William Penn at Michigan State University

William Penn

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/11/14

ISS 210 730

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Penn is the best professor I've had at MSU. He makes coming to class worth it and teaches things that you apply to your own life.

10/13/10

ENG423

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took his class while studying abroad on London back in 2004. The guy was way more laid back while abroad, but he still wanted our best. I really enjoyed getting to know him and working with him. He gave meaning and understanding to my first trip to Europe!

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9/25/05

Eng 323

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

All of Penn's classes are great--if you're looking to learn how to critique content. You can write crap--but as long as you participate in class discussions (intelligent comments only) you'll get at least a 3.0. Frivolous comments can count against your grade. Do read the material he asks you to-most of it's good but if it's bad and you don't think it's worth finishing-let him know durning class, exlplain, and he'll excuse the material for the class.

3/2/05

IAH

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is great. He's the real deal and he goes beyond dry stuff.

12/6/03

IAH 231A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a structured class. TAs didn't know much either. Sells you his books and makes you write about them. He's very bias on certain issues.

11/18/03

ENG

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of a kind. I took him numerous times, because he grades so easily. It is all in if he likes you, he teaches about life,( to a bunch of 18 year olds) and a little about lit. and writing. He told me on my first paper to switch my major,ididnt

9/14/03

NONFICTION

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yes. Yes. Yes. He scared me to death in the beginning, but after there were drops and I came to respect his talents and his honesty I realized that he was a wonderful professor. He told me when something was bad, and I respect that.

7/27/03

ENG 423

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Has interesting things to say, but if you have a problem with pretentious individuals with more than a little hubris, I'd recommend you not enroll in any of his classes. It really depends on who you are.

4/29/03

ENG 423

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you can't write, don't come to college. This is what Penn teaches. He will make your writing better but will tear you apart if you're lazy and/or stupid. If you are either, he will let you know. Pulls NO punches. This is not a bad thing.

12/10/02

IAH 231A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Preaches about life lessons and his book, not a very structured class at all.

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