Dennis Donahue at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dennis Donahue

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/18/13

HUM212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He'll have you work hard towards an unclear and unreachable standard. Follow exactly what it is he asks for and you'll most likely still end up with a C. Nothing is explained in full. Class is about 5 minutes of useful material and the rest is disorganized chaos.

4/24/13

HUM 211-010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is great. He explains the work and assignments thoroughly. He expects an A out you, so he'll have you redo your papers until it's good and how he wants it. His class will be pretty straight forward if you actually read the material. So, don't expect to pass by just showing up.

1/22/13

HUM101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's pretty hard to get an A with this guy even if you put in max effort, but I managed to pull off a B when I handed in essays a late very often. Classes are never boring due to his knack for storytelling.

3/20/12

HUM211H

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take him. He gives you a syllabus but its completely useless he duznt follow it. He gives a lot of work so be prepared if youre stuck with him. He always emails you at around midnight with important info like that theres a quiz in the morning so dont go to sleep without checking your email. I dont recommend him

8/2/11

HUM212H

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If he likes you, you'll get an A; if he doesn't, you won't. He tends to enjoy discussing things related to Christianity and biblical stories, and he rambles on about things that have nothing to do with the topic being studied. The philosophy that we studied was interesting; the art, less so. I would not recommend him.

4/4/11

HUM101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only English class in my life that I didn't get an A in. I was so disappointed because I was clearly one of the top 5 best writers in the class. I was actually shocked when I got my grade because it didn't really seem to add up since I got mostly A- on all of my essays. Favors girls over guys and is a stickler for tardiness which I think is dumb.

1/21/11

HUM101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher. While other english teachers romanticize english and aren't very clear on how to improve your writing, this guy makes it a science. He is always moving telling great stories. I got 3 hours of sleep on night and I was wide awake after the class, makes the class really really fun. Just try your best, he will give you an A.

1/20/11

HUM101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best english teacher ever, really cares about improving your writing. Lets you redo work until you get it right. Tells funny stories.

9/3/10

Hum101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT take this guy if your expecting a fun loving English teacher with lenient grading and watching movies all the time. He is really strict, I understand he wants to help you learn but he takes his rules to far. I managed an A in his class, but it was many hard hours writing essays.

12/19/09

HUM101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

we started with 26 students,and ended up with 10-13.and only 5-6 kids passed. the funny thing is that i actually tried so hard in his class, and yet i had to end up with a C.he really wants u to write how he wants u to.if u have a tight schedule.dont take him. even though he has a PHD in english.he'll really make ur day a livin hell. dont take him.

8/11/09

HSS403

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very tough but fair professor, one of the best at NJIT. ADVICE: Remember that you are not at NJIT to be a literature major. You are graded on your ability to write, NOT your ability to analyze literature, so keep your topics simple, clear and easy to prove. Also, use simple language when writing, do NOT get overly romantic with your wording.

5/10/08

Hum102H

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He expects a lot from your essays. It's somewhat difficult to get a good grade. You have to write the way he wants you to. But he did make me a better writer. If you're naturally a good writer, you will do well in this class. Overall, I did learn a lot from him, but I had to work hard.

5/10/08

Hum102H

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He expects a lot from your essays. It's somewhat difficult to get a good grade. You have to write the way he wants you to. But he did make me a better writer. If you're naturally a good writer, you will do well. Overall, I did learn a lot from him, but I had to work hard.

4/21/08

HUM101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher is very closed minded. When it comes to points of view, and opinions, you are wrong no matter what in his eyes. One word to describe this teacher is WASP. He is also stuck up and brags too much about himself. He should start teaching, or leave. If you want a stressful semester, take him.

4/2/08

Hum102H

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

In this class, the students discussed the works among themselves. But you must participate or it'll affect your grade. If you are a decent writer and put in the time, you will get a good grade on your essays. He is a great professor and helps you with your essays. Read the stories, understand them and you will do fine.

6/24/07

hss403

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you show him you are trying HARD-you wouldnt fail his class but he does have a big time EGO problem. He wants everybody to write his way-if not you ll get a easy C even if GOD wrote the paper and its ACTUALLY an A grade paper. nobody really knows what he really wants in the paper and he always has bias convo in class. DON'T TAKE HIM.

2/25/07

Hum101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's got some ego issues about literature as though he knows things without really understanding it. He formulates his own thesis and wants everyone to reach that same thesis regardless of how correct you may be. He wants you to write his way no matter how correct or better your writing technique may be. WORSE HUM TEACHER EVER..no joke

1/20/07

HUM101H

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

You can never understand exactly what he wants. His ego demands that you write in his style - otherwise you get a grade lower. My verdict: DO NOT TAKE HIM.

12/10/06

HSS403

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He expects you to work very hard and you need to do the reading. However, he was also really funny and nice. If you show him that you're honestly trying and working, he'll give you at least a B. It's really hard to get an A though. I had him for night class and he always let us out early.

11/16/06

HUM101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Works the class really hard, but he's great if you go to see him for one-on-one help. Like everyone else says, take him only if you want to learn to write well.

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