Duncan, I on Ninja Courses

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ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2012)

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35 50 50 50 50

ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
90 72 63 50 100

Comment: Professor Duncan is very passionate about teaching British Lit. However, he is not particularly very helpful in office hours, and his exams are graded quite hard. His class is 25% participation/attendance which can be seen as very good, but think about it. He docks points off that percentage if you are absent more than twice the entire semester and the GSIs take participation TOO SERIOUSLY. I attended every lecture and discussion except one because i had a flight to catch, I went to office hours many times, and I participated quite a bit in discussion, but when the grade came in at the end of the semester, my grade was 2 grades lower than I expected, most definitely because of the participation grade being docked a couple percentages. 23/25 can really hurt your grade in the end.

ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 80 93 83 99

ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 79 77 77 86

ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
90 77 65 92 94

ENGLISH 45B (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 100 100 84 100

Comment: Professor Duncan is easily one of the most enthusiastic instructors I've come across my first year in Cal. He is very available during office hours and is willing to reply to all emails and queries patiently and wholethoughtedly; he's not condescending. That being said, however interesting and enlightening his lectures might be, it's somewhat abstract and left field and takes a field of approach that I am not used to. But I'd definitely take his class again if I had to! P.S. even if you're taking this class because you're not an English major, some of the people I've met do still enjoy lecture, just not so much the essays.

ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 85 85 86 100

Comment: Brilliant lecturer. You could tell he was passionate about the subject.

ENGLISH 45B (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Professor Duncan is SO awesome. His lectures are organized and he's so friendly in office hours. We had 3 papers in this class (the first paper was worth 5%--the other two were worth 20% each) and the midterm and the final (IDs and vocab) were fair. Take 45B with Duncan!