Joseph Melodia at Cypress College

Joseph Melodia

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/1/13

Eng 101

Open

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/1/13

ENG103C

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

10/12/13

ENG 103C

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

7/22/13

ENGL100

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/10/13

ENG 100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/2/12

ENG100

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/8/11

Eng60

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/22/11

ENG103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!(:

6/28/11

eng103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/11/10

Eng60

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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 :)

11/25/10

ENG60

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

11/11/10

Eng100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

5/14/10

ENG100

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/11/10

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/22/10

ENG100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/18/09

eng100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Run the other way if you are thinking about the 12 week online class. WAY TOO MUCH WORK! Easy grade on homework if you do the work, tougher grading on essays. Lags on posting grades, not dependable about answering his emails

12/7/09

ENGL060

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

In my opinion he was a great teacher. There was a lot of work to be done but all of it really did help us. He plays good movies and documentaries. He was a very interesting teacher. I kept up with the work and had no problems with his class.

12/6/09

engli100

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class. Overloads you with homework and this is no exaggeration. Not clear on what he expects on essays and very boring outdated topics. As far as the grading, it was quick at the beginning but he suddenly fell off and grades came after he promised them. I would discourage anyone from taking this guys class. Very unafair.

11/27/09

engli100

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Way way too much homework and reading for an online class (or any class). If you are planning on taking more than this class be prepared to spend the majoriity of your time keeping up, good luck. Very nice guy, but expects too much. It almost feels like your being punished for taking the classs online. I would look for another inst. if possible.

11/22/09

ENG100

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Run the other way. Taking online and this guy is ridiculous with his workload. Might be ok if you don't have any other classes. Working very hard, will be very lucky to get a B as he is tough. Doesn't always answer emails. Takes a long time to post grades. Gets po'd if he doesn't like your opinion.

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