Gary Porton at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gary Porton

  • 2.2Overall Quality
  • 2.0Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/9/07

RLST110

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/29/07

RLST110

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/06

rlst110

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/6/06

RLST110

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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).

8/17/06

RLST120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/27/05

RLST 120

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/19/05

RLST 110

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/26/04

RESLT 110

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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 !!

8/19/03

RELST 220

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/13/03

Hist 120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/29/03

RELST 130

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/28/03

Relst 130

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

4/28/03

hist 120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/26/03

Relst 130

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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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