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3.1
Average Grade
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69 Student Ratings
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11/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
English 303 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tough Grader"

Dr. Konas is absolutely the worst professor I have ever taken. He is an egotistical jackass who belittles his students to inflate his ego. Don't take him, I repeat DO NOT TAKE HIM. He is a blight on the entire English department at UWL. Anyone else is a better choice, I promise you that.

11/20/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG303 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B
"Participation matters" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader"

Konas is an interesting character. He makes his opinion very clear in class and is not afraid to contest yours if you choose to share yours. The writing assignment directions are vague so expect points taken off. I asked him for clarification on every writing assignment and he just referred back to the paper. Not good help. Didn't enjoy his class.

11/17/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 202 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B
"Participation matters" "Get ready to read" "Assignments galore"

Lots of reading, easy assignments though. Weird discussions, made me feel uncomfortable a few times

11/02/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 303 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

I was pretty excited to take an advanced writing class, however, Dr. Konas made me hate English. He is extremely unclear about his expectations for assignments and takes off nit-picky points. He also makes a lot of uncomfortable comments that make the whole class feel awkward. I would not recommend taking him if you can at all help it.

05/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Reading assignment each night, in exams he expects you to recognize a single line from a story. If you've read each work and thought about them outside of class, the exams are do-able. Some comments in class are uncomfortable, but this is the big people world. If you learn to laugh with him and love classic American lit this class will be enjoyable

05/03/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

DO not take him! His tests are stupid-the only parts I got points off on his tests was where you had to IDENTIFY a SINGLE line from one of the 20 works we read in that unit. He also is extremely inappropriate and made me very uncomfortable, especially as a lady. You read about child abuse and those are his 'favorite poems'. It's not worth it.

12/24/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

12/05/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

12/30/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG209 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/17/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/02/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

11/28/2012
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

04/07/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/17/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Eng308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/14/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

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