Professor Andrew Conolly Reviews
Prof: Andrew Conolly / Winter 2021
Jan 4, 2022
Objectively, the class is not bad. It teaches you how to read, write, and analyze scientific articles, which you will find very useful later. However, personally, I found it extremely boring, the material poorly explained and no feedback at all. Also received "major issues on sentence-level writing". I have a Cambridge C2 certificate and a lifetime of English experience. Never even got an explanation for why I got such a bad grade. Also, the final, 2000-long paper assignment is simply ridiculous - close to 0 meaning, a task to write a meaningful essay on topic I have no interest, nor experience in, with a very short preparation time. Terrible class. Hope I won't fail the year because of it.
Useful, but poorly explained.
Andrew Conolly lacks all the qualities of a good professor. He is shut, unreachable, and does not provide good feedback. I get that it is hard to manage a large university class, however, you must still make at least a little effort. I had middle school teachers than him. Dr. Conolly, if you're reading this - quit.
Be ready to write an actual paper. Get your "sentence-level writing" up to Dr. Conolly's level.