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Joseph Melodia
Professor in the English department
at Cypress College, Cypress, CA
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.3
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08/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
English 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class really gave me a challenge over the summer! Alot of work, not hard, but get ready to read and analyze. A whole lot of thinking required. He is very hard on grammar mistakes; however, he does point out what you did good also. I recommend everyone to study fallacies before taking this course. Overall, just do your work, and you be fine.

07/26/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took literature with Melodia, and it was one of the most eye opening classes I've taken. He is a really passionate professor who wants students to care for literature. He doesn't really teach in literature because he wants the students to think outside the box and develop their own ideas. Don't be shy to share ideas in discussions also!

07/15/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

The workload was overwhelming with all the reading and writing but what else do you expect it is English. I enjoyed the readings and the essay topics were relevant so it wasn't difficult to write about. The research paper may seem impossible but it's actually easy. Just do it on a topic you are super interested.

05/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

I took him for ENGL 103 online and got an A..and english/writing is my worst subject. Discussions due every week, midterm and final which had to be 8 paragraphs long WERE NOT timed for my class, the rest of the essays had to be 7 pages long, a couple quizzes, offers extra credit..i don't see what to not like about him. He's more than fair.

05/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Def didn't seem like an Eng class. Seemed more like a social media class. I still don't understand the point of Eng 100. You'll wait for forever to see a grade. Prob the worst class I've taken. This class is very time consuming, but you won't learn a thing. I seriously would not recommend this class at all.

12/01/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eng 101 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hey you 2013-2014 enrolling students! I'm going to give you my honest opinion. He is a tough grader, but he gives you a chance to retake it if you haven't done well. Easy class if you do all the assignments, but he never responds to you. Email or through discussion.. honey you have to wait 2 weeks.Forever. U want easy B+/A? Take this class. Online

12/01/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG103C Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tough grader & takes forever to grade the essays. He says he'll give the grade 1 week after the due date but the won't happen. More like 3 or 4 weeks. He's not very clear in the online course. I'm selling the 2 required texts books for this class. I bought them brand new. They're in great condition. Email me at 4collegetextbooks AT gmail

10/12/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG 103C Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Holy Homework! You cannot slack off in this class. Workload is insane. He's not very clear but if you ask a question, he's pretty helpful. Be prepared for TONS of work!

07/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Although there was a lot of work, he gives you a lot of time to complete it. He also puts all assignments, with the directions up on the first day so you know what and when an assignment is due. VERY helpful. EASY A if you do the work. RENT the book; you use the book just not that much.

04/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Melodia for online Eng 100 and had to drop half way. His workload was a bit much but doable. However I had way too much going on for his homework. Hardly used the book that I spend $100 for and just wrote a bunch of essays. Very hard to get in contact with also.

12/02/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took an online class; the workload was what you would expect for an english class - lots of essays, but not hard. Beware: he never responds to emails or phonecalls and takes literally months to grade anything. He does allow rewrites, which I'm sure is beneficial if you ever get a grade to see if you need a rewrite.

12/08/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng60 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He gives lotsa essays, but easy prompts. Do all work and you'll be fine. If you let him know ahead of time you're having trouble coming to class/doing hw he'll let it slide. But he gets angry really easily. Don't piss him off by talking a lot in class / txting / tardiness. He'll throw a b**chfit forsure. Oh, and his nipple rings are a plus. LOL.

07/22/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He definitely gives a lot of work, but his teaching style is great. Being able to watch documentaries and write about issues we care about is way better than writing about the typical boring topics. Take him if you enjoy in class discussions and analyzing movies. Highly recommended!(:

06/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
eng103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sorta hard but what can u expect from an english teacher? of course a couple of essays. some were interesting and some were boring as hell. he's okay, seems imtidating at first but you get used to it.

12/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng60 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! SUPPPPER HELPFULL!! SUPER NICE! Overall a really cool guy, writing essays is the main focus but you will come out being such a better writer. He is by far one of my favorites! And he has the greatest laugh :)

11/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG60 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 soo helpful and gives you many oppurtunities to boost you grade. There's 4 essay and he allows rewrites. He cares about his students and encourages you to ask and communicate with him as much as possible. Due dates are all on the syllabus that he passes out on the second day of class. If you don't do it because you didn't know it was due then that's your fault. This isn't high school. Overall great helpful teacher. Who knows about online. Lol oh and he has is nipples pierced. HahA

11/11/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No joke! A lot of work. Wrote essays every weeks on chapters and topics that were interesting yet boring. He expects a lot and has no mercy when it comes to homework. Be prepared because he thinks you have no life! Literally!

05/14/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor is a tough grader but I am gifted in reading and writing so getting good grades wasn't impossible. It just took hard work since there are many essays and short answer questions. The questions didn't seem difficult & neither did the essay topics. I disliked his choice of book ReReading America because of cuss-words and sexual content.

05/11/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a excellent teacher that uses different methods then what we are used to. He allows constant usage of videos that he picks as resources for your papers. He only makes you write one long 12 page paper but he warns you about that at the start of the class. As long as you know your stuff from eng 60 hes actually a lot of fun.

01/22/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a great teacher. You will enjoy his class if you like watching documentaries and discussing and then writing about them. Just make sure to do your work on time and not slack off.

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