Lionel Shapiro at University of Connecticut

Lionel Shapiro

  • 2.5Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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9/28/12

PHIL1103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took PHIL1103 with him in spring2012, he is a really nice guy. The exams or materials might be hard to understand, but if you stop by in his office hour or send him an email, he'll answer it for you and make it as clear as he can.

8/18/11

PHIL2221

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lionel Shapiro is *not* for the casual philosophy student. He requires a very high level of thought and thoroughness to succeed. I've read a few comments regarding his unrealistic grading, but it seems those writing that were simply regurgitating the text instead of adding anything original. He will bury you if you don't think critically.

5/19/11

Phil2222

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this class for 17th and 18th century. I really enjoyed this class and this professor so I am not sure what others are saying about him. It isn't all that easy, but isn't all that hard as long as you carefully read the material,listen to the lectures, discuss in class. Professor Shapiro is more than reasonable when you have an issue.

5/5/11

PHIL2221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've never gone on this site before but I feel it's my duty to warn potential students not to take this guy. I've had some bad professors but this guy is just unbelievable. Not only are his lectures torturous but he also has no sensitivities towards his students, and obviously shows preferential treatment when he does. Avoid at all costs!!

1/17/11

PHIL1101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Maybe it's because I took 1101 and it was an easy class for me, but it's philosophy. It's not gonna be an easy class without a good professor. Shapiro sure you're up to speed with the readings with simple Reading Analyses and detailed notes. Those combined with if you study the 5-6 hrs/week he recommends & see him during office hrs, you're golden.

11/3/10

phil2222

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

terrible professor. beyond unreasonable when handling student situations. notes are sporadic and useless. studied for hours and made 15 page study guide and still got a C+ on first exam. so philosophical it becomes naive. this guy needs to be re evaluated. unlike any prof ive had at uconn

3/18/08

PHIL221

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

he grades so hard! I thought I understood everything until the quiz. I wrote down word for word what he said in my notes, but he wants you to say studd he hasnt taught

12/10/06

phil103

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

boring, talks in circles, doesn't really get to the point, very confusing

6/4/06

Philosophy

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible Professor...Materials were hard to understand and his explanations didn't make it any easier. Droned on in class and stimulation of interest was nonexistent.

5/12/06

phil 221

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible, do not take him. you'll have to take the course over.

4/24/06

Phil 101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not only is the material in this class unbelievably boring, but his teaching methods are as well. Very hard to pull off a good grade in this class. Also hard to stay awake.

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