John Jason Charnesky at Pennsylvania State University

John Jason Charnesky

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/4/13

ENGL202C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Charnesky intimidates initially and the first few projects can be a lot of work. But after that, he's a really great guy and good teacher. He even helped me with my grad school statement of purpose outside of class. I would take him again.

4/27/11

Eng202

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor! Cares about his students. Very helpful and gives personal attention.

4/4/11

eng010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A must-see professor a must take course (english honors composition)

8/16/10

ENG015

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great great professor! He really changed my writing and concept of HOW to write. He even suggested for me to become an English major, a suggestion I took up. He is zainy, but his classes are just amazing. His class is what you dream your college classes will be like. A MUST TAKE! :)

12/15/09

Engl400

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, excellent knowledge, good communicator. A satisfyingly challenging class. Highly recommended.

12/10/09

ENGL030

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seriously the best English teacher I ever had. He made me such a better writer and really cared about the students. Great guy, try to have him any way you can.

6/22/09

Eng202C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Corky but very helpful and intelligent

6/16/09

ENGL202C

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Slightly goofy, moderately deranged, tremendously paranoid. Rants and raves off topic and then throws a hissy fit when the class loses focus. Makes a dull class mildly entertaining but probably isn't worth the trouble.

12/22/08

Eng15

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Phenomenal teacher! If you listen to what he is teaching you, and what he's teaching you will make you a better writer, then you'll love the class, do well, and leave a way better writer than you came into the class.

11/28/08

eng030

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher, really knows his stuff, but he'll expect a lot out of you. you may have to rewrite papers many times, but it will be worth it in the end. all in all, great teacher but has a lot of work.

9/5/08

ENGL001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very enthusiastic, always helpful if you ask. Very clear expectations, extremely easy exams if you actually read what you're supposed to...he pretty much tells you exactly what's going to be on the exams. Easy to get an A if you read & attend class since he takes attendance daily.

12/25/07

ENGL001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Basically this is college prep lit class. Charnesky is a wealth of interesting information which makes lecture almost fun. There are four small essays total and the exams aren't that hard. You can Sparknote most of the books except one or two, one of which is painful. He gave us all full quiz/participation grades. Good class for a GH.

12/23/07

ENGL001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was really nervous coming into a literature class because I'm not a big reader, but Charnesky made reading exciting!! Most of the books (he chose) that you read for his class are really interesting and easy to read. The topics you discuss are very different from high school that make it easy!! Go to class, take good notes! Sit in the front!!

11/6/07

engl001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a pretty easy class as long as you make sure to read the books. If you keep up with the readings you should get a good grade. Charnesky is a great guy and really explains the books well. It is an easy class...

8/2/07

ENG030

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

you will love or hate this guy! personally i loved him, he brought me up a level. yes, he is a character but that makes it worth getting up early am to go to class. hes a fair grader. its easy to get a good grade in his class if you take advantage of what he offers. he even met with our class to discuss drafts at irvings! my fav class freshman year

1/23/07

ENGL30

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty funny and intelligent, although definitely divisive. He's kind of a hypocrite, though: he makes you memorize everyone's name in the class, and TESTS you on it, but he himself has walked past me several times after class without acknowledging he even knew me. He also never responded to my e-mails.

9/7/06

ENGL30

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was an exciting professor and made a lot of the material funny, but he got on my nerves sometimes by being a little full of himself or by being mean to a few students. He was nice to me personally though and, in my opinion, graded easily. I'd recommend him.

4/24/06

ENGL 030

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most entertaining professor ever. Loved the class!

12/28/05

ENG 30

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The man. Best English professor at Penn State.

12/15/05

Eng 30

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you like English it's a stimulating class. Make use of his office hours because he's evry helpful.

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