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Philip Sicker
Professor in the English department
at Fordham University - Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
1.6
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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51 Student Ratings
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08/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

Tough, thought-provoking, thorough - and he's so good, he'll make you a better student and a better learner. Whatever hard work you put into the class will be worth it and will pay off years down the line. Don't leave Fordham without taking him. One of the best professors you will ever have, period.

04/07/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
COLI3100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

12/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
COLI3100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/12/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
COLI3100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

09/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGA5724 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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).

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