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Gary Porton
Professor in the Theology department
at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign–Urbana, IL
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Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.0
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.4
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14 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/09/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
RLST110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is knowledgable and has a lot to say, but none of it is very positive. Has a terrible outlook on the university and anything he isn't a part of. He can be funny sometimes, but his cynical nature is a huge turnoff. His Wednesday lecture was the biggest waste of my time. He stopped giving quizzes after two weeks because he got too lazy. Pointless.

03/29/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
RLST110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Porton isn't entirely unpleasant, but his attitude is a huge turnoff. He comes off as pompous and not very amiable. I never spoke to him face to face, but this is what I got from his lectures.

12/12/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
rlst110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

aarogant, pompous ****...never take a class with this pessimistic jerk..i was lucky to only have a few lectures with him

11/06/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
RLST110 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

This guy is ridiculous. He was a complete **** and completely uninterested in anyones opinions but his own. HE ALONE MADE ME WANT TO DROP OUT OF THIS CLASS - but I did stick it out. He really needs to get off his high horse and realize that he is simply a teacher and that he doesn't rule the world (THANK GOD FOR THAT).

08/17/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
RLST120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Porton has a very poor outlook on teaching. He is very hard to approach and when you do he often talks about alot of things that you won't understand. He doesn't take well to questions. Overall, it was a hard class for me I only read the textbooks when absoloutly necessary. I went for his help on one paper. I got a B in the class stay away

04/27/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
RLST 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is a lot of reading and writing because it is an Adv Comp. And true, Prof Porton is very cynical--he told us the first day that half of us wouldn't come back (he was right)--but his lectures are very interesting and he really knows his stuff!

01/19/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
RLST 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He thinks he is always right and even seemed kind of arrogant. His class is deathly boring, definitely would not recommend it!

09/26/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
RESLT 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Portrays Judaism (his religion) as correct and thinks he's always right and will even begin debating students. Dont even bother going to his lectures bc youll end up more confused than you were when you came in. If you need help, GO TO THE TA's !!

08/19/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
RELST 220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Gary's a tough ****, but he's a good guy. If you make an effort to get to know him, he'll help you out with anything you need. If you prove to him that you're responsible and motivated, he'll cut you slack if you need it. He cares about his students

05/13/2003
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

I don't think he's a bad guy, but his outlook on everything is negative and he doesn't have a clear direction in his lectures. Also, this class is A LOT of reading & writing.

04/29/2003
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
RELST 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Has very strong opinions, and thinks he is always right.

04/28/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Relst 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

ehhh

04/28/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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04/26/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Relst 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

most cynical (I can't spell, he would probably drop me a letter grade for that one) man i have ever met!

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