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08/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Dr. Madden will go above and beyond for his students. This class is not easy, but if you want an easy class why are you in college? He makes this class interesting and fun. If you need help, TALK to him! He will do everything he can to help you! You will feel proud passing this class in the end! Go to class as if you miss a lot expect a poor grade.

02/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C+

Definitely read the chapters that he assigns. Take the notes. DO NOT FALL BEHIND. It is very hard to catch up on the quizzes if you fall behind. He's a great guy and tries to know all of his students names and gets to know them. Very passionate about the subject. Great class. One of my favorites ever!

05/15/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Extremely recommended you read the chapters when he tells you to, If not you won't understand anything. Great sense of humor and gets to know everyone. If you are offended easily, don't take him. Interesting lectures - they don't help too much but at least they aren't boring. Lets you use notes and stuff for tests. I would take him again!

03/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
UNI 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very nice and funny! Have him right now for Freshman Seminar and it's easy! He helps you to graduate and I will keep in touch with him till I'm done!

04/29/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Do NOT take his online class if you are looking for something to raise your GPA. Extremely hard grader who does not follow the syllabus. Syllabus states that assignments should be around 250 words each, but you will receive nothing higher than a C/D if you follow it. His examples of "good responses" are at least 1000+ words about 1-2 questions.

04/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Very interesting. Good guy to take. He has this suaveness to himself. It was a great class and I would take him again if I need a history

02/26/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Took one of his online classes. Worked my butt off each week to write my assignments and answer the questions provided. Received nothing higher than an 85 on each. He posted an example of what our answers should look like and it was literally 10+ long paragraphs about 2-3 questions assigned. Extremely hard grader. We're at cal dude, not Harvard.

01/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
his100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

his history class was easy, its true you have to write 7 essays per test however he lets you do it in groups. Get a group of 7 and you only ahve to do one. best teacher I have had yet, took another one of his classes this semester!

12/20/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had Dr. madden for an online history class. I've heard he's great in-class, but this constitution class was very time-consuming. If you're looking for an easy online class- don't take him!

09/30/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took him this semester and was a huge mistake. He spends the entire class rambling about off topic things like texting then throws in a few F bombs for some shock laughs so all of the sudden everyone loves him. The quizzes are insanely difficult and you have to write 7 essays for each exam. You WILL have to read the textbook very intensely to pass

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