Paul Colby at North Carolina State University

Paul Colby

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

Number of ratings 18 / Average Grade:  B+ Submit a correction

Close


  • Your correction will show after moderators approve it.


Date
Class
Rating
Comment
1/11/14

ENG 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a really cool professor. I actually hated English, but with Dr. Colby as my professor it wasn't as stressful as I thought it'd be. Dr. Colby may seem like he's boring, but the professor has a sense humor, you just got to dig it up ;)

11/14/13

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's not the most approachable, but you should do so anyway if you need help. He really knows his stuff and He makes it very clear what is expected of you when you are writing each paper. You will definitely learn a lot and its not a very stressful course. The classroom environment is very laid back. Also he is a very fair grader.

5/12/13

ENG 252

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is a lot of reading required for this class and Dr. C can be demanding during the discussions. Overall is a fair grader, but considers addressing everything in the prompt a C and you must go above and beyond to get a better grade. He made the class enjoyable though.

2/14/13

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fair grader, helpful if you go to office hours or stay after class. Very willing to work with you on essays or drafts. Expects a lot of reading.

12/27/12

eng101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's a nice guy, and very helpful with office hours, but his class seemed to drag on and was extremely boring. he grades fairly, and if i remember correctly i got a B on every single project, and a B over all in the class

10/14/12

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are a good/decent writer you will be fine in his class. You write bout 4 papers and do individual readings out of real texts book. He is helpful in his office hours. However, he doesn't ever make eye contact with his students. He looks about 1ft above your head.

5/6/12

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Attendance was "mandatory" but you were allowed 2 full weeks before it started counting against you which I thought was incredibly lenient. Class could definitely be boring sometimes, but Dr. Colby was very friendly and quite approachable, and always cleared up any confusion I had. If you want to get a good grade, you need to put the effort in.

11/30/11

ENG101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was very boring. I found it nearly impossible to pay attention in class. I was unable to achieve an A on any of the papers, and sometimes I couldn't tell what he wanted from the papers.

5/18/11

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Colby was a helpful, decent professor. Despite the other negative reviews of him, I thought he was a great english professor. If you take advantage of his office hours, he is extremely helpful and as long as you follow his guidelines and put effort into the assignments, you'll do fine in the class.

10/27/09

ENG101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Colby's class is extremely boring, and he does refuse to look at the class while speaking. However, he can be very helpful and grades fairly.

11/10/08

ENG101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very hard to pay attention to his lectures. Reading quizzes are the only homework. He's pretty picky on how you answer things or address ideas in your writing. If you write your paper strictly in line with the rubric, you can make an A on the papers, but the topics are painfully boring. The class is passable, but takes serious discipline!!

1/2/08

eng101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I did the homework and spent hours on the papers and would not get a good enough grade. If you ask for help he's not very willing to give it. No one in the class got a very good grade on any of the papers regardless of time and effort spent on them.

4/21/05

ENG 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty decent professor. He is very monotone but he's pretty interesting if you can focus on his lectures. Grading is fair. I made great grades on his papers- Read his instruction sheets for papers very carefully. He is very clear but it is easy to misunderstand the projects.

11/13/04

Eng 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Colby was honestly the best english teacher I ever had. I made A's on all my papers and thought the class was kinda boring, but english is always going to be boring.

2/8/04

ENG 101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

awful professor, has no clue what he wants in a paper. if you fail a quiz, the only thing on your paper will be check marks. The most boring teacher I have ever had. He is scary looking too, he even sports a comb-over. He is mean, old, and boring.

9/23/03

ENG 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible teacher...very very vague...does NOT give As..

11/26/01

 

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He does refuse to look at you. Everything is open book and open notes.

11/16/01

ENG 113

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy refuses to look at you while he teaches.

More English professors at North Carolina State University

NAME
TOTAL RATINGS
OVERALL QUALITY
HELPFULNESS
CLARITY
EASINESS
HOT?
Good Quality
27
4.9
4.8
5.0
3.2
Hot
Average Quality
27
3.0
3.0
3.1
2.2
Not Hot
Poor Quality
25
2.1
2.3
2.0
1.7
Not Hot
See full department list