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Kevin Smant
Professor in the History department
at Tarrant County College (all), Fort Worth, TX
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
4.0
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09/23/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

Way too strict for a history course.

09/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Asks tricky questions that are not on review and are hard to find in book. Even if you read your textbook and study. Ridiculous. Barely any time on tests.

08/23/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Smant is a very hard grader. He gives reviews for quiz and tests but they don't help much. You have to read every word of the text book and have an excellent memory because he LOVES trick questions. Don't take this class durring summer sessions, makes it even harder.

08/18/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

VERY time consuming with 7 hours of video, textbook reading, and long reviews There were 4 quizzes, 4 tests, 2 essays, and the grading system is horrible. The quizzes and tests are shortly timed with the most random and tricky multiple choice questions ever. Unless you have a photographic memory - DO NOT take this online class!

07/03/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
History 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor !

07/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST-1301-16510 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A

Not a big fan of history but you will learn it if you want a good grade. Must read the book. Very friendly, good sense of humor, and is a good teacher. Very little actual work but you WILL learn! Gives you lots of test and quiz prep. You can NOT expect any help from Google here my friends....

06/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Absolutely loved Dr. S! Gave reviews for quizzes and tests. Very helpful and answers email quickly. Highly recommend taking his class!

12/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This was my second course with Dr. Smant and both times I enjoyed his class. He loves history and you can't help but like it also. He uses videos and music to keep your interest. Believe me it worked on a Friday evening. I highly recommend Dr. Smant.

12/12/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Funny professor and interesting class. I had him for Friday classes which were 3 hrs long, but he kept the class interesting with videos and music. All tests were ONLINE, but that does not mean they were easy! Don't think you can just google the answers and get an A. You have to use all your resources. Assignments online. Timed final. Good class!

12/11/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took Online Class. He loves History and it shows. He has a good sense of humor. Uses Videos & Music in his lecture reviews. gives opportunity for 9 extra credit pts each test. Learned a lot. Need to read Text, watch videos and study the reviews. If you prioritize, you will make a good grade and learn some History! Recommend him for Hist 1301

10/21/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Read the book or fail. Tests were all take home except the final, but you have to think critically about the answers. Not straight-forward at all! Overall good teacher, YOU WILL LEARN HISTORY if you want a good grade.

08/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

**DL class. Easy A. I do not enjoy US history at all, and I very much enjoyed the textbook and the professor. Review sessions are helpful, and he gives an extra 5 points on the test if you go. Dr. Smant is very nice, helpful, and funny. I highly recommend the study guide because he uses those questions on the test!

08/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He loves history but so do I. Lectures are on video-free through BlackBoard. Videos are documentary style which made it more interesting & easier to learn material, practically through osmosis. Took in summer: 3 exams only. 5 points /reveiw attended. Recommend at least watch videos & go through study guide if don't read book. I thouroughly enjoyed!

07/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I just took his ITV class and it was very straight forward. You have to study thoroughly (I probably studied about 5 hours for each test) but everything is based directly off of his reviews. You can earn a total of 9 bonus points for each test, and I highly recommend going to his seminars. Ended up getting an A+ in the class

06/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST-1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

*ONLINE* Best part... before every test there is a test prep seminar at NE where you get 5 points on your exam if you show. There are 3 exams and he drops the lowest then there is a FINAL which is not inclusive. There is oncampus testing. Would take again

05/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Made history interesting..... I made an A.....and I actually learned history. I recommend Dr.Smant.

04/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! class is very interesting and he supports his lectures with videos to make even more understandable. All test are from notes taken from class, so take good notes to pass plus are take home except final. Easiest A

03/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome Teacher! Take good notes, record the lecture if you like. You'll need it for the tests. Use the book as back-up. Makes history interesting! I would take again!

11/14/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is very easy!!! There is no way of failing this class!! He makes history very intresting and i definitely recommend to taking him! He's a great teacher! Just come to class and take notes if u miss a day u missed alot of information for the next exam!!! But overall he is the best!!

07/29/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST1302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took the ITV class. Keep in mind that history is my worst subject and I made an 89. He holds seminars/test reviews that are very helpful and reward extra credit. He is also a very funny, intersting guy. I'd take him again.

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