Christian William Olbey at University of Calgary

Christian William Olbey

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
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.

2/15/13

340340

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Olbey is the worst instructor I have ever had. I've had him for 2 classes (as a replacement prof in year long required classes). Olbey marks non majors differently, and has stated this in classes, English majors cannot get an A in his classes. condescending and archaic in his methods. Once told my class that there is no future in English careers

2/5/13

ENGL340

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Encourages class discussion, SUPER SLOW assignment marking and return, hard marker but is clear as to what he expects from you, tends to fall behind in the scheduled reading discussions due to his involement in discussing the material in class. - Take that as you will.

12/21/12

ENGL399

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Olbey is EXREMELY passionate about his work. His interest in his job will definitely keep you awake if you are willing to listen to his thoughtful interpretations. He is crystal clear about directions, provides lots of supplementary documents. Follow his thought process and extend on that in your writing. He appreciates participation. Easy A!

12/7/12

ENGL235

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had him come in to replace another professor halfway through the term. The class discussions are pretty good, but don't take this class if you're looking for an easy elective. He is very clear about his expectations, though.

12/6/12

ENGL235

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Olbey is without a doubt the worst prof I have been exposed to in my post secondary education. He is critical and dry in class discussions which makes going to class a chore and NEVER responds to emails. He changed due dates for things many many times and neglected to hand back assignments and drafts when he said he would or even by term end.

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