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Bruce Altschuler
Professor in the Political Science department
at SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.4
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115 Student Ratings
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11/04/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I thought he was a great professor, yes he was tough, but he pushed students to do better. He didn't accept laziness. If you like to be spoon fed and babied, then he is not the professor for you. I learned so much from him and I am very thankful that he was my professor. He did seem to put students down a little, but other than that really great.

02/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

People who complained about him back in the day complained about him in this millennium. Was never clear with the assignments, straight lecture. Put students down a lot for answering questions he thought were wrong.

12/13/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pol205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He seem really nice but isn't the best teacher at Oswego. He will butcher your weekly paper if you do it incorrectly. The worse part about the papers is that there is no rubric or guidelines to them. If your in his class it's best to use the all the information from the book for it. You should also do the reading!!! I will definitely help you pass.

12/11/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you are stuck with Altschuler as a political science teacher, you are in for a rough semester. You will have weekly papers that he grades like an english teacher. He uses vocabulary as if he memorized the textbook, If no one speaks up in class, he reads the attendance sheet for random answers. He is not clear, scolds wrong answers, Didnt enjoy

05/25/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Altschuler was cantankerous, and extremely hard to follow. I was afraid to raise my hand to talk because he always insulted me in class. People needed help and I don't think they received it. Needs to use Power Point so students could understand the content of his class. Bring an open mind and knowledge of politics to class every day.

04/20/2012
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Altschuler's POL205 class is very rigorous, especially for a class full of first-semester freshmen. His exams are very challenging (define 6 of 7 terms in paragraph form and answer 1 of 2 essay questions) and his papers don't teach you to write well; they teach you to write like him. He's also very rude, and has a tendency to put down his students.

11/19/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pol326 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Altschuler is a smart guy, but he is rude to his students and gets upset when no one answers his questions, even though he mocks your answers and basically says they are wrong. If you have to take a class with him, it's not too bad but try avoiding him if you want a good grade.

04/04/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

It's a good class if you're willing to put the work into. If you're a poly sci major I would recommend him but not for a gen ed.

12/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Pol230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

As usual dumbs dumbs who rate profs really high for being easy attack this man because he makes them work Lazy dudes

12/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLmany Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had many upper division classes with this professor. He is an excellent prof, and knowledgable. Very tough grader though. Turn in drafts, you get them back with more red than black ink. He is very challenging and expands your critical thinking skills. I would recommend him if you like a challenge. If you want an A, stay away.

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