Easiest R1a/R1b classes?

<p>I absolutely hate writing, but I need to fulfill this requirement. In your opinion, what are the easiest R1a/R1b classes at berkeley?
or is there any online classes i could take in community college that would fulfill this requirement?</p>

<p>Anything in the R5 series is good.</p>

<p>At the other end, avoid courses from English, Comparative Literature and Rhetoric at all costs.</p>

<p>Look, no matter what job you pursue, if it is in an English speaking country, you will be taken much more seriously if you have a good handling of writing and speaking.</p>

<p>You will be doing yourself an ill-service if you take a very easy R5 course and don't develop your writing skills. </p>

<p>I do also recommend avoiding the R1, Comparative Lit, and Rhetoric courses because they are too comprehensive and geared more towards humanities majors. </p>

<p>A middle-of-the road class in difficulty would be the best bet. Not too difficult to get an A/A-, but one that requires work. In other words, you would still get something out of the class without it being too time consuming or challenging.</p>

<p>Asian American Studies R2A and R2B would be a good choice IMO.</p>

<p>I suggest College Writing R1A/R4B.Best classes ever.</p>

<p>How is theater R1b? I looked at the grading stats on Courserank and the avg grade given is an A-. However, the previous posts say to avoid the R1 series at all costs. I am confused.</p>

<p>I don't feel there is such a thing as an easy reading course. It really depends on the GSI. My friend heard German was easy and he ended up getting some hardcore GSI. He ended up with a B or B- in the class. You end up having to write three/four essays no matter which course you take. Just work at it like any class. It's just that I think the language comp courses are a little more fun to take. (If anything, just look up what each class is going to read on the respective departments' websites.)</p>

<p>I vote for French R1A/R1B with Vesna Rodic
She was such a darling to give my terrible essays an A-
So if a horrible writer like me get an A-, then I bet you'll be just fine in her classes.</p>

<p>Choose the one with the subject matter or reading list that is most interesting to you.</p>

<p>List</a> of possible R&C courses for L&S students here.</p>

<p>Also look into the professor/GSI for the course as their grading scale is more reflective of your own grade than the average course grade.</p>

<p>There are still plenty of readings/writings to do in R5B, believe me; it's just that R5B is taught by GSIs while R1B is taught by professors. If you wanna get a good grade, that depends entirely only on GSI and your effort, so don't count on any luck.</p>