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William Wilson
Professor in the English department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
3.4
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
2.9
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11/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
English 1b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

06/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL 1B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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+.

12/24/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng1B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

12/22/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL100W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

11/28/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Engl1b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

07/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Engl153b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

06/13/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Eng153b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/30/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL7 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/12/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL100W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

06/02/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL154 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

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