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Jerry Hansen
Professor in the English department
at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
are you Jerry Hansen?
Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
3.0
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11/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng 280 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+
"Hilarious"

Professor Hansen is a great guy. He is funny and makes learning easy. There are 5 quizzes about what you go over in class but he gives you the quiz so you know what to study. They are easy. 3 papers. Two 3-5 pages papers and one 7 page paper. The papers are really not bad!!! If you hate English he will make it suck less! Take him.

11/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
250 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ends class when he's done teaching, 7 page research paper due 2 weeks before the end of the semester, its on JFK. He gives a few days so you can come in to get help with it (Optional), I would definitely take him again. Oh, he doesn't require a text book

12/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Jerry is awesome! He ends class once he's done with what he's teaching ( no busy work). I got an A on all 3 papers! Make sure to pay some attention in class and look over the study guides before taking the quizzes. Other than that understand that he only talks about JFK for the last half of the class. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOU WANT A TYPICAL ENGLISH CLASS/ IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT JFK.

11/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I loved this class. The stuff about JFK is interesting and the quizzes he gives are easy. Very helpful about the three papers you have to do. Gave a lot of days off and always lets you out early. I definitely recommend him!

11/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG 280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Literally the greatest teacher ever. his quizzes are the same as his study guides, I get an A on every quiz. Quizzes take 5 mins and then he lets you leave class. You always get out early, I've never stayed the whole 50 minutes. His papers are creative and easy. JFK is a big portion because its the research paper. Takes Attendance. He's the best!!!

07/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Half of the class is full of quizzes on the Kennedy Assassination and has nothing at all to do with English. You get out of class early and he is really helpful, but that's about the only kudos I can give him.

06/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

always lets class out early, short quizzes that are very easy if you study, 2 short papers, and a research paper on JFK. go to him for help to look at your paper before it is due. class was so laid back/chill I recommend him! sort of a tough grader, but his expectations are made clear. just put in the work and you will pass :)

05/16/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy. Class was interesting at times. Tough but fair grader on papers. Last part of class he channels oliver stone

12/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You ALWAYS get out early. It was a fun atmosphere in the classroom and there are two short papers and then the JFK research paper. A few quizzes which were very easy if you looked over your notes. Hes very knowledgeable about JFK and has a passion for it. Dont slack off on the JFK paper and you will do fine.

12/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Was a fun class. You always get early every class. There are two short papers at the beginning of the semester then the second half is strictly about JFK. It is very interesting subject to learn/write about. Dont slack off on the JFK paper and you will be fine in the class. There are a few quizes but they are very very easy.

12/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I definitely enjoyed this class! Jerry is an awesome teacher and his class is actually interesting so I would say to try to get into this class for sure!

12/11/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Hansen is an awesome dude! He's very knowledgeable, and actually discusses with you instead of reading off power points. The atmosphere is really relaxed, and he allows 6 absences. He's a pretty hard grader, though, so don't slack on the big papers. All in all take him!

11/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I love Jerry! His class is so interesting, and he really helped me improve my writing! If you're at ALL interested in the JFK assassination, take this class!

05/19/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

An incredible professor. No text book required and grades with common sense but may be considered hard. Very intelligent individual and understands that we are all human. JFK is an interesting subject and you must be willing to have an open mind.

04/14/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Jerry is a cool guy and i didnt mind going to this class day to day. but he is sometimes lazy and doesn't always give you all the information you need to get a good grade. I got a C, but was hoping I would get a B but he didnt hook me up with a higher grade than i earned. he is cool, but take a different teacher if you arent that good at writing.

04/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is pretty easy. Attendance isn't mandatory but if you don't go you will miss quizzes. Basically the entire second half of the class is on the JFK assassination and you have to write a final research paper on an aspect of it. There were two papers to write before that though but they were only 2-3 pages in length and were easy.

01/16/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eng280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Quite simply, Jerry is the man! This class was hands-down my favorite class and Jerry is the best Professor i've had at Western, and is the nicest guy! Grades like a professor should, but if you get a head start and take your paper to him, he'll look over it. Great class, thanks Jerry!!

12/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

best english teacher i've had here. knows sooo much about JFK and his lectures are really interesting. he wears dope ass ties and is really funny. theres only 3 papers but he grade pretty hard. i would suggest getting an early start on papers and go over them w/him. awesome class tho

12/17/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
eng280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome guy...very interesting. VEry hard grader tho, wants EXACT answers,..worked so hard but still got mostly C's on my papers and quizzes, dont take him if ur not willing to work ur ass off!!!

12/17/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGENG Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher/class I have ever taken at Western. Three total papers, and the research is over JFK, but he makes it very interesting. I 100% recommend this class, amazing teacher!

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