Super hard to get a 5, never clear what his expectations are to do better.
Sometimes Feasts and Fools is boring, but that's because the kids are COMPLETE IDIOTS. These brutes have no clue what's going on and are always saying they think something is party b/c the characters are having fun. Like can you get any more stupid?! We were supposed to present during the term, and many chose to show beer commercials w/no analysis at all--stuff like that. Wilkin is a wonderful teacher whose easy grading attracts absolute knuckleheads. If you try, you can learn so much from him.
He is so great! stop slaming him!
he gets really into the books that we read for english class, and is strict when it comes to writing and grammar etc. overall a good teacher, has lots of good insight on the books that we read and we have a good time in his class
Great teacher, knows his stuff
One of the best teachers I have ever had! English 100 was a blast!
Great Teacher! Really enjoyed his English 100 class!
For English 300, we had weekly essays that were assigned in class on Friday and due the very next day (Saturday) at 9:00pm online. Also ridiculously picky about grammar. Very vague with what he wants from the students in the essays, yet hard to please. Unwilling to help you improve as a writer and doesn't accept rewrites. Simply a bad teacher who enjoys hearing himself talk. Super boring class, I would switch out.
Classes will sometimes be boring but with interesting texts. Dr. Wilkin chooses classics and abstract, quirky texts. He is flexible with students about homework and assignments, but will sometimes have very difficult pop quizes. You must read every assignment thoroughly. Reading ahead does not help either. But he is a gregarious and knowledgeable guy who speaks several languages.
Bizarre and boring man. In his senior elective, each kid gives a presentation in class - as a result we didn't talk about the reading for a month. Pretty easy 5, hard to get a 6.
Smart, funny, nice, but VERY disorganized. Grading can be confusing.
Wow, can you say boring? Oh my God, that class is like a tomb. There is NO discussion whatsoever, because basically the whole class is him talking. Also, not helpful on papers.
I had never fallen asleep in class until i entered Wilkin's 300. easy but boorrrrrringggg
While Doc is fun, I got the feeling that he didn't really care that much. The man knows his Chaucer, but I came in for a meeting and he hadn't yet read my pape
He's such a nice guy who helps however he can and really cares. He is very easy to talk to and is a great teacher.
He is the best teachers. He's a funny guy and we have interesting disscusions in class unlike other classes. He's a great imatator and awesome overall.
Hm, I like 578. NOt too much work, not too much class time, and it's not as boring as people are saying it is, as long as you get involved and stuff.
mr wilkins a good guy, very funny, i like the class (100), but i do find myself falling asleep at times. but as long as you do the assignments you'll be fine
He's so funny in class when he acts out parts of the book we're reading
definitely one of the most boring classes i have ever taken in PA. the only person who ever talks is himself, he never comes in prepared, and no matter how many caffeine pills you took right before class, you'll still sleep through it.
Had him for 578. VERY easy 5 or 6, but the catch is that it's incredibly boring. That was pretty much the concensus of my entire class. The highlights of class were his accents.
300 is a lot of fun, it's definently not boring. I don't know how much Dr. Wilkin has to do with it, but my class has great discussions. I've felt that I've improved in his class, but I am having trouble on how to continue improving.
He is a nice guy and seems to love what he does but classes are always he same and make me fall asleep. I think that he takes a metaphor and jumps out the window with it and dosen't cover the basis material well. Quiz material is out of nowhere!
You need to be motivated in this class; if you want to just sleep through it, you will be bored, but you'll get away with it. If you take the time to put the effort into his class, you will be rewarded.
He needs a lesson plan, but he's generally a good guy. I think he expects the students to lead the discussion, which definitely didn't happen in my class.
no lesson plan, really, for 578. open-ended assignments (2 papers and a presentation). tons of nightly reading, journals. rambles a bit in class. cool guy, though. recommended.
funny, interesting, lots of conversation in this class
Dr. Wilkin knows his stuff, but when it comes to teaching that stuff, he doesn't know what's going on. He loves to talk about how wonderful he is, and in this way, he doesn't have the time or energy to help you improve your English skills.
Easy class, but this guy couldn't run an interesting class if his life depended on it.