Brad Bucknell - University of Alberta

Professor: Brad Bucknell
Department: English
College: University of Alberta
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENG102
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
3 papers all worth 20%, final 30%, and 10% participation. At the start, I went to the lectures but then stopped altogether because they were SO boring and I was not learning anything. The prompts are not hard and he gives options. He gives you papers back 2-3 days before the due date of the next one so you can never fully correct mistakes.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL365
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This prof is really rude and seems to deeply dislike his job. This class was always half empty because everyone hated it. He had nothing to teach us, and nothing to inspire me with. It was like paying to go to a boring, awkward book club hosted by a confused man.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG219
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Bucknell did not understand his students needs at all. If a question was asked about a specific topic, his answers often did not address what the student needed to know. Professor Bucknell seemed obsessed with coming off as how a cool English Professor is supposed to, rather than actually teaching as a University Professor. Absurd.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL219
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I didn't look both ways crossing streets on my way to this class, in hopes that I would get hit by a car just so I didn't have to go. He just paces back and forth, muttering under his breath; he doesn't finish thoughts and has no clear definitions for the material he is attempting to teach. I found him to be rude and inconsiderate. Avoid.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I love English classes but this prof is inconsiderate, and condescending at the best of times. If you don't interpret things the way he does he thinks you're a dumb waste of his time. He assigned us 8 books and a course package for this class and made us write on every one of them and then cancelled 3 weeks worth of class without even a day warning
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Rudest professor I have ever encountered. Expected 8 novels to be read in a single semester in addition to the course pack. Cancelled nearly half of our lectures due to his personal problems. Graded incredibly tough and feedback was not constructive, but rather humiliating. Normally an A+ English student, and struggling to stay afloat in his class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst professor I've ever had. I love English classes but the rudeness of this professor ruined all redeemable aspects of the course. He only focused on philosophic elements of the texts studied, completely ignoring any other aspects of the texts we discussed in class. Did not treat students with respect; making for a very uncomfortable class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Words would never be good enough to describe this professor. There is something about him that catches your attention from the very first class. He is smart, inspirational and I loved his sarcastic sense of humor. He always tends to go beyond the course material and relate it to contemporary life issues and that was interesting! Plus, he's so hot
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL219
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great guy, great class. The novels he picked made the theoretical material much easier to understand and connect with. Values individual thought over regurgitation. Lectures are profound, though abstract.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The things this man says will stick with you for life. Very interesting and challenging. I am not a "English" person, so my mark wasn't very strong. I wouldn't recommend this class to anyone like me. Although fascinating, it wasn't worth the hit to my GPA. If it's your thang, you should be fine. Enjoy!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL219
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I actually enjoyed his lectures, although I know some students found them dry. He knows his stuff, and can seem a bit condescending at times, but he was never disrespectful. I went to his office to discuss one of my papers, and he was very approachable. Lots of reading but not too many assignments. Overall a good prof in my opinion.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL219
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst English experience of my life, and it's my Major. His lectures are incredibly boring and just plain dry, and does not explain things in a way that makes them easy to understand. He goes off on tangents all the time. Also a very hard marker on papers.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He made a terrible class bearable. He is funny and nice. If you are actually interested in this class or need to take this class like I did, then I recommend taking it with him.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great sense of humor, but it didn't come out until the last 2 weeks of class. I wasn't a huge fan of the books we studied, but he still managed to keep it interesting, and after a couple lectures the novels didn't seem quite so bad. He was VERY helpful with the final research paper.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really liked this prof, he was very into theory and liked 'close reading'. The research paper was worth more than the final which seemed odd, but i like that the one i could spend more time on was the higher rated one. I liked his sense of humor, but he didn't use it until the last couple weeks of class.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good prof, very helpful. Make sure you talk to him about your paper, otherwise you might be out to lunch. Likes to use theory! Lectures were mediocre, largely because people didn't read the books and thus class discussion suffered. He's not a lecture-type prof. He prefers class discussion. Has a quirky/eccentric sense of humour! Loved his class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is knowledgeable and a nice guy but class was just SO dry. Obviously English classes involve writing essays, but there are usually other assignments as well like creative projects and presentations. This class was 100% essay writing, the paper was worth more than the final, and it was boring. It made me hate English.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL368
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really intelligent, interesting professor who is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to English. His class was definitely a hightlight.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL362
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I think its true what people are saying here about either you like him or you don't. Personally, I liked his sense of humor. He is also a pretty approachable guy if you just take the time. ;)
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: DRAMA398
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I like professor Bucknell. You either like him or you don't. I LIKE HIM because he was so helpful. He was a great prof. UofA needs more Brad Bucknell!
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