This is a class where you do a lot of reading and writing, but he is a good teacher. In terms of writing you really will not learn much since he rarely truly reads what you write (except for the occasional essay). But reading and analysis is something he really goes into and it prepares you for next year when you take more reading intensive class, like AP Lang or Amer. Lit. He can be kinda corny and cringey at times but he means well. His exams are easy too. I got 100% on his final.
His class is pretty easy and am currently with an A in his class which is because his class is nonsense. Honestly the journals that we do, he doesn't even check them which is why all I do is write about anything that comes to mind. He is an easy teacher but I would not recommend. His voice is so funny too!
OK Teacher 3.7/5. Very nice and chill just don't get on his bad side. For H.Am.Lit he gives homework almost everyday (which I don't like / im not used to) but his TA just checks off the HW so you can't write nonsense and still get credit. 'Journals' every beginning of class are also checked off obliviously and my friend even wrote it in another language once. Teaches interesting topics and explains good but its just a boring vibe in the class. Tests are OK but you'll actually have to study :/
His class is SO easy. I have always stuggled english and I got a B . BUT, his class was really boring. You are going to want to make sure you make frinds to chat with. His jokes iratated me and i hated fact/idea charts. Participation is necessary
Mr. Goethals is actually a very good guy and you can tell he stays on top of his lesson plans and teaches everyday. His class is extremely repetitive. Be prepared for fact idea charts daily. The class is very simple to ace. Answer in quantity, yes I meant quantity, and read the book. His jokes get VERY old and his constant attempt at "teenage lingo" is annoying. Make sure you participate, it's a good portion of your grade.
Okay look, he ranges from a decent to a good teacher depending on the day. Really incredibly frustrating though. Firstly, he is almost certainly obsessive compulsive, he feels the need to give directions multiple times without any real reason to do so, and the number of times is always three. His jokes get really annoying, as well as his repeated attempts to use "cool: language. I found my girlfriend in this class, which turned him into one of the nosiest, rudest people I've ever met.
you can see that he tries but sometimes he needs to take charge over his class
1of my fav teachers. He was cool,and I looked forward to his class.His H English11 class was easy IF you study and do all the work.very few essays.lots of reading and answering questions.
He's just an amazing guy if you get him as a teacher just stay in it! it's a worthy experience!
Not altogether unique, but very punny and understanding. Thinks he's a comedian and not much to look forward to in his class, but all in all, he's great at what he does: TEACH.
Overall one of the funnest teachers that I've had at Granada. Definitely tells some of the corniest jokes I've ever heard in my life. But you can't help but love this guy!
His english class was one of my favorites last year. he wears out jokes really quickly and is a bit nosy but it's all in good fun. and easy class! a little tough on grading essays though. vocabs impt!
easy class, but a horrible teacher. Grades everything by length and not content. I'd rather go back to Fosters and get a C than a B. He only know how to teach by the book.
Best English teacher I've had. Funny and easy class!
Unfair grading system. He grades on length and not what is in the writing. Long doesn't necessarily mean better.
The class is nice, and the work is reletively easy, but you may be on the fence between an A
I really enjoyed this class. Mr. Goethals is a really chill, laid back teacher. He really helped me improve my own writing style, and after taking this class, it's so much easier to write!
EASY CLASS ! just do exactly what he tells you and youll get a A forsure ! and its all about quantity so the more you write higher grade youll get [:
This class is pretty chill. We didn't get that much homework but he grades quantity, not quality. And he doesn't tell you what's wrong with your essays and how to improve it. But the class is fun! [:
he's pretty chill. doesn't give too much homework. but grades essays really unfair. based mostly on length. But overall, this class is fun because he's really funny :P
I loved this class - had it for 2 years. He's funny and easy-going. However, grading throws you off. Just do the work: a hassle, but easy.
I don't know about you, but I had a great time in his class. He's funny and nice, but doesn't grade fairly (length). His dialectical journals suckkkk! Liger!
mr. goethals is a splendid teacher. he made jokes that weren't funny but he tries i guess i learn multiple things in his class good job mr goethals
he makes jokes that are just..... yuck. and he grades ALL of your work mainly by length
ridiculous teacher! dj's were pointless and don't get me started on those journal entries!
Art ROCKS!!! People who do not appreciate his class are purely ignorant. He has definitely taught me how to analyze literature (very useful now that I'm at an ivy league university)
Well, the class may not be all that beneficial to anyone's intelligence or analytical capabilities, but he's an okay guy and, all in all, makes the class liveable and relatively easy.
Probably one of my favorite teachers Ive ever had, good guy and a teacher. ~ Puzant
mr goethals is nice but the way he acts is very annoying and i dont learn a lot from that class