Scott Bentley

School: California State University-East Bay
Department: English
Location: Hayward, CA
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This proffessor seems to be uneducated in his own subject. He wanted to fail everyone for not having the textbook he required. "if you have a problem and catch catch up, you can drop this class"- Bentlry. He not only stated this to me, but also a special needs student (slow-learner) who has difficulty in catching up with assignments or understanding his course. If this proffessor has so many negative comments and only complains about his checks being cut, he should find another job. Going to college is to pass and make parents happy, not fail students just because the teacher is grumpy 24/7 who is also miserable in their life :I
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Bentley is an ineffective and unprofessional educator who is so out of touch with reality that he compromises his students' safety when he passes their name around for all to see and Google to obtain their personal info. I am a parent and I am adamant when I say "Do not take his class!" He is just another brick in the wall.
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I personally thought professor bently was a great professor. i took him a while ago but i thought he was a fair grader and as long as you tried and saw your effort i think his grades were reasonable. however his class is no walk in the park. but i think his class prepared me well for the wst.
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Thank goodness for reviewum.com! So I went in on the first day of school and the man basically flat out told us that he didn't care about us, nor if we fail his class. He was complaining about his PAY CHECK getting cut 10% less than last years. If he really doesn't care about his students then maybe he needs to find a different job because I'm not going to be in a class where my professor only cares about his pay check at the end of the day. And Professor if you're reading this, you really shouldn't BRAG about the students from your previous semester "complaining" to you about you giving them D's and F's because it really doesn't look good on your resume!
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Prof. Scott bentley is not a good professor. he seems like a nice guy but really hes not. He seems condescending towards students. doesnt really help students in office hours, too lazy. In class, he seems to joke a lot. he isnt helpful at all.
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seriously what an asshole! i mean, he grades students essay not on the basis that they are technically correct, he wants u to write it in the way he likes, n if he doesn't agree with your essay, its wrong. Its only an English class, a requirement! there are more important things in life.
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Professor Scott bentley is one of the hardest professors i had..his course is extremely hard. hes seems so strict hes not very helpful when i went to his office hours.. his rhetocial analysis paper are from between 8 to 12 pages.. one of the hardest professors in my opinion
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This is coming from an individual who took ENGL 3001 and received a Clear Competence in the same quarter I took this class. I received a C+. His expectation is rigorous, but I guess it's fair trade. I believe he is implicating that people will hammer you with no mercy in the real world, so one might as well be prepared. My GPA did suffer marginally, but luckily it was offset by other classes with As.
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He is ok, he cusses a lot though, and I really don't appreciate that...Also, he is a hard grader, and he isnt specific about what he is looking for in the essays... Sure, your classmates do peer review, but this is only based on what the students think the essay assignment is sposed to be about, then, you get your essay back from the teacher, and you get a low grade on it! Whats up with that? Well, only Scott knows, and thats special...
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Ahhh...a poet...the last of a dying breed. Class very interesting,learned some new things that made a difference...however, your "analytical" essays are a joke-it`s not your creative mind trying to work, it`s his. He suggested one time after we got our drafts back to look at someone`s paper who scored high(any girl that`s hot)I did, and the essay was the most GENERIC RHETORIC I HAVE EVER HAD THE DISPEASURE OF LAYING MY EYES UPON!!! He wants simple-not-critical thinking. This class let me down, even as an English major. Do not take it-find someone else that requires critical thinking, not the brain of a beat poet!!!
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He`s not all that bad as some say he is. his reputation proceeds him. as long as you attend class and do your work then you can get a decent grade. his class sizes are normally small, so he`ll notice if you don`t attend class.
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Even though I feel like I did learn a lot in his class, this is one person who seems like he really hates to teach-making it a painful experience for the class. When I enrolled in his section, I soon discovered why all the other classes were full-and his was empty. It was truly an awful experience for me and I regretted taking his class. Bentley gets an F from me because he really seems to take out his own personal problems/agenda with the students. Also, he grades the men higher than the women I believe... So, good luck and good riddance! By the way, I got a B in his class-very difficult to achieve! Anyone who praised him-I question the validity...
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He`s a pretty cool teacher and doesnt assign a lot of HW. The only this that I didnt like was that he didnt seem to enthusiastic in teaching his course. He knew what he was talking about but didnt seem to interested.
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I like the discussions...But this teacher will flunk you in a heartbeat...He grades too hard and does seem like he`s mad at the world! People who gives this professor a grade higher than a D is probably just as mad as him.
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This is a very hard class taught by a professor who is a great guy and a good teacher. Difficulty of class seems way out of line with 1002 course...He seems to take pride in the difficulty. Class schedule wasn`t handled very well,,rough draft of paper was mandatory but due the day before the final draft making it worthless from the student`s perspective...He`s a good person and a good teacher but grading him on the same scale as he uses with his classes he gets a low B....As a woman coming back to school I was surprised by the number of hoops we were required to jump through...
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I only I have five words to say: VERY MISERABLE WITH HIS LIFE!
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Man...where do I start...The class discussions are very interesting but he is very vague on what he wants done on the paper...He is a hard grader...If he graded himself...he probably give himself a D...He feels like the first paper is a draft and grades very harsh...I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU TAKING THIS CLASS...
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What can I say about Scott? Well, the course is awesome, and he is a great teacher. Aside from his hard exterior, he is a really great guy who wants to challenge you and make you want to learn. Don`t expect to breeze through this course, because there is a lot of work, and strenuous exercises that will make you go crazy! But, like I said he is a great guy, a hard grader, but he is always there for advice and help when you need him. Good course, but be prepared to earn a good grade!
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This is mad at the world.
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His class is challenging but not unfair. If you are a non-English major, I don't recommend taking him. He goes rather indepth into poetry structure rather than just metaphorical readings. You don't have to kiss up, just listen to his lectures. He's a nice guy.

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