Onipede Hollist - University of Tampa

Professor: Onipede Hollist
Department: English
College: University of Tampa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nothing to say other than he is an extremely tough grader. I usually do not struggle with writing however he does not make assignments very clear and will take many points off for minor errors. He's a nice guy but you need to make sure you work for your grade and he clearly points that out.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: WRI200
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Hollist is a great guy, he cares about his students and tells you exactly how to get a good grade on his assignments. He also has a good sense of humor. Pay attention to that and you'll be fine. There are a lot of bad reviews on here but they're coming from other UTampa students so that doesn't say much.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you plan to take this class, I commend you for being brave. He's a harsh grader and likes to give out assignments that are due the same night of class. Lectures are a roast session, so come prepared and don't look lost (he will especially pick on those type of students). There are 3 major essays and a project, don't mess up on any!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Will lecture you for the entire duration of the class and is extremely boring. He does not make class interesting and is extremely tough when grading papers. I do not recommend him.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Hollist is a very nice man and is very funny however, he is a very tough grader and it is hard to do very well on his papers. His instructions for papers and projects are very unclear and ends up adding requirements days before something is due. You have 3 main papers and 2 presentations at the end of the year and there are some pop quizzes.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Hollist is a very nice man and is genuinely a funny guy. Yet, he is an extremely hard grader and does not make any assignments clear. There are three main papers and two big presentations. Do not take him.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst teacher I've had at UT, confusing and hard to understand when he talks. All you do all semester is write essays for him which he grades impossibly. Adds random assignments not on the syllabus that are due the same night. Avoid if you can
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: AWR101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
hard grader, hard to understand, always adds more things to do for a paper when you are halfway done or done, so then you have to go back and add all the things he now wants you to do. ALL about the details, details, and more details. All you do is write papers the entire semester. Occasional quizzes and exercises.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: AWR201
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Hollist is one of my favorite professors at UT. He is very understanding, and cares for each student individually. But, he is not an easy grader, but it is meant to push you to do better. If you ask for help, he will give you many suggestions, and good feedback. You also need to go to class in order to pass the course. He does count attendance.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: AWR201
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He grades as if this is a class full of Harvard scholars. The class is supposed to be an easy first year class, but was not treated like one. I struggled to even get a B. He is the worst professor I have ever taken and I would not recommend him to anyone. Expect lots of homework and for your GPA to drop.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AWR201
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nice guy, grades kinda tough but leaves comments on graded papers. Class wasn't hard, lets you do your papers on the topics you chose. Easier class than most other AWR classes at UT.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: WRI200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Straight A student here, Hollist assigns work in his intro class as if we were all writing majors with no other classes. At least 3 readings before each class, puts everybody on the spot, each student pretty much teaches 4 classes a semester, incredibly unclear and unreliable grader, he grades a first draft as a 7/10 and then a second at a 3/10.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: AWR201
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Do not take him, I repeat, do not. I wish I read stuff other people say about this guy before I got into his class. Sure, he is a nice guy. But his instructions are absolutely unclear (he thinks that he is..), a hardcore grader, will not let you leave early unless the fire alarm comes on. If you are taking him, I salute to your bravery.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: LIT312
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took Hollist for Contemporary World Literature and I loved it. As long as you are willing to work hard and participate in class, you will learn a lot. We had to read 5 novels throughout the semester, so it is essential to budget your time. Hollist is very intelligent and our class discussions were always compelling. Highly recommended.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ALL
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hollist is a great professor. If you don't like getting criticism and don't want to improve on your work then why are you in college anyway? Of course he is going to grade difficult and be hard on you, he wants you to succeed. He is absolutely willing to help you if you take the time to see him!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: FYW102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Worst professor at UT. He is absolutely rediculous with grading and is unclear about directions about our two major essay assignments worth 50% of our grade. The person below me explains this perfectly. His voice also makes me want to fall asleep.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FYW102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr Hollist is very undecided when he grades, one day you are doing everything right and the other day your paper is terrible. He also messes up the grade book. Overall, he is a nice professor and at times inspiring, but after taking his class I would not recommend him fully. A very hard grader too.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: FYW102H1
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
SO HARD too much work with not enough time and explanation. When I say a lot of work, I mean A LOT. His stories are pretty cool though...
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: FYW102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
NO NO NO! Long lectures are dull and redundant. Useless exercises. Horrible grader. He will destroy your work, even if you are a strong writer. Gives you a short time notice on an assignment and then takes forever to grade. Assignment for a paper worth 20% of our grade is unclear and honestly too difficult for a FYW class.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: WRI210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's strict and hard BUT if you put in the right amount of work needed, you can't go wrong in his class... You have to take the time to meet him and let him analyze the work for you. A good writer welcomes criticism
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