John Lopez

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Critical Reading and Writing See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.2 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.5

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Engl 4W is supposed to be somewhat hard. it should be specially hard for ppl that always do bad in engl. well i'm one of them so u know i cant stand engl at all. still, JD is the best!! take engl 4 with him. he will work with you on personal basis on the papers and ATTEND his lecs, he can open up your mind!

(Dec. 11, 2001)
ENGL 160
Earlier Romantic Literature See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.3 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.9

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An AMAZING, PASSIONATE, UNDERSTANDING, GENIUS, CREATIVE professor. I had the honor to have him for my last class ever at UCLA and wow, what an amazing way to end my undergrad career. He's is so passionate and caring towards his students and he wants his students to actually LEARN something. His class expanded my mind to places that I didn't think were possible. I've never had such an amazing experience in a class, he's truly one of a kind. I hope that UCLA keeps him around, he's a jewel.

(Aug. 10, 2009)
ENGL 161
Later Romantic Literature See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.4 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Okay, really? This guy is a joke. Later Romantic Lit--it should've been called Seminar on South Campus & Physics. All he did was talk sh*t on physicists and the medical field. Than he went on millions of tangents of how artificial the world is and how bottled water isn't even pure. "South campus kids are so mean, they don't know anything." No one cares Lopez!! Teach some Romantic Literature--that's what I signed up for. How is he still teaching? And he DOES HAVE FAVORITES!!! You have to kiss his a** and act like you're God for him to like you. No matter how much effort I put in he didn't "like" me and ignored my e-mails to see my final and my essay. I actually told him to stop talking about particle physics and teach some Romantic poetry--from than on he was rude as hell. How are we supposed to write an essay on material he doesn't even teach? He cannot stay on topic for the life of him.
Oh and Lopez--physicists are WAY SMARTER than you WILL EVER BE, so stop talking about how stupid they are. You need a reality check--you shouldn't even be allowed to teach--anywhere.

(March 5, 2011)
Special Topics in British Studies See Full Profile

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Well, what can I say? It's his choice what he wants to teach about in this class because it's a variable topic of British Studies. It is true he just got his PhD, but my God this man far exceeds most other professors at UCLA. His class doesn't seem hard at first, but when it comes down to it, he will grade tough. I really cherish every moment I had in this class, I mean, it's the Gothic novel vs. National Identity! But it's more than that, he teaches you his philosophy of life and provides it through literature, but also makes you gain a profound understanding of what the University expects from you as a literary critic and why character analysis is not enough. The course shouldn't be that structured as it wasn't, but his wealth of literature and knowledge make it more than worth the trouble to take his class. I will continue to work with him in future semesters, so think about that...

(Dec. 24, 2008)
Specialized Studies in Medieval Literature See Full Profile

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hands down, lopez is one of the most real professors in the english department. this class was inspiring, eye-opening, and a pleasure to have taken. grading was fair and flexible, discussions were meaningful, and the assignments allowed each student to explore and create however he/she felt fit. i'm sad to see an absence of professor lopez on next quarter's schedule of classes.

(June 23, 2009)
ENGL 197
Individual Studies in English See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.5

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Let me be frank and re-evulate this professor for a second time for last time I said I'd work with him in future semesters. I have now taken two 169 As with him and will do some Gothic research with him in the Summer. This is the last time the man will teach here at UCLA and I think YOU as a student are OBLIGATED to your major to take his class. To clarify many issues around this professor. 1) if he had favorites then why does he loves who fail just as much as those who are superior? 2) He has the right to somewhat brag because he has a PhD and you don't, so GET OVER IT. 3) Many of the people who have taken his classes before took him again despite the fact if they even needed to or not. 4) He's a nice guy who goes BEYOND the classroom, therefore if you're a close-minded ass then you'll hate. 5) He's teaches (as he professes) the older style, which came BEFORE all this bullshit came in, so beware of that too. 6) Ever REALLY wonder what a humanitarian is? or where the school's headed? TAKE this class, he knows. 7) If your not into cursing, you'll fucking hate his classes.
With that said I think all of those who can not stand the above mentioned traits are first and foremost NOT English majors who need to find a different discipline to work with and those who don't mind, welcome to the final class of Dr. Lopez at UCLA.

(June 8, 2009)
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