professor
Kevin Matthews

Feb 2002

I have to disagree with the previous reviewer. While L&R is rarely an enjoyable experience, Kevin Matthews did a surprisingly effective job in dulling the pain. Some of his paper topics are rather abstract and difficult, but most of the assignments were at least interesting enough to keep you from staring blankly at your computer screen for too long. Yes, he is picky about grammar, but this is an L&R class, for crying out loud. He's supposed to be picky about grammar! Comments are extensive, helpful, and he definitely tries to be as encouraging as possible. Lectures can get a little dry sometimes, but nothing that was mind-numbingly dull. Friendly during office hours, and in class.

Feb 2002

AGGGH! Never ever take this Matthews. I seriously considered castrating myself, chopping off my limbs, and sticking my pencil in my eye. He's picky as hell on stupid grammar things. That's fine, if he was knowledgeable in grammar himself. This man made me doubt the core.