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Professor Gregg Benedikt
School of Visual Arts
Overall B+
4 ratings,  [AVG: 11 min, 22 sec]
Workload: Easy/None Responsible Grading: F

Enjoys Teaching A Arrogance: Cocky
Speaks & Writes Clearly A Respect for Students: Some
Sensible Lectures B Appreciates Creativity: Yes
Organized course B Student Feedback is: Considered
Instructor Effort A-
Coursework:
Mostly "training"
Grading System:
Informed afterwards
Course Requirements:
Mentioned...
Assignment Instructions
Well Described
 
Exam Design:
Well Written
Exam Coverage:
Followed from course
Grades Reflect:
Just did the work
Final Grade Verification:
Monitors students
Gets class involved B
Competent with material B
Friendly/Sociable B
Adds to content B
This instructor is:
Liked
 

 

 

 
   
 
Courses:
ADVERTISING 
 
Comments
Overall: D
This class rejects the academic approach to learning. 
 
Should do to do well...
The student should follow all arbitrary rules to the letter or risk being shamed in front of the class.  Always make eye contact.  Do not bring a cell phone or talk about cell phones.  Purchase a black marble notebook and a sharpee.  The actual work is not submitted for grading. 
 
Should know...
Come to every class and follow every rule.  It is unclear what else, as the grades are arbitrary.  There is no syllabus.  We were asked to grade ourselves.  We were then assigned a grade. 
Student Competency: Lowest
Student's Grade: A-
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: A
 
Should do to do well...
I took Gregg (and Rich?s class) many years ago.  And it was amazing.  Period.

But I?m not here to write a review.  I?m here to ?right?  a ?wrong?.

I'm 99% sure I was in class with the woman who wrote the untrue review that?s listed here.  In today?s climate, she would probably be dubbed ?SVA-Karen?, who thought the class-rules didn?t apply to her.  We all understood why cell phones were not allowed and we were all cool with it, but not SVA-Karen.

?When I was an undergrad at _______, we were able to check our phones,?  she said.  Boy, she sure liked dropping the college she went to.  ALL-THE-TIME. 

?We?re not at ______,?  Gregg simply responded.

SVA-Karen was just an unhappy individual who make the class miserable with her snarky comments and lousy disposition.

Although there was no syllabus as she mentioned, I?m not sure there needed to be.  Nor did I care that there wasn?t one.  There was a weekly assignment, a lively discussion of the work, guest speakers, and I?m sure other things I just don?t remember. 

At the end of the semester, we were all asked to grade ourselves (I think we had to send them an email like, ?what grade I deserve and why?).  Funny, I remember giving myself a C+ because I looked back on the semester and thought I could have worked harder every week.  And I ended up with a B. 

Student Competency: Lowest
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
 
Overall: A
Very engaging and helped me think differently and unlock my creativity.  You also learn to be critiqued and accept it as a lesson rather than a judgement.  The class really pushed me to dig deeper to come up with ideas I would have never thought of had I been thinking of them at the surface level the way I had in the past
 
Should do to do well...
Come in with an open mind, an old school marble notebook, a pen and a black sharpie.  That's all you'll need. 
 
Should know...
This is all about creative concepting and trying to convey an idea so simply and quickly that all you need is a headline and stick figure drawing to tell a story
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: A
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
 
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