Tim Spurgin - Lawrence University

Professor: Tim Spurgin
Department: English
College: Lawrence University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENG240
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Spurgin is an excellent and seasoned Professor. I knew my GPA would take a hit before signing up for his course and I do not lament it in the least. Pros -Extremely interested in fostering discussion -Fuzzy white beard -Brings clementines -Makes you a far better writer -Open to opposing views Cons -Kinda awkward, but in a friendly way
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENG240
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Excellent teacher. A harsh grader, but a fair grader. Very kind and helpful as well, and helps direct class discussions rather than lecturing for an hour. Reading is pretty intense but overall a very good teacher.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG465
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Top-notch professor, but beware: the reading load for this section is hardcore. Take this class alongside classes with less reading so you're not overwhelmed. Otherwise, Spurgin is super helpful, amazingly smart, and an awesome teacher. If you have issues w/ participation, talk to him ASAP - it really matters and he'll work with you.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The Teaching Company lectures he did on "The Art of Reading" were the most helpful thing I've ever encountered to improve my writing. This guy is the best.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENG465
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i love this man. brilliant, hilarious, engaging, helpful. won some teaching award or another this year, but deserves a temple to be built to him. hard, but you feel ecstatic when you actually do well, and taking his class is worth any hit to your gpa
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy is dedicating to teaching and really makes his standards clear. I feel that he really paves the way for student improvement.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENGLOTS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
wonderful professor, wonderful advisor
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: FRST100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
wicked cool, hilarious, and extremely helpful
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL150
  • 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:
WONDERFUL!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENG150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very cool lectures. tough grader, but hey, it's a trade-off.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENG150455
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wonderful teacher, but it can be hard to get A or B on your papers in his class. He is a great advisor and professor. He is also very funny!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: FRST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of many left confused and slightly sore from the very tough grading.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENG150
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
i heart the spurginator!!!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG465
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Spurgin is more than willing to meet with students outside of class and easily clarifies any questions. He's not only hilarious, he's smart.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: FRESHMENSTUDIES
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENG455
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great professor! one of the best...
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENG150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very tough, but if you can write well for his classes, you're set, he really teaches you how to write.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENG150
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Spurgin is a great guy. His Classes are riveting, and he makes the material come to life.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENG
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A great teacher, particularly with his upper level classes. Not a bad advisor either, although he keeps his distance in a weird way when you're one-on-one with him.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENG60A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
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