Feedback from students

Page last updated on February 2, 2017. 

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I taught at Yale, one section Dante in Translation with Mazzotta and one section English Practicum with Hammer; and at SHU, two survey classes on the Western Literary Tradition. Privacy Notice: all personal names and email addresses, as well as any personal references occasionally contained in the emails, were removed.   

From:
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:28 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Dear Professor,

I handed in my final to campus safety today to put in your office because the office building was locked. They said that they would put it in your mailbox. I am unable to hand it in because I have a final at 8:30 that goes to 10:30. If you do not receive it please let me know.

You are an amazing teacher. I have learned so much in this class and I have enjoyed it very much. I am a nursing major and you would think that I would not have any interest in this class. But after attending a few of your classes I loved it. You have helped me in so many different ways. For example I am now able to understand how to write an academic essay for college and I can use that skill for the rest of my college career and my life. Also I learned many life skills and how to show a presentation.  Thank you for everything you do and also, for helping me adjust to college and making my freshman year one I shall not forget.

Thank you,

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:57 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Dear Prof Viggiano,

I very much enjoyed taking this class. I appreciate how much time and effort you put into grading our essays, whenever I got an essay back I could see how much you care. There was so much detail and thought into my comments, and those comments helped me improve my overall writing!

I think that presentations were an amazing way for us to learn. It made us get out of comfort zone and practice our oral speaking and presentation skills (skills we will need to know in the future). I also think the method of presentations was also helpful because we didn’t have to cram so much into our brains in one short semester.

I told my mom this and I’m not sure if it will make sense but you’re the most “fair” teacher I’ve ever had. You understand the struggles of being a college student so you try to find the best possible way for us to learn but also teach us all of the material that we need to learn, and I sure learned it! It would be impossible for anyone to say that you are a teacher that doesn’t care about her students or class, just one look at that final and you can see how much effort you put into us learning.

You always emailed me back when I had questions and you were always available for office hours.

I also enjoyed when your husband came in to speak, sometimes it’s helpful to have a change of pace in the classroom and I really valued the opinions that your husband had. He made the point of how important it is to be professional. I never thought in our English class we would listen to Miley Cyrus but we did! 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful holiday and thank you for being such an amazing teacher!

P.S. When you played classical music it was very calming/soothing

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Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 10:17 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Dear Prof Viggiano,

I am so happy to see that my hard work has paid off, and also happy to see that two other of my class mates have put in the time and effort as well. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my time in your class environment. Your class lectures allowed me to understanding the main content of any text that was given and your use of guest speakers and other internet sources such as youtube allowed me to develop an even better understanding of our course curriculum. You were clear about what you wanted to see on our essays and tests, which allowed me to focus on making my work great, instead of worry about if I’m writing about the correct thing or not. There is simply not one thing I can say that i did not enjoy in your class. I am honored to be taught by someone with such a deep back group in school, and respect every though and idea that you brought up in class. I really appreciate all the help you provided me with when I sought your help as well.

All the best,

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:18 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Thank you! You are clearly a very educated woman who impressed me with your lectures. I’ve obtained a lot of new information and am very appreciative. You are a very good teacher so don’t change a thing and I promise that Gandhi will be watched in my household over the holiday. Happy Holidays! Sincerely,

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:05 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Professor Viggiano,

That is very exciting news! Thank you. I have learned a lot from your teaching this semester and really enjoyed going to class every day. An example of how you have helped me is first with oral presentations. I’ve learned that by slowing down and using the whole stage, it will help gain more attention from viewers. Secondly, your office hours were very helpful in being successful in this course – you made the information clear and gave insight into the papers. Lastly, I have become a stronger essay writer thanks to your classes and feedback on the academic essay structure, which has helped me succeed in other courses. The class was very exciting and taught me a lot, so thank you very much Margherita!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:02 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hello Professor Viggiano,

It’s great to hear that my grade is around A. I’ve been working on my final everyday which much effort, so I hope I get a good grade.  I learned a lot this semester in your class. The things that stuck out to me is how helpful you were as a professor during office hours. When I met with you to discuss Hamlet, I learned and understood so much and you were very willing to help me to comprehend it which made feel good. Also, I really liked how detailed your comments were on our essays because the positive criticism helped me out a lot.

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 3:59 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Pr. Viggiano

I very much enjoyed your class. I love the way you teach as well as the fact that you are an easy professor to both contact and talk to. I know personally I was ill many times this semester and you were understanding during every account. I like the way you have students do presentations to help learn more about the readings making it more interactive. I personally get nervous during presentations and I felt as though I helped myself by presenting. Thank you for the enjoyable experience

Thank You,

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 6:30 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: RE: grade, congratulations

Hi Professor Viggiano,

You have been more than a great help to me this past semester and I thank you for that. You have helped me with my writing skills and making sure I develop a strong thesis. You take time to grade essays and put in hand written comments, when most teachers do not. You also taught me that class etiquette is key for having a successful career and I thank you for that. You not only made class enjoyable, but you related topics to everyday life, making it easier for us to understand. Thank you for an amazing semester and happy holidays!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:09 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Professor Viggiano,

Thank you very much for the congratulations. I know I wouldn’t have received that grade if I didn’t have such great assistance and explanations throughout the semester, so thank you!

As far as the class, I can definitely say it’s never easy having an 8 am. So, it’s hard to like a class that does take place so early on in the AM but I can definitely say I have no complaints. You made the class enjoyable by making sure it wasn’t a straight hour and 15 minutes of pure lecture.

There were often times guest speakers, movie clips (I definitely would suggest you continue with these, it’s always nice to have a visual break/ time where not too much thinking is needed)***, presentations, material always put on blackboard for our convenience and plenty of time to ask questions when needed.

And you always challenged our intellect with the on-the-spot questions about the material we had learned. What was even better was that you weren’t just an in-class professor. You were always available for any outside help we may have needed.

Thank you for a great semester and happy (almost!!!) holidays,

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:25 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Professor,

I am about 3/4s done with my final!  I believe it is going pretty well.  I enjoyed the class very much, although sometimes I found it very difficult to focus because of the many distracted people that were in it.  I enjoyed the writing exercises that we participated (essays and quizzes), and I really enjoyed all the books that we read.

I thought you were very generous with all of your documents and PDF’s that you put on BlackBoard for us, and I thought they were very helpful.  I also thought that your comments on quizzes and essays were very helpful in furthering my skill in academic writing.

Also, I have not yet received any further information about the Honors Application, but when I do I will let you know.  Thank you so much for being willing to write a recommendation for me!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:40 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Dear Professor Viggiano,

I appreciate the update! I’m glad you were my professor, you made it very clear and easy to excel in English. I truly thought that you did an excellent job teaching our course. Some skills I have learned this semester are to go in serious depth when researching a topic. I grew a better analytical sense to my reading, and I credit you for it. The only problem for me with the class was the 8 AM time, because I’m like a zombie in the morning! Thank you for a great semester!

P.s. My Final will be terrific I promise! I want the A!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:08 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hello Professor Viggiano,

Thank you for the email! It’s nice to know where I stand in the class closing out the semester. Is there any way to perhaps get an A if I do really well on the final? I really liked how helpful you were in class and the lectures you have really made it easier to understand the information. I will absolutely take the time to watch Gandhi over the weekend. It’s been a pleasure being in your class!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 6:14 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Dear Prof. Viggiano

I have learned many things this semester, one major benefit I had from this class is improving my writing skill. More specifically, I learned how to sustain an argument for a long writing assignment. This helped me recently because I had to complete and 8 page long Criminal Justice paper. I promise to watch the film Gandhi he was a very interesting person and I’m very eager to see what the movie is about.  Thanks,

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 6:18 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Dear Prof. Viggiano

I did enjoy the class this semester because it allowed me to challenge myself by looking deeper into a passage and finding the true meaning behind it. Also, being able to put what I believe in a paper was important to me.  Something that was very helpful was when you put the study guide and guidelines on blackboard. It was very helpful when writing essays and studying for quizzes because instead of worrying about a million things I would have to write about I was able to relax and focus more on the key points and my thoughts. Thank you for your class and great teaching.

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 6:46 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hey Professor,

Thank you for making this class a memorable one. I can honestly say I enjoyed it more than most of my other classes. I feel that taking your class has helped me become a better academic writer and critical reader. The challenging yet relevant materials that we have read this year were truly interesting. I think the thing that helped me most was the ability to meet with you during office hours. Most teachers do not make themselves openly available for office hours, so this was very helpful. Overall I enjoyed this class and I will definitely take time over break to watch Gandhi. Thank you for everything and hopefully you enjoy your winter break as well.

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:12 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Professor Viggiano,

Thank you very much for the time and effort that you have put forth towards our class.

Although sometimes I felt the lectures were difficult to understand at first, the study guides you provided definitely helped me gain a better understanding of the material. Throughout the semester, we not only explored different concepts in literature, but we also learned a lot about professionalism.

I greatly appreciate that you took the time to take things that went on in our classroom and apply them to similar situations in a work place. Overall, I enjoyed the class, and I feel that I am more prepared than others to enter a work environment. In addition, I liked when you e-mailed us summaries of each class; it really helped me stay on track. Thank you again for your diligence and dedication. It definitely did not go unnoticed!

Warm regards,

  1. – I will make sure to watch Gandhi over the holidays!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:08 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hi professor Viggiano!

First thank you for everything you did this semester! The class really helped me prepare for future writing in college. I feel that your in-class explanations were very helpful because you explained in detail all the major themes or scenes of the plays or books we read, and that really helped me get a better understanding of each of the plays.

I also thought your blackboard responses were very helpful with the essay writings we had to do because they were great guidelines to help us trigger thoughts and get us on the correct path, not many professors do that, but it was definitely a major help with my essay writing and critical ideas.

I also felt that the presentations were a great way to help the class become more comfortable presenting in front of an audience, especially because I am not one who loves talking and presenting in front of people.  Again thanks for all the help this semester it is truly appreciated, and yes I will definitely try to see the Gandhi movie over Christmas break! Have a merry Christmas!

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 8:00 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: Re: grade, congratulations

Thank u so much I’m gonna work so so hard on the final trust me 🙂 you have been an amazing teacher. Also I have been so busy with finals that I forgot to respond to the survey. I will do it as soon as I can 🙂

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:56 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Prof. Viggiano,

I’m proud to have such a high grade in your class! I will make sure to work hard on the final to try and enter the A range. I enjoyed this class because I not only learned important writing skills such as learning how to write the academic essay but also learned how to be an overall good student. I think it is important for every professor to reinforce how students should act in the classroom and in the workforce.

Another part of your class that helped me was your guest speaker. Professor Viggiano had a lot of good background on the books we were reading and knew a lot of history about it. It helped me know the topic more thoroughly.

I also noticed that going to your after-hours helped me a lot because we could focus more on what I personally was having trouble with and elaborate more on it. Thank you so much for teaching me this semester. I really did enjoy your humor incorporated in the lectures and I’m glad I was put in your class! I got a lot out of it that I will use throughout the rest of my college career.

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Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 8:14 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hello, thanks so much for letting me know!! I really enjoyed the class. You were very helpful with helping me succeed whether it had to do with always having open office hours, or the fact that you were so quick to respond back to me by email. I learned how to interoperate a passage in a whole new perspective. I used to be terrible at reading greek lit, and complex books, but this class really helped me pick out the importance of passages and express them.

Thanks again!

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Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 1:51 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Thank You so much for everything this semester. I have enjoyed your class so much! I have learned a lot of different skills that I have improved on, as the semester went on.

My writing has gotten so much better because of your amazing advice on papers. I feel like I have improved my writing more than ever before. So Thank You so much again for everything and for always being available to help me I really appreciate it.

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Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 2:20 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

This class was very interesting and helped me a lot with my essay writing skills. We read beautiful and classic novels that also improved my reading skills as well. Mrs. Viggiano helped me extremely throughout the class with any questions I had and thoroughly explained topics I didn’t understand. An example of this was when I didn’t understand a topic on The Odyssey so I went to office hours with Mrs. Viggiano and left with a complete comprehension of the subject. I enjoyed this class very much and got a lot out of it.

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Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 1:09 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hello professor!

Attached are my colloquiums. I also wanted to add that I really enjoyed having you as a professor this semester. You have helped me a lot and I completely agree with all of your teachings and your values on respect. Thanks for a great semester! Merry Christmas! Thanks again!

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Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 9:35 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hi Professor Viggiano,

Sorry this is a few days late, I’ve been extremely busy studying and working on my final! I appreciate you keeping me updated on my grade before I hand in the final so I know where I am at. Most Professors don’t do this and this is one thing I like about you as a Professor.

I also like how you always explained everything in class and made the class interesting by linking the concepts we went over together. I also like that we learned not only about Literature but also History.

I also appreciate how nice and understanding you were when I was ill. You really helped me catch up on the curriculum when I got back especially with office hours and I really appreciate it. I really enjoyed the class and am going to miss it. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable semester. I hope to have you as a Professor again in the future! I will definitely watch the video over break. I hope you have a nice relaxing break and holiday!

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Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 10:42 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hi! Sorry I have been so busy studying and preparing for final. This was hands down one of my favorite classes that I have ever taken (minus the 8 am portion lol).

You taught me more than just literature which will help me much more throughout my life. I never really thought about how important it is to act a certain way during class. I never put myself in the professors’ shoes and thought about how my peers and I can affect the professor. You taught me to always be respectful to my professors and peers, to not talk while they are talking and not use my electronic devices like my microwave 🙂

Another thing that you have taught me if how to incorporate visuals into a presentation, how to write a good academic essay and how to use resources to understand what I am reading rather than just giving up. Not to mention you have taught me about all of the great books and authors that we have read.

Another thing that I value is your use of guest lectures. Guest lectures change it up a bit and keep the viewers attention. I think that this is a fabulous tool.

I am so grateful that you have been open for office hours whenever I need. I am a student who needs a lot of reassurance that I am on the right track so the one on one time with you gave me that. On top of your very generous office hours, you were very good with emailing me back quickly if I was having trouble.

I will do my best to watch the movie, I may be swamped all week but I will defiantly watch it when I’m home if I don’t have time here. Thank you so much for everything that you have done this semester, you found a way to make me not hate English! Thanks!!!

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Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 9:12 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Just wanted to say thanks for a great semester.  It was really nice getting to know you and learn about your course at SHU.  It has been a tough semester with my illnesses…  Thanks again for everything.

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7:35 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hello, sorry for the late response, but I thought the class was great overall. You were a great help throughout the entire semester. I’ve actually learned a lot, and those things will definitely help me in the rest of my career. Although I never went to your office hours I knew you were always willing to help. Thank you, for the help you have provided the entire semester, I appreciate it. Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:27 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

I thought that you giving us the guidelines for our essays and quizzes on Blackboard was very helpful. By you putting these guidelines up in your free time, it helped me form my thoughts better, and helped guide my writing and thoughts in my essays.

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Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 6:10 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Prof. Viggiano,

It’s been a pleasure being in your class during the fall semester. I have learned a lot of new ways to professionalize myself along with being a good student. The class was really interesting from all the books we have read along with understanding how to write an academic essay and how to present properly. Thank you!

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Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:53 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Professor Viggiano,

Sorry that I am only replying now, I’ve been very busy in the midst of finals as you can imagine. I’m so happy that my grade has improved and I am definitely working hard on my final to lock in that A-.

I have definitely enjoyed the class this semester. I was not always a very strong essay writer and I feel that I have improved in that aspect. I also learned a lot about professionalism that I had never been taught in any other class before. I actually learned a great deal about the bible that I had not known before, especially how it helped form the United States Declaration of Independence.

I felt as though the guest-lectures were very important in getting the background information of a time or place before reading a book, like the Odyssey. I also thought that the films, class presentations and in-class explanations were extremely helpful whenever I was lost in a book or with an idea.

Thank you so much for helping me improve this semester and I will definitely watch Ghandi during break!

Happy Holidays,

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Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:48 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Hi Professor! I just wanted to inform you that me, […] and […] have been working together on this final, sharing our ideas and thoughts. It’s been a lot of fun, and I just wanted to say thanks again for allowing this take home exam!!

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:21 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Prof. Viggiano

As a student in your class this semester, I learned a lot. We talked about professionalism a lot which will help me all thought out life. You made everything we learned very understandable, so when the test came around we knew exactly what was going to be on it! You also made yourself very accessible, if we ever needed help with anything outside of class, all we had to do was email you and you were willing to help! It was a great semester! Thanks for everything! Have a wonderful break!

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:24 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Professor, sorry for the late response! I thought you were very helpful throughout the whole semester and you really cared about us students. I enjoyed the class. Your in class explanations were very helpful and even though I never came to office hours I always knew you were available. Thank you for a good class. I hope you have a merry Christmas!

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Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:42 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Dear Prof. Viggiano,

I’m so sorry I didn’t respond to you sooner, I’ve been so busy studying for finals and such. I just wanted to say thank you for emailing me about my grade and that I’ll be sure to put my best effort into my final. Also, I would say that watching films and having a guest lecture really helped me grow in your class. By having a visual sense of what we were reading really helped me get a better understanding of the book. Also, by having someone else explain the material (guest speaker) it gave me a better grasp on the topic and really helped me zero in on what was important. I hope this was able to help!

Thanks,

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:08 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

I’m sorry Professor, it has been a hectic week haha.  I feel that something I really took away from the class and your teaching style is how to be a much greater analytical thinker when it comes to books.  You’ve explained so well the significance of different symbols and themes throughout the books we’ve went over this year, and it has helped me look as these aspects in the same fashion.  This, however, could not have been accomplished without your in-class explanations or your husband guest lecturing for the Odyssey.  Thank you for teaching this class and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:18 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Hi professor! I looked forward to going to your class this semester and really learned a lot. Although, I get extremely nervous when I have to present, I’m glad I got the opportunity to do so and practice presenting in front of a class. Thank you for everything this semester and teaching me to be a better writer, reader and presenter.

Have a great winter break!

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:12 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

I really appreciate all of the extra work you put into the class. Also how passionate you are about the work. These things really helped me during the class.

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:55 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

I really enjoyed this class, I liked how the class was set up to just the important passages in the novels. I also liked how we would watch clips of the movies to help better understand the concepts of these pieces of literature.

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:56 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Dear Prof. Viggiano,

I’d like to start off by saying that this class was a different experience for me. We touched based on different topics that I never took the time to ponder on. I am glad that I was open to such subjects. It was also a very productive class in the sense that we were able to convey our opinions. This also allowed the class and yourself to contribute to the academic atmosphere ultimately benefiting and I appreciate that a lot. Thank you for the time and effort you spent with us! Have a great holiday!

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Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:04 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

The office hours helped, also watching the films on the books we read and you would stop it to make sure everything was clear. Unfortunately, I thought I had more time than I did and during finals week I was ill making it difficult to complete the final. I do promise to watch the movie Gandhi with my family over break. It looks like a great movie and I think we’ll enjoy it.

Happy Holidays!

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:32 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Being in your class was very enjoyable and I learned a lot of new information that I never learned before and one way that you helped me out was email responses when I need to ask you a question you would get back to very quickly and be very helpful and understandable
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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:11 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Feedback – You were a very helpful teacher and I felt you were always there to answer my questions when I had them. – I feel like you taught us very well for I always felt that I was prepared for all the quizzes and new all the material. – I like how you brought the movies in to help explain books, it helped me to learn them a lot better.

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Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:48 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: Feedback

Professor Viggiano

Good evening.  I thought that the class was a good learning experience. You taught me that much of literature and some formal documents were based off of ideas from the Bible. I never knew this and it actually helped me prove some points in my essays over the course of the semester. Also, it helped a lot giving review sheets that were made for essays.  It made it easier to get my ideas flowing. Thank you for a good semester

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Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:18 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: feedback

Prof Viggiano–

Thank you for all of your hard work in this class.  I wanted to thank you for all of the offices hours you made available, I think I was able to truly benefit getting a little extra time to understand things.  This class was able to teach me how to be better prepared for presentations, and knowing the correct format for a paper.  The guest speaker was also a nice way to help explain an idea further.   I also wanted to thank you for making everything available on Blackboard, it was nice to have these PDFs help us on reports and the test.

Thank you!

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Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 2:41 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

The class was a lot of fun and you are a lot of help when it comes to writing papers. Just the right amount of work not to much not too little. And you really know everything you teach which no matter what subject is beyond fantastic. You kept the class interesting with class discussion and movies on the books which where a huge help for me someone who really doesn’t enjoy reading too much, its harder for me to read and picture something its easier for me to read the book then watch the movie and vice versa, helps so much! Only thing I felt was difficult was the final but I understand it has to be being its the final! All in all, it was a great class and really enjoyed being one of your students! I just saw your email prior my email account doesn’t work well and stuff comes in really late. Thank you!

Enjoy your holiday!

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Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 3:18 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Prof. Viggiano,

Thank you so much. I’m so happy, It has been a good semester and I am so happy I was fortunate enough to have you as a teacher. As a student, it was always somewhat difficult to understand the teaching styles of many of the teachers I’ve had. I have often struggled in school because of this. However, you Professor Viggiano, have taught me so much and helped me grow as a student.

In the past few months you and our class have helped me learn so much about so many different works of literature, different authors, and the difference their time period has had on them. This semester your class has showed me that books, movies, stories, etc. should always be looked at in the context of the time they were written and that they often reflect the author on a deeper level than just their upbringing. You are a great teacher Prof. Viggiano, don’t let other miscellaneous make you think otherwise.

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Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 10:11 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Dear Professor Viggiano,

I want to thank you so much for helping me become more independent and responsible through the semester. I am so grateful for everything that you have done for me; you have always looked out for me. I am able to finish an exam in class and on time! I am feeling more comfortable with myself and my environment…  This is all I could have asked for! Sincerely,

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Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:33 AM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject: Thank you!

Hi Professor,

I know this is very late but I really wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your literary expression class last semester, and to thank you for reminding me why I love to write so much! After your class I’m seriously considering majoring in english! Thank you again and have a great second semester professor Viggiano,

Sincerely,

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Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:30 PM
To: Viggiano, Prof. Margherita
Subject:

Prof. Viggiano,

I enjoy our class and our discussions so it is easy for me to want to participate. I look forward to the things we will learn in the future! Also, I hope you like my essay. The more I got into it the more I enjoyed writing it. Have a great night, see you Friday!

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Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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Margherita Maleti Viggiano,

Thank you so much for the very sympathetic and informative e-mail! I am so grateful to have such an inviting and understanding professor like you! I really enjoy the works of literature that we are reading in class, and I am looking forward to learning more in your class.

You are an excellent teacher, and have amazing characteristics about you and your teaching! I like that you are engaged and interested in the material which enables you to become very enthusiastic about the information. This is extremely helpful to me and I believe the majority of students who are attending your class and listening, because it helps them gain a willingness to learn and understand the material.

I will continue to try and participate and stay on top of my work! Also, for the next class on Friday, I will read and analyze Odysseus’ son, Telemachus’ speech which he performs to his fellow villagers, found in Book two of the Odyssey, by Homer, and be prepared to my interpretation of passage. Thank you again, and I am looking forward to our next class on Friday!

Sincerely,