Alex Forbes - Thompson Rivers University

Professor: Alex Forbes
Department: English
College: Thompson Rivers University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL3840
  • 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:
How can anyone say ANYTHING bad about this guy? Literally, my favourite prof ever in University. The man is Santa Claus. Very generous marker as well - literally feels bad when he has to give people B's. Always so happy, smiling and laughing, I sought out a second course with him this year because he's such a fun guy.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL3820
  • 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:
Sweet, and jolly man. He is beyond passionate about the material so it makes it interesting to learn. Very helpful and fair marker. Take is class, you will not regret you did.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG221
  • 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:
This man is Santa, in every sense of the word. He's jolly and laughs merrily at everything. He is a very fair marker and wants everybody to be happy with the material. He is WONDERFUL. Although, he only teaches 3 hour night classes. :-(
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENG384
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome professor! Awesome class! Alex is very passionate about the classes he teaches which makes it so much easier to learn the material. Take his class if you can fit it in!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL382
  • 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:
Alex is wonderful! His passion for literature is absolutely infectious! He chooses great works for his students to study and then explains them beautifully. Ive never heard of a student not liking Alex! And, he lets the students decide what the final exam will be on!!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG111
  • 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:
Very friendly, funny and understanding.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL211
  • 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:
Picture if you will a large round man with Greek features and merry blue eyes that twinkly whenever he reads. Forbes has such a love for his studies and is by far the sweetest man I have ever met. His enthusiasm makes learning a pleasure and an honor.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL214
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Forbes teaches with whimsy, enthusiasm, and a touch of eccentricity. Pleasant, sticky about grammer and spelling, wants students to do well (he assigns a paper right away worth nothing so you understand how he grades.) Like Santa Claus, hearty and jolly, and he laughs a lot: I thought that was a good thing. My class laugh with him, not at him.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL384
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Alex is hilarious. Sometimes his tangents get to be a bit much and the material in 18th Century is a little dry so it's hard to stay interested but his passion for the subject itself is enough to keep you smiling through the entire class. He's a tough marker though.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENG385
  • 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:
Every once in a while a professor comes along that gives you confidence in your ability to write an essay because he or she believes in you, too. Alex is one of those profs. He is amazing. I promise you'll be glad you took him. My only advice is watch your grammar, and don't be afraid to ask questions. He wants you to do well. Extremely helpful.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL385
  • 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've had Alex for 3 courses and will continue to have him until I graduate. He's an inspiring professor, and extremely helpful if you go to him for help during his office hours, although sometimes its hard to track him down. His classes are relaxing and have an easy going feel, its a nice change to go to a lecture where you can just listen.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENG110
  • 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 teacher, this guy is a living version of Santa Claus. Not only does he sport the white beard and specs, he's the jolliest and friendliest guy I've ever met. Extremely intelligent and knowledgeable. Mark was based on 5 little essays, and no final exam! He does mark kind of hard though, but still definitely worth taking.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENG110
  • 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:
Probably one of my favourite English teachers yet. He doesn't give a lot of homework, and the essays we had to write were only 500 words. Watch your grammar and spelling, though, cause he'll take off marks for stupid mistakes. Other than that, very friendly guy and easy to talk to... I'd take him again in a heartbeat.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG385
  • 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 Alex. He is passionate about his subject matter, and listening to him read or recite poetry is the most soothing experience. However, watch your grammer because he will ding you. Which...is understandable in an English class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL115
  • 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:
Very funny, and laughs a LOT, but is actually very picky when it comes to marking. Likes class discussion, and involvement.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL211
  • 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:
You can't help but have fun in this class. His obvious love of the material draws you in. I can't help but laugh at people complaining about an emphasis on grammar in an ENGLISH course!!! I found him a bit un-approachable (always in a rush), but that could have been my own issue. Friendly, passionate, interesting-I would take him again in a minute!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENG111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
super easy! he mostly docks marks for grammar so watch that. his class can be borring to sit through but if you understand the readings you dont really have to go. and he doesnt seem to care. i also went from a c- in 110 to b+ in 111
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL111
  • 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:
Worst prof i've ever had! Stupid jokes, laughs at his own jokes, while the class laughs at him...extremely hard marker...i do not recommend him!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENG111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
all I gotta say...i went from a c- in eng 110 with some other prof..then i took 111 with forbes and got a b+....EXCELLENT TEACHER!!!!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Everyone should take a class with Forbes just for the experience. Sure he spends too much time on grammer but his class is such a laugh. This guy is will make you laugh and put you in a good mood anytime. He puts humour into a very boring course!
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