Save yourself from taking this teacher. My experience with him has been so far horrible. Many of my analytical essays and my oral presentation were well-researched, deeply elaborated and I essentially put immense effort into them, but in his standards they are worth 20-30% because although the interpretations were solely mine with a few internet sources used to support my interpretations, they seem to be not be original in his standards, simply because i "dont make jokes or rhymes" in my essay
He doesn't teach anything and the quizzes are with 10% and if u make a spelling mistake then you automatically get the question wrong. As well in your essay you need to rhyme and have rhythm. This class didn't make any sense. And I definitely don't recommend it
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.
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!
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.
Totally not fair teacher. Grading is inconsistent. Classes are possibly the most boarding things known to mankind. AVOID AVOID AVOID
Contradicts himself constantly. Doesn't explain anything even if you go to him for help. Very stubborn.
this guy is hilarious to watch. do minimum listening and you'll see he spoon feeds you the answers to quizzes and tests. Not a very stimulating class, but SO easy and hardly any work....at all.
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
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!
he has a very high opinion of himself and his thought... and he'll shut down everything else he doesn't agree in. Class is easy but a little too easy, he just focuses on music the whole semester.
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 probably lost his mind... such a horrible teacher and his classes are SOOOO boring. if you're normal, dont take him.
Really easy class but such a terrible marker. He doesn't offer any help in explaining what he wants as guidelines for his essays. Had him for Music in Lit. Easy class but SO boring...
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
Easy class but horrible teacher. Very vague guidelines for assignments/essays and is very subjective in marking. "My way or the highway" mentality when it comes to writting for him. The material he uses is old and outdated.
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!!!!