Philip Sicker at Fordham University - Rose Hill

Philip Sicker

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 1.6Easiness

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4/7/13

COLI3100

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible. Absolutely Terrible. Class time is devoted entirely to him reading a typed lecture, and he doesn't pause or stop for questions at any point. I've given up on going to the class, because attendance isn't mandatory and it's completely pointless when all he does is lecture at an unreasonable pace. AVOID THIS CLASS AT ALL COSTS. C+ Sicker

12/26/10

COLI3100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretentious. Writes an hour and a half worth of lecture notes and reads them verbatim. Lectures are pointless and the objectives are unclear. Grading style is confusing and unforgiving. There is an absurd 3 hour final which requires knowledge of mundane film details. But hey, maybe you'll be one of his favorites. He also likes saying PROVOCATIVE.

11/12/10

COLI3100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

took him for my film class (advanced lit) & was awesome. attendance is not mandatory but youd be stupid not to go because his lectures are so detailed. he basically just talks the entire class, but everythings really interesting. only 3 short essays, and 6 pg essay before the final exam(no midterm). id recommend this class to anyone who loves film!

9/8/10

ENGA5724

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Phil Sicker is formidably brilliant, enthusiastic, and engaging. Take his classes if you wish to be challenged and stimulated, and if you're serious about developing yourself as a professional academic writer in the field of English (esp. modernist fiction, Henry James, and James Joyce).

12/23/09

ENGL3535

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably the best professor I have had at Fordham BUT he is a tough grader (read: honest grader. Your papers will bleed read ink but you will be hard-pressed to dispute him on a single point). Class is an hour-long lecture with almost no student input, but he's the most dynamic and interesting lecturer I have ever had. Makes you care about english.

11/11/09

HPRU2501

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've never had a seminar class where a week would go by without a single verbalization from a student until his. Very intelligent man, but if you like your own ideas to matter, I would avoid him.

9/2/08

ENGXX

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Phil Sicker for two or three classes (it's been a few years). I still remember so much of what I learned. This man is a wonderful professor. He changed my life.

4/29/08

ClosR1800

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I always tried to take the easy teachers and I got stuck with him and now i love that class! he explains poetry so well it blows your mind. He is such a good teacher so easy to understand and you only have to write three papers, no midterm. C+ sicker? no. i got B's or above on all papers and i suck at english.

4/3/08

ENRU1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor this year. I'm actually learning something. I hated poetry before his class. If you're up for a bit of a challenge and learning, take Sicker. He's a bit intimidating at first, but after that first talk, he's easy to talk to. Ignore the "C+ Sicker". If you care at all, you should get a good grade.

12/9/07

XX

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was an amazing professor. He was my absolute favorite in the English department at Fordham. He made me love James Joyce.

11/3/06

dclogSECT

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

sicker is the best professor in literary studies or english at fordham. he knows more stuff about anything than anyone i've ever met. you won't get a good grade in his class unless you really kick ass, hence the nickname "C+ Sicker." i got a B+.

4/10/06

poety/poet-ics

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best teacher i've had in english as an english major. Hard, but you learn a lot. Smart, english oriented people will enjoy him, others... eh. great guy out of class. Do not take for a good grade, but if you want to learn, cuz thats why your at college, take him.

2/13/06

Poetry and Poet

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting stuff, and he definitely knows his stuff, but its so hard. I don't know if it was worth it. He is known as "C+ Sicker", lives up to his name.

12/12/05

Poetry and Poet

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

My roomate and I absolutely loved this class. He is enthusiastic and above all out of his mind. Every poem relates to sex and he is absolutely obsessed with the subject matter. The class is awesome, he forces you to become a better writer, and if you want to experience the greatness which is "The Sick", take the damn class. THE BEST TEACHER EVER.

12/12/05

Close read

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sicker is extremely intelligent and a tough grader..but my writing and interest in poetry grew tremendously...i will never forget this class or this man

8/31/05

Any

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Sicker will claw your eyes out with his talons of knowledge. If you want that grade, stay away; if you want a class you'll still remember in ten years, this is the man.

8/24/05

english

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the ultimate teacher if you want an brilliant teacher excited about literature. He will force you to become a better writer and reader. I recommend him above all other teachers at fordham.

8/6/05

C,S,M

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Be prepared to work, but he is very helpful, gives plenty of feedback on your work, and has a genuine interest in his students and in the material. I thought a lot about taking courses I wasn't interested in, just to be in his class again.

7/12/05

decalogue

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Phil T. Sick is the man. He knows more stuff than any professor I've had. If you aren't willing to give a isht DON'T TAKE HIS CLASS.

4/11/05

Close rdng/crit

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Sicker is a GREAT professor- he is very intelligent, well-spoken, and engaging. He thoroughly criticizes your writing and consequently improves it a great deal. He insists that students visit him during office hours. Just regurgitate his lectures in your essays and you'll do okay.

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