Christian William Olbey at University of Calgary

Christian William Olbey

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/20/14

Engl 201

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA-

Nice prof, and interesting class. Brutal marker though.

8/13/14

ENGL 399

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely awful. Repeat what he says in lecture back in your essay and you'll be fine. He loves to hear himself talk.

5/27/14

Eng 201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard Marker and Critical Prof. Do not take this class to boost your GPA

5/12/14

ENGL 201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely hard marker. Bottom line - if you value your GPA, do not take English with Professor Olbey.

5/5/14

ENGL 201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Professor Olbey is an amazing, insightful and intelligent professor! He marks essays very hard but really cares and pushes you to be your absolute best! There are times where you'll want to quit but never give up! He is pretty clear with expectations, go to class and even if you don't get the grade, you'll learn a lot about the world and life.

1/4/14

ENGL 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor. However, you need to really pay attention in class and extend those ideas by talking to him during office hours to really succeed. He appreciates the student-teacher interaction, so be sure to engage in class discussions with ideas and comments that resonates with his own.

1/3/14

English 201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Olbey is a very straightforward professor. Lectures can seem to drag on but if you keep up with the reading and take notes in class, you will be fine. Essays are marked fairly hard but the final is easy. If you put in any effort at all and obviously don't plagiarize, you will be fine.

1/2/14

ENGL 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very intelligent and engaging prof, with really interesting material covered in lecture- however, essays were marked very hard, expectations felt a little too high for a first year engl course. However, prof was approachable and gave helpful feedback - but definitely not a GPA booster by any means.

12/16/13

ENGL 201

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely difficult marker. I always loved English until having him as a teacher. I worked very hard all semester, yet my grades did not reflect this. I do not agree with his marking system, not out of spite, but due to the extremely high expectations. Would not recommend unless you have a strong passion and dedication for English

10/13/13

eng 231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor ever. A+

10/13/13

ENG 210

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best Prof. ever. A+

9/13/13

ENG 231

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

You need to make sure you go to all classes and have your book read. The quizes he has will be based on small details from the book he assigns that week. If you do well on the quizes and engage in the discussion in class- as well as follow his ideas and way of writing, you will do well in this class. Interesting class, just get on his good side.

7/10/13

ENGL231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've taken two of his classes. He definitely improved his teaching skills and has become a more fair marker. Despite what people have said about him, he's a great prof who actually cares about how well you do.

7/9/13

engl 231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easiest english prof by far.

7/9/13

ENGL 231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a really chill guy. All you really need to do is attend class. Easy A and definitely a GPA booster.

7/9/13

ENGL 231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

SO easy. Take his class.

4/9/13

ENGL231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best prof ever

4/4/13

ENGL231

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Olbey had his TAs grade our essays. The TAs are fair and aligned with his rubric and grading wants. Olbey is a very interesting professor and his discussions are very thought-provoking. I loved his class! The work is tough, but if you try hard, you'll get a good grade.

3/27/13

ENGL 235

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Olbey is tough but fair. He's very knowledgeable and more than willing to help, and he expects a certain level of responsibility from his students. I honestly think anyone complaining about him needs to grow up, if you put in the work Olbey is a great prof. He was only late marking assignments cause he had to teach extra courses that term.

3/14/13

ENGL 231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Olbey is an excellent teacher. He is extremely passionate about his work. He does respond to emails, and I find him to be rather helpful. He is a hard marker but he shows you what to do and how to do it. This is university, students are expected to pull their weight, not be spoon fed. Therefore if you work hard you will be rewarded.

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