Gary Konas at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Gary Konas

Gary Konas
  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/24/13

ENG 202

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although his tests are very hard, he is a nice guy. He will take anyone's opinion and make it into a class discussion. He never makes you feel dumb if you speak up in class, and I suggest you do so for participation points. Also don't miss class, and try to read before every class because he has 5 pop quizzes!! Overall nice guy, I liked him.

12/8/13

ENG 202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is incredibly arrogant. His test are nearly impossible and all memorization. I found his comments to be rude and discriminatory, making class uncomfortable. If you can help it, do not take any of his classes.

12/6/13

ENG 202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Reading assignments every class & classes are all discussion. Tests are not hard if you do the readings. If you don't speak up in class, beware! Participation is worth 50 pts. Konas can be a little inappropriate at times, but he's a really smart & nice guy. Listens to everyone's opinions and is fair. Do the work & you'll be fine! I recommend him!

12/5/13

Eng 202

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He definitely has a personality, but if you learn to laugh at/with him its really not that bad. As long as you pay attention when you're reading, the tests are not as hard as people say. Awesome Professor if you enjoy literature!

12/30/12

ENG209

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really pompous. His way of guiding you through the material and making you learn is to critique things in papers that he "feels" aren't right. YOU WILL NOT GET AN A IN THIS CLASS! It's not difficult, he just has no consistant standard for grading. There is also a whole lot of useless filler. Actually learning anything is not a priority here.

12/17/12

ENG202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is tough. You learn a lot about literature and really get into the stories. There are times where I really liked the class and times I wanted to just lay down and die. His tests are very hard because he makes you know quotes for the tests. There is no study guide for any of his tests so you don't know how to study for them.

12/2/12

ENG202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

After reading some of these reviews, I was nervous but I ended up really liking the class. You must attend class and write a journal entry every night, 3 tests, and 1 paper. If you read the short stories and stay focused, the class is not difficult! He makes it interesting and he's really enthusiastic about literature!

11/28/12

ENG308

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

At first Konas doesn't seem so bad, but after a full semester with him I'm frustrated by his grading (LOTS of points for little things and unclear about expectations) and his lack of demonstrating what he teaches. I like the material but he teaches in a really, really boring and makes disrespectful comments. Horrible. Don't take him.

11/11/12

eng202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

likes musical, so if you don't like them don't take him. funny at times. discussed and read some unpleasant things, but it was nice to be challenged in thoughts/beliefs. it got a little annoying with how much talks about apple. quotes on test are kind of ridiculous but easy to make up on essay part

4/7/12

ENG102

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

5 pop quizzes throughout the semester. the tests are ridiculous. He picks out the most obscure quotes from the stories, and expects you to know where they came from. He said that he purposely puts a really hard question or 2 on the tests just to see who is on top of their game. He thinks if 1 person can get a 98 on a test it must not be too hard.

11/17/11

ENG307

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

What a self-righteous tard! He thinks he's right about any thing and every thing. All he does is talk about clarity and his achievements in writing. He also is way too obsessed with Steve Jobs and Apple products. If you have a Dell or could care less about design programs, avoid this class at all costs! He is the worst teacher I have ever had.

5/17/11

ENG202

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

At first I was nervous about this prof. b/c of other comments, but if you read the assignments and allow the content to sink in (ie impact your life) you will not have a hard time in this course. Dr. Konas cares a lot about the subject matter and expects you to care too. This is an excellent class, but if you're lazy/don't care you won't do well.

5/10/11

Eng308

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took technical writing hoping to gain practical skills for the workforce. Unfortunately, this class is about 20 years behind. I am very upset that I took this class because I could have taken something else. This class was a waste of time. Gary is an alright guy, but this class needs major updating.

4/14/11

ENG202

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is an interesting class. If you like literature you will enjoy this class. The tests are difficult because you have to know specific quotes from books but it is easy to make up for that section in the easy. There are no out of class papers either.

9/13/10

eng202

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prior to this class I loved literature. But thanks to this professor, I quickly lost my interest and was ready to quit a few weeks into the semester. This guy thinks that he knows everything and that he's always right. Also his tests are beyond ridiculous. He expects you to identify a single insignificant line from the numerous readings he assigns.

8/24/10

ENG200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent educator. Attend class and listen to what he has to say. There are very interesting topics discussed in his class.

7/24/10

ENG202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seriosly this man thinks he is the best thing ever. His tests stink, really who remembers obscure quotes from books. Here is an example "the man sighed heavily". Then you have tell him what book it was from and the context.

6/20/10

ENG202

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Konas was a difficult professor to have. Dont take this class if you're planning for a busy semester. A TON of reading and writing in a journal. Participation is a must and his exams are very picky. If you stay on schedule with all the readings and journal entries its not too bad of a class.

6/13/10

ENG202

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you love English, take this class. If not, RUN AWAY. It is a good challenge but the tests are REALLY hard and you need to participate LOTS. LOTS of reading too.

5/18/10

ENG202

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He constantly pushes class participation which always bugged me. Intelligent and enthusiastic when it comes to the literature. Tests are not easy. Keep up with the readings and at least listen to class discussion and you'll be fine.

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