Richard Basciano

Average 3.65 based on 79 professor ratings
Richard Basciano is a History professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Richard Basciano's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Richard Basciano's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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HIS EXAM QUESTIONS ARE GIVEN IN ADVANCE. DONT GO TO CLASS, READ THE TEXTBOOK. EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF INFO IS IN THERE....he's too old to teach, I feel bad for him but god sakes, I don't think I was ever bored in a class as much as I was in his!

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He is a very nice man, but his class is truly boring. However, if you get into his class you will have a good grade because he gives exam questions a week before the exam so you actually have time to prepare. I was sleeping most of the class and got a good grade. Make sure to be present and do all the work required.

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Very good teacher

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Terribly boring. I had to drop his class I just couldn't take it anymore. He speaks with the most low, boring, monotonous voice imaginable and his notes are so unorganized and you can't read his handwriting, the only reason why students raise their hands are to ask ''What did you write on the board?'' STAY AWAY

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he is a little boring ... he keep repeating his notes but he is really easy !! you only need to come in class listen to him and his exams and quizzes are really easy

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His class is very boring, he cannot teach at all. When the semester first started, everyone showed up to class. As the semester came to an end, the class was empty. He will put you to sleep and his notes are the worst. He still uses a blackboard and you will not be able to comprehend his writing. I sat in the front of the class and yet, I could not understand his writing. You pretty much have to do all the readings on your own and prepare yourself for the test. Not the best teacher out there.

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Ups: Easy marker, attendance ( /-) mandatory, slacker class Downs: EXTREMELY BORING CLASS. LIKE MIND NUMBING. IF YOU DONT HAVE/MAKE A FRIEND IN THAT CLASS, YOU WILL DIE. He's extremely soft spoken. Hand-writing is messy.
Overall, if you're stuck with him, well, it could be a lot worse, but it's not going to be fun.

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His exams are mostly always essays! he gives you the questions in advance! very monotone! his writing is really bad, so I suggest you sit in the first row of class or you will go blind ! overall he's a nice guy and he will pass you if he sees your trying hard.

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TAKE THIS TEACHER!!! He's extremely boring, but his lax marking more than makes up for it. you have to have fetal alcohol syndrome or something not to get at least an 80.

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He is a nice teacher,polite,not arrogant and have time to help you. Unfortunatly, his courses are a little bit slow and is a bit less than the book. He always looks tired or disinteressed, but he puts alot of effort to the course. His notes are a bit disorganized, because he writes then think about it. He repeates a lot. I would recommand you to take him, but you must be very patient or you'll go crazy,espescially if your good in history.

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Such an easy teacher, he's kind of boring but take him when you get the chance he's really easy and helpful I got 99 with him

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Monotone at times, but he knows very, very well what he is teaching.

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He is a nice guy, knows a lot about the subject he teaches. I guess the work he gives you is okay not to hard but he is boring very monotone, you lose concentration easily and ignore him because he is

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Very low and monotone voice. Easy grader. Goes off topic when teaching. Has very unclear grading systems and doesn't care about his students. Don't take him if you have attention difficulties.

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hard to understand his writting,but he knows alot about history! could be boring at times! exams are NOT multiple choice and its an essay form so ur exam is a 350 word essay about a couple of topics!

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Good teaching skills. VERY ORGANIZED NOTES! If you don't skip and do all your work you can definitely pass. But he is so monotone that you will fall asleep! SLACKERS AVOID!

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he's a really easy teacher just show up and youll get 85 or more but his quite boring.

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insanely boring - avoid taking him as your last class - but very straight forward. just understand the notes, and you'll pass with an 80.

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great teacher!

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STRAIGHT FORWARD TEACHER

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BORRRINNNNGG, WONT UNDERSTAND WHATS ON THE BOARD but read your notes and you should pass !

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SUPER EZ OMG. IF U WANT HIGH R SCORE step 1 take this class step 2 pray for bozo classmates step 3 study step 4 get 96+ no probs. gl ps. I did it twice

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great teacher, you have to study though. Know your stuff and you wil get a high mark. I got a 90, and studied once in a while. makes history very interesting, but is very boring at times.

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very boring teacher but easy grader. easy easy class got 97% on midterm and i thought i would fail.

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he's boring alright even if you like history. just read the chapters(one each week or so) and be there, easy 90+. exams really easy with choice of subject, no essays, orals and such.

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he has a low boring voice , but hes interesting if u pay attention, hes an easy grader , jus read ur history book and ull be fine ;)

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this guy is a great history teacher, he knows his material like the back of his hand, if i attended to all the classes and did all the assignments i would've gotten 90+ but i got 71 and that after missing 2 assignments worth 5 points each, and came for the 2nd half of the classes. and i stopped taking notes at mid-point of the semester. overall he's a good teacher, very-well organized too

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For people that say that this guys is not booring man u guyz are off the reservation this guys is the most booring teacher in vanier but he does know what his talking about and he writes and reads Japanesse Wow bet you no other teacher can do that in Vanier... Easy class take him if u like falling asleep when ur energy is at a max lol!

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I advise you: write down his notes! He has an awful handwritting, unclear notes, jumps from subjects to subjetcs, etc. BUT DO AN EFFORT AND WRITE DOWN HIS NOTES because you will pass with flying colors if you do so

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Easy class, boring teacher. Worth the trade-off. Take him.

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His voice may bore you quite a bit but he really knows his information. Depending on your level of interest in History, you'll either love it or hate it. It's a pretty easy class, though. Take him!

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he really knows his stuff, but he isnt good a teaching it. his notes are really hard to understand and not clear at all. but his marking is ok and the workload is good to. i dont recommend him.

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Although it is sometimes difficult to stay awake, history of Japan is an interesting class. This teacher is so nice. He let me hand in my assignment late and let me do my exam on a later date.

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yeah hes not too boring.... ... ...forget about the book and read only in the book what he talks about in notes and handouts.....videos dont really matter...

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Coolest teacher ever!!! Take him! Definetely not boring!

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His classes are so boring and so tempting to skip. He speaks in a low, monotone voice and his notes are hard to understand but he marks very easy. Take him, its worth it.

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He is a really nice man. A little shy but knows his stuff inside and out. Helps a lot and doesnt like failing people. I never showed up and got 90%. Hes Boring but if you can get past it, its easy.

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Really good teacher. He knows his history. A lot of reading

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History of Japan was a good class, Richard really knows his stuff. He's disorganized and pretty boring though. Take him if you like the subject, it's easy to get a good mark. If not, just avoid it.

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He is as boring as can be. Speaks in a very monotone voice. Does not know how to write down notes. He is just an all around typical boring history teacher. It is very easy to pass his class though

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His class is really boring, so easy to fall asleep. If you study/Memorize the notes you'll pass with flying colors. 10 marks for attendence so it's a guarentee pass. I'd take him again if I had to!

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Great teacher. listen to what he says and take notes accordingly. What he writes on the wall is only a guideline and not the actual notes. He answers all questions and takes a lot of time before he gets angry. Be especific in the exams.

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boring... but very easy to get marks...

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HIS CLASS IS SO BORING! BUT SO EASY TO PASS!!! SO IF U CAN BEAR TO BE BORED FOR SOME HIGH MARKS TAKE HIM!!!

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One word MONOTONE... he talks to da bored or da walls not to his students.. ALOT of notes to take (your hand is goin to ach) but they are helpful and his exams are not dat hard if u kno ur stuff. oh yah if ur hoping for him to cancell class ...dream on

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one word BORING. his notes are unclear and u need a microscope to see them. he also talks to the walls and not to the students.

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TAKE HIM. He might be kinda boring but i think his class is super easy just take the notes and the test will be a breeze and he does cancel class sometimes.

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boring.. super duper boring. never cancels classes. fair exams. take him.

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most boring teacher in the whole world, im telling you, if your not interested in the topic hes teaching, forget it, it will be the longuest class youve ever taken!

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nothing special here , he has easy notes , exams are easy too , he's ok ...

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hes boring... easy grader but bring coffee

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You can't believ that he's the head of the department! His notes are very very unclear however he's an easy marker. He's very boring and talks to himself. Dont!

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Boring! He basically talks to the board, when not to the projector. Bring a coffee to keep you awake. Easy exams though, and he's an easy marker.

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Notes are absolutely hideous.Very kind,don't talk in his class though.Easy marker and not many tests.Over all,easy but watch out for the handwritting..ahhhhhhhh

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He can be really boring, but he's nice. There is no way you can fail this class.

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Very boring teacher,horrible writting but very good and usefull notes.All in all very easy class to pass, just read the notes and ur good to go

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Extremely boring but its nearly impossible to fail his exams. He gives u the choice of question to answer & tells you what the question is about before! EASY!!!

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He may not be the coolest teacher; but he has some of the most detailed notes you will ever find. just pay attention and you'll pass his course easily

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Writes very small, has a very boring voice, and he's always out of breath. Seeing him mad is hilarious. He doesn't let you go to the bathroom.

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he seems to hate every student even the good ones and he is unclear and unorganized

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so many notes........can he write any smaller?.....very understanding no term paper only three essay exams if u read and study the notes and go toclass ull pass

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he is a cool teacher, his notes are hard to read abit, but if you sit near the front, you are good to go. His tests are easy.

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he is the most boring person... he voice is completely montone.... he doesnt let u talk or go to the bathroom. he will put u to sleep... illegible notes

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he speaks to the ceiling and the blackboard

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Very easy, just study notes. It's very boring, but you can sleep and he doesn't care.

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He's AMAZING!He's Very detailed in his notes, manking his exams extremely easy to complete.He's very fair and understanding as well.

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exams r easy.jus rite an essay on one topic!boring guy.notes r hard to see.i got a 79

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BORING!lots of notesBUTu dont need2take them2pass.read the chap summaries&ure all good

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He's good!

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Very good teacher, recommended for all who don't like history that much.

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Imagine someone talking in his sleep

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Amazing notes and fairly ez exams but he could put you to sleep.

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a huge amount of note to take, and u need a glasses to see it

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Boring, but not too bad. Just read his notes...

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prepare for long, long hours of history. boring but effective

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super teacher! makes it easy to pass history..just follow his notes and ur fine!

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