Edward Collins at San Jose State University

Edward Collins

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/22/14

geog 1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is really a cool professor. he does everything to make the lecture "not boring." he is extremely helpful. you can only fail in this class if you want to.

6/3/14

GEOG01

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA+

Professor Collins really cares about his students and does everything in his power to make sure you do well. He is interested in what he teaches but classes are a little dry. The information being taught is fairly simple and reading textbook is very useful. He is an overly fair grader and always makes himself available for students who need help

10/23/13

POLS 100W

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I left a review previously but just wanted to add that Prof. Collins is extremely helpful and nice in his office hours. If you take the time to go to office hours he will view you more positively. He is also more relaxed and laid back in office hours than in class.

10/16/13

POLS 100W

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very easy grader, but can be condescending in addition to being extremely boring. Each day's lecture is the same as the last. You learn nothing from attending class but attendance is mandatory since there is always something due. Seems like a nice guy with good intentions -- perhaps he'd just rather be teaching geography and got stuck with POLS.

9/9/13

Poli Sci 100w

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I enrolled into Professor's Collins class with an open mind even though I've heard a lot of complaints about him from his former students. Overall, expect him to be extremely rude to you and make you feel like you are not even worthy to talk to him. I've never had any issues with any of my professors before but his personality is so unbearable.

5/16/12

geog10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Basically, dont come to class and study on your own the textbook, of which is like 100 plus a workbook u dont use. his tests are abnormally hard and he gets side tracked all the time. he is very unorganized. you write papers a lot, which arent too bad

12/16/11

GEOG10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is reeeaaallllllllly boring. Going to class is pointless because you won't understand what he is trying to teach and the only homework is essays that are fairly easy. Thats the only good thing about the class. Also his test are hard and have nothing to do with the homework assignments. Better off teaching yourself.

12/15/11

Geo10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. seriously it is terrbile. he is a horrible. terrible at explaining anything, boring,tells you a grade, and it changs a week later when u havent done anymore assigments. the homework is essays, that are stupid. attending class is useless and the tests dont relate back to what you "learned" in class. basically, teach yourself.

12/7/11

CULT401

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is really boring

12/16/10

Geo10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very nice teacher, easily accessible for help.He is very good at explaining, he simplifies problems/idea to a level even a child would be able to understand the concepts he explains.So who ever says he is a bad teacher just didn't take enough interest in the class and that why they probably failed

12/14/10

GEOG10

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Collins is a nice man but just seems really cluttered and unorganized with his ideas. Each report was postponed at least 2 weeks, so you never know when anything is actually due. 3 midterms and 1 optional final. Easy tests if you use his study guide and do light reading. EASY CLASS but boring lectures.

5/21/10

GEO10

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring class. He's a nice guy overall but I do not recommend taking his class. Although you can see his effort in wanting you to succeed. He will treat you like you're a geography major. Collins will also put the spotlight on at least 5 people a lecture and expect you to answer his questions. His lectures do not make any sense and he is unorganized

2/7/10

GEOG10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Collins is a good man. He tries hard -- he really wants the class to understand and succeed. Unfortunately, his lack of preparation sometimes causes problems with this -- he regularly has laptop problems / etc. Easy class if you do the work. As the previous posters mentioned, final replaces lowest test. Homework is quick and easy short papers.

12/17/09

GEOG10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is enthusiastic and excited to teach and does all he can to help students to succeed. He provides slide shows and outlines online for you to use. Tests require you to study a lot of material but there are few questions on the test.

12/6/09

Geog10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He wants the students in his class to succeed and will do anything to make that happen. The final replaces the lowest test grade, the final essay (as an outline) can replace your lowest essay grade. He gives you his notes for each of the chapters, tells you what's going to be on the test and what to study.

6/26/09

GEOG101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a very nice guy. A little green as a teacher. He wastes so much time reviewing old tests and papers, many days were a complete waste of time. When asked about his grading style on papers, he'll get very defensive. I didn't really learn much but I did get an easy "A".

4/16/09

GEOG101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very confusing and unorganized, yes. Not always crystal clear, yes. However, he does go out of his way to make office hours with you, and he does at least try to prepare students for tests and homeworks. Curves grades and pushes back due dates for the good of the whole. Overall, nice guy, just not the greatest communicator.

12/16/08

Geo10

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a bit unorganized and his laptop never works. His test questions are all from the readings and if you like your grade by the final you dont have too take it. But show up too class and read the book and you should be fine. he also prints out notes for you so you dont have to take them. Also there is a 100 word essay in each chapter.There easy.

7/9/08

Geog101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall good class. Seems a bit unorganized but if you read the text and show up for class, you'll do well. Very willing to help you out.

6/26/08

GEOG10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's pretty unorganized, his computer never seemed to work. he's nice and helpful. gave us all his notes and what too study for on the test. the final replaces your lowest score. people always complained about never recieving his emails, but i guess they never realized he was doing us a favor by sending them. he's a bit dorky but overall good!

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