Subramanian Shankar at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Subramanian Shankar

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/16/13

ENG100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Shankar emphasizes peer editing ALOT so if you don't like your classmates reading your essays you shouldn't take this class from him. Otherwise he's pretty approachable and gives good feedback on essays and class work. The lectures maybe boring at times but if you can get past that he's a good teacher.

6/20/12

eng100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really good professor. Assigned interesting books and took some really great perspectives. Will help you do well if you go in for advice on your own time. Great class.

6/18/12

Eng000

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Obviously knows a lot, but lectures are boring. Said that we could do our papers however we wanted, but, when he graded mine, he marked off points because I'm missing something he didn't say I needed. Has a very unclear grading policy. Can be very standoffish and make students uncomfortable. He shouldn't scold students in front of the class.

1/19/12

ENG325

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Shankar is an extremely interesting professor that will challenge his students and allow them to grow. His class is based on reading the material and the expectation of being prepared for class discussion. The essays and tests are challenging but worth the effort. All around good guy and great course material.

5/9/10

ENG100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't pay attention to any of the comments that slander him.Here is some constructive feedback from a student who took him for ENG 100. 1)He assigns two EAZY books.2)We had to write 5 EAZY graded papers(3-4pg,double space).3)Barely any classwork.4)EAZY Research paper at end.5)He'll help you get that A on those papers if you go in for help.

5/6/10

ENG100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I saw some of the comments bellow, and I guess I have a better opinion of him because I took a lower level class haha. But aside from that, I think he's a really good professor. One of my favorite classes ever, and he introduced writing material that actually didn't put me to sleep. He's kinda on the "edgy writer" sometimes though.

1/5/08

ENG272

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Doesn't seem to like some students. Made me feel awkward about being sick and he was rude to many of the students who he didn't seem to care for. He stares.

12/4/07

ENG272

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor. He is knowledgeable and helpful and gives good advice on papers. My only complaint is his class can be a drag when the rest of the class is disengaged. He'll simply wait for someone to answer easy questions, which is frustrating. But he is very smart and I enjoyed his class a lot.

6/2/06

ENG 325

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Shankar will shank you with a C if you don't study every word he says, every word he assigns you to read, and then you must anticipate what he's thinking because he will put that on his exam too.

2/18/06

ENG 325, 326

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic... expects you to do the reading, but if you don't--don't major in english. ;)

12/8/05

ENG 100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I like this teacher because he actually teaches you how to improve your writing. And when he grades your papers, he'll tell you both good and bad things about it. He's encouraging and helpful.

11/30/05

Eng 352

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the best literature class I have ever taken. He is obviously knowledagble on the subject and looks a lot at cultural aspects as well as literary facts. He leaves tons of room for discussion, but does not put people on the spot. Love the class and highly reccomend him as a teacher. You will learn a lot.

10/14/05

english 100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

hes very boring and when he talks he looks at the ceiling alot. i left class early the other day and he told be i cant leave without telling him beofre because it interupts the learning environment of the class room. i just laughed at him and left after.

10/3/05

100

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I HATE this class. He has this accent and all I do is repeat words he pronouces wrong in my head, nothing goes IN MY HEAD. I want to sleep, its horrible. The class discussions are so dull no one participates. This class SUCKS...but my classmates are awesome though...teacher sucks that's all.

9/22/05

eng

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

8/31/05

eng 100

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

very boring. makes me want to go to sleep!

12/11/04

Eng 325

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Often, I found I was uninterested in the topics for discussion, such as author biographies and the style and aesthetics of a literary work. I found him rather aloof and just could not care about what he cared about.

11/25/04

eng 325

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

simply put...trying hard is seemingly not good enough with this professor. to pass his class, hopefully you read the assigned books for another class.

5/31/03

ENG100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is terrible...I barely got a B because he thinks we are all sophomores taking an ENG100 class..

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