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ENG 1310: College Writing I
Texas State University

ENG 1310 College Writing I is an English course at Texas State taught by the following professor: S. Noll.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    i absolutely loved mr. needham. he's a nice and caring professor. he was hilarious during lectures and was very passionate about teaching. taught class very well and orderly, making all topics and grammar easy to undserstand. tough grader, but i guarantee you will leave every class learning something new. study for quizzes! they were a bit tough. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Honestly the best professor I have had yet. He's a TOUGH teacher no doubt about it, but if you participate you will learn SO much. There is usually something due everyday, so DO NOT SKIP. The ONLY THING that bothered me about him, was that he makes very offensive jokes. He is funny but he makes sure everyone understands what needs to be done. He has clear expectations on what he wants and you will be good if you follow them! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I really learn a lot taking Needham's writing class. His class is a ton of fun and paying attention is really easy. He is very helpful, and his expectations are clear. He really makes you work for the grade. He gives quizzes almost every class. You have to read the assignments. You have to come to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Though Mr. Needham is hilariously entertaining, he is also a strict, goal oriented professor who takes pride in his job. I was always a C student in english until I took his class. Mr. Needham has been teaching for over 20 years and is really strict on grading but he keeps class exciting with funny stories and he tells you EXACTLY what he wants the essays to say so its easy to get a good grade if you just do exactly what he says. He makes it simple! However, his class is well worth your time. The challenge is worth the struggle because he wants his students to do the best they can. He made me cry once but in the long run I'd take his class again solely to gain the knowledge he is able to supply. Best English professor ever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I learned more about grammar and punctuation than I have in my last 18 years of high school. I was in the last class that he taught in Texas before he moved to the West Coast. Lucky Oregon! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He was one of the toughest professors i have ever had. I was never bored in his class, and I learned SO much. He says that you need to always bring the textbook but you don't... Mr. Needham loves his job! He make class fun and amusing! He is a tough grader but WILL make you a better writer! If you go to class and TRY he will help you. I received a C on my first paper and after that I made 3 B's and an A he works extremely hard to help you be successful! Take him for English!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I always hated English until I took Mr. Needham's class. not hard but challenging. taught me how to write a perfect paper. he has a great sense of humor. very down to earth. willing to help if you put forth the effort to ask. not an easy A, but gets you ready for the rest of your college career. i recomend mr. needham. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOME TEACHER! He was the best teacher I've ever known. Lucky Oregon. If you're looking for an easy 1310 experience, don't take him. However, if you're interested in becoming competent writer, taking his class is a must--I'm looking at you, English majors. I have never enjoyed a class more than his ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    By far one of the most difficult teachers I have ever had. He won teacher of the year, and it's not hard to see why. I learned more in his one semester than I've learned in all of my high school years. He will keep you entertained all class with his stories. And if you actually try, you'll do well. TAKE HIM. He is an amazing professor and I actually enjoyed going to his class. Yes there are lots of quizzes, but as long as your look over your notes from class you are sure to pass. He is funny and makes the class interesting. DEFINITELY TAKE HIM!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Needham is one of the best English professors on the planet. His jokes are extremely crass, so those who are easily offended, beware. He gives you plenty of resources, like previous essays that let you know what he expects from you. Prepare for the reading quizzes that he gives at least once a week. They're not always the easiest. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    BEST PROFESSOR AT TEXAS STATE!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Needham is an amazing teacher, and he has a great sense of humor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I hate that he left Texas. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I have learned more from this professor than i have in my entire schooling career. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He was a very easy teacher, grades fairly. If you do the reading, and attend classes, you will get a good grade! Class is not hard at all if you are somewhat prepared for class. Grades fairly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His class was pretty straight forward and his paper topics made u think. He's a nice guy just real boring sometimes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good guy, paper topics are a little hard but i managed an A...but going to him to edit ur papers is a must!! Plus he gave us plenty of time to due papers and was just a cool guy who kept it real. U can make an A in tha class if u just go to tha Writing Center B4 u turn n ur paper. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great guy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class is very easy, you can put in minimal effort and get an A. She is very boring some class discussions can be interesting but few people ever join in. I usually fall asleep. She is very disorganized, papers are always graded late. Basically easy but very boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is the easiest class I've ever taken, she's not the easiest grader but it's worth it because, the only work you actually ever have to do is write the essay's. She's pretty leanient if you have circumstances also. You never need to do the reading's & mandatory isn't required if no one goes. Boring class but really nice professor! We were only suppose to write like five papers the whole semester but we ended up writing only three and she did not even care. There is no attendance policy, she is really chill and doesn't require you to participate in class. You could literally sleep everyday and get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Oh my god, this class was a joke. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Took eng 1 with her...blow off class. Mostly discussion, and that tended to get sidetracked a lot. Getting papers back took a while. Made an A and now taking her for American Lit, hoping for another easy A. If you want to really learn don't take her but if you just want an easy A this is the class for you. English she took attendance. Am lit she doesnt but theres pop quizzes. Just show up and play games on your phone or text your bff. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Cohen is a nice lady but not a good teacher. If you don't know how to write good papers before you take her class good luck making an A. She is lenient when it comes to due dates and is willing to help you out if you need to turn in a paper late. She also lets you correct previous papers for an A by the end of the semester. Don't buy the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Easiest writing class ever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Hopefully you know how to write before you go into this class because you will not learn ANYTHING. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She is very nice she gave us a pizza party she grades papers hard you don't need to read the books just borrow 1 for your final paper she is super nice and here class is more of a chill place than a real class if your lazy like I am take her's she let's you rewrite your papers and let's you turn in your final late She takes forever to give back and grade papers. She is constantly late to class and is never prepared. It's an easy class if you know what you're doing but extremely boring!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is obviously interested in the subject, and he tries to get the students interested. He's a stickler for grammar, and he always wants you to think -- sometimes too much. But the class is usually interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is SOOO much better than you. He tries to help but that gets no where. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He's a really chill guy. USE office hours if your struggling with an essay. You do need the book. constant work, almost everyday i had something due. Keltner's cool tho i enjoyed his class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor, could have got an A if i tried a little harder. Breaks down the parts to writing a good essay. Always makes class interesting, so your not sitting there bored out of your mind! Gets a big thumbs up for helpfulness and clarity! Take him if you can! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher and incredibly helpful no tests. 5 essays plus the final. prompts arent difficult to write about. somewhat lenient on grading essays. you do have about 7 or so reading questions due most classes. not so good explaining the concepts he wants to see in the essays. i believe he takes attendance. puts desks in a circle. overall a cool guy. run into him at the rec. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    hes cool. A large part of your grade comes from attendance, homework and participation it's not too terribly difficult to get an A as you just do what you're supposed to and are a decent writer. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Amazing teacher! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Attendance mandatory. All assignments are mind numbing and don't teach you how to write critically just how to write in the 5 paragraph format. Follows the syllabus religiously. Does not really teach you anything that you did not learn in high school and grades like grad school. Do not take his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Yes, he is a difficult grader. I loved his class. He is def not a hard grader, is interested in what you have to say, is fair and a total sweetheart in general. The class discussions are fun. Be sure to participate and sit in the front. He likes that! :) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy grade as long as you write with a lot of Cliches. No, he does not offer extra credit. Besides these cons, he will teach you ALOT as long as you take the time to show up to class and participate in class discussion. I highly recommend him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I love Tomas Morin! He is not a good writer, he is just a poet with very little sense of grammer. But as long as you ask for help he will tell you what he does not like about it and correct it for you to give you basically a free A. But your writing will not improve. Nice entertaining guy though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This guy is sooo great! The best English teacher I've ever had. Definitely take him! Fair grader and willing to help you out on your papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome teacher. He grades pretty easy and he's really funny too. The class was really laid back and he's hot! I definitely recommend him! All you have to do is read what is required and be prepared for class discussion. Pay close attention to the syllabus. Your grades are determined through your essays. If you go to the writing lab before turning in your paper, it's a definite A. Fun class if everyone participates in class discussion. He's very open-minded! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    So helpful and open-minded! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy class. He gives very interesting assignments/readings that are easy to write about. If you are struggling, all you have to do is go talk to him and he wants to help. He really knows his stuff. Plus he is a really a great guy overall. Very nice and easygoing. A bit scattered sometimes but does not affect his teaching ability. He is all about helping his students comprehend the assignment. He makes class fun and informative and tells you what he expects from your papers. However, he is a strict grader! It is one of those situations where you want to dislike the teacher but you can't because he is so cool. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Coates was an awesome professor. Never had write more than 3 pages. Will have to buy textbooks. He is very willing to help on any assignment. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Coates is a very good, and helpful instructor. He talks about the readings and paper prompts during class to clarify. Put's himself out there in order to help student. Only negative thing is he grades very strictly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Coates was a great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He's a very nice person but he grades very tough. I had never made such a low grade on a paper before taking this class. Otherwise, he is a cool and seemingly laid back professor. Prior to the class I thought I was good at English and thought I shouldn't have to try that hard. FALSE. I should've taken the class more seriously and I definately would've gotten a better grade. Cool guy, so if you have him, just work hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Incredibly strict grader! Id never gotten a C in english before him, even in AP courses. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is a very hard grader. I came into class thinking i knew how to write a complete essay and he told me otherwise. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! Definitely not an easy grade Can be cool in class, but sometimes difficult to follow. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Hes way too hard. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    i absolutely loved mr. needham. he's a nice and caring professor. he was hilarious during lectures and was very passionate about teaching. taught class very well and orderly, making all topics and grammar easy to undserstand. tough grader, but i guarantee you will leave every class learning something new. study for quizzes! they were a bit tough. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Honestly the best professor I have had yet. He's a TOUGH teacher no doubt about it, but if you participate you will learn SO much. There is usually something due everyday, so DO NOT SKIP. The ONLY THING that bothered me about him, was that he makes very offensive jokes. He is funny but he makes sure everyone understands what needs to be done. He has clear expectations on what he wants and you will be good if you follow them! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I really learn a lot taking Needham's writing class. His class is a ton of fun and paying attention is really easy. He is very helpful, and his expectations are clear. He really makes you work for the grade. He gives quizzes almost every class. You have to read the assignments. You have to come to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Though Mr. Needham is hilariously entertaining, he is also a strict, goal oriented professor who takes pride in his job. I was always a C student in english until I took his class. Mr. Needham has been teaching for over 20 years and is really strict on grading but he keeps class exciting with funny stories and he tells you EXACTLY what he wants the essays to say so its easy to get a good grade if you just do exactly what he says. He makes it simple! However, his class is well worth your time. The challenge is worth the struggle because he wants his students to do the best they can. He made me cry once but in the long run I'd take his class again solely to gain the knowledge he is able to supply. Best English professor ever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I learned more about grammar and punctuation than I have in my last 18 years of high school. I was in the last class that he taught in Texas before he moved to the West Coast. Lucky Oregon! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He was one of the toughest professors i have ever had. I was never bored in his class, and I learned SO much. He says that you need to always bring the textbook but you don't... Mr. Needham loves his job! He make class fun and amusing! He is a tough grader but WILL make you a better writer! If you go to class and TRY he will help you. I received a C on my first paper and after that I made 3 B's and an A he works extremely hard to help you be successful! Take him for English!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I always hated English until I took Mr. Needham's class. not hard but challenging. taught me how to write a perfect paper. he has a great sense of humor. very down to earth. willing to help if you put forth the effort to ask. not an easy A, but gets you ready for the rest of your college career. i recomend mr. needham. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOME TEACHER! He was the best teacher I've ever known. Lucky Oregon. If you're looking for an easy 1310 experience, don't take him. However, if you're interested in becoming competent writer, taking his class is a must--I'm looking at you, English majors. I have never enjoyed a class more than his ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    By far one of the most difficult teachers I have ever had. He won teacher of the year, and it's not hard to see why. I learned more in his one semester than I've learned in all of my high school years. He will keep you entertained all class with his stories. And if you actually try, you'll do well. TAKE HIM. He is an amazing professor and I actually enjoyed going to his class. Yes there are lots of quizzes, but as long as your look over your notes from class you are sure to pass. He is funny and makes the class interesting. DEFINITELY TAKE HIM!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Needham is one of the best English professors on the planet. His jokes are extremely crass, so those who are easily offended, beware. He gives you plenty of resources, like previous essays that let you know what he expects from you. Prepare for the reading quizzes that he gives at least once a week. They're not always the easiest. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    BEST PROFESSOR AT TEXAS STATE!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Needham is an amazing teacher, and he has a great sense of humor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I hate that he left Texas. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I have learned more from this professor than i have in my entire schooling career. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He was a very easy teacher, grades fairly. If you do the reading, and attend classes, you will get a good grade! Class is not hard at all if you are somewhat prepared for class. Grades fairly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His class was pretty straight forward and his paper topics made u think. He's a nice guy just real boring sometimes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good guy, paper topics are a little hard but i managed an A...but going to him to edit ur papers is a must!! Plus he gave us plenty of time to due papers and was just a cool guy who kept it real. U can make an A in tha class if u just go to tha Writing Center B4 u turn n ur paper. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great guy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class is very easy, you can put in minimal effort and get an A. She is very boring some class discussions can be interesting but few people ever join in. I usually fall asleep. She is very disorganized, papers are always graded late. Basically easy but very boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is the easiest class I've ever taken, she's not the easiest grader but it's worth it because, the only work you actually ever have to do is write the essay's. She's pretty leanient if you have circumstances also. You never need to do the reading's & mandatory isn't required if no one goes. Boring class but really nice professor! We were only suppose to write like five papers the whole semester but we ended up writing only three and she did not even care. There is no attendance policy, she is really chill and doesn't require you to participate in class. You could literally sleep everyday and get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Oh my god, this class was a joke. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Took eng 1 with her...blow off class. Mostly discussion, and that tended to get sidetracked a lot. Getting papers back took a while. Made an A and now taking her for American Lit, hoping for another easy A. If you want to really learn don't take her but if you just want an easy A this is the class for you. English she took attendance. Am lit she doesnt but theres pop quizzes. Just show up and play games on your phone or text your bff. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Cohen is a nice lady but not a good teacher. If you don't know how to write good papers before you take her class good luck making an A. She is lenient when it comes to due dates and is willing to help you out if you need to turn in a paper late. She also lets you correct previous papers for an A by the end of the semester. Don't buy the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Easiest writing class ever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Hopefully you know how to write before you go into this class because you will not learn ANYTHING. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She is very nice she gave us a pizza party she grades papers hard you don't need to read the books just borrow 1 for your final paper she is super nice and here class is more of a chill place than a real class if your lazy like I am take her's she let's you rewrite your papers and let's you turn in your final late She takes forever to give back and grade papers. She is constantly late to class and is never prepared. It's an easy class if you know what you're doing but extremely boring!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is obviously interested in the subject, and he tries to get the students interested. He's a stickler for grammar, and he always wants you to think -- sometimes too much. But the class is usually interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is SOOO much better than you. He tries to help but that gets no where. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He's a really chill guy. USE office hours if your struggling with an essay. You do need the book. constant work, almost everyday i had something due. Keltner's cool tho i enjoyed his class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor, could have got an A if i tried a little harder. Breaks down the parts to writing a good essay. Always makes class interesting, so your not sitting there bored out of your mind! Gets a big thumbs up for helpfulness and clarity! Take him if you can! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher and incredibly helpful no tests. 5 essays plus the final. prompts arent difficult to write about. somewhat lenient on grading essays. you do have about 7 or so reading questions due most classes. not so good explaining the concepts he wants to see in the essays. i believe he takes attendance. puts desks in a circle. overall a cool guy. run into him at the rec. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    hes cool. A large part of your grade comes from attendance, homework and participation it's not too terribly difficult to get an A as you just do what you're supposed to and are a decent writer. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Amazing teacher! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Attendance mandatory. All assignments are mind numbing and don't teach you how to write critically just how to write in the 5 paragraph format. Follows the syllabus religiously. Does not really teach you anything that you did not learn in high school and grades like grad school. Do not take his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Yes, he is a difficult grader. I loved his class. He is def not a hard grader, is interested in what you have to say, is fair and a total sweetheart in general. The class discussions are fun. Be sure to participate and sit in the front. He likes that! :) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy grade as long as you write with a lot of Cliches. No, he does not offer extra credit. Besides these cons, he will teach you ALOT as long as you take the time to show up to class and participate in class discussion. I highly recommend him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I love Tomas Morin! He is not a good writer, he is just a poet with very little sense of grammer. But as long as you ask for help he will tell you what he does not like about it and correct it for you to give you basically a free A. But your writing will not improve. Nice entertaining guy though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This guy is sooo great! The best English teacher I've ever had. Definitely take him! Fair grader and willing to help you out on your papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome teacher. He grades pretty easy and he's really funny too. The class was really laid back and he's hot! I definitely recommend him! All you have to do is read what is required and be prepared for class discussion. Pay close attention to the syllabus. Your grades are determined through your essays. If you go to the writing lab before turning in your paper, it's a definite A. Fun class if everyone participates in class discussion. He's very open-minded! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Great class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    So helpful and open-minded! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy class. He gives very interesting assignments/readings that are easy to write about. If you are struggling, all you have to do is go talk to him and he wants to help. He really knows his stuff. Plus he is a really a great guy overall. Very nice and easygoing. A bit scattered sometimes but does not affect his teaching ability. He is all about helping his students comprehend the assignment. He makes class fun and informative and tells you what he expects from your papers. However, he is a strict grader! It is one of those situations where you want to dislike the teacher but you can't because he is so cool. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Coates was an awesome professor. Never had write more than 3 pages. Will have to buy textbooks. He is very willing to help on any assignment. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Coates is a very good, and helpful instructor. He talks about the readings and paper prompts during class to clarify. Put's himself out there in order to help student. Only negative thing is he grades very strictly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Mr. Coates was a great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He's a very nice person but he grades very tough. I had never made such a low grade on a paper before taking this class. Otherwise, he is a cool and seemingly laid back professor. Prior to the class I thought I was good at English and thought I shouldn't have to try that hard. FALSE. I should've taken the class more seriously and I definately would've gotten a better grade. Cool guy, so if you have him, just work hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Incredibly strict grader! Id never gotten a C in english before him, even in AP courses. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is a very hard grader. I came into class thinking i knew how to write a complete essay and he told me otherwise. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! Definitely not an easy grade Can be cool in class, but sometimes difficult to follow. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Hes way too hard. ...Continue reading