Jim Krusoe at Santa Monica College

Jim Krusoe

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/10/13

ENG 1 and ENG30

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take Krusoe if you are truly passionate about writing and want to become a better writer. Took him for English !, which was actually kind of a lot of work and I also took him for creative writing, which I strongly recommend. Great man and teacher with a dark sense of humor!

12/4/13

ENG1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor, probably my favorite yet.

2/23/13

ENG1ENG1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Genius. Teaches with style and ease and a great understanding of Literature and the mysteries of life, without appearing entitled/annoying like many Eng proffesors do. Great sense of humor. Be HIGHLY descriptive, take risks in your writing, and go to him for advice and you will see your writing bloom as well as your grade.

12/27/12

ENGL1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really funny guy. Makes you think outside the box when it comes to classroom discussions. You'll have to write essays about sadness, insanity, and other random topics. Make sure you're really descriptive when you write.

12/16/12

ENGL1897

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

AMAZING! Write your essays with a lot of description and take risks. Don't be afraid to get strange or personal in them or be somewhat poetic. If you are a good writer and enjoy writing, I am sure you will enjoy and get an A. Took so much from this class. Krusoe is also the perfect mixture of hilarious, laid back, and 100% knowing his stuff.

12/12/12

ENG1885

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Krusoe is very passionate about English and insightful with the readings. Many questions and discussions will be held. You are to do about twenty essays and a research paper. The hardest part of the class will be the research paper and his grading, which is reasonable but still a little tough. Great class.

12/16/11

ENG1804

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent teacher, esp. for writers. You'll write notes on essays, a weekly essay in class and one report. Discussions on book essays were interesting and all the writing invaluable. At my age (50's) I was ready for a waste of time. Quite frankly, I feel that I have improved as a writer thanks to this class and Prof's comments and attention.

12/15/11

ENG1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting discussions during class. Minimal homework. He is a very difficult grader and seems really unpredictable. I went to his office hours regularly to get help. Always ask him what you did wrong on your essays, otherwise you'll be extremely lost. Participate in class and show him you care. He drops a few essays so don't stress too much.

12/15/11

EngEng1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty good teacher, class consists of a lot of notes from the book as homework due once a week, essays, and a research paper. If you do the notes consistently, write good essays and find a good partner for the research paper, you'll have a guaranteed A or B and he wont make u do the final if ur grade is high enough to not be affected.

8/18/11

ENGL30A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Krusoe is the best creative writing teacher I have ever had the privilege of having. He is phenomenal. I have never met someone who understands writing more. The class was life-changing. Honestly.

6/16/11

AdvCr4194

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jim Krusoe is an excellent mentor for writers, his ability to see the writer you can become is a priceless gift to his students. He understands the struggle that creative writing can be and sympathizes without coddling. A fine teacher and wonderful writer.

1/15/11

Eng1

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

As a warning...try not to take Krusoe because you don't really learn anything. I took him in Fall '10. He's a nice guy but he's not a good teacher. His comments he makes on the essays are hard to read and understand.

8/3/10

Eng1

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is one great professor. Classes revolve around discussions which at the end aid you on your writing. Very nice and easy to talk to. Would highly recommend to those that are active listeners and looking for a "chill" class that isn't dull.

6/9/10

fict2

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've been attending Krusoe's class for many, many years. Nearly a decade. There is a certain pretention now I've never seen before. It would be nice to see Jim more enthusiastic. It would be nice to see a class more enthusiastic which may be why Krusoe is not. It's zombie land.

5/7/10

engliENGL

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Doesn't let you know that he drops x number of tests until semester is almost over. Class is centered exclusively on discussions -- not on teaching you how to write. Weekly in-class essays on obscure concepts such as, "theft," "captivity" or "coldness." Kind, generous personality. Great writer, was never meant to teach entry level English courses.

3/7/10

AdvFict

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm glad I found this site. Krusoe is one of my most favorite people in the world. He's generous, smart, thoughtful, light-hearted, and well read. After a series of misfires in searching for a creative community in poetry, I appreciate his class, and his wisdom, that much more. Still unsure? Read his work.

12/9/09

ENG1851

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard class to get an A in because of vague grading techniques. Pretty simple class structure, there are reading notes and an in class essay weekly. He is pretty lax on attendance, but obviously the more you show up, the better you'll do. Overall, interesting man and a decent class but you might have to accept getting a B at best.

9/15/09

eng1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is by far one of the best professors I have had so far at smc. He is passionate and genuine- not to mention he has a keen sense of humor and animated eyebrows. He is not however the easiest A- he is challenging. The readings are mostly very interesting- lots of classics. I highly recommend him!

8/18/09

AdvCrWr

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If we are lucky we have had at least one teacher who has changed our life. Jim Krusoe changed mine. I continue to be challenged by the high bar he sets for what writing can be.

8/15/09

AdvCrWr

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is so full of himself it's unbelievable. He covers it up by pretending he's humble. I see through that crap. The rest of the class is like a cult and almost as full of themselves as the instructor. Strange experience.

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