I would like to write about the profound impact Kat Manica had on my understanding of the French Enlightenment. Taking a four-year course in my third year of university, I, Paras Memon, was taken aback by the stressful workload and the expectance of refined writing skills- neither of which I was prepared for, and good at.
Kat Manica worked with the class as a group, but also gave a lot of one-on-one attention to students who came for help, myself being one of them. Being unsure of readings, or my understanding of the readings, Kat was very attentive and positive in improving my footing in this course.
Emails were sent out before class of Kat’s personal notes that would help people to be more knowledgeable of the readings and/or feel more confident in their own notes. Emails would also be sent out after each class, with notes that Kat had taken of the class’ discussion. Neat and concise, not only teaching students about the French Enlightenments, but what proper notes should look like.
I am very glad to have had the opportunity to work with Kat. She has helped me grow as a student, and to continue to grow on my own after the completion of the course and her departure.