Ratings for Paul, A

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5A, Fall 2014)
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31
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73

Comment: Personally, I learned a lot in this class but that was certainly not due to the professor. He's extremely knowledgable but his lectures are completely unstructured and none of us can keep up with his train of thought. You can go to lecture for the participation points but you'll never get anything out of it. The pieces and poems are very interesting but be warned that they are generally philosophical and mystical. Essay prompts are reasonable. You can pretty much create your own prompts. However, the professor is quite particular. He has some pet peeves you need to avoid. Always go to office hours and walk him through your rough drafts. For the most part, a B+ or A- is completely attainable but for an A essay, you better be flawless. No tests but there are weekly responses which are like little essays. Don't slack off on the weekly responses. Give him something good he can discuss and chew on.

Submitted March 17th, 2015

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5A, Fall 2012)
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41
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74
Helpfulness
42
Enthusiasm
61

Comment: I loved this course, but the professor was so-so. He tends to go off on a tangent sometimes.

Submitted Jan. 27th, 2013

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Paul, A (BANGLA 101B, Spring 2009)
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50
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50
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50
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50

Submitted Oct. 28th, 2012

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5A, Fall 2012)
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50
Helpfulness
63
Enthusiasm
98

Comment: No exams! only 4 papers to write. Very hard class to get an A in though. A- is easy.

Submitted Sept. 26th, 2012

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5B, Spring 2012)
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3
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0
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3
Enthusiasm
26

Submitted Sept. 18th, 2012

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5B, Spring 2012)
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40
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33
Helpfulness
31
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: He is an extremely nice person and incredibly smart, but unfortunately does not have the greatest teaching skills. His lectures were extremely disorganized and therefore, I didn't learn much from the classes. He was a very harsh grader, and was not very helpful if you were looking for ideas or feedback before the essays were due. This class, which I thought would be fun and interesting, ended up being very stressful whenever an essay was due.

Submitted Aug. 24th, 2012

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5B, Spring 2012)
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1
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1
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1

Submitted May 21st, 2012

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5B, Spring 2012)
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51
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5
Enthusiasm
61

Comment: Attending class is a joke. His classes were ill-prepared. He is a harsh grader for teaching very little during class. If you're looking to learn about India and writing, you're looking at the wrong professor. I do not recommend him if you want to learn.

Submitted May 17th, 2012

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Paul, A (BANGLA 1B, Spring 2010)
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50
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50
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50
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: not indian, fuck this guy

Submitted May 7th, 2012

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Paul, A (S ASIAN R5B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
37
Exams
45
Helpfulness
40
Enthusiasm
22

Comment: Tough grader. Not helpful during office hours. He only gives vague suggestions. No extra office hour or appointments. I do not recommend him at all.

Submitted May 1st, 2012