Victor Cahn - Skidmore College

Professor: Victor Cahn
Department: English
College: Skidmore College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EN359
  • 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:
Really easy class. Read the material, came prepared for the quizzes, and didn't need to speak in class. Took good notes and wrote strong papers from simple prompts. Cahn's funny and engaging and gives you lots of opportunities to succeed. Vic Cahn is a spiffy dude.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: INTROSHAKES
  • 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: Mandatory
Comment:
The class is more of a lecture than a discussion, and it seems designed for people not already interested in Shakespeare. However, he gets to the point quickly, and he offers fresh perspectives and tells interesting stories to give life to the plays. I recommend both his classes and his books.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • 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:
I have taken a total of three classes (100, 200, 300) with Professor Cahn. Although he seems strict and prefers to hold class early in the morning, he is an amazing and fun professor. If you have any interest in plays, you show up to class on time, you do the work, and you meet with the professor when necessary, you will excel in his classes.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
TALKS A LOT...goes on rants about his own life. very nice and very helpful but boring. Easy A, wants you to succeed but wont really challenge you.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • 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:
LOVE Cahn! He's SO funny in class and always WANTS to help you (the student) succeed. He does everything he can to make things fun and interesting, and never tries to trick students during quizzes. Also willing to regrade papers until you're satisfied with the grade. You'll learn SO MUCH, but in a fun and stress-free way!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of those professors that you will remember for years. Best English Professor I've had at Skidmore so far. Even if you are not interested in the subject matter, Victor has a great sense of humor and his enthusiasm is contageous. Not a tough grader on papers if you make an effort but I found his exams difficult.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: EN215
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best professors I have ever had. He knows exactly what he wants and needs to say, and how to say it. He is very attentive to student needs, and brings a good mix of humor and understanding to the texts he uses. Very enthusiastic, sarcastic, and overall, exactly what a college professor should be. Everyone should have a class with him.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is very quirky, and very interested in what he's teaching. He's a hard grader on essays, but for the most part the class is very straight forward. Being on time and participating is big for him.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he's actually so funny and extremely engaging. even though it's an 810 class, it's my favorite this semester. his ideas about essay writing are great and all to help the student. take his class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ESSAY01
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have fond memories of his class. He was quite a character and very encouraging!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SHAKESPEARE
  • 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:
Really energetic, inspiring professor. Very helpful and encouraging.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Victor Cahn is a dedicated professor. Teaching is his life. He gives detailed analysis of your papers and he definitely helped my essay writing. Hilarious, interesting, kind, intelligent. He is a hard grader on essays, but if you read, you will receive a good grade. Highly, Highly recommended. One of my favorites
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SHAKESPEARE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He actually made Shakespeare fun at 8 am. Need I say more?? He's the type of person who reaffirms your faith in the teaching profession because he is clearly doing what he loves, and makes you love it too. Take early and take often.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: EN345
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Imposes his own ideas on the text
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SHAKESPEARE
  • 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:
possbily the best and the brightest prof. I had at skidmore. def. worth getting up at 7am for. I suggest fighting to get into his classes. he will make you love shakespeare even if you cannot read. everyone should have a vuctor in their life at some point. he gave me 102 on my final. I mean.. is that even a grade? ha --andrea- class of 95
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: 1996
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Quite possibly the greatest teacher I have ever had.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 2000
  • 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:
This guy is the greatest teacher I ever had.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: EVOLVINGCANON
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • 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:
Victor's teaching is beyond words, he is so talented and the best!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: EN105
  • 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:
Cahn is the man. You might be weirded out at first, but by the end of the semester you will love him. He was worth getting up at 8 for.
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