Duke Pesta at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Duke Pesta

  • 4.7Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.7Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/23/14

engl 210

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedC+

Great teacher--made class relevant and interesting for a non english major. He is one of the only humanities profs I have had who does not force opinions on you but lets you think for yourself.

5/16/14

Eng481

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The theme was Dostoevsky, God, and The Devil. Very philosophical author. Very brilliant man to guide students through an author like Dostoevsky. I anticipated dry Russian lit., but Duke makes it interesting, relevant for readers during the time and now, and is flexible. He'll work with you on writing, deadline extensions. Just be there and READ.

1/30/14

English 247

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class offered an incredible amount of life information, all channeled through Shakespeare. The human nature lessons were very valuable, and the professor explains it all so well.

1/26/14

eng 247

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome interim class! Put off english so long, always hated it. This class was a total surprise. Thought it would be a complete pain, but I was wrong. Great teacher, made the class fun and insiteful.

1/9/14

English 347

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely amazing. Smart, compelling, humane, open-minded, and FUNNY.

1/1/14

ENG 247

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

My favorite teacher ever.

12/30/13

engl 347

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked this class way more than I thought I would. The 90 minutes seemed like 10, seriously. There were actually days I wish it were longer.

12/19/13

ENG347

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class. So refreshing not to read every play from some angle or slant. You get Shakespeare, just like the title of the course says, not postmodern spin or twisted political jargon. You can write what you think, not what you know your prof wants to hear. Sometimes I say outrageous things just to test him. He never censors or overreacts.

12/19/13

ENGL 227

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best teacher ever. He leads great discussion, very much about big picture things. He talks a lot about the philosophy and theology of the time the books were written. Super openminded. Plays devils advocate a lot and argues against current dominating worldviews.

12/19/13

ENG 347

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not hard, but you will have to write a lot (3-6pg journal every class). Brilliant, knows his Shakespeare well, and makes very good, thought-provoking points. One of the, if not the, best professors at UWO. Know going in that he is a strong rightwing Christian, but he respects all opinions and will not dock you points for disagreeing. Very fair.

12/17/13

ENG227

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you need to raise your GPA, take this class! In this class you read Dostoevsky and talk about God and that's basically it (IF God exists that is) and write journals. The more lengthy of a journal you write, you get extra credit. As long as you keep up with reading and come to class there's no way you'll get lower then a B+!!!! Take it.

12/13/13

ENG347

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's clear he is a Christian Republican, but I'm a hardcore Democrat and I love his class. You can disagree with him and not get docked. Challenges your points of view, and challenges you to experience more from your education. He is my favorite professor I've taken in six years of schooling; truly UWO's best

11/19/13

Eng227

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

First class I've taken here worthy of being called a college class. Finally getting my (well, the govt's) money's worth.

11/17/13

347

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing teacher, knows his stuff, he teaches many of the classics and lit from the Renaissance, so God and such does come up a lot because it's in the books. Very open minded and interesting prof.

11/14/13

English 227

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He puts your grade in your hands. This class is a lot of work but if you keep up and do what he says you are going to pass. I dont see how anyone has lower than a B in the class. Great professor and makes class interesting but some of his topics are irrelevant and off topic. If you dont like classes talking about God...Dont take this class!!!!

11/5/13

Eng 227

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I advise you to TAKE HIM, you'll love his class and the subject. You'll write a lot of papers, but it is all easy as long as you attend class, read the novel, and listen. There are no reasons you wouldn't pass with AT LEAST a low B. All the exam questions come from lectures, so be responsible and TAKE NOTES.

11/2/13

347

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very unique professor on campus. He allows views and discussion and ideas that get squashed in many other classrooms. He also encourages people to disagree about things. Many dont, but that's not his fault. I wish there were more like him.

9/9/13

Eng225

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He lets you know what he thinks and his position on things, then all but begs you to express your own ideas, defend them, or challenge his. He backs it up with tolernace and open mindedness, unlike many other profs at this school. Definitely take him.

9/9/13

WBIS188

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this class for my freshman semester. It was probably my most favorite class that I have ever taken. He really knows how to let people speak their minds. Even if you don't like his politics, his examples are VERY applicable for the modern day world. If you have a chance to: please please PLEASE take his class! It is just one of the best!

8/18/13

English 210

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

One of the best professors at UWO. Keeps class interesting and encourages people to voice their opinions. A lot of work but as long as you do your work (which is not hard, just a lot) and go to class there is no way you can fail.

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