ENGL328: Writing, Style, and Technology
Fall 2011 | Section 000 (17290) | MW 9:30-10:45 | Course Materials | Eastern Michigan University

Enrollment: 20
Forms Completed: 14 (70%)

Core Items (A: Much Above Average, B: Above Average, C: Average, D: Below Average, E: Much Below Average)

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Overall Rating of the Teaching Effectiveness of this Instructor 6/43 5/36 1/7 2/14 0/0 14
Overall Rating of this Course 6/43 5/36 1/7 2/14 0/0 14

Additional Items (SA: Strongly Agree, A: Agree, U: Undecided, D: Disagree, SD: Strongly Disagree)

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My instructor seems well-prepared for class 10/71 4/29 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
My instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations 4/29 7/50 2/14 1/7 0/0 14
The instructor is reasonably accessible outside the classroom 7/50 7/50 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
The instructor has stimulated my thinking 5/36 4/29 3/21 1/7 1/7 14
The goals of the course are clearly stated and consistently pursued 6/43 4/29 1/7 3/21 0/0 14
My instructor respects students regardless of sex, age or race 8/57 5/36 1/7 0/0 0/0 14


What did you like most about this instructor and course?

  1. His knowledge and obvious interest in teaching it.
  2. The parts of the course within projects dealing with style.
  3. Project 3.33.
  4. There was room for creative expression and experimentation.
  5. It was interesting and interactive. The assignments were carefully designed and seemed out of the box.
  6. He is always prepared and is flexible and laid back. Makes the classroom atmosphere fun.
  7. He is very personable and it is a very laid back atmosphere.
  8. The creative freedom.
  9. I liked the instructor's flexibility and his willingness to explore students' questions/arguments.
  10. He challenged me to pursue my highest potential in writing, and to challenge myself and to view my work with a critical eye.
  11. Learning about the mechanics of style.
  12. Trying new approaches to writing.
  13. There was never a dull moment.
  14. The course was challenging which I know I needed. I believe he cares that students actually learn something in his class.

What did you dislike most about this instructor and course?

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  2. The parts of the course dealing with syntax.
  3. His condesending tone & affinity for conflict.
  4. I miss writing, writing. The projects were cool, but it feels more like graphic design, especially with the last project.
  5. The poster that we are working on is pointless. A lot of overwhelming "projects."
  6. Some of the project prompts are hard to understand.
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  8. NA
  9. I disliked the amount of reading expected to get done in such a short period of time.
  10. His attendance policy--I understand that it has to be enforced, but marking an A student down to a D because of attendance is steep.
  11. The course rotates too strictly around the text.
  12. The rigidness of the second project.
  13. He was very condescending & talked down to us often.
  14. I wish there was more journal or free writing to help me focus on each project. Feel more disciplined if we spent more time working on papers in class.

What constructive suggestions do you have for this instructor or course?

  1. Keep up the good work!
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  3. Respect your students if you expect respect.
  4. Don't worry if someone says they don't like an assignment. It's not personal.
  5. Get rid of Project 2.
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  9. Focus a bit longer on Strunk and White.
  10. As far as the course goes, I enjoyed all the assignments. And for the attendance, that's my personal opinion, so I don't have any suggestions.
  11. Change the book or the use of the book.
  12. Have a more unique approach to the comparative essay.
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  3. The way this professor handles disagreements with students is often inappropriate and abrasive. Spending five minutes berating a student in front of the entire class is not a professional way to handle disagreements.
  4. I think overall you are a great professor. You're class is interesting and you're pretty nice.
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