Stephen Gardiner at University of Washington

Stephen Gardiner

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
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8/14/11

Phil407

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Steve is a solid phil prof who really challenges his students to develop their arguments. Expect a lot of reading, a moderate amount of writing, and a lot of class discussion at least in his 400 level classes. I worked my butt of for 3.8's, but his classes really grew my thought process on certain issues.

6/13/11

PHIL240

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was at no point as much of a jerk as made out to be. Seemed a bit brusque, in a very British way, but nice and helpful. Made the class a friendly, unintimidating environment and was often quite funny. You could see there was a good relationship between him and his TAs and, as the quarter went on, between him and all of us.

7/14/10

phil240

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures were interesting, though his powerpoints were disorganized. He gives lots of examples and encourages people to speak up in class. Quizzes and exams were reasonable and came straight from study questions, but the essays averaged a 2.75 in the class. Maybe philosophy isn't my thing, but I put in a lot more effort than a 3.5 is worth.

5/21/10

PHIL240

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tends to drone. Hard to follow sometimes.

1/27/10

Phil240

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would not take him again. Lectures are not that interesting. I asked him for a letter of recommendation for medical school and he said no to ask my TA.

4/1/09

Phil240

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are ok, but they go kinda slow. He reviews what he went over the previous lecture, which I found a little unnecessary. His tests and quizzes are fair, because he tells you what he will be drawing the questions from. Very fair. Lots of reading though, but nothing too bad really.

3/17/09

PHIL240

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor! Very, very helpful in lecture as he simplifies the often abstract readings into something more manageable. I actually took this course originally to fill my 15 credit quota, but Gardiner made the class both interesting and informative and has me now considering Philosophy as a second major. Highly recommended!

3/13/09

PHIL240

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not the best professor, but not bad enough to stay away from.

2/18/09

Phil240

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher. Grading is completely unfair, takes points off just to keep averages down, lectures are boring, long and very general (its not a metatheory class, so thats not okay), and he is a stuck up, snobbish ****

2/4/09

PHIL240

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class was very interesting and fun. The teacher is great, always stopping to ask suggestions or questions. Brilliant guy to talk to. Topic was very interesting and lectures were very clear (it is philosphy!) and illustrative.

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