Tim Libretti at Northeastern Illinois University

Tim Libretti

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/30/13

Eng218

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Libretti is funny, creative and smart, making early American literature come alive. He introduces you to the methodologies of literary criticism, its conventions and research. He expects you to synthesize his classroom lectures with your own take on the texts. Students w/o a sense of humor won't appreciate his style.

3/25/13

ENG 218

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Libretti rambles, doesn't cover half the material assigned and still expects you to know his angle. He is a hard grader and you can never understand his comments because they are chicken scratch. I know more about his personal life than I do about the subject matter he is supposed to be teaching.

8/22/12

ENGL486

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Libretti is just Libretti. He's excited by new ideas. He does approach things in a rather scattershot way, which actually kind of helped me a lot with trying to understand the possible approaches I can take in the class and overall program. He could stand to be clearer and a little more focused for the sake of other students, but I liked his work.

12/21/11

ENGL486

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Libretti tends to ramble. A lot. Talks about his kids, TV, and other non-class related subjects. So often, in fact, I wondered if I'd be tested on it. Assignments weren't explained well even with clarification. Dropped the class for fear of my GPA and don't plan on taking another class with him!

11/20/11

eng200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Libretti is a fantastic professor and really cares about his students. He has high standards and chooses to call on and engage those that are committed to the class and the reading.

1/15/11

ENGL218

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

For reasons that could not be revealed to me, Libretti is very well known in the Counseling Office and tells students that no one should make excuses for him and his behavior.

11/1/10

ENG345

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Libretti is a great guy and a very committed dept head. As a professor, he's a little inconsistent. He's funny and engaging when he's into a lecture -- long-winded and repetitive when he's not. For 345, summarizing class notes in exams and writing well-organized papers was all I needed for an A. He's really into thought-out, concise writing.

9/21/10

EGL345

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Why do they have this CLOWN as chairman for the English department?! He needs to GO!! He has no time for questions, and if you do have a question he just doesn't want to be bothered. Well, if he would only ease up on those funny cigarettes, maybe he would feel differently! This guys is a total FAKE with an overly FAT HEAD!

11/29/09

EMG435

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Man, this guy strated out and seemed cool...but really, he is a phony. He wants 5 paragraph essays. He says he is for "indp thought" but really, is just wants you to be ultra-liberal, and regurgetate work.

8/10/09

engl228

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. L. is an OK teacher but, I never thought I'd say this, but he plays favorites. After getting a C on my first paper I ran to an English tutor. What did I receive on the rest? C's. She couldn't understand it, for she had helped a young man who wrote the same as me and he got A's. Watch out and don't speak your mind in class.

5/14/09

EN218

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is all over the place. His grading is extremely tough and he expects grad school papers in a 200 level class. When he returns student's work, his comments are written so sloppily that they cannot be read. He seems cool at first, but his Big Lebowski act gets old as you realize that this will be your most difficult class.

3/11/09

lit300

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was looking forward to the novels chosen, but felt that the lectures were so all over the place that trying to extrapolate anything of substance from them made taking the class to the end of the semester would have been a huge waste of time.

12/12/08

ENGL345

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

All English Majors and Graduate Students need to take a theory class with Dr. Libretti. He is the best teacher for theory. He should stick to teaching Theory and African/Enthnic Lit. Run or wait to take this class, 430, or 410 with him. You will be grateful you did when you fly through your exams!

9/2/08

Eng345

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had him for a few different classes. I started off getting C's but my analytical abilities absolutely in my writing with him, and it has affected my ability to write papers for other, more difficult, professors. Those who complain, are usually the ones that don't analyze within the context of the material.

8/11/08

ENG218

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought his class was great. As long as you do the reading, go to class, and do the work you will be fine. He does assign a lot of reading, so it is important to keep up on it. He is very intelligent and enthusiastic.

7/5/08

ENG345

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard ass grader. Wow! You better be thinking what he is thinking or else your destined to get a 'C'. Unless he likes you. Plays favorites. Apparently has a fan club. You'll know halfway into the semester if he likes you. Also helps answer the questions for the people he does like. Will give dumbfounded looks and bust your balls to elaborate if not.

6/2/08

eng430

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

cool professor. drones on a little in lecture.

5/26/08

ENG400

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Since when is having high expectations a bad thing? Don't you want your grade to mean something? If you don't expect to listen and learn, you will not succeed in his classes. A brilliant professor and a fab person. timl truly is the dude. Man.

5/16/08

Eng218

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Libretti does accept other viewpoints when analyzing literature. I once wrote a paper talking about the homoeroticism of a character in Frost's poem, "Mending Wall." He totally disagreed with me but said "kudos for trying." I got an A on that paper too. Very intelligent and extremely funny. I loved his classes.

2/18/08

Engl448h

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He really knows his stuff.

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