This guy is ridiculous. Took his English in Many Tongues class, he gave a significant number of us 0 on an essay on the basis of suspected cheating, even when kids had quotes backing up their points. Workload's light, but his quizzes have questions on things weren't mentioned in class. Has a very high standard, but is by far the most loaf about deadlines. Some kids handed in the first essay on the last day of class. Only one oral presentation, but he grades it pretty tough. Do not recommend.
This guys is an absolute beast. Hes an athlete, a great one at that. If u need any tips for sports, this man is the guy for you. Not only is he an athlete he is extremely well known for his amazingly well written books, and his talent in music. I would definitely recommend this class, u might get a chance to become a famous musician just like him. What a beast!!! And don't forget to buy his books there great!!
Would definitely not recommend Raymond. He holds the class to an impossible standard (my friend in Journalism in university said his correction criteria didn't even make sense), quizzes were worth 10% each, with only 10 questions, and were based on things he'd maybe mentioned once offhand. Very hard class to do well in, and boring to top it off.
We started at about 40 students, and after the drop.deadline we dropped to 17. Ray seems to be a bad and to avoid teacher but hes really not. Hes a great funny guy and allows rewrites after correcting you and explaining how to improve your paper. Hes an interesting person and you learn a lot from his class. Gonna take him again!
Do not take him. He is condescending. Doesn't help you if you don't understand the assignment. Quizzes were not on the material taught in class. Just overall awful, save yourself.
He knows his stuff which is great if you can read mind but OMG dont let explain anything he contradicts what he is saying all the time and never answers questions sometimes he pretends he didn't even hear you. so if you want to take an English and get higher than 65-75 dont take his class and if you do well good luck.
Well, i dropped the class after a class, it was simply not pleasant... Pretty telling about him
The assignment he attempted to explain that class was beyond confusing and I don't think any one actually understood beyond his constant blabbering what he wanted.
BASICALLY, CHANGE TEACHER
or suffer a bit but get on his good side and you will get very good marks...
If you honestly want to fail English and hate your semester take this course. You're sure to have LOTS of assignments, PAGES of readings, re-writes to write, hard headed teacher. Basically you will surely love this class !
Not a useful class. Hard marker. You need to write what he thinks.
He has a very strong opinion on things. He is always open to interpretation (as long as its his own). He does allow re-writes but marks somewhat unfairly. He is not very clear to understand, whenever asked a question about the assignment or the course he either answers with another question or says that he has repeated the answer a handful of times even if he has not. He also does not post any marks, so you can not track your progress in his class. Overall he is not the best teacher.
Honestly, DROP the class. The only positive thing about this course is that the teacher allows rewrites. Otherwise, you would honeslty fail it by no means. Even so, you have to rewrite many times before you get a good mark. This teacher is stubborn, bias, boring, weird, basically I'm trying to make you see that he is not worth your time. He can't explain assignments properly and gets mad when you ask for clarification. If he thinks that your essay is boring, he will fail you. He DOES NOT teach.
This teacher is okay if you take into account all the elements. If you are looking for a class where you don`t have to read a book and where you don`t have a lot of homework then take him. His "English in many tongues" class usually runs like this; go in class, then he always takes attendance but never puts you absent on omnivox. Then you read out loud the text/story you were supposed to read as homework (I never read it) and finally answer a few questions about the text/story and your OUT!
I took his "English in many tongues" course. I would suggest you avoid this. The teacher is full of himself (he refers to his papers as though they were godlike, and promotes his CD), he is very confusing, he does not really teach you anything new, and he is overall quite odd.
I took Jazz Literature and frankly, despite the semester is over, I still have no clue what the course is about. He's very eccentric in his ways of teaching. The "so-called" two hours English class is never respected. Either we watch a movie or either we answer ten questions on the board. That's the class. You are usually out of there in 30 min. His essays are very confusing but you can re write it as much as you want. I started out with 50 and ended up with 90. Loaf class? Take him.
Had him last semester, he teaches a terribly unstimulating course, the only possible reason you could have to take this class is that there are no books to read. He can't explain your mistakes. Avoid as much as you can.
His class is very nerve wrenching, hilarious teacher to watch but not to listen to. Marks very hard and unfairly, material given was not interesting to most students in the class.
Contradicts himself, does not explain things clearly or properly, is a hard marker almost as if he wants people to fail. Just not a very good teacher all around, I would not recommend.
Contradicts himself constantly. Doesn't explain anything even if you go to him for help. Very stubborn.
good teacher, you just need to follow his instructions. He gives out alot of free marks, easy class!
His english class is easy, not much work(just a few essays
His class is pretty easy, but he's so unclear, and twists everything that's said so that he is always right... I would not recommend him... Nope, definitely not. Full of himself
No deadlines really, short classes, very nice man. His methods truly improved my writing skills. If you are interested in learning and not just grades and complaining, take him, he will really help.
He expects you to read his mind and put it down on paper. Everything you write for the class, you will have to read aloud. You read the stories in class, so don't bother doing the homework. Avoid him!
If you can avoid taking this class, don't. This guys is so narrowminded and ignorant the only opinion that matters is his own. This class is two hours out completly wasted out of my week:(
hes overall a good teacher, easy marker, he actually cares about the students and he is entertaining and talented, knows his stuff. He seems passionate about what he is teaching.
He's a 10 on the socially awkward scale. Other than that, his marking methods are scattered and random. ie, you'll get a bad mark thinking you had written an amazing essay.
Easy teacher, you just hand in assignment for participation marks which means he dosen't look at them and just puts a tick. The quizes take 5 mins then you can leave
He is hilarious, and class was always fun times. I definitly recommend his classes, I had him for music in literature, it has been my favourite english class as of yet.
not to bad of a teacher, very opiniated.do your work and you will get decent marks but class can get very boring.
Very unfair marker... write what he wants to hear or else type thing... had his class music in literature... mostly about jazz and blues. Expects you to know musical theory and not only know it but be interested and agree with his random rants about the theory. Much better english courses given at abbott so avoid if possible.
hes an okay teacher. has a very woerd sense of humor. if u want to rewrite an essay or final papper u can. herdly any hw, the minute ur done his class tests u can leave (tests r 10 questions take u max 10 min), ok class, ok teacher watch out for his marking
Alright. He's nice and friendly, but very close-minded. His class is plain boring and repetitive, but so easy! Unlimited rewrites, "participation points", movies, little homework.
overall he is not a good teacher. he is very subjective in his marking and does not give clear guidelines for his essays. but if u understand him then his class is very easy. the material could be interesting but he butchers it way too much. he also takes it upon himself to make everyone learn how to write an essay.
Try to avoid this class....It's quite boring, the material we study is long and not really pertinent for college students. The work load is too much....the reading too
Nice teacher, pretty easy class... labs in journalism are too easy. Recommended
his classes are boring but easy, just do the random assignments and it's easy marks
he phoned my house during exam period because i hadnt handed in a midterm paper. still passed me on the paper. shows how much he cares. just do rewrites and you will get a good mark. tests are simple, basic class notes
Well i thought he was an extremely easy marker; for his journalism class, dont even bother going to the lab, it's a complete waste of time you can just do them at home. Test are extremely easy and are kind of a repetition of each other, essays are very easy too.
hes sketch!! its easy his journalism class bc u go to class once a wk but its weird when u have class with him, overall hes okay
Hard to understand what he wants in his assignments. Expects you to know musical vocabulary, more of a music class than english.
I dont know what everyone is talking about, beacuse I thought he was GREAT!!!
Hard marker, boring class. Lyric magic is not at all what I expected. Lots of readings to be done in short deadlines
This is the easiest english teacher at Abbott. Raymond shows movies all year and you don't have to read anything in his class!
He's a good teacher, but very boring. He doesn't grade easy, and spends a whole class reading a short story of only 4 pages. A lot of oral work, but he is easy
His "lyric magic" class is very boring and there's a lot of reading to do. This class is all about jazz music. He's a very hard marker!
VERY boring, avoid his class at all cost, unless you really dont want to read books, hes VERY boring, and doest explain well at all
don't sit in the front where he can walk in front of you...
he's an easy marker, but really boring. Puts you to sleep!!!!