Average 4.19 based on 46 professor ratings
Hanford Woods is an English professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Hanford Woods' ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Hanford Woods' ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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Funniest man ever! Incredibly knowledgable.I really enjoyed his Shakespeare class.

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Nice, sarcastic and funny man but his grading is absolutely arbitrary. He has no criteria for grading. He even admitted to my class that he reads our papers quickly and simply throws out a grade. Very subjective teacher. Also picks clear favourites.

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Nice, sarcastic and funny man but his grading is absolutely arbitrary. He has no criteria for grading. He even admitted to my class that he reads our papers quickly and simply throws out a grade. Very subjective teacher. Also picks clear favourites.

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Funniest teacher I had at Dawson! He cares about his students and answers in depth.

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In 1989 he was really mean to me. He yelled at me and my whole class. He thought I only cared about my grades. What did he expect me to care about?

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Great teacher... Easaly takes control over the class and answers questions in depth... I recommend him to everyone passing trough dawson

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An engaging and intelligent teacher but an excessively hard marker. And doesnt explain his criteria for grading.

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What a wonderful man. He cares about his students and is one of the few teachers who is really passionate about his subject. I learned so much from him about life... much moreso than English. TAKE

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Nice and funny guy, can be a tough marker, though. The only bad thing about him is that he tends to drag the class out to the last minute even if he's done teaching. Definitely made the class fun!

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dont take. has favourites. hard marker. only talks about english 1/4 of the class. his "lectures" have no pertinence to assignments. i went to almost every class and regret it. SKIP

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Goes off on meaningless tangents, and takes it really personally when students don't pay attention, but half the time he has nothing useful to say anyway. No substance whatsoever to his class.

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Hanford is a hilarious teacher and once you establish a joke or bond with him you will have a great time in his class. There's not too much work to do, but sometimes he's subjective with his marking. Go to his office. He's really hilarious after about 2 weeks.

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He's cuuute... LOVES to talk... but doesnt stop you from talking if you love it too. Jokes a lot, makes fun of himself... remembering that hes teaching english... hes awesome. Took some getting used to, but his work is RLY easy and far apart... (except for his quizzes which are almost every class, but you can debate answers) Honestly, just a nice guy who you can actually talk to

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He is unfair in almost every way in class

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I had Hanford Woods in 2001. To this day he is one of the best teachers I've ever had. Im currently in University never had a teacher as good as him. 7 years later still my fave teacher

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Good teacher. He has a weird sense of humour. Helps you if you go see him during office hours.

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Probably one of the most scattered profs at Dawson, but his passion and humour will get you through the semester. I strongly recommend going to see him at his office to discuss...well...anything.

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This class definately makes shakespeare which would usually be difficult, more tolerable. He is quite a hard marker however. He is also sarcastic so if you are "sensitive" don't take him. I reccomend.

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Sports fanatic,extremely funny, might be offensive to some.Quizzes every class(just read the summaries on sparksnotes!) somewat of a hard grader but very helpfull especially if you go to his office!

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The Best. He showed be the beauty and symmetry of Shakespeare. Take him. You will not do well if youre a soulless superficial drone.

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Always there to help even if it means looking over your essay 3 times just go to his office hours Sense of humour may be offensive to some Makes you laugh A LOT Quizzes are tough though & LOVES HAMLET

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Very funny, you will laugh alot. But you will also sleep alot. Knows what he is talking about, but can be hard to stay awake through...boring.. but funny.. and not too hard of a marker

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he seemed really cool at first,but then started to insult and make fun of ppl in front of the class. very easy class but AWFUL teacher

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BEST english teacher. I mean he REALLY does care about his students. If you do the work, u should be guarantied to have the marks,which most pple dont, so the avg is lo.

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If english is not your first language you will have trouble in that class especially if its shakespear! Hes an awsome teacher, very funny but long class. Quizzes are pretty hard.

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Best Teacher Ever!!! Take him and you will not regret it. Make sure you go to every class to get chocolate in the end. Fair marker!!!

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He's one of the best teachers I've ever had quite honestly. I've had my share of good and bad college profs and he's definitely in the top 5. He's entertaining to say the least and helpful as long as you're willing to do some work and put in some effort. Shakespeare seemed relatively easy after him.

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he is funny and kool.

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great teacher ... loves shakespear. does go off on a tangent and takes the whole period correcting a class but he cares if your doing well or not.

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Sometimes goes off on a tangent, still amusing though. Keeps students entertained at 8am on a Monday.

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I love Hanford, easy marker, very funny, swears alot and talks alot about his family. Take him if you want to pass!!

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hanford is not for everyone, namely people who believe in unicorns and leprechauns. knows his course material but cursed with an 8am class.

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he seems to have been getting more and more bitter. he's been down right nasty with students latly and is unwilling to help many of his students.

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Don't go to garbage can in the middle of class or Hanford'll throw you out. Scary when screaming. Shakeseare's fun, though. Hint: Read his grad school thesis...

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Excellent teacher, very fair marker, and he does a great job of teaching a topic (Shakespeare) that is fairly hard to learn.

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funny, intelligent, interesting. his stories are wonderful and he makes shakespeare interesting. If you can take him, don't miss the chance! this man is god.

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One of the best theachers i've ever had. Passionate for what he does. He can make anything sound interesting. take him. You'll wanna go to class.

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It was the highlight of his day to see me unable to answer the bonus question on quizzes. awesome teacher. beware of swearing

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He really knows his shakespear. theres a quiz in everyclass but if you read the books he give you'll yet high marks everytime. he's a great teacher. TAKE HIM!!!

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V funny and nice man! Loves Shakespeare and knows his stuff though he pretends not to! Can be a tough marker but apply yourself and you'll do well.

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Woods was by far one of the best teachers i have ever had. Funniest man ever. Only teacher@ Dawson that i wanted to get up for 8am class. I loved him.

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If you are a soccer fan, attend his class. If you plan to learn about the great writings of Shakespeare, don't bother.

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Funny guy, not such a hard grader, talks a lot about sports & his family, but overall an effective teacher

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by far the funniest, most approachable and kind teacher i ever had at dawson. he loves what he teaches, understands that his students don't, and keeps it fair.

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funny, interesting, intelkigent, overall easy class, and great teacher.

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extremely intelligent, engaging lectures, very funny sense of humour

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