Dr. LeMay is a spectacularly good teacher who puts an incredible amount of effort into this class. Unfailingly fair grading, flexibility, and engaging lessons made LeMay's UW section not only enjoyable, but the best class of my first semester at Columbia. Students deride UW, but LeMay is dedicated to improving this class, transforming it into a stepping stone for future academic work. Although many of the assignments may at first seem irrelevant to working in the academy, virtually everything LeMay does is constructed to prepare his students for scholarly writing. Yet, he also helps in other writing disciplines.
Make sure you spend time to get to know LeMay, as he's a wealth of knowledge on everything from literary theory to cheese. Gold star for LeMay!