Comment: The best instructor you can every hope for. He is enthusiastic about his work and encourages the class to participate. He never makes an idea contributed by a student sound stupid, but finds to make it sound better. He honestly tries to get the students to improve on their writing skills. My favorite thing about his class, other than the weekly cookies, was that he gave the background history to each story we read. The history lesson made it possible for me to understand the readings more deeply and supplemented my education. I finally felt like I learned how to write a good essay in this class. He is an amazing teacher and no one who takes him will regret it.
ENGLISH R1A (Fall 2010)
Comment: I love going to this class. Even though I realized English is probably not my best subject, Rasheed is always willing to help/explain things if you don't understand. The readings are interesting and discussions are always very lively. The worst thing about this class was the time...I hate dragging myself to class so late in the afternoon, but Rasheed BAKES US COOKIES!!! (or brings us treats if he didn't have time) That was to help keep us motivated to come to class and also as a reward for singing on our first day of class for an icebreaker activity. Overall, its a very warm and friendly environment to learn in and Rasheed does a great job presenting the material to us and not boring us to death at the same time. This is my favorite class this semester =)