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Craig Benjamin
Professor in the History department
at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
are you Craig Benjamin?
Overall Quality
4.7
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.7
Easiness
3.6
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08/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HNR 280-06 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Professor Benjamin is an amazing professor! Focus on East Asia was my favorite class all year, largely due to him as the professor. We went on a winter hike, rock climbing and to Chicago as field trips. Prof. B. really cares about the success of his students personally as well as academically. He is a very interesting and has many stories to tell.

05/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HNR 280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hands down, he is an exceptional professor. He knows how to push students to improve themselves in an extremely positive and supportive way, a way that very few professors are able to master. I could not recommend Professor Benjamin more. Take him if you get the chance. It will become one of your best college decisions, I promise you.

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HNR 280 06 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Benjamin is the best professor I've ever had. I would definitely suggest him to anyone who is in honors, or any other class he teaches! He really helped with my writing, he taught well, and best of all, he was just a really cool, inspiring man. Be warned - he will make you want to travel the world and climb mountains.

10/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HNR Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Benjamin is a very nice and helpful teacher. However, he is somewhat more harsh towards the students with religious views. He tends to be more fond of the students who agree in the big bang and everything that goes along with it. But nevertheless, he is one of my favorite professors and he teaches very well!

06/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HNR280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Benjamin is the man! Makes class very engaging and gets all of his students involved. He does his best to relate all topics to the lives of his students. Great professor and an even better guy, if you have the chance take Dr. B for sure!

05/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HNR 280 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

Dr. Benjamin is an incredible man. I had him for my freshman sequence and not only is he an amazing teacher, but a fantastic mentor and motivator. He makes the class incredibly interesting and I promise you'll enjoy it.

06/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HON280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great prof!!! Expects a lot from students but is always willing to help (responds to emails the same day). Gives ridiculously detailed notes on paper drafts that push a good writer to become a fantastic one. Stop by office hours to say hi - he loves to chat.

04/24/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor! Takes the history of pretty much everything and compresses it into a comprehensible and interesting course. He's very respectful of student's views and opinions on controversial subjects and is really down to earth. Tends to play favorites a bit though not too bad - easy grader - I'd definitely take another course with him

04/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HNR280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Benjamin is fantastic!! He is enthusiastic and great to talk to. He knows basically everything, and he makes the class a great experience. If you're in Honors with him, you get to go to Chicago, among other fun trips and activities. He gets a A+.

02/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher ever, and i usually hate history! He is really funny and has lots of good stories to tell that relate to the text. I never miss his class! He is super inspiring and has a great austraulian accent. If you have any choice, take his Big History class! You will love it!

01/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

AMAZING professor and an incredible and inspiring person. Could not ask for a better person to teach... he has so much experience and seems so busy. But cares so much about his students, no matter what. Be sure to print out the notes and participate in class discussion! DEFINITELY TAKE HIM!

01/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HNR280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic professor! Very easy to talk to and really funny. He is extremely knowledgeable about the subject. Papers were extensive--a lot of effort required, but definitely helped to become a better writer.

12/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST345 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved this class. It was interesting, inspiring, and a lot of fun. Benjamin keeps a casual atmosphere in the class and has no qualms with getting to know students on a personal level. Lectures can be a little intense sometimes, a lot of info covered in class, and papers have to be top-notch when you turn them in. Still a good experience to have!

05/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Hands gown pest prof I have had since I have been at GVSU. I am not a history person at all, but he made the class fun. His lectures are very easy to pay attention too. Especially with his accent! ;) His class to does not require a whole lot of work. Just a few essays & you must participate in discussion. He is a somewhat tough grader. Overall GREA

04/25/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HNR280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

BEST PROFESSOR EVER! Super helpful, really cares about his students. He's not the easiest, but he's very understanding and able to help with anything. WONDERFUL professor.

01/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
LIB100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

THEE BEST PROF I've had at GV so far. He has an amazing australian accent and he really cares about his students. Keeps the class interesting and really helps to further your knowledge in a variety of areas. TAKE HIM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!

11/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HNR280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Benjamin is great! He clearly is passionate about what he teaches, and he has a very broad knowledge base and can talk about anything! The class was mostly discussion, with a few lectures. He very approachable, and truly cares about every student. I didn't have a final exam when I took the class, which is a bonus! And he has an Aussie accent. =)

10/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is absolutely wonderful!! He is definitely a great professor, and someone that you will love having as a teacher!! His accent is sooo adorable, and he deserves a red hot chili pepper!! =) haha

10/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This profesor is extremely helpful and his accent is adorable! He is strict in some aspects but is always willing to lend a helping hand. His lectures are very interesting and sometimes surprising. Overall a extremely wonderful professor!!!

10/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely amazing prof. A sexy beast to boot. };)

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