James Parsons - University of Ottawa

Professor: James Parsons
Department: English
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
-was literally late to every single lecture and DVD -assignments each week -group projects each week -laissez faire attitude but there if you ask for help -seems spaced out -exam was hard
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hated this professor. He seems to be on a bit of a power trip and is an incredibly hard marker. He was also late to EVERY class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Seems like a nice guy! Overall a good professor!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Parsons is a very helpful professor. He is a fair marker, and is always willing to go over a thesis or topic with you. I would certainly suggest him!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very fair marker, and flexible if necessary. Willing to meet you outside of class to discuss papers. That being said, expect him to be 10 minutes late to every class.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • 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:
Great Professor! I highly recommend him. He is very flexible and allows you to choose your own essay topic (with his approval) if the list of topics doesn't work for you. He ends lectures early and shows up late occasionally. He's very approachable so don't be afraid to ask him for help both in class and during his office hours. I learned a lot!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HISTS
  • 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:
amazing proff!!! Absolutely loved him, super helpful and understanding. wishh i could take his course again.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • 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:
I dig his lectures.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is always late for class! Which is just weird how everyday he's late. A very dry course. He's unclear about what he wants and has awkward rules.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He ends lectures early, and allows you to revise your essay's which is a plus. However, he was constantly late, and very picky with sentence construction and unusual grammar rules. I didn't like the attitude of the teacher, as well as the "workshops" that were given. It was group work with a random group of people, never fun.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • 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: N/A
Comment:
AWESOOOMME PRROOOFF..HE IS CLEAR AND CONCISE WITH EVERYTHING HE TEACHES. I RECOMMEND HIM FOR ANYONE WHO IS TAKING FIRST YEAR ENGLISH ESSAY WRITING COURSE!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • 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:
Great prof!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awful. Entire course was concerned with nitpicking sentence construction -- no grammar or style whatsoever. Late to every class and skipped his office hours. Incredibly vague expectations of assignments. Condescending and patronizing manner. I recommend dropping his courses at the earliest opportunity.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is quite an easy prof. Great how his class always ends early. He lets you correct your own revisions for a better mark. Your mark will go down on revisions if you're stupid. ie. "You're missing a period". Put a period, moron. Great prof.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
worst teacher ever. always late. arrogant and cocky. cancels classes frequently. the school should kick him out.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was not on time for a single class - literally. And the two times I went to his office during his office hours he was over a half hour late for the times he had specified. Very cocky and unorganized.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • 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:
Great so far. On time, courteous, and helpful.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
most garbage teacher, im telling you dont take this guy he is the worst information giver,doesnt explain everything, comes 20mins to class everyday,cancels class alot for me he canceled a total of 5classes. he is the worst marker, takes more than a month to give stuff back and he also has his gat workshops which u have to do in an hour n 30min whic
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1100
  • 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:
Last person nailed it. Prof has intimidating and eccentric exterior but is very helpful (bit of a push-over, really) when approached the right way. Line-ups at his office are usually huge...
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1101
  • 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:
He's extremely helpful. Yes, he speaks a bit funny, and yes he's late (sometimes), but what he's looking for is pretty clear. Visiting office hours is very useful too. He's actually a very very nice person, just talk to him!
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