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with Marc Witkinlast year

This Greek Tragedy course was exceptional thanks to Professor Witkin being accommodating, knowledgeable, and a fair grader. His expertise in the subject matter was evident and teaching style made the material understandable. Only downside is purchasing all the books needed to read throughout the semester. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested.

Constant ReadingFast-PacedFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Marc Witkinlast year

The material in this class was very interesting. There is a reading every week of a Greek Play, but that is the only work required outside of class. We had 2 5 page papers, a midterm, and a final. The papers are graded fairly easy as long as you support your work. Witkin can be a little all over the place in his lectures, but overall he is very passionate and incredibly well educated on Greek Tragedy. I would recommend the class to anyone looking for a Lit/EUR/CW that does not take too much work other than showing up.

The material in this class was very interesting. There is a reading every week of a Greek Play, but that is the only work required outside of class. We had 2 5 page papers, a midterm, and a final. The papers are graded fairly easy as long as you support your work. Witkin can be a little all over the place in his lectures, but overall …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
2hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Marc Witkin11 months ago

Professor Witkin was contradictory in that he had very high standards, but was an incredibly easy grader; i.e. you'd get your paper back with red ink all over it and he'd spend an hour verbally destroying it when you met with him about it, but you'd still walk out with an A (or a B if you really screwed up). He insists on using blue books for the midterm and final so expect hand cramps. Yes, he goes all over the place in lectures and sometimes it gets nonsensical. He also is not the most open to outside perspectives which automatically labels as "wrong," which can make participation scary. Just read and regurgitate his handouts and you'll be fine.

Professor Witkin was contradictory in that he had very high standards, but was an incredibly easy grader; i.e. you'd get your paper back with red ink all over it and he'd spend an hour verbally destroying it when you met with him about it, but you'd still walk out with an A (or a B if you really screwed up). He insists on using blue …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again