William Wilson at San Jose State University

William Wilson

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/6/13

English 1b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love him because he is the best teacher ever!!!! His class is so exciting I love it!!!!!! #YOLO #BEST_TEACHEREVER #SWAG

6/14/13

ENGL 1B

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

During my semester he failed half the class and the other half passed with grades lower than a B. There were no A's. No matter how good you try on your essays, you will only get a C or lower. I was one of the 3 from my ENGL 1A to get an A from my class but when I got to his class for 1B, I didn't stand a chance for getting even a C+.

12/24/12

Eng1B

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS. Prof Wilson is an extremely hard grader and he told the class at the beginning that everyone averages C. I am an A and a few Bs student and cant believe that all my papers written were of C quality. He canceled a few classes and had us write timed essays remotely. He is not clear on his grading. Dont think I learned anything!

12/22/12

ENGL100W

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I did enjoyed the poems, literature selected and the in-class discussions. However, he does grade harshly and comments are often illegible. There's little communication outside of class time, getting answers to e-mails is unpredictable. If you are organized and self-sufficient to find answers elsewhere, you'll do o.k., just don't expect an A.

11/28/12

Engl1b

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

SOOO BORING. Rambles and rambles til the class is over. Grades way too hard. Nobody in the class has gotten higher than a C on a paper. Unfair grading. Rude and insulting on his results of an essay. I do NOT recommend.

7/1/11

Engl153b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a sweet guy who is always up for a good discussion. He knows a lot about the books he teaches, and almost always has stories about each of them. If you get to, you should take his class!

6/13/10

Eng153b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I enjoyed this class. It was a ton of reading and the class lectures were some-what dry, but he has a good sense of humor and is an easy grader. If you don't mind a lot of reading and want to maintain your GPA I would recommend him.

4/30/10

ENGL7

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is constantly bickering with students who question his assignments. He stops class whenever there is a disruption (which is frequent) and spends 20-30 minutes arguing instead of teaching. He seems uninterested in teaching, bored and tired all of the time. His grading is questionable at best and his comments on papers or tests are rarely helpful.

1/12/10

ENGL100W

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty difficult if you don't read or pay attention in class. However, his personal stories are just top-notch and will send you off laughing. Otherwise, pretty bland and boring material to read...his interjections make them bearable.

6/2/09

ENGL154

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Wilson is very knowledgeable about the British and Irish novels and he gives a lot of good notes. He would tell funny stories to try to keep the energy going. The class itself was very boring and long. He assigned way too many books assigned. There were 2 papers, a midterm, and final.

6/2/09

ENGL154

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Knowledgeable & articulate, but appears tired & unmotivated. Seems to not want to be there. Still, had some great insights into the novels we read. Also funny and had some great stories. Needs to add variety to lectures w/discussion groups, etc. Assigned 10 novels ? too many for a semester, also too many obscure novels, nudging out some classics

1/18/09

Eng1B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Eng. 1B is not Dr. Wilson's favorite class. He shows up but not much more. Shame since writing is primal need at college level. Was unreachable in initial weeks. Fact that his SJSU ph. # was incorrect wasn't important to him. In a word, indifferent. Essay commentary is minimal. Lets class out after 2/3 elapsed time. His T.A. needed experience.

11/2/08

Engl154

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy. Funny but he's a little harsh when he grade papers. He expects you to show your best writing.

8/6/08

ENGL144

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

good lecturer, and often funny, but does not engage class much, pretty much pure lecture all the time (could have broken up with discussion groups), fairly easy grader, not a lot of comments on papers, no hand holding or babysitting, did a very good job with Shakespeare

5/15/08

Engl125A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Wilson is self-effacing, low-key, and a bit shy, so he doesn?t readily connect with students. But if you look behind that, you?ll find an extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and witty guy, a fair grader, and a born performer. I?m a graduating senior and sorry I didn?t find out about him sooner. I?d take any class he was teaching.

1/14/08

Engl193

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken Professor Wilson for several classes. He usually has two essays: one descriptive and one comparison. There is a lot of reading. He can almost always be reached through email. He knows a lot about literature. Read the books, put some thought into the essays and you will get a good grade.

12/29/07

ENG150

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's funny and knows about everything when it comes to these dead Victorian writers, but his lectures tend to drag on. The grade was based solely on two tests and two papers. He never wrote anything on my midterm or short paper on why he gave me Cs on them. I am a solid B to A essay writer. He was easy to get ahold of through email.

12/17/07

ENG101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Grading comes solely from tests and papers. Hard to get an A, but easy to at least pass with a C. Personable guy, interesting and sometimes funny lecturer.

11/7/07

eng1b

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The last two comments were obviously made from the same student who is probably just disgruntled at a bad grade.

1/1/07

Engl1b

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bring 2 pillows, one for you and one for your pillow. He just rambles about what you "read" in the txt the night before. I heard that he is easy, but the TA.... wow. The TA is the WORST GRADER I HAVE EVER HAD. What is usually "B" work for me is considered NC and less to her. She has no heart. Oh yes, she does 99% of the grading.

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