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12/08/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
engl 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Papers? More like novels" "Assignments galore" "Clear grading criteria"

My issue with him is that he doesnt lecture at all. You don't learn anything during class. He gives an internet assignment that does all the composition teaching for him. You'll write 5 papers in this class as well as an oral presentation. the text isnt necessary at all. All the reading is available online and the handbook you learn from is too.

07/28/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL 2323 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a very interesting professor, but he is constantly off topic! He is never specific about what he requires. AND at the end of the term, you have to write a 13 page essay! DO NOT TAKE HIM FOR BRIT LIT!!

07/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL 1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

easy class. take him.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Engl 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I find Prof Karr very interesting. He is the most lively tutor at HCC - Hayes campus. His pragmatic approach in responding to questions, active listening skills, the use of phonetics, and most especially he painstakingly attempt to relate issues to real-life happenings. I will recommend him. He is very time conscious.

12/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Engl 1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr Karr is not a professor I would recommend to anyone that wants to learn.

12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Need to attend class to be on his good side. He grades very fairly if you show effort in the course (participate, do readings, etc.). While textbook readings are assigned, only go over about 3 short stories (all reading are online for free - don't need book). Offers tons of extra credit -got a total of 40 extracredit, 20 on 2 grades

12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Karr is a great man. For my first class taught at HCC, I found the prof. to be very easy. Nearly all of the work is work you can do yourself, yet he is always available if one needs help. He learned 90% of the students names (I appreciated this), thus allowing the class to be more personal. He grades essays easy as long as they are not garbage.

12/03/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGLISH 1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is really nice, but very confusing. I have an A, but really I haven't learned anything from him. Also kinda quirky. He says his commas out loud like "So comma today we are going to..."

12/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This professor is not clear at all. Even when he says to go by the syllubus, he would sometimes say things were due on different days. And if you're the type of person who wants to learn by an instructor, do not choose this class!! All you do is work on online work, he never actually teaches. I definatly regret not choosing a different class.

11/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B-

Hard to understand what he talks about, asks for a lot of material as if his class is all you have, bad in grading material, but has a sense of humor, his mcgraw hill connect is so long.

08/01/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL 1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful teacher, he always tends to the students needs and he is one of the few teachers that genuinely CARE about the student. I am so happy that i took his class this summer. I certainly would recommend you take him.

07/29/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL 1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher, very unclear about what he was teaching and wasn't helpful towards the students concerns and questions. Seemed to be confused with how to approach the class in an effective manner. I certainly would not recommend.

07/22/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Engl 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Karr's demeanor is not as expected from a college instructor (Professor). He has a bit sense of humor. He rants about unrelated matters and phenomenons. He accuses whomever he feels is convenient, for anything; whether it is true or untrue. I took him in the summer, so 5 essays were required: one of them is the research paper(mla)+ daily work.

07/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

English 1301 was my first college class. Let it be known, Dr. Karr is a very humorous man. He is highly intelligent and seems to enjoy sharing his knowledge. He definitely challenged me and helped better my writing. The way he teaches motivated me to go to class every evening. I definitely recommend taking English with Dr. Karr. :)

11/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Engl1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a great teacher. He is very nice and always helping. He gives a lot of good advices. I enjoy taking his class and would absolutely recommend him.

10/30/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Engli1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Karr is anything but helpful. The only thing he does is rant about non sense unrelated to the class. You are better off just doing everything off the syllabus and turning it all in then following his incoherent and inconstant instructions. This man CAN NOT make up his mind on anything. Just follow the syllabus if you have this HORRIBLE teacher.

05/13/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This instructor is great. He is very articulate and made this class very interesting. I wanted to take him for 1302 but personal schedule would not permit. If you like to be told directly, pick this instructor.

05/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
engl1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr, Karr is one of the best professor. this is the class where u get rewarded for ur own work. unlike others, Dr. Karr knows ur capability and enjoys reading ur own works. ur unorganized piece of essay has more value than the one u copied from the internet.i thank you Dr. Karr for making me work hard.

11/09/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
asdasd Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This professor is really great! Trust me, you will learn alot

10/04/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL2372 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Most student at HCC are lazy and think classes are difficult. Dr Karr is brillant very knowledgeable and helpful. It would behove those of you lazy asses to take his class and learn something with the goverment money that is paying foe your schooling. Dr Karr will teach you a lot!

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