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Christopher Freeburg
Professor in the English department
at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign–Urbana, IL
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.7
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18 Student Ratings
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09/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL 300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Inspirational" "Tough Grader"

Prof. Freeburg was my favorite professor at Illinois. Very intelligent and interesting lecturer; he tends to think outside of the box when it comes to his own academic studies and teaching his classes. Get to know him and go to his office hours - it is worth it; he is very willing to work with students to help them improve their writing skills.

08/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
English 250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class is very fair. Grading is fair. Great teacher and very interesting teacher!

07/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He seemed like he was going to be kind of a tough grader but definitely wasn't. You're allowed 5 absences but he cancelled class like 5 times so there's that. There are no exams or quizzes or awkward discussions. You have about two short papers and weekly journals.

07/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He seemed like he was going to be kind of tough but cancelled class all the time and we didn't even get to two of the books we were supposed to read. No quizzes or exams just two papers and weekly journals. Easy enough.

06/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG455 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Classes were always interesting, especially when he talked about his own crazy personal experiences. Books were good except for the last one which was hard to understand. MAKE SURE TO READ FOR CLASS!!! You can't bs having read and not having read and its a big deal in his class. Grading wise hes great, and as long as you try you'll get at least a B

04/29/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a pretty easy grader. He went over "how to make an argument" for an entire class, so if you're an English major he'll probably think your essays are awesome. He wastes a lot of time going on about certain scenes in the novels that aren't that important. Did NOT get to all of the books on the syllabus. BUT as a person, he's really really cool.

10/13/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENGL259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Freeburg is one of the funniest, most personable teachers i've ever had. he is such a joy to be around. i truly think he is one of the most AMAZING teachers at U of I. he is so passionate about african american literature, and he is so REAL with his students. You would be LUCKY to have this professor. He's awesome.

09/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL256 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best classes I ever had!!!!!

09/21/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor was tough. I learned a lot. Take him if you want your money's worth from an English degree.

08/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So friendly, clear, helpful, & approachable. He's easy to please. As long as he sees you're trying & you use his criticisms on future work, he grades well. The reading is hard but you're reading the authors themselves instead of books about the authors like other LIT classes do. I gained a lot of perspective in his class & honed my writing skills.

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