April 28, 2012

Engel, Nicholas (TA) Gold_nugget
[PHIL V2201] History of Philosophy II: Aquinas to Kant

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Nick is amazing. First, he is not only extremely smart, but also very clear at explaining concepts. Oftentimes, Professor Morrison was not very clear in lecture/not very prepared for lecture and I was very happy that Nick reiterated what took 20 mins to explain into a 5 minute gist. Also, Nick is responsive to emails and meetings. Go over essays with him before you submit it. I don't know if it is writing a philosophy essay or his writing style, but he often picks out very detailed things that are missed, but you think should be obvious. That said, his grading on essays may be a tad harsh, but as long as you talk to him and heed his feedback, you'll be okay.

Workload:

Eh. 3 1 page essays. 1 5 page essay. 2 exams