Varun Begley at College of William and Mary

Varun Begley

  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/13/12

ENGL358

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/11/11

LCST150W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/10/11

LCST150W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

11/9/11

LCST150W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/4/11

LCST150W

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/14/10

ENGL344

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/25/10

Eng411

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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?

9/10/09

LCST490

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/11/08

eng358

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/3/08

ENG359

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/30/08

ENGL411

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Intimidating in how articulate and brilliant he is, but also very funny and appealing.

11/8/07

ENGL359

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably THE hottest professor I've ever had at college. He's terrifyingly brilliant, really dry and witty sense of humor, and very engaging. Even when the material was over my head he kept you interested. Hard grader-very fair, just do the reading and show up and you'll get a B+ without much strife. Plus, it's worth it to just hear him talk ;-D

11/2/06

ENG344

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a freaking genius. He's careful and fair in his grading. He's funny and personable. And to top it off, he's hot and has the deep baritone voice of a god. What's not to like? He's simply terrific.

8/31/05

Film Before TV

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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6/14/05

ENG 359

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most engaging professor I've ever had at the college. Absolutely brilliant, truly passionate about the course material, and always manages to keep class discussions interesting, entertaining, and well-focused. Is a hard grader on papers, but is fair and rewards careful work. Extremely helpful out of class.

5/8/05

eng 475

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take this class again just to hear him talk. Hilarious, brilliant, and not afraid to make everyone extremely uncomfortable. Not easy though, so be prepared.

4/2/05

LCST 301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Begley is by far my favorite professor here at the College...anyone who hasn't taken with him is missing out. Classes are like a stand-up comedy show. Expect a lot of reading for discussion, but assignments are always fun and the material is definitely interesting.

12/31/04

ENG 359

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Can the study of modern drama be more esoteric?

12/1/04

ENG 458, 459

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Would take any class this man taught--absolutely fantastic lecturer, very helpful outside of class.

9/17/04

LCST

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

VARUN IS THE MAN. Had him for 3 semesters and now I'm going through withdrawal. LCST classes are brutal, but worth it. Smartest and funniest prof I ever had. I can't recommed this guy enough, he's a legend in the LCST department.

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