Stephen Dickey

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ENGL 90
Shakespeare See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 3.1 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 4.3

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One of the best professors I've ever had. His lectures were a real treat and I looked forward to going to class every time. Your grade is largely dependent on the TA, however, and I felt that the essays were graded a bit harshly. Although I am a south campus major, I do feel that writing is my strong suit, so I was a bit disappointed with my grades on the writing assignments and the paper. Admittedly, I did write most of them rather last minute, so maybe that's why I got the grades that I did. The final is pretty straightforward: you get about 10 passages and you analyze about 8 of them. If you've never taken Professor Dickey before though, I highly recommend taking him for this class. It's super fun and even though I've read some of the works before in high school, I learned so much more about them than I ever did then.

(July 6, 2010)
ENGL 91A
Introduction to Poetry See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.0

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(Fall Quarter 2015)
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ENGL 91B
Introduction to Drama Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ENGL 91B
Introduction to Drama See Full Profile

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ENGL 95A
Introduction to Poetry See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 3.8

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Professor Dickey was a great teacher! Class discussions were wonderful. My TA was AWESOME! Get Conor O'Sullivan if you can.

The midterm was reasonable. There is a scansion part and an essay writing portion. The final was more difficult, as it was 66% essay writing.

All in all, a very rewarding class and a fun experience.

(Dec. 13, 2013)
ENGL 141
Early Medieval Literature Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ENGL 141
Early Medieval Literature See Full Profile

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ENGL 142
Later Medieval Literature Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ENGL 142
Later Medieval Literature See Full Profile

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ENGL 142A
Shakespeare: Poems and Early Plays See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.6 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Professor Dickey is very knowledgeable and I definitely enjoyed that he made the class very interactive. Going to class is important since he loves to give out quizzes. I liked that his papers topics were on very short passages, thus forcing students to really close read. The only problem I had was that he didnt' have too much structure with the TAs. I had Holly Moyer and I'm telling you now AVOID HER AT ALL COSTS. She's condescending, takes forever to answer e-mails and is a very harsh grader. She wants graduate level work but doesn't work with her students to achieve this. Other than that, it was a good class and as long as you read the final was pretty simple.

(Dec. 12, 2008)
ENGL 150A
Early Medieval Literature Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ENGL 150A
Early Medieval Literature See Full Profile

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ENGL 150B
Shakespeare: Later Plays See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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I love his classes, he is a great lecturer. The work load was medium, but his quizzes were quite hard. I read all the readings but sometimes I still could not answer his quiz questions. Overall he's a great professor. Take his class!

(Winter Quarter 2018)
ENGL 150C
Topics in Shakespeare See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 3.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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I am so glad I took Shakespeare with Professor Dickey. Initially, I was not looking forward to Shakespeare, but Professor Dickey took such a fresh approach to studying Shakespeare's texts! I always thought that Shakespeare's plays were entirely his original creation, but by taking this class, I learned that he ripped off of works of other writers for his plays (*gasp*)! Studying source materials for each Shakespeare play made each text more meaningful and illuminating.

Professor Dickey is a well-versed and encouraging instructor. He brings out the best of each Shakespeare text. He is funny without trying. He is always pleasant to his students. I really looked forward to going to this class and would definitely recommend you to take it as well!

(Spring Quarter 2018)
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