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Grover Furr
Professor in the English department
at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
are you Grover Furr?
Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
94 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
02/16/2015
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read" "Assignments galore"

Put us in groups and made it a discussion course. Leaves all the time. An assignment due before every class. All hw turned in on email. Will not give credit for work if the formatting is not right, even if done correctly and turned in on time. Just do the assignments and you should pass. Weather does not matter to him. Campus open class.

01/20/2015
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
HONP101 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read"

Furr is a sweet old man who has a lot of knowledge on the course, but he does tend to ramble quite a bit and doesn't discuss the final till the class before the exam. clear online syllabus which he updates as the semester goes on, he responds quickly to emails. Attend class, you don't really need to talk, just email hw on time, study for final

01/18/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
284 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Even though I got an A I still say he is one of the worst professors ever. Never tells you what your grade is. Not available for help or to talk to students. Do the homework and you will pass but if you want to learn anything at all do not take him ever!!! Horrible!!!!!!!!!

01/06/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng284 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Assignments galore" "Tests? Not many"

horrible. unhelpful, unclear - never available to students outside of class and you will go the entire semester without knowing what your grade is. do the homework.

04/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL 240 01 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Would frequently leave us alone in the class period. Gave us 20 minutes for the midterm. most people failed. Directions unclear. Waste of time. He doesn't believe we should be graded, but then fails half the class. If you want to fulfill credits do not take him he will ruin your gpa.

01/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL240 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely recommend Prof Furr to anyone who has any real interest in literature! He may come off as intimidating at first because of his appearance and ivy league background but he is just the sweetest man ever. Encourages group discussion which I love. Not difficult. Homework is the main part of your grade and it isn't hard. Furr is the greatest!

11/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GNED202 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The guy is awesome, if you are willing to think for yourself, instead of letting fox news think for you. I can't wait to attend his class again!

08/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GNED-202 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Years later, Grover Furr still stands out in my mind as one of the finest professors MSU has to offer.

08/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENWR216 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

So there's this: As a DIRECT result of Professor Furr's Intro to Journalism class, I got my first real newsroom job (in 1987), which led to my second newsroom job, which led to better and better jobs lo these 25 years. Is he a bit of an oddball? Sure. But if you can get past that, he has a lot to offer, and I'll always be indebted to the man.

08/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENLT 206 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A-

The professor was incredibly dull and uninspiring as a lecturer. He managed to kill my interest in literature. He's entitled to his weird political views, but what I care about is how well he conveys his knowledge of literature. It was a great disappointment.

06/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL239 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Intelligent. He is a great teacher. An inspiration.

04/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL239 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

There is quite a bit of reading, but that is what you expect going into an English course. You have to read though in order to pass his class. You have to talk in a class discussion about readings. Two papers about the books we read and a final. Furr is not as bad as he is put out to be

03/22/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL239 ENGL21 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

ALL about encouraging students to THINK FOR THEMSELVES! The discussion groups he puts us in definitely help with that. Some of the readings/assignments can get a little repetitive, but overall very intelligent and insightful. It's OK to disagree with his political views, but look past his teaching style and you'll see he does mean well.

01/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL345 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

One of the most honest professors I have every come across... If you are interested in exchanging and learning (both ways) both English language and history, I would really recommend the professor Furr

12/09/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL345 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I was in his Middle English Literature class in 1994. I never had any issues with him or his class.

11/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENWR216 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

LOVE HIM!! He is so funny and smart. The subject is boring and dull but as long as you do the work, show up to class, and bring the material then you'll pass easily!

11/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng284 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Yikes, this guy is as boring as they come and seems to have a poor grasp of the facts...

11/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL284 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I have NEVER taken a worst professor in my life. His attitude is horrible and he purposely makes the students feel bad. he is not understand AT ALL. He does not teach just has you do discussion groups the whole time. DO NOT take his class!!!!!!!

08/26/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENWR216 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

History of Journalism- Easy class, nice professor.. do the homework assignments and you'll be fine. Readings assigned each class but its short and easy

04/29/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL245 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very good prof, knows his stuff, very funny. do the hw assignment and you'll be fine

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