Robert Epstein at Fairfield University

Robert Epstein

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/19/14

EN103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/29/13

EN 142

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/12/13

ENfaiB

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/10

EN103

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

While I understand that Prof. Epstein is liked by many (English Majors), he hates anyone that is not that major. He is one of the most subjective, sexually ****ed teachers I have ever had. He believes he is right in everything, and is rude to you if you do not agree with him. He plays favorites, and I do not recommend him whatsoever.

8/5/10

EN103

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/17/10

en251

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

6/11/09

EN12X

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/12/07

ENchau

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/17/06

EN12

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/2/06

EN 357

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/20/05

Chaucer

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/05

EN 12

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/28/05

Chaucer

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/8/05

en 12

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/27/05

en12

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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. : )

6/14/05

EN

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/27/04

brit lit

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/18/04

EN 251A

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/28/04

brit lit

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

12/8/03

lit 12

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

pretty cool guy, worth taking a class with him...always makes time for students and gives real light workload, also has no problem ending class early

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