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Jim Sullivan
School:Mira Costa College
Department: English
Location:Oceanside, CA
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Jim is very passionate about his work. If you work difficult and ask for help you will earn an A in the course. I appreciated the help, the extra time when needed, and the deep learning experience.If taking it as hybrid be prepared for double the work and remember it's an English class you will be required to write every week! Participate + Work Hard= A
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Jim is very passionate about what he does, very accommodating, and gives you plenty of opportunities to correct your work. However as many have said the work load is intense and tedious. Jim has a tendency to wait until the last minute to post projects online as well which is frustrating. Overall it was a decent class, but you have to earn your A.
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Jim is so accommodating and a truly friendly man. It's clear that he loves what he does and loves to see students succeed. The work load is intense so you have to be sure to keep up. He allows you to fix past mistakes on projects and papers. If you can keep up with work then I would definitely recommend Jim for Humanities!
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Wonderful prof., ridiculous workload. Be prepared to spend 12 hours (or more) a week on homework alone, not including additional studying necessary for the mid year exam and final. Huge reading projects, five annotated bibliographies, movies to watch, etc. That said, the class was outstanding, so as long as you can keep up with the work, go for it.
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Like everyone else is saying, Jim is outstanding! I was very un enthused when I enrolled in English 101, because I am very easily distracted when it comes to writing papers and reading books. (I am a design major) He made me so excited about the class, and gave me the opportunity to really love reading. So I highly recommend him! Just try :)
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Jim is outstanding. He's simple to contact if you ever need help and he makes the subject fascinating. He's a hillarious guy! His class is friendly of a big load, but if you stay on top of projects and show up for class and do the reading it's simple to pass. Plus he's super chill about turning in late projects and things. He wants you to succeed! Awesome teacher, highly recommended.
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I took his class 5 years ago and had sub par writing skills. He taught the fundamentals of writing, and I credit him for the great papers that I have written for other courses. If you want to learn how to write well, then take his class. It will certainly benefit you in the long run.
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Jim is the greaexam English 100 prof., hands down. He makes the class fun and he has a lot of passion in what he does. Very accommodating, classroom discussions rather than just courses. Infinite rewrite policy is very accommodating. I feel like I genuinely learned a lot from his class and I highly recommend choosing him as a prof. for English 100.
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Jim was a great prof.! Yes, there is a lot of reading to do, and this class does entail some writing and deeper thinking, but he makes sure everyone understands what to do. It is not a "gimme A", but he absolutely provides you with all of the resources to get an A. I recommend this class and would take another again if I could.
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I enjoyed this class, there was a lot of reading, most of the work came from the papers. there are 2 papers, 2 oral exams, and 2 written exams. orals are simple and written is essay if you did the reading. & he is a tough, but impartial grader for papers and you get to rewrite the essay if you want, for a better grade.
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I simply cannot believe how wonderful Mr. Sullivan is! He makes sure each and every student is on board with what is going on, and never fails to offer a helping hand. I took his 7:30 A.M. class and never had trouble waking up and attending his class! I was always so excited. He made the course fun, fascinating, and I learned tons. Take his class!!
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Loved Jim!! Not an "simple A" class, however if you try you cannot fail. Trust that you will leave each class with more knowledge than you entered with. Very accommodating, hillarious, intriguing, etc. No presentations:)! Stay on top of readings. Attend class. Work with your peers. Stay in contact with Jim-he appreciates and acknowledges that! Take this class!!
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Jim is a fabulous teacher! He is so passionate about everything he teaches and is 100% interested in what you gather from the material. I don't recommend his class if you're looking for an simple A. You have to dig deep into the readings and into your own mind to really get the most out of the class. Stay on top of the readings!
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Kind, compassionate and passionate prof.. Fair warning: Jim trys to fit a lot in. The class would benefit from more in-depth courses and a less frenetic pace. Vital information gets lost in the sauce of literature mania. My favorite, “No homework tonight. (Yeah!) Just read 200+ pages in this book (Awww!).” Get used to it.
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Very Passionate about literature and it shows. Very friendly and understanding prof.. Lots of reading but you will learn a lot. This prof. is makes class fun and fascinating. very great prof.!!!
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By far the most influential teacher/prof. i have ever taken, be prepared for lots of reading and lots of writing!!! I will say he did inspire me to be a more attentive writer and gave me skills to write to the greaexam of my abilities. Suggest his class to all who enjoy writing. But not to designers like me.
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His genuine passion for the subject was made clear from day one, and that was what made the class so great for me. There is a LOT of reading and writing involved, so be prepared for that (if you don't keep up with the reading, you probably won't do too well in his class), but regardless of how well you're doing, he makes the class so much fun!
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The essential's of Jim's Lit class: Lots of reading, lots of class discussion, as much help with your paper as you could possibly require, and absolutely fascinating. Jim gets a chili pepper from me on account of his outstandingness. Such a positive, intelligent person...his instruction made my writing better in all my other courses. Very worth it.
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Professor Sullivan is passionate about his subject and his enthusiasm radiates into the class. Classes are primarily discussion based and he tries to let students guide the discussion with minimal interference. He is a friendly man who wants all his students to succeed and goes out of his way to help making himself available through all mediums.
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Mr Sullivan is a friendly guy and he helps us. Sometimes, he over does it though. It seems like he tells us what to write down all the time, and sometimes he tells us what to do (not intentional though).Overall, great guy, and he helps you excel in writing.

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