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James Wilson
Professor in the Writing department
at University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.4
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42 Student Ratings
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12/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Writ 23 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Dont take this class!!! He is a pretty useless professor. He doesnt even try on his essay feedback. He just writes questions and stars. The other writing professors are way better. I only passed the ELWR because of his TA.

12/08/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Writing 23 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Overall, he is a great teacher but I don't recommend him. His goal in the class is to only understand your writing. He isn't really dedicated in improving it. His cover questions, office hours and others doesn't improve the way he helps your writing. It's just for his own benefit. He treats you more like a lab rat instead of a writing student.

06/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Writing 21 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The class is so interesting. He help me improve my essays, and pass the ELWR. I recommend this class because you will learn a lot and your writing will improve.

08/10/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
WRIT106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He gave the impression this class would be low stress, and aim for everyone to get As. This was not the case at all, he marked you down for every little mistake and papers that were not marked down much, got a C+. When I addressed this issue he told me to Withdraw from the course and he will spend no more time on a student who negatively contribute

04/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Writ2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Such a good teacher!!! He is a hard grader but he is pretty clear about what he is looking for in your essays. Go to his office hours becuase he goes over your paper prior to the due date and can also give you extensions. Classes are pretty interesting and he gives points for participation so try and say at least one thing each class.

08/06/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible class and horrible professor! DO NOT take this class. You will definitely regret it because everything about the class is just ridiculous!

06/17/2009
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His teaching style was horrible. Class participation was required. Was pretty fake and did not help with improving essays. DO NOT take this professor for writing 2! One of the worst classes here at UCSC.

06/10/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
writi56 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a very hard grader. He likes to grade with pass/no pass way. Very picky with essays and writing. Some of the classes were interesting and others were plain boring. The films were great. Take the class if you think you can handle the pass/no pass ideology and if you write very well.

05/28/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he is a really bad professor. his feedback sucked and i didnt learn anything. he has the most boring, dry personality and he loves listening to himself talk. take his class only if you want to be bored to death.

03/04/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
WRIT2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was a really nice guy, cared about his students. However, his grading system is weird b/c he grades your essays with pass/nopass. He doesn't even look at your essays before you turn them in, rather its done by peer editting so that didn't help much b/c other students weren't as knowledgable about writing as he was. No help in essays but a nicegu

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