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with Timothy Portice4 months ago

Portice is one of my favorite professors on campus. he's incredibly clear with expectations from the get go. One midterm and a final, neither of which was particularly bad. The class has A LOT of reading. it starts light, but at around the halfway point of the semester, that bumps up to around 100-150 pages of reading per class session (sometimes monday to wednesday instead of over the weekend). The class is small, so you actually have to try and if you don't read it'll be pretty obvious. However, I have to say, this has definitely been one of my favorite classes I've taken at Midd, and would definitely recommend it to any one that enjoys reading and wants to familiarize themself with Russian Literature.

Portice is one of my favorite professors on campus. he's incredibly clear with expectations from the get go. One midterm and a final, neither of which was particularly bad. The class has A LOT of reading. it starts light, but at around the halfway point of the semester, that bumps up to around 100-150 pages of reading per class sessi …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingEasy Exams
10hrs / week Some difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Timothy Portice10 months ago

I really enjoyed this class. Professor Portice isn't an easy essay grader, but taking his class definitely made me a much better writer. There's a lot of reading, but I actually liked all of the books.

Constant ReadingTough Grading
4hrs / week Some difficulty Average value Would take again
with Timothy Portice3 months ago

While I really like Professor Portice I don't think this class was for me. If you really like reading and discussing literature then you will like this. I found that there was way too much reading so discussions were often superficial because nobody could read that much.

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Some difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Timothy Porticelast year

I really enjoyed this course. Professor Portice was very passionate about the material and gave tough but very fair feedback on the essays we were assigned. I really liked all of the readings, though Brothers Karamazov was significantly longer than the others.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingTough Grading
8hrs / week Very difficulty High value Would take again