Dan Chaon - Oberlin College

Professor: Dan Chaon
Department: Creative Writing
College: Oberlin College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dan's great. He works you hard because that's how you become a good writer. Great assignments, great feedback, works hard to create a comfortable class atmosphere. Suggests workshops are "spending time in each other's worlds" and also he has a kick ass dog. Sometimes he cries while reading in class because he cares about words, people, dogs, etc.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR320
  • 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:
A brilliant writer, and what's more, a truly excellent professor. I learned so much from his feedback and guided workshops, and I've grown leaps and bounds under his wing. Oberlin's so lucky to have someone like him on staff. Great guy, all around, and really cares about his students.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR270
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Completely reinvigorated my love of the creative writing workshop. Wonderful sense of humor. You get the sense Dan not only cares, but is open to learning from his students. The assignments in this class forced me to write in ways I hadn't before, and we were encouraged to experiment, not be perfect writers.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR270
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
BEST PERSON EVER. Class with him feels like a group conversation about creative expression with a man who just has more experience with writing than most people in the room. Takes your opinions seriously and is genuinely interested in what you have to say. Also, hilarious. Also, best person ever.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: INTROCRWR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Oops, I meant to say he writes great stories. And you should still take a class with him.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: INTROCRWR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dan Chaon has a fondness for converse all-stars. He writes great stores. These are just two reasons why you should take a class with him.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CRWRFICT
  • 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:
The best workshop I've ever had. Dan offers extremely helpful advice on your writing, he's interested and available. Sweetly awkward, but wants the best for his class. Sometimes asks for a lot of work, but that's the way you learn. Good taste in readings.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR
  • 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:
dan chaon is the target of department stores.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR475201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Occasionally decides randomly to lose your work and stand you up for appointments, but for the most part he's fairly decent. He like the rest of the department isn't too helpful with improvement, but he's really good at pointing out faults. People seem to love him or despise him, there is no real middle ground.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CRWRINTRO
  • 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:
No Comments
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR
  • 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:
yeah.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: INTRO
  • 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:
dan was an amazing professor-- great readings, helpful editing suggestions, terrific rapport with the class, and highly entertaining delivery-- before the Great Fame hit, and i imagine all of that holds true today. stop your jealous sniveling.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
overrated
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's okay, but I don't understand why everyone "worships" him so much. I wasn't that impressed, but he wasn't unbearable as a teacher.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: 201360
  • 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:
Dan is fantastic. His workshops are never boring, and his comments on students' work are extremely helpful.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR301
  • 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:
dan has sort of been slacking off since he became a celebrity.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CRW201
  • 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:
I don't know who could disagree, Dan Chaon is tops.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't know what these people see in him, I really don't. He's really not helpful if you go to see him for help and inspecific as to his requirements. He tells you he wants this "it" that he never bothers to spell out if asked but still holds y
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CRWR
  • 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:
yeah, we really DO worship the golden chaon.
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