Belknap, Jacquelyn  

English

3.40/4.00

35 evaluations


ENGL 124


Freshman
B
General Ed
Mar 2017
Ehhhh, didnt really like her. I mean she is a good person but her assignments are just so damn confusing. Not my cup of tea.

ENGL 133


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2013
Jacky is AMAZING. She is such a great professor! I had a rough first quarter as a freshmen, but having her as my professor definitely made my life easier. I felt like she genuinely took effort to get to know me as a person. She's so sweet, considerate, empathetic, and helpful. GO TO HER OFFICE HOURS! She genuinely wants to help you and my essays have improved whenever I went in and got her feedback. She's super funny and friendly. Her classwork and lectures are engaging and I learned a lot from her. JUST TAKE HER, you will not regret! :D


Freshman
N/A
General Ed
Dec 2014
TAKE JACKI!! She is great! She is the sweetest, most down to earth person. You do have to work hard in that class to get an A and it is definately possible. She's one of my favorite professors here at poly!


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2016
SHE IS AMAZING! LITERALLY THE BEST TEACHER I HAD IN MY WHOLE LIFE! SHE IMPACTS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF HER STUDENTS AND CARES FOR EACH THEM DEARLY!! I WISH I FAILED HER CLASS SO I COULD FIND AN EXCUSE TO RETAKE IT. I LOVE JACKI! JACKI IS LIFE!


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2016
Without a doubt one of the best professors at Cal Poly. TAKE JACKI!!!

ENGL 134


Freshman
B
General Ed
Mar 2012
Best english teacher at Cal Poly. No doubt. She is also like 25 and stupid hot


Freshman
B
General Ed
Mar 2012
Jackie is a great teacher! She is easy to relate to and keeps class interesting. She has a wonderful sense of humor and seems like a great person. The only thing I will warn you of is she is a tough grader. I worked really hard on my essays and got low Bs, it seems impossible to get an A in her class.


Sophomore
B
General Ed
Mar 2012
Belknap is a great teacher! She is super helpful in office hours and her lectures are never boring. Take her if you have the chance, you won't regret it. She is a little bit of a tough grader but she makes up for it in looks. Yup she's a looker, gentleman.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Apr 2012
Even though the class was at 7:00 AM twice a week, it was one of those classes that I didn't mind getting up and going to every time. We seemed to do a lot of interactive stuff, which made the class likable. Plus, when there was just straight lecture for a day, it wasn't too bad because she's super pretty.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Aug 2012
So Jacky (as she likes to be called) is quite arguably one of the greatest teachers on campus. After day one of the class I already knew I loved her. She sets out her standards for the class and only hopes that you will do your best to meet them; that's the only thing, she expects you to meet them, not exceed them, so anything you do that is above and beyond doesn't go unnoticed. She is a very difficult, but reasonable grader and she will genuinely help you improve yourself as a writer, but more importantly as a person (cheesy I know, but very true). The amount of effort required to get a B is a lot more substantial than you would think, or that you might have had to put in in another class, but VERY worth it. On top of all this she is hilarious, weird, awesome and calls herself a bitch all the time, however untrue it is. If you have the opportunity to take her, PLEASE do it! She will literally be a ray of sunshine in your quarter.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2012
By far one of the greatest professors at Cal Poly and definitely one of my favorites. She is fun, interesting and easy to talk to, plus she's hot. As far as the class goes she is a hard grader, but fair. When it comes to writing she is a great teacher. I use to suck at writing and I hated doing it but because of her I have become a pretty good writer and now I actually enjoy it. There is enough work in the class but it is not overwhelming. Her class is not the easiest but it is definitely the most worthwhile. Take her if you get the chance. You will not be disappointed.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Mar 2013
Well, kindle of wanna marry her.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
May 2013
Jacki is an excellent professor and I would highly recommend taking any class she teaches. Her 134 class is entirely writing based (no tests!) and she is clear with what she is looking for in the three assigned essays throughout the quarter. Even during 7 a.m. lecture, her sense of humor and general passion for the subject were enough to keep her students awake and attentive. She is highly organized and has a full-quarter calendar ready for students on day one. While she is a harsh grader, she allows for you to resubmit each of the writing projects if you are not satisfied with your score. She is a genuine person and cares deeply for each of her students. When it comes to deadlines she is flexible in giving extensions if you give her fair notice. Taking her class not only molded me into a much stronger writer, but also helped me to enjoy writing more. Going into her office hours to have your writing projects reviewed and participation in the group peer edits will definitely help you succeed in this class.


Freshman
No Credit
General Ed
May 2013
LOVE HER. First off she is super funny and sweet. Second this was the only class I looked forward to going to because we did the most interesting activities. Her class consists of activities and stories. You will look at art, music and videos. You will actually learn things that can't be taught in books. There is barely any reading the entire quarter. You have a few writing assignments that you do have to work very hard on, but she helps you out and you have peer review groups (which actually boosted my grade significantly). You will actually learn about english and have fun. If you have questions, she will always help. By far one of the best teachers I've ever had.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jun 2013
Best/most rewarding english class I have taken in my life. Jacki is by far one of the best teacher's I've had. Take this class


Freshman
A
General Ed
Mar 2014
I'm very glad that I had Jacki for freshman year! She's very down on earth and well organized with her teaching. To people who don't want to spend much time on their work, please don't get her class. You will definitely learn a lot from these hard work. I just did what I supposed to do and ended up with an A-.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Mar 2014
I really believe that Ms. Belknap is a wonderful teacher. She is very kind and understanding. I cannot express how great of a teacher she is. I think that if I worked harder than my grades would've been much better, but I did not take this class seriously enough. She's very helpful and explains everything clearly, and if you need more clarifying, she is more than happy to help you. We are in college now, so I do not understand why people are complaining about the workload (this should be expected). Although there is quite a lot of writing to do for this class, I don't think it is hard to manage unless you wait last minute.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2014
Jacki truly impacted my life. She is an unbelievably good professor. Coming into this course as a freshman I was very nervous, but throughout this course I learned so much from her. She has a wonderful personality and is very down to earth. Yes this class was very difficult (like most classes at cal poly) but if you put in the time and effort, it will pay off. Jacki is there to help you every step of the way. She definitely deserves two thumbs up.


Freshman
C
General Ed
Feb 2015
Jacki is a great. SHE IS NOT EASY!! She lets just know the first day that C means you met all her requirements and your work is good. Probably the hardest class I have ever taken in my life (I struggle a lot with research and writing) BUT she is really truly there to guide you every step of the way. She really pushes her students and attempts to connect with everyone on a personal level which is great. I feel like she actually cares.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2016
First of all, I want to say that I'm actually an ESL student and I was in Ms. Belknap's ENGL 134 class! Ms. Balknap was a very nice woman, I felt great sitting in her class. She told us to call her Jacki but I didn't fell very comfortable of this so I still say Ms. Belknap... I thought ENGL 134 was gonna be super hard for me but it turns out to be a great academic experience with Ms. Belknap and my classmates. However, Belknap gave us quite a lot reading assignments, writing projects and biweekly reading response logs. It's really easy to keep a B or above if you work hard, but it's still really easy drop to a C if you don't prepare for the class. I highly recommend you take Ms. Belknap's class! No midterms nor quizzes, but you will have a final with is a take-home writing project due by the time the class final ends.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Apr 2017
Jackie is chill. GO TO HER OFFICE HOURS, she will grade your paper and help you. This will boost your grade. She is very straight forward with what she wants. She makes you a better writer. Just don't procrastinate and you should be fine.

ENGL 149


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Jun 2013
Jacki is an awesome teacher. Her class is extremely enjoyable. She is a tough grader and she expects a great deal, so make sure you stay on top of things. Go to office hours as much as you can, she is happy to help. Her class may be a lot of work, but you also get a lot out of it. I would definitely recommend taking her class.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Jan 2014
Understands the context and usefulness of technical writing and seeks to instill it in her students. More work but very rewarding in resume, interview, report writing, and other useful critical skills required for effective and expansive career development. TL;DR More work but worth it.


Sophomore
C
General Ed
Feb 2014
There is an unnecessary amount of work in this class for a GE. You are going to learn things in this class that you will never use in industry. You will learn a lot and you will do a TON of work in the process, but none of it is actually used in your major. Do not take this class if you are an engineer trying to get an actual engineering position, take this class if you are trying to become a writer in the engineering field.


Junior
B
General Ed
Mar 2014
The only useful information I brought back from this class is a working resume. She grades unreasonably hard.


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Mar 2014
Too much work for a GE. Spend more time on this class than major classes. Nothing useful other than resume. Stay Away


Sophomore
D
Required (Support)
Mar 2014
Most horrible teacher I have ever had. If you want to write tons of unnecessary essays that are graded really hard then please take this class. P.S. Don't listen to the below comments...she's not hot.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jun 2015
I can honestly say that she is the best professor I have had at Cal Poly so far. She is truly inspiring and a great lady. I always loved coming to her class because she made it a fun and effective learning environment. As an engineering major, I never liked writing, but this class changed it all. The class itself is tough and takes a lot of work, but definitely take Jacki!


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jul 2015
I have never gotten an A in an English class. I have never liked an English class. Until I met Jackie. She is absolutely incredible. Wonderful lady, teacher, and person. I cannot express how happy I was in having her as a teacher and am extremely glad at the impact she had on me in my first year. I always looked forward to coming to class and found her assignments fairly easy and productive. This class is legit! Actual English that we will use for once in our lives! She is awesome! TAKE HER


Junior
B
General Ed
Mar 2016
TAKE JACKI. Yes she is a tough grader but most of it is organization and minor details, not content. The course really only has 3 assignments: a resume, instruction manual, and a hefty analytical report (you get about a month to do it and it's as a group). Jacki is a really nice teacher who cares about her students, and will prepare you well for the future.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2016
Belknap was a great professor, but a very harsh grader. There are a lot of projects in a short amount of time, especially as this is an English class for engineering majors. However, she is extremely nice and friendly to the students, and pushes you to do your best.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Jun 2016
I love Jacki. She is such a great lecturer. She really knows her stuff. She is also very picky, though, but that makes it nice because she tells you EXACTLY what you need to do. I have learned so much from her, and it has made me a better student and engineer. I would consider myself lucky if I could have the pleasure of taking her again. BE WARNED, however, that there will be a point at about week 8 where there is a lot on your plate. Stay calm, because if you talk to Jacki she will help you through everything. You can also extend any deadline you wish if necessary. Take Jacki, or miss out.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
Jacky was a great lecturer who knows her stuff in regards to getting you prepared for your interactions with industry professionals. Despite being at 8am, I did enjoy going to class each day and felt like the time was well spent. Be aware that she does take the course seriously and if you're looking to get through this class with little work there's probably a professor that better suits your needs. If you're looking to get a lot out of the course, she's probably one of the best lecturers out there.

ENGL 349


Senior
B
General Ed
Nov 2013
I love her! cant stop thinking about her in the shower!! She is very attractive and cant wait to marry her!!

CE 487


Sophomore
C
Elective
Nov 2016
Business majors: A degree for the intellectually impaired, HA HA.