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Peter Lederer
Professor in the English department
at Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.5
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45 Student Ratings
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10/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Engl 124 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Amazing lectures! He really makes you think and not just memorize a bunch of usueless topics. Lederer has really helped me become a stronger writer, better arguer, and a more intuitive listener. Don't take him if you don't care about learning.

10/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng 124 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet

seems very strict but is actually very helpful, patient and sweet. Hell be really detailed in his emails to offer help. His argumentative ability is unreal--the guy will analyze the heck out of anything he sees, hears or reads. Great class, prof Lederer!

06/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Lederer suffers from anxiety, and that is evident in the way he randomly shuffles papers around during his lecture. hes extremely brilliant and encourages the class to think for themselves. LOVES to discuss deep issues. He completely changed the way i write, and I am very grateful to have taken his class. Tough grader. was surprised i got an A.

06/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof Lederer makes english interesting. We have to learn to write about a lot of different things but he wants us to think. Doesn't push all the same old ideas. We write about current issues, internet criticism and use our ideas to criticize. Diverse viewpoints are appreciated. Props to prof lederer.

05/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Motivating, inspiring, controversial

05/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 1245 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Knows his stuff. Very fair. Be sure to participate. Lederer goes into detail about everything--and I mean everything! Just don't say 'I think'. How you understand language will never be the same!

04/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
english 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wants us to think and make comparisons. Mixes old with the new and can relate to young students but still wants us to grow intellectually. Just pay attention, understand analytical writing and you'll do fine. The class moves quickly through lit and film and essays and news articles. Follow his guidelines and avoid fallacies.

03/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lederer is a great speaker and motivator and makes the subject interesting...he jumps from literature to culture and current events. Don't try to email him homework, but he is cool with checking your papers by email. His class is medium-hard because he'll catch mistakes you make, but he's open minded even when he pretends to play devil's advocate.

01/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pretty easy class if you just go and participate. He's real clear and the work is diverse. Cool guy. I got an A and am glad to be transferring now!

12/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very fair. Go to class and pay attention. Ask questions and talk to him after class. He's really into his work and it shows. Just show you care and avoid being really emotional and vague in your writing and you'll get an A.

12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
eng124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Checks attendance until drop deadline. Gives regular reading, morning writing or quizzes, discussion, followed with videos and debate. He's into art film, existential philosophy, political debates. Seems pretty passionate about his job.

12/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
english 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

We basically covered debates and criticism. He splits the course into being half literture/art/film, half nonfiction and essays. If you can talk and listen and understand basic reasoning you should pass. If you can't think for yourself class is probably not for you. He's pretty outspoken and honest. Argue with him after class for bonus points.

12/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
English 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I found Lederer's class really useful, especially the propaganda techniques part. Different students act differently. I for one want to be tested and didn't have any problems when he pointed out I committed a fallacy. Enjoyed an honest teacher who didn't mind talking about anything.

12/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I feel like you like his method or not. He's a bit unorganized and has to clarify prompts often. But the work is easy and I can see how some may find it interesting. The part that I did not feel comfortable with was his tendency to cut ppl off and single ppl out. His discussions are fun but there is no room for ppls opinions but his

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class is interesting enough. Lots of topics. Changed my way of thinking. If you like analyzing things take him. If you like honest, intelligent discussion the class is fun. Be ready to know the basics.

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
English 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lederer is pretty easy-going and fair but tough. He wants us to think clearly which is good because this is an argument class. He provides a lot of feedback. He expects good reasoning and watches for fallacies, which is good because I've learned to present stronger arguments after our conversations. Definitely not for closedminded students.

12/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not my style. Too much supplementary work like movies and handouts and not enough focus on writing skills. He talks about himself A LOT but is an easy grader if you show up to class. I just had a big problem with him cutting me off always and beating his opinions in everyone's memory. I thought this class would be fun but I was wrong

11/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Lederer's class is good prep for students who are transferring. It's not a beginning course. He uses a lot of different writings and documentaries, debates, etc. It's a good argument class with discussion. Hope SDSU has someone like him.

11/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

ugh we learned about art and philosophy which is fine but i was looking forward to learning about grammar and mechanics. we watched too many long movies and he talks about himself too much. workload is light but if you want to walk through an A without learning how to write take this class

11/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 124 2252 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lederer's class is for students who want to think for themselves. He challenges us to understand where our ideas come from. Quizzes are easy and he has us do journals but you can just use those for papers later on. If you are a philosophy major take his class. I learned a lot about logic that philosphy teachers never taught!

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