Grieve, Sarah  

English

3.50/4.00

12 evaluations


ENGL 134


Freshman
A
General Ed
Feb 2016
Dr. Grieve may be the best teacher I've had at Cal Poly so far - she's personable, realistic, and all-around a nice person. She knows her English and she'll make the assignments actually worth your while! 100% recommendation for taking this class!


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2016
Dr. Grieve is a really solid English professor and I'd definitely recommend taking her. I had her in her first quarter at Poly and she rocked it. She was fair, funny, and connected really well with the class. She made one of my least favorite subjects bearable.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Apr 2016
Grieve was THE BEST. I absolutely hate English however this ended up being my favorite class because she's so damn cool! She was very clear and fair about her expectations for us as students. She also lets you revise your work so you actually learn and improve your writing. She is extremely welcoming and helpful in office hours for anything you need. TAKE GRIEVE especially because ENG 134 is so annoying naturally.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Oct 2016
Dr. Grieve is an amazing professor! She is extremely helpful when you go to office hours and gives every student multiple chances to improve their essays/grades. She makes class interactive and explains things well, but sometimes the prompts for her essays can be unclear. However she will definitely take the time to help you out if you are confused. She is a great professor and person, so much so that I chose to be in her class again for a different ENGL class!

ENGL 145


Sophomore
N/A
General Ed
Jun 2016
Dr. Grieve did a wonderful job teaching ENGL 145. I went in to this class thinking it was just going to be another GE that I didnt want to take. I didn't actively try to gain anything from this class but somehow she still managed to convey the material. Sometimes in class busy work got a little boring and more partner work, and less class discussion than I would've liked. She is understanding, helpful, and very well rounded in her field. Can be a tough grader, which means your essays better be sharp. Overall highly recommend her!


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Dec 2016
Honestly one of the best professors I've had, she's super approachable and helpful in office hours. There were no midterms or finals for this class, and she didn't give out very much homework, but she is a pretty hard grader.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Dec 2016
Professor Grieve is the best! Super relatable and just an awesome person. I do not enjoy writing, but she made the class entertaining and bearable. I got an A in her class but I worked hard and went to office hours often. I highly recommend her for ENGL 145- go to her office hours and turn everything in and you will be just fine.


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Dec 2016
IF YOU LOVE ENGLISH, might as well take this class, you'll like just about any english class you take IF YOU LOATH/DO NOT LIKE ENGLISH, AVOID!, not worth your time or energy; essays are vague and she will rip your paper apart (figuratively, not litterally); class can cripple your gpa and bore you to tears. If you do choose to take class, enjoy!


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Jun 2017
Best professor at cal poly and an even better person. SO understanding and makes her class very engaging and fun she listens to her students. Be aware she grades hard though so if you struggle with English go to her office hours and get the help you need to get a good grade. Do the homework and write your essays early and go to office hours and you will do good

GSB 193


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Nov 2016
BOYCOTT!!!

ENGL 302


Junior
N/A
Required (Support)
Feb 2016
Dr.Grieve is seriously one of the best professors I have ever had. She is friendly, helpful, understanding, and overall enjoyable to be around. I took this class to fulfill the GWR requirement when it was her first quarter. She gave us plenty of time to complete assignments and extended them if she felt we needed it. I went to office hours all the time just to get simple questions answered and she was beyond helpful. I actually learned a lot from the paper assignments and they didn't feel like random busy work. They all related to one another and had to do with the final project. We were able to pick whatever we wanted to write about and I loved my topic so much it was actually fun to do. And at the end of it, you have a portfolio to take to job interviews! I seriously wish she taught every class. I recommend her for the GWR for sure!!


Senior
A
Required (Support)
Nov 2016
Dr. Grieve is one of the nicest and most understanding professors I have had at Cal Poly! The English 302 class for the GWR sounded like it would be super boring, but she really does her best to make sure you get something out of it. The assignments are made to go along with your major and you can even try to cross them over with an assignment for another class if it works for you. She is really fair in terms of assignments and grading and has the students best interest in mind. I would highly recommend her for this class!!