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3.5
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B+
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01/24/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 188 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Would take again" "There for you" "Clear grading criteria"

Niesen is a great prof. I've had four English profs in the last two semesters (including the lady who taught English 312) and Niesen was easily the best of the four. He works hard, grades fairly (fairly, not easily) is interesting and--yep, I'll say it--the man actually has a personality! Can you believe that? An Eng. prof with human features!

01/21/2015
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
188 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: Rather not say
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Papers? More like novels"

Horrible professor. Jokes are sarcastic & he make you feel stupid.

01/21/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
188 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Papers? More like novels"

Horrible professor

01/21/2015
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
WBIS 188 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A-
"Tests? Not many" "Papers? More like novels" "Tough Grader"

He assigns a lot of papers and is a tough grader, but I believe a fair one. Talk to him after class if you have any questions or concerns; this will help with him liking you more. He doesn't stress participation much, but he knows who does and doesn't which may help when he is figuring out your final grade if you are in between two letter grades.

04/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Eng 101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I recommend getting the books for the reading assignments because the papers are based on the reading. Go to class otherwise he lowers your grade. He likes to talk a lot and sometimes is confusing. Strict grader on daily writing points only to help with the final papers.

09/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
English 307 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class was by far the most useless one I have taken throughout my college career. In taking this class you can expect a complete lack of organization and class structure with no real learning objective other than listening to Niesen ramble on and on. It is unbelievable how low Oshkosh has set their standards by hiring this professor.

04/17/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
WBIS188 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Need to go to class everyday or will loss points. Play quiz almost every class. Going to class overall is not bad. Don't have to do much reading. Only a few big papers to turn in with some small things to turn in everyday. Only downfall is he is very opinionated and things have to be his way or no way. Wouldn't take him again.

05/16/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG307 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Extremely dry sense of humor, so prepare for that. If you aren't into participating, don't expect to like this class. Workload won't kill you. and watch out for bad moods -- he can be a little touchy some days

05/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG204 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

AWESOME PROFESSOR!! He's hilarious, smart, and keeps writing fun. Watch "The Big Labowski" before you take him because he will drop AT LEAST 5 quotes from that movie during every class, whether you realize it or not. I give "The Dude" an A+.

04/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
WBIS101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great guy he is one of the best english teachers ive ever had really funny guy but dont fall asleep in his class he does not like that

04/16/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
WBIS101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is really interesting. You have to show up otherwise he will fail you. There are little assignments that are due every class but they are super easy. You write 5 papers and he drops your lowest grade. Play fun games almost every class. Would take him. Also he has a dry sense of humor so just beware.

04/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
WBIS188 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Niesen is a very funny professor! He is a tough grader, yes, but he truly wants you to do well in his class and will do a lot to help you! Attendance is important but I enjoyed going to his class. Definately consider him!

12/29/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
WBIS188 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great guy! Totally sarcastic though. You can tell he enjoys teaching. Like everyone else said- he is a tough garder and rarely gives A's but he does give you better grades if you are showing improvement. He can tell when you tried and when you didn't. Attendence is mandatory but I think he made it really fun to show up to class. Liked him alot.

12/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG204 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took this class online. He still finds ways to make the class very personal and interactive. He gives good direction but expects a lot. I got an A but i'm a good writer (I suck ass at everything else school-related), if you're not good at composition you might find his grading really difficult. He's really funny and I learned a lot overall

11/04/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
WIBIS188 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor is really funny and interesting. He is very clear in what he wants and posts everything online for your resources. He does not give A's very often though. I got a B- on almost everything!

07/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
WBIS188 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy is hilarious! Enjoyed his class and had a very easy grading scale to one point i thought you'd have to try if you wanted to fail. There is readings you have to do though and some big papers obviously. But is there to help you out if needed.

06/20/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a very tough grader. You need to work extremely hard and follow directions to the max to get that A. The books and movies don't really go together. He teaches almost nothing besides how to write a paper. Don't plan on skipping this class because he lowers your grade.

05/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG307 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Probably my favorite professor so far. He's hilarious in a subtle way - I was always smiling in his class. Kind of a hard grader, but it made me proud when I DID get that good grade. Attendance is mandatory, lots of group work. Read one novel and one really boring book. (didn't actually read) Hope I get the opportunity to take another class of his.

12/24/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. Attend the class and do your work. I was one of his favorites so i guess it was easier for me. Watched a lot of interesting movies and read some pretty decent books. TAKE HIM and get on his good side =]

12/16/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
WBIS188 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very funny. His class is pretty good and I never minded going. He grades a little tough on daily work. He is very open to giving advice, and usually will give better grades if you go into office hours. Make sure to attend class or you will not do well.

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