David Foster Wallace at Chapman University College

David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace
  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/28/09

engl001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

extremely helpful course

1/4/09

Eng427

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's an unbelievable teacher.

10/12/08

LIT101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Along with Scott Indrisek, DFW is the finest teacher I have ever had.

10/23/06

psyu201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class. Good book. Easy quizzes, make sure to study his notes.

2/9/06

Various

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took all the classes I could from this man. He will ABSOLUTELY make you a better writer. Caring, approachable yet formidably intelligent, passionate about what he does. Very highly recommended, if you are serious about fiction and writing.

12/19/05

Eng 247

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly the best creative writing professor to have. You will definately know where you stand as a writer when he is done with you. He criticism is harsh, but it is honest and that is what you need to improve. Also, he is incredibly funny. It amazing jsut to sit there and watch him work things out in his head and try to expain it to the class.

11/21/05

writing

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/16/05

eng 164A (adv)

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he talks about himself too much?? i can't imagine anything FURTHER from the truth. he severely reprimanded a kid in my class who tried to bring up some of his books. anyway, phenomenal writing teacher with unparalleled advice. go not for fame but because he's darling, fascinating, and incredibly right-on about writing. work hard or waste your time.

9/28/05

Creative Writin

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best teachers I've ever had. Conscientious and caring. Amazingly insightful and focused. Years later, I still come back to what I learned in his classes.

9/15/05

CW

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He really cares about helping his students to improve, and I learned a lot from him. Because he's pretty eccentric, his reactions to emotional elements of stories and essays can be kind of mind-boggling. Exhaustingly brilliant, very demanding, definitely worth it if you're serious about writing.

10509322
9/10/05

literary essay

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

while people can complain about DFW's teaching style. I've never had a prof. put so much effort toward each student's learning. he is a brilliant writer and hardworking teacher. he is tough as**** and can hurt students' feelings, but all that he does is for the students' benefit. Only those with fragile egos don't like him.

9/10/05

non-fiction

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/6/05

cr writing

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I could listen to him talk for days. He's brilliant!!!!!!!!!!

5/22/05

Creative Writin

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/20/05

Cr Writing

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3673066
2/13/05

writin'

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

David Foster Wallace is not for everyone -- but he's a trip! He's like no one else you'll ever meet! He's flawed but overall? Great! Dave F. Wallace rocks! He's the David O. Russell of professors!

2/2/05

Cr Writing

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

DFW sucks. Completely narcissistic. He failed to give constructive feedback since he was so busy going off on tangents about himself/his own writing.

1/31/05

101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/30/04

Cr Writing

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yeah, it really sucks having the best writer of his generation teaching us writing. And yeah, it sucks having him talk all class. Why can't he just be quiet so we can sleep. I.e.: he's a super, idiosyncratic prof. A great opportunity for exposure to a fascinating mind. Get some stones, dorktoasts.

10/21/04

Cr Writing

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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