Brian is a very chill guy. He used to be a CC-er as well, so he knows where we're coming from. Our classes were very structured and he was well prepared. Each class fit in the bigger schedule (that encompassed the composition of 4 essays) and he had a nice structure for each class (we tackled different issues of writing, wrote many drafts of our papers and did a lot of group workshops). Be aware that you will get out of his class only as much as you will put in. Be an active participant and take advantage of meetings with Brian to go over your work/progress. I feel like he helped me a lot in terms of changing my writing style, even though I feel like he's a strict grader.