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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Abney

Abney
Professor (2008 – 2012)
Georgia (UGA)
Comparative Literature
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4.8571****+
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Rated by 14 students
3.66
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across 6 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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CMLT 2111
CMLT 2210
CMLT 2212
CMLT 2220
CMLT 2400
CMLT 2500

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CMLT 2111
World Lit to 17th Century
5*****
Will is funny and makes the class fun. The content wasn't hard to understand and was actually interesting. Something I have not seen before is Grade Contracts. You signed up for either an A,B,C,or D contract. If you signed up for an A and diod everything required, you could get up to an A. If you signed up for a B, you did not have to do as much as the A, but you could only get as high as a B...and so on and so forth. Not hard to make an A though. Class is worth it. Sadly, he is not teaching anymore. He is becoming a full time student again.
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on December 19, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
5*****
Pros: He is very reasonable and funny. He is extremely fair and awesome!
Cons: I feel like I'm always working on something for this class, so make sure that you are able to have time to keep up with all the readings.
Just participate, do the work, and you'll do fine! If he sees you participating, you will definitely get a good grade.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on April 4, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
5*****
Pros: He let us drop a few of our quizzes because he only counts 10. The readings weren't too hard/long and the books were interesting. The reflection papers weren't that hard. He counted 3 of the 4.
Abney is great! I highly recommend him for a CMLT class
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on February 15, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
4****
Pros: Abney gives a reasonable amount of reading each night, and his discussions are always interesting.
Cons: You have to sign up for essay topics, so if you don't sign up fast enough, you're stuck with an awful topic.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on February 15, 2011
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CMLT 2111
World Lit to 17th Century
5*****
Great class. I thought I hated medieval lit, but I've since reconsidered. This class is highly based on participation! If you don't speak in class, you will not make an A. But it's very low-pressure and usually pretty funny. There are three essays (a short, regular paper; a research paper; and a comparative paper) and about 20 pages of reading per class. It's important to keep up with the reading because it directly affects your participation grade. When you finish a book, he asks you to answer two questions, which he counts for participation. He occasionally offers extra credit. I think in the past he did reading quizzes, but he doesn't for our class at all. Everyone does a 5-10 minute presentation. This is a really good class; I'd recommend it.
Professor rated by: English Student on November 10, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
5*****
Pros: Very accessible. Willing to help students. Posts grades online frequently and accurately. Readings are interesting and there are few papers. Wants you to learn, and if you apply yourself it is easy to have a good grade. Ultra intelligent. Knows his stuff.
Cons: A large chunk of your grade is participation, so if you are afraid to speak up or never have anything to say you will not do well.
One of the smartest professors I have ever had. Wants you to learn. One - two quizzes a week, but they are VERY easy if you do the reading. Gives a fair amount of extra credit and allows those willing to work to earn points back on tests.
Professor rated by: Economics Student on April 12, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
5*****
Pros: Loved Abney! He was entertaining, funny, and very knowledgable. Class was interesting, participate when you can though. He doesn't actually take attendance but there are weekly reading quizzes so keep up with the reading. There are 2-3 essays and he is not a tough grader. He offers multiple extra credit opportunities so take advantage of that. Also the final exam was optional which was awesome.

Overall he's a fun teacher who wants you to learn something and earn an A, I highly recommend him!
Cons: None
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on May 5, 2011
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CMLT 2111
World Lit to 17th Century
5*****
Pros: He is super funny and just a fun teacher in general! I now love Medieval Lit because of his class. Also, I know a lot of people didn't read a lot and still participated by just bsing and he didn't even notice. Plus, I got a total of like 15 extra credit points for stuff like watching Thor.
Cons: You must participate! That's the only thing he grades pretty rough, I still don't understand how he grades that.
You really should take his class! I made a 95 and didn't have to do a lot for it!
Professor rated by: ITEC Instructional Tech Ed Student on November 16, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
4****
Pros: Great sense of humor! Class is always fun. Only 2 papers that are not too difficult. Quizzes are easy if you read the material. He chooses great novels that are easy to get through. Easy going, fun, sarcastic professor!
Cons: You have to speak up often in class to get participation points. Its a HUGE part of your grade. You have to read 20-30 pages every other night which gets irritating.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 12, 2012
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CMLT 2111
World Lit to 17th Century
5*****
Pros: Hilarious; obviously loves what he's doing; very caring
I took Will my first two semesters at UGA. I'm a senior now, and he's still my favorite professor.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on December 20, 2011
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CMLT 2210
Western World Lit to 17th Cent
5*****
Pros: Very entertaining but still informative class
Cons: He's a stickler about deadlines
I enjoyed his fall class so much that I signed up to take his spring class.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 26, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
5*****
Pros: Hilarious guy

Really laid back and cool
Cons: Wants you to speak up in class
I love him. Take this class!
Professor rated by: Economics Student on November 6, 2011
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CMLT 2220
Western World Lit 17th to Pres
5*****
Professor rated by: Banking and Finance Student on December 1, 2011
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CMLT 2111
World Lit to 17th Century
5*****
Pros: He doesn't really care about anything.
Cons: He doesn't really care about anything.
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on October 10, 2011
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