at times so be prepared to just sit and listen.

ENGL 114


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
This is a pretty easy going teacher. Very open minded. Easy 'A' - It didn't seem like I learned much, but her class was fun.


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Jul 2000
If you hate to write papers in less then an hour, then don't take this class, but if you want the easiest A or B in this class, then this english class is for you. Mrs. Fauchier is a very laid back professor, and she follows the class guidelines to the T. It helps if you write really colorful, and throw in a bunch of metaphors and even write about personal experiences, because she really likes that fluffy foo foo stuff. Most laid back class i have ever had.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Oct 2000
If she likes you, you have a good grade. It's that simple.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Oct 2000
It would be helpful if she writes what she doesn't like about your essay, in your essay


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jan 2001
I don't know what you all were talking about, Fauchier was rad! This was the easiest english class I ever had!


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Mar 2001
She is the most unorganized teacher that I have ever met. She never comes to class and when she does she is never prepared. Her lack of knowledge in the class makes this class a nightmare. She also took a week vacation during the quater which made this class difficult.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jun 2001
Let me just say that before I took this class I HATED english. Really. In fact, I already flunked it first quarter with a different teacher. But Mrs. Fauchier (don't ask me how to say that) is awesome. She was so laid back and really flexible about late assignments and stuff. I think she was in an extra good mood last quarter cuz she was about to get married (good news for everyone!). So, cuz of that, I think, we got out early all the time and she canceled class a lot. I got an A-, which is the best english grade I've gotten my whole life. Take this teacher!!!


Freshman
Credit
General Ed
Aug 2001
Ms. Fauchier, pronounced Fa-shay, was a pretty cool teacher. It seemed that almost once a week we had a class canceled and a second day a week we got out like a half hour early of an hour long class. I took the class for credit because i'm not very good at english, but after taking the class, i regret doing so, i think i could have earned a respectable grade. ALSO, if her daughter ever comes in to teach, SHE IS UNBELIEVABLY HOT!!! She only came in one day because Ms. Fauchier couldn't make it but damn, she was gorgeous.

ENGL 134


Freshman
B
General Ed
Mar 2002
Mrs. Garner is an extremely nice person. She simply loves the work that she does. Her class is comprised of 5 major essays a movie review and a bunch of in-class quizzes and essays. Garner is a fair grader, however she expects a lot of work out of you for an English 134 class.At one point I had 3 essays to due in 4 days. You must attend class everyday and you have to keep a journal. Even though i liked Mrs. Garner as a person she didn't realy teach much. You would write an essay and get it back and she wouldn't have anything to say about it. Overall, it is a decent class.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Mar 2002
This class was pretty easy, even though she says outright that it's difficult to get an A. It takes me FOREVER to bang out a decent essay but it seems like she's a pretty lenient grader. You don't learn anything about proper essay structure or grammar, when you're in class you're either doing an in class essay or reviewing some other person's writing.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Apr 2002
I have a great winter quarter thanks to this woman. there were essays due all the time, and journals but nothing that couldnt be done the day before. However i got noticebly higher grades when i made several rough drafts, meaning she is a good grader and fair. the text she assigns for 134 is pretty intresting too.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jun 2002
Garner is a very nice lady. She doesn't assign much homework, and doesn't have a final. She is a fairly hard grader, although if you show her that you give a rats ass, she'll be generous.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Jun 2002
She's a dear, sweet woman who really encouraged the entire class to get involved in discussion. Her grading was fair, and on a student's paper, she always wrote helpful hints. Professor Garner's style of teaching promotes creative thinking. I would recommend her to anyone.


Junior
C
General Ed
Jun 2002
Garner is a rad teacher. She goes with the flow and helps the students as much as possible. She is also fun and has a since of humor. She grades fairly tough, so you have to put forth some effort. If you dont you will get a C+ like me. I would take her again if I had a chance to. So if youre still questioning to take her or not, take her, you wont regret it.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Jun 2002
PROFESSOR GARNER IS A REALLY NICE WOMAN. SHE ENDS CLASS EARLY AND CANCELS CLASS QUITE OFTEN. SHE'S NOT VERY ORGANIZED. TOUGH GRADER.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jul 2003
Garner is so enteraining, she really cares about her students and is willing to help with anything. I am going to be sure to sign myself up for any other class she teaches. There are about 4 main essays and one final essay. She gives quizes on reading, but they are NOT bad! Class is fun, get Garner if you can!


Sophomore
N/A
General Ed
Dec 2003
Garner is a very nice woman and I enjoyed having her for this class. She is very social and makes the class a lot of fun. There is quite a bit of writing in this class but it is not impossible to do and she is a fair grader. As long as you do a decent job writing the essays she will be satisfied. I would take her again for another class.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jan 2004
Well I did get an A in this class but it was not because this professor is amazing. Pros: She is quite a nice person and class was rarely boring. Her sense of humor is pretty good. Class was cancelled a couple of times this quarter. If you like to pay money to have your class cancelled, I suppose this can be viewed as a pro. There is also quite a lot of writing between homework and in-class essays, so even if you don't want it to, your writing will improve simply because you will be writing so much. Also, essays were taken straight from the book so you had a lot of choice on what to write about. Cons: There didn't seem to be much organization to this class. She never actually lectured about how to write essays well. Her office hours were not that good either and twice I showed up to get help and she was not there. On the day before the final important essay was due, she cancelled her office hours without telling us! Overall take garner if you want to write a lot and don't mind having no real instruction. Her class is pretty interesting and so is the text book. But if you want organization, lectures, and feedback on your essays, don't take garner.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Apr 2005
She is a really nice and funny lady but not really a good teacher. I don't think she actually lectured once the whole quarter, just assigned essays and things to do out of the text book. She also grades quite randomly and doesn't really explain why she gave you the grade that she did. It was a fairly easy class over all and got cancelled quite a few times, which I'm not complaining about. You should take her if you are looking to get ENGL 134 over with but not trying to learn a whole lot.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Aug 2005
Annie is a very nice lady...probably the nicest professor I've had. She's also pretty funny and gives some interesting writing assignments that are rather thought provoking and usually not very long. Overall, I loved this class because it was interesting and easy...very easy in fact, I wrote a paper after about 4 beers, turned it in the next morning and got a B+ on it...ended up with an A in the class and put the least time into this class out of all my classes. The downside to her?...She doesn't teach...she just gives writing assignments, cancels class a lot, and makes jokes. It's a fun class, but don't expect to learn a lot about how to write better.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2006
If you want an easy GE take garner. There is a lot of writing but she skips almost every friday in the quarter. The final is a take home final so the end of the quarter is really easy. She is one of the nicest ladies.. very approachable. she truly shines in office hours


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jan 2007
She is absolutely amazing. This is basically high school english. Except she does grade a little tougher on essays, but has no problem discussing the essay with you, and even giving you a higher grade if you do a revision. All of our due dates were you usually pushed back. But she is just an amazing person. The work is easy if you actually do it. If you can, i suggest taking her for anything.


Freshman
N/A
General Ed
Mar 2007
Annie Garner was a fun teacher...she will be sure to make you laugh with the weird things she says. She grades hard on papers but after the first essay you'll learn the way she likes essays to be written.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Aug 2007
I had Annei Garner and have to say she was one of the coolest teachers that i had my first year. She had fun assignments, that pretty much let you write about whatever you want as long as it pertained to the topic. She Is pretty flaky, i think she missed 4 classes total during the quater. If you make her laugh it helps you alot. If your nice to her and ask for help your grade will reflect it. For Eng 134 i highly recommend Mrs. Garner.


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Apr 2008
Garner is crazy and hilarious!!! she says the funniest stuff ever!! Definietly any entertaining class, I looked forward to going everyday. You really get to know everyone in the class. The bad part is that the whole class is essays that she grades pretty harshly on, but she lets you rewrite most of them and gives you a lot of help on what exactly she wants. But if you don't write it how she likes it, then you get a bad grade. There was some quizzes that cam out of nowhere and pretty much everyone failed, but the students grade them, so you could cheat. Basically, she acted like she was high the whole time, she was really funny and has a good heart. If you take her, expect a C.


Freshman
A
General Ed
May 2008
Garner's class was pretty laid back. Expect a lot of canceled classes. There are 4 essays due, and no final because of it. On some of the essays she'll do a workshop where only 4 or 5 students show up each day of class to go over their essay with her...the rest get the day off. Peer-reviews are a joke, but if you get them done quick, you can leave early. Essay topics are pretty easy and she bias towards environmentalism, human rights, etc. I got 95% on the first two essays, and 75% and 80% on the other two and still got an A in the class.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Jul 2008
I really didn't like her teaching. Don't get me wrong she is a really nice lady and is very patient with students but she is so scatter brained. She doesn't follow her plans and moves homework and test dates around. It was very annoying.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2008
Ms. Garner is a very flaky teacher who changes the schedule she hands out, almost once a week. Essays are almost never due the day she says, and if the essay is the required length you are guaranteed a C. You can rewrite every essay for a better grade if you wish to do so. Expect class to be cancelled 2 to 3 times a quarter. Overall, she was a very nice lady and a below average teacher, but if you're just looking for a G.E. you can't go wrong because this class is painfully easy.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2008
if you are looking to fulfill a ge requirement i would definitely recommend garner. she does not ask a whole lot of her students and she likes to ramble about strange topics with her students. she has a lot of weird (and somewhat funny) stories about her past so i encourage you to ask questions when you're in class. you write 4 essays over the quarter. you do peer edits during class which is nice because most people edit quickly and take the rest of the class off. she's very understanding and fair as far as grading goes i think. there are no midterms or finals so everything is based off reading quizzes and essays. if you're not happy with an essay grade she will critique it, tell you what she liked and didn't like, and then you can rewrite it. i would definitely take her again.


Freshman
N/A
General Ed
Jan 2009
Basically Garner is one of the worst teachers I've ever had. She constantly says stupid things that don't make sense, has weird mood swings, and plays favorites in terms of grading. The class itself is a general english writing course, it shouldn't be such a struggle to get above a C- on any given assignment. She frequently cancels class, then messes up her own syllabus and guide to when things are due, then blames the students for not knowing due dates. I always felt like the class was against her arguing these cases, instead of her just helping us to learn the material. Aside from daily assignments, much of the course is based on essay grades. Garner marks up even the best writer's papers with the word 'akward' dozens of times. If she simply doesn't like the way it sounds, even if grammatically correct, she writes this and says you need to revise it. After she feels smart for making a lot of corrections on an essay she will give 9 out of 10 of them C's. I strongly recommend against garner for english 134, she has no idea whats going on, didn't help me become a better writer, and will make you stressed out the entire quarter.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2009
Annie Garner was AMAZING! Okay, yeah, she is a tad bit scatter-brained, and she says some things that she might not mean to voice, but she is still cool. She cancels class frequently, so keep up on your email. There is reading once a week and the book is mostly pictures so don't freak out. There are quizzes, so be prepared. We had 3 essays but she cancelled one. We did a few in class responses and then some analyses but they weren't bad at all. Establish yourself as a good writer and the class is a piece of cake. Take her!


Freshman
B
General Ed
Apr 2009
Miss Garner was hilarious. Her class was entertaining, but when it comes to your papers she never tells you what she wants or how she grades. When you ask her questions, you really don't get a clear answer. And READ because she gives a lot of pop quizzes. It was a fine class, and completely tolerable, I just hope you're a good writer.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Apr 2009
Professor Garner is a pretty spacey person. Her class isn't too difficult, just make sure to do the readings so you can do well on the quizzes. And actually do the essays when they are assigned, not the night before they are due. She grades pretty hard on essays, but you can revise them.


Freshman
A
General Ed
May 2009
LOVED her. She really cares about the class being involved, so plays a lot of games and things to get the class to have fun. Also, she actually teaches grammatical things and lets you revise an essay and turn it in. No tests or finals! Some reading, but it's not too bad. She's a really free spirit and I loved hearing everything she had to say. aaand she let's you go outside a lot.


Freshman
B
General Ed
May 2009
From what I hear about the other 134 teachers, Garner's class is hands down a lot easier. I had the class twice a week Monday Wednesday for two hours but rarely did we ever go over 1 hr and 30 mins. And very often the she will dismiss half the class after 1 hour or less if you don't need to conference with her about your essay. She assigns 3 essays through the quarter, one movie review, and short essays which pertain to the reads. English is one of my weaknesses but I found this class fairly easy considering the amount of work I did.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Dec 2009
Garner always seemed like a nice person but her teaching ability could use some improvement. I learned nothing the entire quarter. She canceled class all the time and was slightly erratic in grading. Lectures were almost always going over the reading and doing some little creative writing exercise. If you\'re already a solid writer this is the most pointless class.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jan 2010
Garner is very understanding person and if you go to office hours with your essays, its almost guaranteed that you will get a B in the class. Overall her grading is tough and if you want to succeed in her class, utilize the writing center.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jan 2010
Seriously the easiest teacher you can get. I hate english but i still got a B+ and couldve got an A if i tried harder. I wrote the essays a day before and just went to class because we had peer editing days. Then you can just rewrite the paper. She usually misses days anyways so check your email before class. Shes pretty cool too and acts younger than her age.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Feb 2010
Annie was fantastic! I enjoyed her class very much, I didn\'t really learn much. If you enjoy having a quirky teacher, and already have a sense of what good writing is you should definately take this teacher. There are only 3 to 4 essays all quarter long and you are giving about 2 weeks to write the essays, there is also minimal reading, but nothing a college student can\'t handle.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Feb 2010
Do Not take this teacher if you want an A. I worked my butt off and still only got a B+. She does not believe in A\'s. She does cancel class about once a week though which is nice. She just rambles off during class, and is not a good english teacher. If you actually want to learn how to enhance your english skills do not take her.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2010
Garner is so great! She is that one teacher that we all love, you know... the one that says, \"How are you guys? Not good? Okay, let\'s have an easy day. How bout another week on your essays?\" Her class isn\'t super easy, but she is a great teacher to have. She is also so helpful in OH~ bring in your essays and she will grade them with you. Make the changes, and viola! Going to office hours also gets you some brownie points with her.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2010
Professor Garner is a very sweet teacher. She\'s hilarious and very relaxed in general. Her class isn\'t hard. The assigned reading isn\'t much and we only write 3 essays (and she let\'s us revise it twice). As long as you do the work, I would say you will get a good grade.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jan 2011
If you want to learn how to really write, don\'t take this class. If you want a really easy class that you can slide by with doing little to no work and still get an A, this class is for you! I think we did one grammer sheet the whole quarter and it seems like the she makes the class up as she goes. Due dates are more like suggestions and extend all the time. There is reading, but it\'s never followed up on. There are like four or five essay\'s due the whole quarter that determine your grade in the class. There is no grading rubric. She doesn\'t believe in it. So, either she really likes your writing style and you pass the class, or she doesn\'t and you fail. She is really nice and funny and is very interesting. I really enjoyed this class and liked her, but I learned abosolutly nothing.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2011
Ms. Garner was a little bit unorganized when it came to following her set syllabus. She would assign reading to quiz you on and then forget to quiz you until about 2 weeks later by which time you've pretty much forgotten all of what you read. That being said she is a very nice lady. I felt like she really cared about each one of her students and she took the time to talk to everyone. She made herself available in a comfortable manner. I also loved how she valued each students writing even though everyone had a different style. If you love to write I would definitely reccommend that you take her classes. She is very nice. If you don't like unorganization she may not be the teacher for you. I would prefer a more organized teacher but I would still LOVE to take a class from her again!


Freshman
C
General Ed
Dec 2011
I would say she is a great teacher. She is really willing to help you out. She often cancelled class to have us meet at her office hours to individually go over our essays. The problem is, I thought I would be getting a better grade than I received. If you aren't a natural writer (like I'm not), don't expect to get a great grade. If you are a pretty good writer, take this class.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Dec 2013
Awesome teacher, she understands that for some, this class is a GE and isn't super important but makes it fun and the essays we had to write were pretty interesting. Sometimes she just tells cool stories and a lot of the work is actually helpful. Recommend her for sure.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Mar 2014
Garner was a very sweet old lady, she starts to feel like a nice grandma to you. And she has a VERY interesting life haha. But anyways, like everyone else has said, she treats her class like a GE (which I think is great because the class really just is a GE). Its very laidback, due dates are flexible (you'll get more time if you just ask!) and she is very easy to talk to. Only 4 4-5 page papers and that's the entirety of the class. Most definitely recommend.


Freshman
B
General Ed
May 2014
Professor Garner is one of the nicest teachers at Cal Poly. Athletes: if you need to miss class for games she is very flexible and will work with you on turning in papers. She says she assigns 5 essays but usually only ends up giving 4. You can revise multiple papers after she grades them. There are a few easy assignment to do in class. You may choose your own topics on the essays. For sure take her for 134.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jul 2014
Garner is probably one of the coolest and nicest teachers I've ever had but I would never take from her again. She is super flexible with due dates and missed classes and the workload is very small while also allowing revisions to the five essays, but her grading is atrocious. She forced us to write at a third grade level and if you cannot do that, you're screwed. I have always received high grades in English until this class because I couldn't write in the style she wanted. With all this being said, good luck.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Oct 2014
I was a bit skeptical when I first started taking this class. Professor Garner had a very unique and different style of teaching english than I was used to. However, being a Journalism major I was very excited to start writing my essays. I took AP english classes in high school (didn't take the tests so still had to take this course) and thought that my writing abilities were up to par. Basically, I thought this class would be an easy A. When I got my first paper returned, I was surprised to discover that I had received a C. Immediately, I went into office hours. Professor Garner went through my paper with me and explained what improvements I needed to make in order to receive a better grade. I started attending office hours regularly and developed a great teacher-student relationship with Mrs. Garner. I felt comfortable writing my papers about touchy subjects and was able to pinpoint the exact emotions I wad feeling regarding those subjects. Garner taught me how to relay my emotions through my writing without using big words or fluffed up sentences like my previous teachers had taught me. She taught my how to write efficiently while still getting my point across. I loved her class by the end of the quarter and loved each assignment she handed out. She lets you revise your essays for a better grade and really pushes her students to excel. She made a huge impact on my writing abilities and for that I will be forever grateful. One of my favorite teachers here. Plus her personality is rad! She's so laid back and cool.

ENGL 143


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2015
Garner is a better person than she is professor. Her lectures were simple. Most of the time it was just her in front of the class talking and asking us simple questions. Your grade is really dependent on your 5 essays not really anything else. There's a few assignments/reading quizzes here and there but they don't add up for much I don't think. She said most people end her class with a C and I ended with a B+ and I don't consider myself to be a good writer. The trick is to understand what Garner likes and doesn't like because at the end of the days she's the one that'll be grading your essays. Really hone in what she's saying when you're going over different writings in class. See what she appreciates in writing and what she doesn't. Take EVERY essay into her office hours to get her perspective. It's only 5 essays so you can definitely make time to stop by her office hours 5 times in a quarter. And they help immensely. Garner's a sweetheart you won't regret having her as a professor.

ANT 145


Graduate Student
B
General Ed
Nov 2016
Taking this instructor is like being in a Twilight Zone episode. You just can

ENGL 145


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Jul 2003
Garner seems fine at first, but then you start to realize she can't really teach. She just assigns papers from questions out of the book and then grades quite randomly, and she never really gives any instruction. Sometimes she is cool because she cancels class a lot and you can argue to raise your grade a bit, but otherwise i would not recommend her.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jun 2004
this class is a joke. she cancels class half the time (if that's at all compelling, then you should definitely take her) and the other half is wasted by tedious assignments and in-class proofreading sessions. i didn't learn a single thing from her, and my grade was definitely not a reflection of her teaching skills. however, she is a REALLY NICE woman who is friendly, flexible, pretty patient, and wants to help her students. it's just hard because she's so scatterbrained and random. but if you want a class that's cancelled quite frequently and pretty easy, definitely take garner.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jan 2006
Garner is a nice lady but more importantly she is very accomodating and approachable. she answers emails and offers endless support and help if you need it. She may be a little off as far as remembering the days lecture but shes a lot of fun and you can become a better writed by taking this class(if your willing to put in the effort)


Freshman
B
General Ed
Feb 2006
I'll agree with everyone else in saying that Garner is a very nice, and easily approachable person, yet she definitely is an airhead. The annoying part about her class is that she would give out so much random work due the following week so that you would feel a bit overwhelmed. Although, when it really came down to it the work was really easy. I have no problem with writing so for me the class was easy, I honestly put no stress or effort into it, but for someone who has trouble writing they may feel differently. Garner's grading is extremely random, you don't learn how to become a better writer, just how to write to please the teacher. When she edits your paper she just changes single words for what would "sound better." The class itself went by fast and I'm sure she's much better than other teachers out there. Brace yourself for a little bit of a ditz, but overall a good class.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Feb 2006
Go to her office hours! She loves when students take extra time to improve their writing skills. It can definitely help your grade.


Sophomore
C
General Ed
Mar 2006
Just like you've prolly read in all of the other reviews, she is a really nice lady. That being said, the bitch cant teach! I was expecting her class to be easier than the other courses available, but instead what I got was a class full of vague instructions. She basically stopped teaching after the 2nd week and assigned dumb essays to pass away the time. We had about 13 essays during the quarter! I would recommend her as like a 4th option if you have really bad priority. If you take her class, expect to do way more work than you should logically have to.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
May 2006
Lots of busy work, but easy grading. Because this class is an argumentative writing class, you deal with a lot of controversial issues. I was slightly annoyed by the way Garner always managed to push her own agenda when discussing these topics (but I guess that can be expected from a college professor). Overall, Garner is a really nice woman and this was a super easy class. Another plus - she cancels class all the time. Take her!


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Dec 2006
Annie is a a great lady...But she is not the greatest teacher. During the course we had to write about 20 papers. Most them being just about pointless. She has a very liberal viewpoint. If you write most of your papers on how you support gay marriage, you will most definitely be on her good side. Her grading depends on her mood. She is extremely unorganized and cancels class all of the time.


Freshman
A
General Ed
May 2007
Annie is a really excellent lady and an awesome teacher. She's passionate about her subject, and she really makes you analyze your own views on such controversial topics as gay marriage and illegal immigration. This class was alot of busy work, but I wouldn't really call it hard - More like time consuming. She grades fair and is always there to help if you need it. Overall, a really fun class.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2008
Professor Garner seems like a genuinely nice person. She is very disorganized, and cancels a lot of class. There are several essays due throughout the quarter, a couple quizzes, and a group debate. You write two 3-page research papers (1 pro, 1 con on the same topic)instead of a final. She asks if you have your rough drafts, but never collects them. You must attend one on-campus lecture on your own and write a short paper summarizing it. Our midterm was extremely easy- we discussed some reading in class, and then wrote an in-class essay covering the exact points we discussed. Pretty easy to get an A.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Jul 2008
Surprisingly unorganized, never knew what was going to be due when. Nothing personal against her, but it was frustrating to show up with a paper ready to turn in and find out she had forgotten about it and decides to change the due date.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Dec 2010
Okay, Garner is really spacey and she tends to get off-topic, but she\'s hilarious and its really fun to be in her class. She tells a lot of ridiculous stories from her youth. The Friday classes get cancelled a lot; I think we only had to go 3 times. The assignments aren\'t very hard, and a lot of times when no one knew something was due, she\'d give us another day or two to turn it in. There\'s no final, only a final essay. On the last day of class she shows you the video of her family on Family Feud, which is (needless to say) awesome! One thing I didn\'t like was how she made us do peer-editing for every single paper, but it wasn\'t that bad. Overall, I got an A and I didn\'t have to work very hard. But if you like to stick to the schedule on the syllabus, don\'t take her or you\'ll go crazy.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Mar 2012
Professor Garner is a lot more organized this quarter than the previous quarters, although she did cancel class a lot. We wrote about 4 essays, only 2-3 pages each, which is very generous compared to other english 145 teachers. Essay break down: Narrative, editorial, film review (you watch a film in class and critique it), speaker essay (you listen to any speaker and critique them). Great thing about her is that she lets you revise all your essays as much as you want, so take advantage of that. There's a debate which is really not bad at all, very easy work, just do the minimum requirement and you'll be fine. She didn't give us much "busy work" like the other evaluations said. One easy midterm, one final essay. Another great thing is she gives you a chance for extra credit, very easy points so take advantage of that too. Professor Garner is not the best teacher I've had at Cal Poly, but I would take her over other english teachers. She's very friendly and easy to talk to, don't be afraid to ask her questions.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Apr 2012
Good luck learning something in this class! She is nice and all but she has to be the LEAST ORGANIZED professor at Cal poly. Her lectures are useless and she is constantly off topic. It seems like not that big of a deal but after a while it gets super annoying. She grades essays pretty harshly and doesn't explain why. She just says things like "there was awkward phrasing," or "I don't understand your paper." She's not the worst teacher, but going to two hours of this class twice a week is fairly miserable.


Freshman
N/A
General Ed
May 2012
If you want to work your butt off to get a horrible grade and learn absolutely nothing then take this class. Otherwise I don't recommend it. Garner is literally the worst teacher I think I've ever had in my 13yrs of school. I am a good student and generally do well in English but Garner gave me Cs on almost all of my assignments. She grades very subjectively. She thinks she is an easy grader because she gives you opportunities to revise your drafts, however she is so disorganized during her office hours, that she only spends about 5 minutes criticizing you. I revised one of my papers 3 times and basically re-wrote it, and still got a C on it. I would avoid Garner at all cost.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
May 2012
Definitely not the best professor, but far from the worst. I think people are being really hard on her for being disorganized and a bit of a difficult grader, but maybe I was the only one who went in not expecting much. 4 revisable essays and a few random assignments. I advise you to try and get your essays done as early as possible so that you can go into her office hours and get them revised. If you do that, an A is definitely possible, guaranteed B. I got an A simply because I went in and revised all of my essays and turned them into high grades. She's a nice, easy to talk to lady. She can ramble a lot during class and can sometimes have a grumpy sort of mean streak to her. She tends to be disorganized so just make sure you stay on her for when things are due. Honestly, I would recommend her to a friend. But I would hope there are better professors out there.


Junior
A
General Ed
Jun 2012
I liked Annie, but not sure how much i learned from this class. She graded tough and subjectively, but was nice to talk to.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Nov 2012
I suck at english but got an A in this class. Went to office hours two or three times, that probably was enough to get me the grade. Class was cancelled a few times. Literally the perfect GE


Sophomore
N/A
General Ed
Feb 2013
Though Garner was nice and willing to help students with their essays, she was probably one of the most disorganized professors I have ever had. Essays were assigned at completely random dates, preventing students from focusing on a single essay at any one time. She would also go off on tangents throughout every lecture. By the time the quarter ended, I had almost no idea what was going on. My advice would be to do all the assigned readings and to keep track of all essays and due dates.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Mar 2013
Great Class, perfect amount of work for a GE, enough to make you think but easy enough to get an A (GPA BOOSTER!). Garner is easy to talk to/ ask questions, good humor, talks a lot about euthanasia and da herb, very liberal. Can be disorganized occasionally, but she was super mellow with our class and let us extend the deadline on our papers if we needed extra time and was very understanding. 4 easy 3-4 page papers, 1 5 page paper, a group presentation (joke of my life, took only an hr), and NO FINAL! You won't regret taking her class.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Mar 2013
Garner treated her class like a GE, which was great because you could tell her you had other tests and she would let you turn in essays in late. Her syllabus was incredibly disorganized, basically there were five essays and one presentation. And you could edit every essay and turn it in for a re-grade, and if you go over it with her during office hours theres no reason to get below an B in the class. But Annie's super laid-back and goes off on tangents a lot, you can tell she must've been a hippie back in the day.

ENGL 148


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Mar 2008
Professor Garner is easily the least organized teacher I have had. I learned...well I didn't learn a thing to be honest. She's a nice lady, a good person but she is a terrible teacher. Her assignments usually don't make sense. If I had the chance to register all over again, I would've taken a different teacher who wouldn't have wasted a quarter of my life


Sophomore
N/A
General Ed
Mar 2008
I highly recommend Professor Garner. She had a very laid back attitude, and kept the class laughing all quarter long. She did assign busy work every once in a while but it wasn't hard, and it was an easy way to earn points towards your grade. Not only is she an awesome woman....but class was canceled a bunch.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Apr 2010
Garner is the LEAST organized professor I\'ve had at Poly. She gave an extremely tentative syllabus at the beginning of the quarter and used only subjective rubrics (when she used a rubric at all). Getting out of class early was great the first five times, but there was a point when I realized that I really wasn\'t getting my tuitions-worth. I learned nothing in this class, although I do value professional writing and was looking forward to improving my skills. A plus for Garner is that she is very helpful for poor writers (she will go over a paper with you step-by-step).

ENGL 149


Senior
A
Required (Support)
Nov 2002
I can't believe all of the positive feedback this lady has gotten on this site. She has to be not only one of the most diorganized, cooky people i've ever met, but she also could very well be one of the stupidest as well. She NEVER taught ANYTHING in this class. Not a single lecture. Not one. She would bullshit with us, assign something perhaps, and then let us go. The rediculous thing is that she made a big deal about attendance at the beginning of the quarter, and then later on would show up 10 minutes late, and let us go 20 minutes early... regularly! Take her if you want a bullshit easy A for minimal work, which may not be such a bad idea for some of these stupid english classes they make us take. But don't even consider her if you care about the integrity of your education. At the end of the day, thats why were here, right?


Junior
A
General Ed
Jan 2009
She is very exciting and creative instructors. She is strict with her homework since they constitute the grade for the class. However, if you show interest, effort and zeal for writing and creativity, you will definitely get an 'A'. In addition, BE PROFESSIONAL when writing an essay, avoid slang and slanderous terms.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
May 2009
such a sweet lady. she's hilarious and tries to make the class fun. for anyone who complains about her, they're just mad because they don't know how to write. she is a very reasonable in grading. you will succeed in this class if you try. also, she cancels class and extends deadlines, which is great for people with a busy quarter.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jun 2010
I might as well have not had a class. the times she did lecture it was just noting some things from the textbook. Formatting essays means more than actual content, and you can work hard on an essay and still not get that A. Pick another class if you want to learn something, her class just gives you a grade based off what you can already do.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Jul 2010
Professor Garner is a very nice lady. However, she is very disorganized and due dates are never actually finalized. She expects that you follow formatting from the book, and if you do so you will be fine. Group work however was graded harshly.

ENGL 215


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Mar 2000
Mrs. Fauchier's class was very laid back and fun, but stayed true to the course outline. She assigns a lot of writing and reading, but it will transform you into a better writer. Although I feel her grading is influenced more by her interest in the topic being covered in your essays rather than how you write them, she nonetheless provides helpful comments and corrections. Overall, I highly recommend her for this particular course.

ENGL 245


Freshman
B
General Ed
Feb 2006
Annie was freakin' awesome! I'm now taking english with Howell (tear) and realize how awesome of a teacher Annie is. She presents everything very well and is ready and willing to help or just listen. She cancelled class once on us because her daughter was sick, so i'm not sure what the pervious statement of he always cancelling class is all about. She's fair in her grading and you have to write a bit in this class, but it couldn't be more fun. If you have to take ENGL -0145 (and you almost always do), take Annie... she's an awesome teacher and even better person at heart. You'll love her!