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Jonathan Wender
Professor in the Sociology department
at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
are you Jonathan Wender?
Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.1
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11/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC376 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+
"Get ready to read" "Hilarious" "Participation matters"

Great class on Drugs and Society. Jonathan is a great lecturer. He is funny and really tries to engage you in the class. There is a lot of reading, but it is all interesting stuff to read.

07/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
LSJ480 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This was a HARD class, but his lectures were interesting. He is very approachable. The readings were boring, and you can't skim them, because they are used for the tests. 2 essay tests and a term paper.

04/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great class great professor! He gives you essay topic for exams before the midterm. The text book is a little bit hard to understand but if you go the class, he will explain all the theories in detail. He's a nice guy and he hopes everyone gets full points in his class. The grade is not curved, so if you work hard, you should be fine:)

03/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I enjoyed this class! I had never taken a sociology class before, so had no idea what to expect. I found some of the readings a little difficult, but everything is explained in class. You get the essay topics in advance for tests. I would recommend this class. I wouldn't call this class easy, but I wouldn't call it super difficult either.

03/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
soc 375 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

by far the only professor you will love at uw. he is the most caring and most heartfelt proffesor you will meet. his class is easy you do the readings and he goes over the important parts the readings are intresting and not dry test are large concepts short paragraphs and easy multiple choices

03/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

Jonathan is GREAT! He keeps the audience engaged and really creates a class where people can have open conversation. I really appreciate how interesting he made this class!

02/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class was easy, but Wender made things very complicated with his unclear directions. Our TA Julie saved the day and really consolidated his lectures to make them more understandable. Pretty sure I will nearly 4.0 this class, it's easy... but not the most exciting class.

02/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Passionate and fun professor! He genuinely cares about the success of the students and is always willing to go that extra mile. Definitely my favorite prof at the U.

11/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wender is my favorite professor so far at UW. His lectures were both engaging and informative, and he works so hard to make sure everyone is on the same page and prepared for his exams. He makes the class as interactive as a lecture can be, and is extremely passionate about his student's success.

07/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
LSJ376 LSJ480 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This man is one of the most inspirational people I've ever met, and one of the most intelligent. He is a former cop, very personable, and funny. His lectures are engaging, emotionally moving, and sometimes hilarious. He wants you to learn, and wants to change things in society. he isn't an 'easy' grader, but he is very very fair. Take his class.

06/19/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC372 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Go to his lectures, he explains what he wanted you to get from the readings. And don't miss sections, that is where you get all participation. Very engaging. Used to be a cop so he knows the criminal justice system better than most.

04/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
LSJ 375 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice professor but he makes it clear that one of his main goals is to prepare you for the "real world," which I found extremely annoying. I think he failed to realize that most of us had jobs, some had children, and were paying bills, I think it is safe to say we all knew how to function in the real world. Reading is a must. Tough class, but good.

03/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I found this class quite insightful and useful. Probably because I have some interest in sociology and I like essay-based tests more than multiple choice exams. If you go to lecture, you only need to skim your textbook, but I recommend reading it anyway because it makes understanding the context easier. Also he can be CRAZY sometimes in lecture.

03/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
LSJ 375 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is not the conventional scantron/multiple choice type of class. It takes a lot of reading and truly understanding the concepts in order to get a good grade. Professor Wender is great! He pushes you to think outside the box and he actually presents "real world" situations instead of reading straight out of the text. Be prepared for essays.

03/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

don't take this class, you will never know what he wants in your paper and tests

12/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best professor I've ever had in five years of university. Class is interesting and engaging, readings are unconventional at times and also interesting, all tests are open book open notes. Makes me want to attend lectures.

12/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC376 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I have taken two classes from Jonathan. He is an amazing teacher. He loves to teach and really cares that his students understand the subject matter. His expectations are clear cut and while he does expect excellence success is well within reach.

08/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC374 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wender is favorite professor at UW! Love all his antics and real-life examples. He is so engaging and really cares about the success of the students. I will really miss being in this class. Be sure to take good notes and do the readings and you'll be fine. Getting a good grade isn't as hard as people say it is.

08/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Soc371 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors out there. Fantastic lecturer that makes attending class enjoyable. Cares about the success of his students.

05/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
LSJ367 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Jonathan is, perhaps, one of the best professors I've ever had. He isn't the easiest grader, but simultaneously he tells you EXACTLY what to do to get a good grade. His lectures are very engrossing and fun to follow, and his overhead slides (he doesn't use PowerPoint) ENHANCE his lecture, rather than copy it. Really, truly cares about his students.

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