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Tom Napierkowski
Professor in the English department
at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
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Overall Quality
4.4
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4.4
Clarity
4.5
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2.5
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04/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He brought British Literature and Chaucer to life without all of the relative and politically correct nonsense of modern criticism.

05/25/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL4850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved this teacher! He is so knowledgeable. Favorite class of the semester.

02/16/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL3950 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I found his analyses of old English literature pretty outdated and useless for modern literary criticism. He's okay if you plan on being an elementary school teacher, I guess.

08/13/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL392 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One of the hardest classes I've ever taken, but it was amazing. He brought Chaucer to life in a way I couldn't have dreamed of. It was a great class and very helpful as I move on in my schooling.

06/30/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL251 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

Interesting lecturer with great sense of humor; he made the period of English literature come alive for me.

12/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
engl0000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He taught Chaucer and History of the English Language and he was great! His tests are difficult, but if you take lots of notes and memorize them, you will get an A without a problem! He is so funny and helful and makes even a boring topic fun!

12/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
engl0000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took him for Chaucer and History of the English Language and he was great! His tests are difficult, but if you take lots of notes and memorize them, you will get an A without a problem! He is so funny and helful and makes even a boring topic fun!

12/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL3200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Napierkowski is probably one of the best instructors I have ever had. His approach is methodical, in depth, historically correct. He teaches students how to correctly appreciate literature. His tests are hard, but his involved lectures and ability to make the literature he teaches as not only clear but vastly meaningful.

11/25/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG3920 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Napierkowski teaches very little critical thinking, and he's a pushy ideologue. He expects students to memorize his narrow Catholic vision of Chaucer and regurgitate it on tests. He also makes absurd comparative claims, as in how Chaucer surpasses Shakespeare in excellence--ridiculous and naive. Too bad, and unfair to Chaucer.

08/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL2510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Napierkowski is very knowledgeable and personable. I have taken two of his courses and have never been disappointed. His tests are hard so I suggest forming study groups early on.

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