Kenneth Crook at Utah Valley University

Kenneth Crook

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/5/13

CJ 1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Crook is a good teacher but his style didn't really fit me, so I had a hard time in his class. He makes you read every chapter and then lectures on it. make sure you know the judges and courts. he didn't go over those a lot and they were on the test. If you study & read the text book you will do well. but over all he is a good teacher.

10/22/13

CJ 1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed his class. He has cool stories to tell, he is very knowledgeable. he makes jokes. Make sure you read and study the chapters in the text book. You have a quiz after he finishes covering the material in each class. Also take good notes. sometimes he covers things that will be on the quiz but only briefly. Good luck!

6/25/13

CJ3270

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Crook made this Criminology class fun. There are quizzes after each chapter and the final reflects the quizzes. Pay attention to the theorists he discusses because more than likely they WILL be on the quiz. He is a no nonsense kind of guy and is somewhat strict, but you'll find he does have a fun side to him. I really respect him.

6/25/13

CJ470G

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I went into this class liking it, then not liking my grades throughout the weeks and quizzes. There is a quiz after each chapter and the final reflects the exact questions from the quizzes. The textbook will be attached to your hip because his quizzes can be difficult even when you've read the material. Overall, he is a very informative person.

4/30/13

IT 1350

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher who has a passion for learning. Class was based almost completely on quizzes and tests, which sometimes made it hard. Worked for the F.B.I. so he knows a lot on some related subjects. Does a good job of tying class material to real world examples and stories.

4/21/13

CJ1340

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took his class one day a week and overall it was a decent class. Expect a quiz on each chapter roughly 19 questions or so. The quizzes can reference specific cases but overall if you just skim over the material you should be alright. He's interesting and has good stories. Also has a really easy 5 page paper. I was third in the class.

12/22/12

CJ1350

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, if you don't come to class or do the reading you are not going to do well. But the readings aren't long (probably takes 30 min to an hour), one reading every other day. His classes are fun to be in.

12/16/12

CJCrim

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Crooks lectures are easy to understand and follow and are very informative. However, they do not prepare you for his weekly tests at all. I was ranked #12 out of 50 students and received a B-. Only two students received an A- and no one student received an A. Sounds like a teaching problem when not one student receives an A.

12/3/12

CJ1340

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He gives lots of quizzes so if you are not a good test taker than perhaps you shouldn't take this class. He gives like 10 mins to take a 19 question quiz.Reading the book is highly necessary. There is a 5 page paper due at the end of the semester which isn't too bad. He is a tough grader especially on the paper. But he does know his stuff.

9/13/12

CJ1350

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher I really learned a lot from him. He has a lot of knowledge about what he teaches. Take lots of notes and read the book and you will do fine he even tells you most of the quizzes and test questions come from the book. Very helpful I will take another class from him again.

4/24/12

CJ1010

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr Crook is very smart and has alot of experience. His views are characteristic of many LDS people. He is pushy in his view points. He tests you on things he did not cover in his lecture. You basically need to read every chapter in the text book and several times.

4/3/12

CJ1340

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Crook's teaching style leads to very comprehensive note taking. His quizzes help you highlight what needs work. There is a quiz or 2 every class. 20 questions, but he waves your lowest ones at the end of term and offers EC. I have had better retention from his class than any other professor I've taken.

12/27/11

CJ1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's funny the students below are so angry because they had to do some work. If you are interested in a career within the Criminal Justice field then suck it up and do some work. This class has actually helped me in other courses as well such as pols and future CJ classes. Prof. Crook is an awesome, helpful teacher. Just do the work, don't cry.

12/18/11

CJ3270

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Instructor usually says something offensive every class period. Doesn't like anyone's opinion except his own. I will NEVER take anoter class from him again if I can help it.

12/6/11

CJ3270

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Quiz every class period. 20-25 questions and no more than 10 mins per quiz. No study guide for midterm or final. Brags about himself way too much. Participation is very important but yet, when you answer a question he ignores you. Doestn' stop talking about his "perfect" family.

11/29/11

CJ490G

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to be frustrated, stressed, and offended. Take Crook's classes. Everyone who has given Crook a good rating is lying. His classes are terrible. Avoid Crook if at all possible. He tests every week and you are never given enough time, even if you are prepared.

11/14/11

CJ1010

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Port. Crook is there to teach you, plain and simple. You cannot slide by and get a good grade, effort is required. However, he has the knowledge and experience to make the class interesting. He's great, but he'll tell you how it is!

11/6/11

CJ1340

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Test after each chapter. He explains things well and shares stories if they are relevant. He has a good sense of humor, and he will tell it like it is. I would recommend taking his classes, but don't expect to slide by, you need to put the effort into it.

11/4/11

CJ1340

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Crook is a great teacher. He has a ton of experience and he makes class fun. He has tests after each chapter, he has a final but no midterm and he has you write a 5 page paper on a movie but you have all semester to work on it. I highly recommend him.

9/8/11

CJ1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Crook is one of the best professors I've ever had. He's a former FBI agent so he always has stories to tell. Some say he's too hard, I guess if you're really into Criminal Justice like I am then it's pretty easy but as long as you study, you'll do just fine. Another thing, he's funny. They'll always be at least one laugh for every class.

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