Gordon Reynolds - Ferris State University

Professor: Gordon Reynolds
Department: English
College: Ferris State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: LITR306
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Basically a "read this and write about it". You read six books throughout the semester, 2 weeks per book, after each book you are required to write an original post on a discussion board and then reply to two others, word count matters on these. Due on the same day is an essay on a provided essay prompt. Never sets a required word count for essay.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: LITR380
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This guy is very rude. He doesnt care about his students. His ego is bigger than Texas. I passed the class with a 95% but was not fond of his teaching. On a good note I did learn a lot because we had to teach ourselves. He does not teach whatsoever.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you wanna turn your life into a living HELL, please take this professor. Very rude and unfair. He thinks that his class is the only thing you got in life and you have all the time in the world to log in 100 times and do tons of homework, and yes teaching yourself. Will never ever take him again.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have taken many online classes and I normally do very well in them. In his class, he taught us absolutely nothing. He simply had us read some of the textbook and write a paper, as well as answer 8-10 questions, then we had to respond to 3 people. His class is just discussion boards and papers. He is VERY unprofessional. 10/10 do not recommend.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: LITR380
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
There was a ton of reading required but it was enjoyable so overall that was ok. He is unavailable for students and gives little feedback and what he does provide is vague and unhelpful. I would definitely not take him again.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG321
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I had him for advanced composition (Eng 321) fully online. Tough grader, make sure you complete all journals and be very active in the discussions.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor was very difficult. I wouldn't suggest anyone take this class with him. He was a tough grader and very rude through email.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENG321
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dont take this class if youre lazy. The people who complain about this class probably just didnt like putting in the work. I got extra credit on almost all of my journals. Make sure you are very active on the discussions and be thoughtful in your responses cause he has no problem taking off points for that. Doesnt give the best feedback.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • 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:
I would not recommend his online course if you are someone that is trying to take on an online class to be flexible with your schedule, his course is consuming. His rubrics are not clear, and because he does not believe in one right answer he will not give you all possible points. When you ask him to clarify he just resends you the syllabus.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: LITR380
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Online class. Professor Reynolds requires a lot of reading, besides the textbook, there will be supplemental readings, which are long. Blackboard participation is weekly and plan time for thoughtful answers to 4-6 questions, and giving thoughtful responses to several classmates. Four research papers are required. You can earn extra credit.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class requires a lot of work. The journals are often 10 pages long, and the rubrics for papers are not clear. I followed the rubric and used the book (which did not help) and still got a B at best. His online class feels like he is the only class that you are taking. Very strict grader on the discussion boards.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His expectations are high, but he always grades fairly and objectively. He also makes lectures interesting, which is a bonus. I would recommend him!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fantastic teacher for Advanced Comp, took a 100% online course and there is a LOT of work (chapter assignments, lengthy writing assignments, etc) and you MUST post regularly in the discussion to get full marks. If you are a skilled writer, you'll do quite well even without regular participation. Gives feedback, answers questions, etc. Great class!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 321
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I'll admit that some of the assignments are a little lengthy but if you put in real time and effort, you'll easily get an A. Prof Reynolds has a 72 hour rule for turning in papers where he looks them over and gives good feedback so you have time to make corrections before turning them in. Tough grader, but overall great professor.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL321
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Topics of the papers kind of sucked, had to do a lot of research. He cancelled class a lot which was nice. Lecture is pretty boring and we did group work every single day.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENG321
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Reynolds is generally a good proffessor. There are three major essays due and the work you put in them is the grade you're going to receive. In my opinion, he is a fair grader. I lost track of time with turning in my final and he was kind of enough to still accept it and give me credit. I would recommend him.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENG250ONLINE
  • 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:
Horrible teacher. Refused to grade my papers and just gave me a zero instead of taking off points for things he didn't like. AVOID THIS CLASS. He gives little feedback and is not clear with his instructions. English 2 shouldn't be this hard. He is also very rude.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL250
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Only teaching done was teaching myself! Twice made references and expectations of being a 300 class. Rude comments with very little actual feedback!(example: highlighted paragraph and wrote, what is this?) I paid for a professor, what I got was a JOKE! Avoid him at all costs!! Other kids taking Engl 250 couldn't believe how hard he was.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENGLISH321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He isn't a bad teacher after all. He will scare you at the beginning, but I just use it to help me fight through it. You get what you deserve in his class. If you put forth the effort and time. He will reward you. He really makes you think.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENG321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the rudest people I've ever met. You need to expect to teach yourself the material and receive negative, sarcastic comments if you do something wrong. DO NOT TAKE THIS TEACHER!!!!!
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