Ratings for Larkin, M E

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83

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69
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70
Helpfulness
86
Enthusiasm
82

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Spring 2015)
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100
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92
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100
Enthusiasm
91

Comment: Great Teacher. You actually learn from him how to write better essay/ research paper. The assignments were light, and he was very understanding. He is great!

Submitted Aug. 25th, 2015

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT 130, Spring 2014)
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9
Exams
25
Helpfulness
26
Enthusiasm
23

Comment: Larkin was not very enthusiatic for college writing 130. I went to office hours but be was not very helpful at all. papers were brutal, and grading feedback was minimal. If you want to improve your creative writing skills, I would not recommend this class.

Submitted Jan. 13th, 2015

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Spring 2014)
Assignments
67
Exams
50
Helpfulness
94
Enthusiasm
92

Comment: Larkin is simply a nice guy that is willing to help you all the time. He graded pretty hard on the main essays, and there were a lot of small little assignments that could get annoying, but overall a good class to be a part of.

Submitted May 23rd, 2014

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Fall 2013)
Assignments
93
Exams
99
Helpfulness
99
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Larkin is AMAZING. There are only three essays for the whole class (not including the simple 2-page responses that are sometimes homework paired with reading...he's very understanding and will accept 2 pages of stream-of-consciousness style for these) and he gives TONS of hand-written feedback to make sure your rough draft turns into a grade A paper for the final draft. He's very fond of handouts, which are helpful (if you have a convenient way to organize them) and he's also just a very easy-going, approachable guy. Highly recommend this class if he's teaching it.

Submitted April 13th, 2014

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Spring 2013)
Assignments
73
Exams
72
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Larkin is extremeley understanding. I came into the class in the Spring, and had a horrible R2A course (DO NOT TAKE AAS R2A with LEONG!!!). I did not attend a couple classes because of work load in other classes and my job, but Larkin personally emailed me letting me know that the handouts he distributed are in the CW dept in Wheeler and if everything was okay. He is super approachable like everyone says and comments on your writing in such detail and in the most constructive, sensitive way. His work load however is pretty good, but on top of your other courses it can get hectic. But every assignment he gives scaffolds towards the end product/essay. This semester's theme was technology taking over humanity and he gave us the option to make a technological representation of our research reflection instead of writing a 3-5 pages reflection. He allocates time for discussion and lecture very skillfully and smoothly --> very good at facilitating. He also uses Piazza to encourage students to talk with each other and posts articles and movie clips about the books we read or the course in general. He is amusing as well, making funny jokes here and there. Larkin also gave us girl scout cookies he bought from his daughter!! HE IS THE MAAANN!!! :D

Submitted July 25th, 2013

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Spring 2013)
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50
Exams
50
Helpfulness
76
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: Really enthusiastic professor. The class is really useful, as learning how to conduct proper research is relevant in any career. The assignments were often quite long and tedious, but not impossible.

Submitted May 18th, 2013

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R1A, Fall 2012)
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38
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
74

Comment: Course material regarding food was very interesting and possibly life changing. On the actual assignments however, if you're not good at writing 3 - 5 page papers, you will spend HOURS on your drafts. I highly recommend to consult the professor when this happens, as he will defintely help you flesh out your ideas.

Submitted Dec. 18th, 2012

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
80
Exams
82
Helpfulness
94
Enthusiasm
96

Submitted Oct. 15th, 2012

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R1A, Fall 2012)
Assignments
76
Exams
76
Helpfulness
99
Enthusiasm
76

Comment: very interesting class. Instructor was very helpful and I went to office hours quite a lot. Very apporachable

Submitted Oct. 2nd, 2012

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Larkin, M E (COLWRIT R4B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
92
Exams
85
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: One of the best professors I've had here. He really wants you to improve and his comments on papers are extremely helpful. I used to bother him during office hours all the time, and he would help me very patiently, and I definitely became better at laying out arguments. He organizes his course very carefully, all you have to do is follow the deadlines. The course is challenging, but its fun (that's how every course should be.)

Submitted July 31st, 2012