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Varun Begley
Professor in the Film department
at College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
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Overall Quality
3.9
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Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
2.4
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01/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL358 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Begley is really intelligent, and the funnest part of the class is just the observations about the world he occasionally starts class with. (Ex. "What are these 5 Hour Energy things at Wawa?") The downsides are some of the texts you read are quite surreal and he doesn't give As on papers. Still, I would recommend his class for English majors

12/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
LCST150W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Begley is awesome!!!! knows material and his extreme interest rubs off on you. You will not get A's on papers, though but his feed back if very insightful and helpful. Class is very fair and enjoyable most days. Will go over your head with psychoanalysis info but he will dumb it down to a level that your understand. Quizzes are extremely easy.

12/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
LCST150W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Begley is the man! His lectures will go way over your head unless you're into psychoanalysis, but still exciting to listen to his intellectual rants. His quizzes are so simple, like middle school style. He is a hard grader on papers, but I managed to get an A after revisions (he lets you revise every paper). Take him, hands down

11/09/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
LCST150W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof Begley is THE best teacher I've had! His classes are interesting, engaging, and inevitably entertaining. He does a good blend of lecture/discussion, and the only real homeworks are weekly readings (to be quizzed on the next day) and papers (which he is VERY lenient on). It does take good insight to get an A on his papers. A class worth taking!

11/04/2011
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
LCST150W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's definitely hard and it's impossible to get an A on his papers, but he's funny and his lectures are really REALLY interesting. He's very flexible when it comes to dates for tests and due dates for papers, and he tries to make things easy for everyone.

12/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You will NOT get A's on your papers. But if you do the reading and attend class, you can get an A for your final grade. Begley's class will push you to your intellectual limits without screwing your GPA. AWESOME professor. Funny, brilliant, and helpful. Take a class with him before you leave WM.

07/25/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng411 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He may be good looking and smart,but these traits will not help YOU! Assignments had broad guidelines, but grading did not. His lectures left me cruising the internet because it was way out of my league. Asking questions and taking part in the discussion is a MUST, of you will be lost. Had weekly quizzes. Really? Are we back in high school?

09/10/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
LCST490 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

the only problem i had with Begley was that he keeps it pretty terse and straightforward outside of class, when i privately wished we could shoot the breeze about pop culture. such a cool guy, SO articulate, and thumbs up to a very dry sense of humor. plus he's attractive.

11/11/2008
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
eng358 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I have no idea what he is talking about most of the time. It's a pretty useless class...he is TOO smart. Makes no sense at alllllllllllllll.

06/03/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG359 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I am an econ major and I was so happy to step out of my comfort zone with Begley. I hated missing his class because his a brilliant sense of humor and ability to relate the works we read to life. My notes were full of hilarious quotes. Not an easy grader for sure, but well worth the effort.

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