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Christopher Freeburg
Professor in the English department
at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign–Urbana, IL
are you Christopher Freeburg?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.6
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20 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL 255 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Get ready to read" "Tough Grader"

He was the absolute worst. Never was prepared for lecture and just rambled. If I had a nickel for every time he said "I guess what I'm trynto say is..." I could pay for college. I learned so much more from my TA. It's a required class, but do everything you can to not take it with him. Lots of reading. Easy test if you study hard.

11/14/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
255 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long" "Tough Grader"

Freeburg almost never seems prepared for lecture, and will just sit and talk with constant tangents to the point that nobody knows what to expect. The Midterm and Final are 45% each of your grade, and he doesn't prepare you at all for them. Furthermore, the IDs on the test are literally 1 sentence long and difficult to identify. Spare yourself.

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" "Tough Grader" "Inspirational"

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.

07/01/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Engl301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I disliked this man so much that I have gone out of my way to disparage him here, despite having dropped his summer class. He is so bad that it takes some creativity to reason out how he got a position at the U of I. He's that bad. His incoherent lecturing style makes it so so so so so obvious that he has no idea what he's talking about. So bad!!!!

06/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Engl300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

So so so very bad.

07/29/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Freeburg is the best professor I had while attending UI. His paper prompts left you with plenty of room to write on a variety of topics. He is incrediably intelligent, and if you go to his office hours, he is more than willing to help you. He has a unique styling of teaching and he's very laid back. Get to know him and he'll help you succeed.

12/07/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Freeburg is horrible. Very nice should not be teaching anything larger than a class of 10 people. His paper prompts were literally 4 sentences tops. Never explained the nature of midterms and finals until too late. Ignorant of the needs of his students. Papers were graded quite hard. Lacking professional manner...should not be teaching at U of I!!!

10/28/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Instructor puts very little care or effort into lecture and is very dismissive of student concerns. Paper prompts were unclear and it was confusing what material was going to be on tests. Not recommended, unless you want a frustrating semester.

10/26/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Words can't express my distaste for this professor - he told the class was a poor student in school; it has resulted in his being a very poor instructor. He gives lectures of irrelevant information that won't be included on the tests, for which you receive no help or advice on how to prepare. TERRIBLE, cocky, unintelligent instructor. Never again.

10/26/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Engl255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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10/24/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
engl300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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