Tom Napierkowski at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Tom Napierkowski

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.5Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/28/13

ENG365

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/25/12

ENGL4850

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

2/16/12

ENGL3950

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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I found his analyses of old English literature pretty outdated and useless for modern literary criticism.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.

8/13/11

ENGL392

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/30/11

ENGL251

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

12/20/10

engl0000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/20/10

engl0000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/9/10

ENGL3200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/25/10

ENG3920

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/15/10

ENGL2510

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/12/10

ENGL395

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Napierkowski is honestly the best teacher I've ever had. He flawlessly combines tough definitions with humor and a fair grading system, and encourages his students to explore the subject on their own. He is always available to talk to you, and if you can't make an appointment, he'll call you or respond through email within a few hours. I highly rec

1/21/10

ENGL251

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Napierkowski is a great educator who is obviously still very into the subjects he teaches. Approachable, funny, and an all-around cool dude! There aren't very many assignments in his class, though, so it's easy to fall behind.

11/9/09

ENG135

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

napierkowski was awesome. I took his 2 week lit class during the summer and it was actually pretty cool. He has lots of good stories and you'll be fine if you read the book, which is just a bunch of short stories. He's a nice guy too. Years later he still remembers me.

7/2/09

ENGL395

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although he is passionate about the material, his assignments and lecture style are generally uninspired. Rarely, if ever, are you encouraged to engage the text. Rote memorization may impress you if you aren't looking to be challenged, but you won't leave with much grasp of the texts other than basic plot and quickly forgotten definitions.

6/26/09

Chaucer

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably the best engl. lit prof. still teaching at UCCS

10/30/08

ABC123

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am a student who has already graduated and I still think back to how much I appreciated Nepierkowski's classes. He definitely keeps you awake with his loud voice and funny comments. I absolutely love Medieval lit because of him- if you get an A in his class, you'll feel like you just hiked Pikes Peak (exhausted but proud).

7/13/07

eng900

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nepierkowski definitely cares about his students and the material he teaches. I learned more about my writing and studying styles from him than from any other professor ever in college. He may be hard to get used to, but as soon as you receive an A you feel on top of the world!

3/11/07

eng251

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing prof! Knows the material and is excited about it as well. You have to work hard but it is worth it for the things you can learn in any class he teaches. Especially enjoyed Chaucer. Had several classes with him over the years, don't recall the actuall class numbers.

1/16/07

hum300

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

4/4/06

HUM 300

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He will work with you on assignments to make sure you know what he wants. He knows so muck about so many subjects.

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