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Daniel Burgoyne
Professor in the English department
at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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10/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL 382 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"There for you" "Would take again" "Inspirational"

I also found Daniel's feedback enigmatic at first, but I found that when I went to him to clear up my confusion he was ready to help, and his feedback ended up vastly improving my writing, and marks. He's really nice, and incredibly enthusiastic about what he teaches. I highly recommend him. If you're confused, just go ask for help.

05/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG 382 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

THE WORST EVER- many others agree- He is an enigmatic marker. His assignment specifications are vague. Adherence to his additional instructions are unrewarded. He lectures very little. Students form discussion groups on their own accord. Most of the time is spent listening to students' improvised, superficial, & lengthy interpretations of poetry.

04/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EGL452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Always keeps me engaged with the class!

04/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Daniel is an amazing teacher! I was not interested in English prior to this course, but he brought out the best in the subject and kept everyone engaged. He draws on personal opinion and class discussion which is thorough and very helpful. Would HIGHLY recommend and really enjoyed his teaching style! Very great prof.

03/16/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed Daniel's class. I found some of his assignments a bit confusing but if you asked him for clarification he did a great job at making sure you knew what to do. He was always very calm and happy!

12/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eng 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Loved him and his class! such a peaceful being and willing to help an clarify everything

11/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Daniel is a very good English teacher and I really enjoyed his class in my first semester of university. I highly recommend choosing him as a professor if you get the chance.

09/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL 231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed Daniel. You have to have a little bit of initiative in his classes. He can be vague but if you ask him to clarify he's super willing to help. I'm surprised how much I ended up loving him. Very kind.

12/15/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
INTR100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very knowledgable about writing standards, very helpful as a base for how to write in university. Organized, very open with what his expectations are. If you don't want to do the reading/participate then maybe avoid as participation is a big part of his marking.

06/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG315 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Daniel's in class approach to subject material enforced class participation in order for there to be any form of knowledgeable discussion whatsoever. The only issue came was from ignorant masses that refused to read course material and unable to participate in class discussion. It was easy to identify which students were actually in class to learn.

04/27/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He was very kind, but also really vague at times. I had to get his instructions explained several times before understanding. Fair marker. Unique dude.

01/05/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not bad of a teacher

12/03/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class was the biggest waste of time of any I took in four years. Daniel was a nice enough fellow but completely out of touch with the subject he was supposed to be teaching (computer oriented English). The course materials were old (ICQ is not an emerging technology) and maybe grade 10 level. Utter waste of time and money. Avoid at all costs.

02/19/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the best teachers I have had. Very approachable. Answers every e-mail and question. Would reccommend to any level of english student!

02/19/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher I have had so far. Very approachable and clear with assignments.

03/07/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Complety Stuck on himself, only interested in opinions that were similar to his, gives un clear instructions, overall a boring class and would highly recommend not taking a course with him

12/27/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher I ever had.

12/20/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's dedicated and always prepared. The marking seemed fair to me.

11/29/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Avoid him at all costs!!! worst teacher I ever had in decades!!! Marking sucks

11/23/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
engl225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is really good at teaching. Assignments are very clear and he is extremely helpful when you ask questions. I would Definitely take the class again.

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