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Robert Epstein
Professor in the English department
at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
are you Robert Epstein?
Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.4
Helpfulness
0
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35 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Would take again" "Get ready to read"

Honestly probably the best professor you can ever have. The work is reasonable, only 2 essays and a research paper at the end, and he makes it all incredibly interesting. He's so understanding and really helps you progress in his class.

11/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN 0103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Get ready to read" "Gives good feedback"

I'm not an English major but took this as an elective and its the best decision I've ever made. You read and watch fairy tales for homework and write 1-2 page discussions and in class you spend the whole time talking about different interpretations. It was fascinating to see the underlying messages to these stories.

03/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

My favorite professor at Fairfield, hands down. Fairytales was such an interesting class and he was so helpful. Gave me a 10 day extension on the final paper no questions asked.

05/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EN 142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was a very interesting class. Read 3 books and stories from sourcebook & wrote 3 essays & had a final exam. Allows optional revisions for essays due 1 week after essay returned. Discussions in class helped understand the myths & legends read. Study history of Ireland&Britain for final & take notes on all powerpoints & lecture; need 4 exam

01/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENfaiB Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I was very hesitant to take an English Class because I have never been strong in the subject. I got a C on my first paper, but Epstein allows rewrites for a higher grade.Go to the writing center for help, I went twice for each of the rest of the papers and got an A in the class. I had him for Fairy tales and he is one of the best Prof. I've had.

08/05/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
EN103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Extremely frustrating. I ended up with an "A" in his fairy tales class, but the guy's an extreme feminist and doesnt like anyone who's not. He either wouldnt let me speak or interrupt me about 2 words in and tell me I was wrong or keep going with class and pretend I hadnt done anything. Gave me good grades but really bad comments on papers.

05/17/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
en251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i tried really hard on the 2 papers and got a C and a C+...i think he expects everyone to be an english major and the multiple choice portion of the tests were wicked hard! if you do the 10 response papers it will help your grade a lot though! funny guy too

06/11/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EN12X Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Fairy Tale course was awesome. Im not a big english fan, but I loved the readings and discussions!

05/12/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENchau Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Epstein was a really great professor. At first I was a little hesitant about taking a class on Chaucer, but he made discussions really engaging and fun to participate in. Extremely knowledgable and approachable. Definitely recommend taking one of his classes.

10/17/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Fairytail course: He is an awesome teacher. He doesn't lecture the class, instead you come up with themes and ideas with him. Only a few papers where you compare stories but a very fair grader. The final paper requires research but was pretty interesting if you pick the right stories.

05/02/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN 357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Sweetest guy ever, but I didn't like his All About Eve course. It's my own fault, when he says All about Eve he MEANS ALL ABOUT EVE! A lot of reading, in class discussion is vague and repetitive. Got fun toward the end of the semester, but either way he's a wonderfully intelligent human being!

12/20/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chaucer Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's a great professor. I didn't even want to take this class, but Epstein made it tolerable...even as a turbo. I'd even recommend it to people. Just a warning: Epstein REALLY likes Chaucer so be prepared for his giddiness in response to the pilgrims' tales. It's cute, I guess, but a little freaky.

12/12/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN 12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best english teachers i've ever had....awesome take him if you can!

11/28/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chaucer Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Funny funny man. Makes Chaucer interesting despite how hard it actually is. He is clear and interested in what everyone has to say even if he doesn't agree with it.

11/08/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
en 12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

great teacher. funny and cares about people doing well. makes class interesting. def one of the better english teachers.

10/27/2005
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
en12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

AMAZING teacher. You learn a lot, while not being stressed out. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Great personality, fun, entertaining class. highly recommended. : )

06/14/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EN Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Epstein used to be awesome, but since he got tenure he's just so-so. Class is easy but boring, good for non-English majors who want to fulfill core. I wish he would step up the material and teach something either more interesting, or the same stuff with more enthusiasm and dynamic discussion.

12/27/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
brit lit Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easy class--boring--but easy. Makes lame jokes most of the time while forcing you to read terrible poetry. As long as you sit in the class you will do well.

11/18/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
EN 251A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

a good guy and a good teacher. but the subject matter is definately tough, and he treats it as if the entire glass is English majors. Not a ton of work.

07/28/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
brit lit Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

really nice, easy, tests only on what discussed in class. id def take him again

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