Sebastian Knowles at The Ohio State University

Sebastian Knowles

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/18/09

Eng595

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Are you kidding me? This rating system does not do Prof. Knowles justice. He is the best prof you will ever have. No he's not easy, and you have to listen to understand his point, isn't that the point of learning???

5/6/08

eng110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

fun, inspiring

10/9/07

Hist101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He taught my Experience of War class. He's simply one of the best profs I have ever encountered in undergrad,grad and law school. A tremendous teacher.

2/28/07

eng202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seb is one of the most entertaining professors I've ever encountered.

6/14/06

English Lit

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was friendly and funny. He can entertain a class, but he unfortunately lacks clairity. I often had difficulty follwing his train of thought. He is a real piece of work. First lecture he pulled out a hammer and nailed an American Flag to the wall. This was at Antwerp University in Belgium :p

4/15/06

ENG 561

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seb is the kind of literature professor a reader dreams about. He's intimidatingly intelligent, but always welcoming and funny. I found his train of thought hard to follow sometimes, but mostly because his thinking isn't as linear as most people. It's great having a teacher who will teach you to think in a different way.

12/13/05

ENG 860.02

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

An authority on early 20th C Brit Lit., he effortlessly waltzed in and out of texts and got us to reflect on stylistic and formal concerns of writers in a completely different light. If you are looking for someone who can teach you to read texts closely, he is the man. And his sense of "humour" (he's British you see) is simply delightful.

10/20/05

Eng 543

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor was all over the place, but he was so fun and interesting that I would recommend him. He's difficult in terms of grading, but the classes move quickly and he is always amusing because he thinks out loud and encourages us to laugh with him. He's one of the smartest and most entertaining (without trying to be) professor I've had here

3/5/05

Hon H296

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Went on the london study tour with him - great guy!

2/2/05

H267

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seb's class was by far my favorite class of all time. I was in the London Study Abroad program with him and I NEVER stopped laughing. He's hilarious, but he is quite British, and as such his sense of humor is slightly odd, but great. Highly recommended!

12/29/04

English 291

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This Prof is not the norm--but he is very intelligent, and even if individual lectures may not always seem to make sense, it all comes together at the end. Lectures were vividly told and fun. Papers graded hard. Not easy to talk to one on one.

11/30/04

202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I have had at OSU. Class is actually entertaining, and he really gets the point across.

10/6/04

Eng 202

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's very passionate about his subjects, he's hilarious and he's very intellegent. I wish I could've taken more classes with him.

6/22/04

brit lit

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

bad prof. Unclear on expectations

6/11/04

202, 595..

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken three soon to be four courses with Prof. Knowles. He is the smartest, most well read, most interesting teacher or man I have ever met. He is very challenging, however well worth the effort.

6/7/04

Eng 398

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was very negative towards me. He was never supportive, told me I was a bad writer, and was an overall jerk to our class. Don't take him. I had never gotten lower than an A- on a paper and he gave me a D on my first one. He is very strict and harsh.

3/12/04

ENGL H598

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy was one of the coolest teachers I have ever taken. He's creative, enthusiastic, and very intelligent. However, he is demanding that his students get involved (but he makes it fun)! Highly recommended.

3/3/04

mod. brit.

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

very lofty, talked down to me all the time. btw, i am an A student so this is not from someone disgruntled. i have never seen a prof. so arrogant and unclear. stay away from his classes.

1/2/04

Brit Lit

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the most intelligent professor I have had. He makes class fun to attend...I think those above probably did no work and are angry about thier grades because it would be almost impossible to dislike this professor for any other reason. Research him.

12/31/03

567

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had no interest in helping students. Not a very agreeable man.

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