Benjamin Bac Sierra
School:City College of San Francisco
Department: English
Location:San Francisco, CA
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Best english prof. I could have asked for. Class is based all around critical thinking on controversial issues and it's so fascinating, even at 8AM! He keeps you engaged, interested, and participating throughout his courses. The workload is very manageable, but it's not an simple A. Overall, I definitely recommend his class to anyone taking 1A!
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I was terrified taking this class because I had bad grades in English during high school. I was presently surprised that this class was mostly nonfiction. Bac Sierra has a JD so we studied court cases and it was very fascinating. You have to write a lot of papers so go to his office hours. I only got a B because I suck at writing conclusions.
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Great teacher! Class is always about discussing and understanding material. His intent for his papers are based on substance which makes it easier to write an essay. Highly recommended.
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Deeply interested in the human condition. An author himself but grades heavier on content than on execution. Lenient on in-class papers but considers take-homes carefully. If you engage with the material and think broadly on the papers, you will do fine.
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I have to say that he is a very great teacher but very difficult. I took summer class which had 2 inclass and 4 out. I ended up with A but I put a LOT of effort on it. Recommend, but you gonna work for a great grade.
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AMAZING PROFESSOR. If you're taking this class, get ready to get your literature-grind on. This class is a lot of work (I took a summer class), but it truly pays off! Bac Sierra is an intellectual being with a strong mind and voice. I 100% recommend him.
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Wonderful inspiring teacher/writer. Has amazing energy and passion, I learned so much in this class. If you listen and participate/understand and apply it you'll get a great grade. Definitely recommend, I would take a class of his in the future.
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Professor likes to teach. He is well spoken and brings lots of energy to the class. Professor is knowledgeable, open, and encouraging. If you don't like to speak up in class, might be a little intimidating.
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Bac Sierra is a very intelligent teacher, he is one of the toughest teacher out there and I have learned a lot from him especially on writing. He grades pretty difficult and expects a lot from you. If you want to challenge yourself, I recommend to take him.
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Good teacher. But I think this class is not for ESL students. It is too difficult to understand
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EXCELLENT TEACHER!! class is very fascinating to the point where u just wont fall asleep at all. not an simple A but u do learn alot from him. super accommodating and books are fun to read. take him, u wont regret it!
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I took Mr. Bac Sierra's Poetry for the People class, and I'm so glad I did. We explored a variety of different genres including rap, proexam poetry, love poetry, war poetry--there was something for everyone. He's very genuine and passionate, and by the end of the semester our whole class had come to care about each other.
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Interesting class, great teacher, NOT an simple A. All together there were 10 papers, 4 out of class three in class and 3 one page exercises. I'm proud to have gotten through this class alive. I would recommend it to anyone with strong writing skills and a lot of energy. This class will definitely prepare you for UC level work.
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One of the greaexam prof.s I've ever had. Completely there for his students. You can tell he really cares about your progress. Can't wait to take him again.
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he is the greaexam teacher! he has a sexy voice. however he expects a lot from students, he will make you think, but by the end of the semester you will be a better writter. his class is fascinating and i assure you that you will never fall asleep in his class.
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Bac Sierra is a little on the difficult side, but he really gets a student to think...He is a great teacher. And is very open minded and calm.
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The most amazing individual! If you are seeking intellectual growth, take his course. Show your interest and you will encounter a life changing experience during the semester.
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Nice guy, gives great courses and choses very fascinating reading material. The only issue I have with him is his grading. To clarify - he doesn't give very pointed comments when he grades papers so it makes it difficult to find out where you can improve. I got an A in the class so it wasn't to much of an issue. I would gladly recommend him.
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Wow! I took the college-to-law 1A and it was outstanding. Bac Sierra is an amazing teacher...extremly accommodating and humble. Very respectful and motivating. If you are willing to work difficult I highly recommend him.
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Wow! I took the college-to-law 1A and it was outstanding. Bac Sierra is an amazing teacher...extremly accommodating and humble. Very respectful and motivating. If you are willing to work difficult, I highly recommend him.

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