Eva Burch at College of William and Mary

Eva Burch

  • 2.1Overall Quality
  • 2.0Helpfulness
  • 2.1Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/29/08

ENG212

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is one of the most inspiring teachrs I've ever had. She loves her subject and inspired me to love it as well. Her critique sessions were very helpful and I ended up having an A in the class. Enough said.

7/30/07

ENGL212

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Plays faves (I was one) and ignores other students. Spends too long praising past students and pays little attention to current ones. Unhelpful in conferences, since she rarely reads the student's work, and rarely answers questions or concerns. My classmates were more helpful than her. The final grade was the FIRST grade she gave out!

7/1/07

ENGL206

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had her freshman year. I never went to class and still got a B-. She was a weirdo though...

5/31/07

Eng365

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay, y'all are trippin'. True, Burch does ramble and true, it is student run class, but if you do the work then you're going to get an A. It's just that simple. Besides, everyone needs a candy class every now and then. This class rings with sweetness. Conclusion: If you need a boost to your GPA and you enjoy writing, then this is the class for you

5/14/07

ENGL369

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Burch is honestly the worst professor I have had in my experience as an english major. I can only echo the comments of others: she rambles and plays favorites and does absolutely nothing to help creative writers. If you have a choice between her and another prof, always choose the other one.

1/26/07

engSECT

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her two-hour "lectures" consist entirely of rambling, mostly unfinished stories about Brad Pitt or where her friends go clothes shopping or whatever other half-formed thoughts pop into her head, but never, at any point, does she actually teach or instruct. The only thing we learned about writing is that she is very bad at it. Avoid at all costs.

9/6/06

ENG212

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow, not very nice or fun.

5/14/06

ENG 369

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The woman is flighty, incoherent, and has a penchant for public humiliation. She expects things to be catered to her personal tastes, not a writer's individual preferences or style. Classes were agonizing and something I dreaded each week. Grade-wise, though, it was easy. Write something, anything at all, and you can get an A-.

3/27/06

eng

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

has problems, but her classes are the best eng classes i've ever had. can actually help you in significant ways.

1/5/06

ENG 467

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Burch is the most rambling professor on the planet: trying to follow her lectures is like trying to grasp a quantum-physics discussion after licking a hallucinogenic toad. Still, you gotta love her: she obviously loves screenwriting, and one-on-one she gives a lot of valuable input. She's also appreciably laidback on an otherwise strung-out campus.

12/18/05

ENG 368

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely plays favourites, and her comments on writing aren't really that helpful. She tends to make references that have no relation on what you wrote, and then expect you to see what she means by them. Easy grader, though; you don't even have to meet the supposed minimum page requirement each week. Prepare to be ignored if she doesn't like you.

12/13/05

ENGL 369

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took creative writing, not what I expected but still good. You BABIES, stop whining that she is mean. The woman has opinions, this is POETRY, and her comments are meant to rile you up, get you motivated. Very disorganized and some of the homework is redundant but will be very helpful during office hours should you choose to make the most of it.

12/4/05

Eng. 206

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really love creative writing, but I loathe this class. Luckily, I was one of her favorites, but she still didn't help me much. She makes the class do all these pointless assignments, and the class is very disorganized. She can be mean, condescending, and rude. An easy, but painful A.

8/19/05

Eng 305

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/25/05

English 305

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took the poetry creative writing class and she was pretty easy. You pretty much had to come to class and read your poetry and you got an A-. I would recommend that class for the GER 6. She was kind of a b**** at times though.

10/16/04

ENG 465

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I went into the class thinking that I would really get a chance to improve my writing, instead, I got Burched. She is rude, she does pick favorites, and the "help" she provides is something akin to an intellectual anal probe. RUN AWAY! RUN AWA

6/1/04

Eng 206

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's completly psycho. She picks her favorites and doesn't really care much about the rest of us. I dreaded coming to this class, and the only redeeming quality was that I got an A-. Very painful way to get GER 6.

4/13/04

eng

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

While she can be confusing at times, Burch tells you straight out what is wrong with your work and how to make it better. if she wasnt straightforward i would never be able to improve my writing and now i am getting a book published because of her.thanks

4/13/04

Eng

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is unclear and unhelpful in her comments. It is easy to make an A in the course but a lot of pointless work is involved.

12/26/03

Eng 205

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

She did not provide helpful insight. There was no depth or clarity to her comments. She was rude and did not provide any explanations to her grading system. She made us do a ton of work for a two credit class. Don't take it!

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