Richard Berrong at Kent State University

Richard Berrong

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 1.8Easiness

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12/1/11

Frch3000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Berrong is one of the best professors you can get if you want to learn french. I had him for Composition, Theatre, and Novel and I learned loads every semester. He is not easy. Expect to really become involved in his classes. If you do that, and express a desire to learn, then you have nothing to be afraid of. He really is a true professor.

4/30/11

FREN1026

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Dr. Berrong for French Conv. I must say, he's definitely not the easiest professor you'll have, but he's not heartless. It's hard to get an A in this class, even if you do speak French well. He isn't going to let mistakes slide--that's the entire point of the class. I'm a French major. It wasn't easy, but I learned a lot from this class.

4/11/11

FREN1026

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is for students who might have him for french conversation. He is the worst teacher I've had the misfortune of being assigned under. His grading methods are abysmal, they are based solely on an derived scale rather than a representation on one's ability to hold a conversation in French. Run not walk from this professor. ps I love french!

12/15/10

US101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He taught First Year Experience. He made orientation class fun by teaching about Monet. He was patient and willing to answer any questions we had and tell us why the University has certain policies, etc. He is very funny and did his best to bring out the artists in us. I wish I were taking French so I could have more classes with him!

1/14/10

FRComp

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had a great experience in this class. You can tell he's really passionate about the subject matter and he will go over grammar points or a scene in the story as many times as it takes for everyone to understand. He does expect a lot, but if you put a decent amount of effort into the course you should do well.

12/11/09

FRComp

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class(French Composition)may seem like a lot to take in at the beginning of the semester, but it gets easier as you go. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it; he wants his students to do well, but he makes them earn their grade. It's not an easy A, it's a commitment. It's an overall great class and your writing skills will improve!

5/21/09

FR001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

French Composition is not for the faint of heart when he's teaching. This class will basically take over your life! There is so much work, and expectations are very high! Sometimes Berrong is, simply put, mean, but you'll learn from this class, though you have to be thick skinned. My advice is to take easy classes if you take french comp!

5/4/09

FRNOV001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Berrong is a very good teacher and knows a lot about what he teaches. He is expects a lot and requires hard work but,he is not very helpful, nor does he give the feeling that he cares about his students. I find his style of teaching not helpful and very boring. The only French teacher i've had that has made me hate French sometimes.

5/13/08

FrConv

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you don't like to speak up then you will fail this class. Prof Berrong is an excellent teacher though he can be a little odd. The quizzes on the interviews are easy if you pay attention in class. The questions he asks in class repeatedly are on the quiz. Make sure to prepare a lot of questions for the teleconversations.

5/13/08

Frcomp

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Berrong isn't one of those professors who wants to be your buddy, but he's a good teacher. He knows what he's talking about so listen. This class involves a lot of outside work, but if you just do it, it'll pay off. You'll leave this class with a much stronger command of the french language.

12/7/07

FR3323

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

this man made my life in hell.I lived a year in France before coming to kent as a Freshman, & i love(d) French.after 6 wks of french composition hell I withdrew from his class bc he doesn't explain anything at all well. He is not understanding, not helpful, and he will rip your work apart and leave you hating the language. AVOID HIM AT ALL COST!!

12/7/05

French Comp

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Berrong is quirky, but a good teacher. He believes in making students earn their grades, so expect to work hard, but he is fair. Don't drop the class just because it's hard at the beginning - it gets easier. Going to office hours really helps on the essays. I have learned more from Dr. Berrong than from any other professor at this university.

12/7/05

French

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is easily one of the best professors I've had at KSU for several reasons. He is an honest grader who will attach extra pages to a composition just to clarify his remarks as much as possible. He is cognizant of all things pertinent to the subject matter. If you take his class, your writing ability will improve.

9/26/05

French comp

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a really hard grader and, not very understanding. He will tear your papers apart when grading them. He gives a lot of homework, so be prepared to spend all of your time doing french if you take this class

1/28/05

Fr Composition

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very difficult class, at times a little excessive on the homework. But I learned more from this class than from any other French class I've taken. Greatly improved my grammar skills.

10/23/04

French

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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9/20/04

Fench cmp.

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is so much homework in this course. Be prepared to dedicate hours a day if you take this class. You learn a lot, and your french definitely improves, but he is a hard grader and not always understanding when you dont pick things up right away.

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