Jack Lessenberry at Wayne State University

Jack Lessenberry

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/24/14

COM 5080

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not easy, he can be rough around the edges but he's not teaching a 5000 level class to children; he's teaching it to adults and that is how he treats everyone. Read and then read again, study and study some more and ask questions, he is very helpful and very insightful.

3/8/14

COM 5080

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really don't care if this guy "knows his stuff". He is rude and degrading to his students and is nothing but a grump who needs to retire. He gets paid for showing videos to the class and texting in the corner. Wayne State needs to get rid of him. He's not funny either.

5/1/13

COM5080

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jack is intelligent and talented, but he's the Boogey Man to students. I was terrified of him before I took the class, but he's fair with a good sense of humor. His interpersonal skills are lacking, but as long as you treat it like a job and don't slack off, an A or B is easily attainable. You'll want this man's recommendation.

11/1/12

Com5080

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Lessenberry is a class act. I've been terrified of Jack since my freshman year. I was biased though, I'd never spoken to him. Now, two years later, I'll tell you a different story. Mr. Lessenberry is a wealth of knowledge. I'm seriously not sure how his brain contains it all. He keeps it real. Best professor I'll ever have, I already know.

5/8/12

COM5080

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He comes across as a hard nosed prof, but once you get to know him you realize he is a class guy. Show up ON TIME. Do all the assignments by the deadline and you'll be fine. Also do the assigned readings because there is a reading test every week. The midterm is pretty hard if you don't pay attention in class. The final is cumulative.

4/28/12

COM5250

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jack is awesome. Despite the rumors you may hear, he really has students' best interest when it comes to journalism. The guy knows everyone in media. He's very smart! His class is by no means a blow-off. You have to be prepared to work hard. Do not be late, and execute deadlines. It's not just a class, it's a job.

4/18/12

COM5250

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the second class I've taken that Lessenberry has taught and I learned a lot. If you expect to make it in journalism, I recommend taking one of his classes because he gives you a taste of the real world. Show up on time, meet deadlines and take notes and you'll be fine.

3/1/12

COM5080

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was BEYOND terrified to take Jack's class. However, as the semester's gone on, I realize how much he really does care about his students. I went to his office hours and he's totally a different guy. He's helping me find an internship. He knows his stuff and wants us to know it, too. That's why he's so tough. DO. NOT. BE. LATE.

12/13/11

COM6190

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably one of Wayne State's most renowned professors. His only character flaw, if you can call it that, is recognizing those who shouldn't be majoring in journalism and ostracizing them. For example, you need to be able to read and write intelligently, critically and with comprehension. If you cannot, he'll find you and make an example out of u.

4/25/11

COM5080

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I guess Jack comes off as intimidating, but that's probably just because he knows a great deal about what he's teaching. His class gives you a taste of the real world. He puts students on the stop by asking questions and has zero tolerance for lateness and absences. Basically, your grade reflects how much effort you put in.

12/8/10

com101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jack is the kind of egoistic person who likes to hear that he's the smartest guy in the room. Surely he knows a thing or two about journalism, but that doesn't allow him to disrespect his students and humilate them in front of his peers.

11/26/10

COM5080

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can't help but think the person who commented before me is Jack. But anyway, earlier in the semester I was very intimidated by him, but his "nightmarish" tactic actually motivated me to do my best. His assignments are not hard, basic college work. Just be on time and do the readings and you'll pass with flying colors. He's actually a cool guy.

8/22/10

COM5080

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Being attractive has nothing to do with anything. It was the dead of winter when I took this class, and I showed no skin. He's tough, sure. He's intimidating, sure. He's nightmarish, sure. I bet you'll know something about journ when at the end. And his dry humor is just his way of being hip, he knows he's an old coot. p.s. BE ON TIME!

7/14/10

COM5250

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If he ever wrote an article about sexual harassment and asymmetrical power relationships, I'd love to read it. They say your writing is best when you know the material first hand.

10/8/09

COM5250

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

SNOOZER! Jack's class is such a blow-off! He lets you turn in assignments whenever you want and pretty much write about anything you want -- he doesn't read them anyway. This is the best class I've ever taken because I got away with so much!

9/9/09

INTRO101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Survey Course, Intro to Journalism. All comments about his inappropriate conduct, sexism and harrassment are true. I should know, firsthand. Stay away!! (Pretty) girls, beware.

5/4/09

COM5250

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can't believe the comments people have left about Lessenberry. Sure he's tough. Sure he doesn't take excuses. But what future employer won't be the same. He is not only the best teacher Wayne State offers but also a genuine mentor. Take him if you wish to learn and succeed in life.

4/20/09

COM6190

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had Jack for another class and used to think he was the biggest jerk! Not true. All Jack wants you to do is follow directions and show some effort. If you slack, then Jack attacks! LOL. No really, once you get to know him, you'll learn that he really does care and wants you to succeed. He only cares if YOU care. So do the work & BE ON TIME!

1/21/09

HIST2040

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not helpful, very arrogant and plays favorites. He doesn't care about students, only feeding his ego. He is one of the worst professors I've ever had. He trys to discourage students and has a negative attitude. He uses offensive examples during class. He's not a good professor. Bottom Line.

11/3/08

com5080

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really don't know what to say about him. Sometimes I think he is nice, & then he ruins it & makes me cry. He has no tact. He is a walking encyclopedia, but he isn't very easy to approach or talk to. Maybe his way of helping me is making me feel like a loser. It feels like crap, but if it will get me to graduate and get a good job, I thank him.

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