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09/03/2014
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Eng.503 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Dr. Waxler is a great professor. His passion for literature in a book, not Ipad, is inspirational. His class is not only good for one's academic development, but also for one's soul.

08/23/2014
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5 Helpfulness
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ENL 390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

interesting and energetic guy

07/14/2014
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4 Helpfulness
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ENL 251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A+

Waxler is very passionate about his area in study, but he is also very boring, I found myself falling asleep in class. We had a quiz once a week, very easy 5 points, just read the stories he assigns and they were actually very intersting. He goes on even when class is overy probably 5 minutes after. He says class in mandatory but i never went.

03/08/2014
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5 Helpfulness
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ENL 300-400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Bob Waxler is an inspiration. He is so deeply passionate about his content. Take his class, it changed my outlook on literature and life.

02/09/2014
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4 Helpfulness
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ENL 390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Upper level literature course on topic of "the journey"--Waxler thinks life is a journey and literature is, too. Could be he's right. Risky business anyway. I dig it!

10/29/2013
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5 Helpfulness
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ENL 302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Liked the deep exploration of specific poems from the period. Some discussion, a few quizzes, a lot of analysis. Like poetry a lot better now.

07/03/2013
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5 Helpfulness
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3 Easiness
ENL 218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very clear instructions, wants everyone to participate. If you read the stories and attend class you will receive a good grade. Makes class interesting and choosing books with great topics. Overall a great professor.

06/19/2013
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5 Helpfulness
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ENG 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The Ocean and Literature course is a must. Take it if you can.

04/09/2013
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ENG 218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I like the way Waxler chooses interesting books and the way we engage in discussion, although the classes seem too big for that purpose. A lot of quizzes--keep us reading. And a couple of longer essays. Makes literature seem worthwhile.

11/05/2012
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5 Helpfulness
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3 Easiness
ENLmany Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best lit professor at UMD. Workload is reasonable and content is interesting. The man knows his stuff!

09/11/2012
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4 Helpfulness
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ENL218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You need to read the books carefully if you want to get the most out of the course, but the discussions are very helpful. A lot of quizzes, but Waxler never goes over them in class, so it's not worthwhile to try to hold onto the quizzes until the end of class. The reading is substantial but usually very interesting.

08/29/2012
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4 Helpfulness
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ENL218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

took both lit&society and jewish lit classes. didnt read one book and got an A. if you attend class and pay attention to the discussion super easy to get a good grade. weekly quizzes are easy as well. if you take long enough you just pass it in at the end of class (after hes gone over all the answers)

08/17/2012
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4 Helpfulness
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ENL218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lit and Society. A lot of books to read, but they were all interesting. The discussions with the prof. made the classes even more interesting. I like books much better now that I had Waxler to guide me.

04/23/2012
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5 Helpfulness
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eng251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, thanks to him I enjoy reading now.

11/11/2011
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5 Helpfulness
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ENGL224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This course is about Jewish literature (mainly American), but it is really about my life and family--at least it made me think about them and past generations, too. And i am not Jewish.

08/26/2011
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ENGL251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Waxler is a cool dude. This short story course is a must for anyone trying to get some lit credits. Interesting reading and neat discussions.

07/23/2011
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5 Helpfulness
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ENG304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Survey of British Literature 2 Interesting, especially for a survey type course. Gave us good sweep of the 19th and 20th centuries--starting with William Blake and the Romantics Poets--Waxler's favorites, I think. Rigorous reading and good discussions. Three essays and a lot of quizzes. Could also memorize poems for extra credit--cool!

02/25/2011
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5 Helpfulness
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ENGL224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Jewish literature.Actually turns out to be similar in approach to other lit courses I have had with Waxler. Lot of reading of stories and lot of conversation. Quizzes each week and some essays. Discussions are the best part.

01/14/2011
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4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
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ENG218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Amazing professor! Don't be intimidated by the 10 required readings! All the novels were interesting and fairly easy to read. I highly recommend him! Lots of reading (a book a week) but you'll be better for it! 1 mdterm, 1 final, both essay. A 5 question quiz/week on the book of the week. Easy A if you enjoy reading.

12/31/2010
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5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENLLOTS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

My favorite Professor! I have taken countless classes with him and find myself growing as a person in each one! He genuinely cares about each individual's development. He is such an interesting guy and is so down to earth. His classes are engaging and his quizzes are straight forward as long as you've read the material. A+. I'm inspired by him!

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