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Edward Rafferty
Professor in the Social Science department
at Boston University, Boston, MA
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Overall Quality
4.2
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
2.7
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12/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class is boring, but REALLLLLY a great guy AND teacher. He teaches and prepares you for every test and exam

07/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Rafferty is one of the best teachers I've ever had! He goes out of his way to accommodate his students and it's an easy A as long as you do all the readings. Seriously go to all the tutorials and email him your essays early for corrections. Genuinely sweet and very sarcastic. Rafferty tells it like it is. GREAT teacher.

01/31/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Rafferty is one of my favorite teachers I've ever had. Not only is he interested in his field, he's a genuinely sweet and caring man. He puts in a lot of effort to make sure his students are accommodated, whether it be missing class or extra help, and does so with a smile. I'm so grateful to be his student. He's awesome!!

12/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Rafferty is a great professor and person. He really wants his students to do well and will do his best to get them there. He is available outside of class and also holds tutorials before every exam. His team exams are easy - he gives you the questions beforehand. I loved my first semester in his class and look forward to another semester with him!

11/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Cool professor. Very helpful.

12/21/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SSB Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great proffessor and person. His way of teaching increases willingness to learn and research new stuff.

11/13/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
SS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Extremely caring. wonderful professor. organized. No other best way to explain concepts other than how he does it. very respectful! he listens to what u say. his classes arent that easy though. best social sci prof in cgs by far. dont necessarily have to read all the books bc he explains them very well in class. got A- bc paid attention in class

11/07/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Sse2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is the best professor in CGS. He is so sweet and honestly explains everything you need to know. He makes you want to attend class because you know you will learn everything you need for the exam. i love him!

07/16/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice guy and really helpful. He's crystal clear about everything and you should really take class notes.

07/13/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ss101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

such a great professor. he really cares about what he teaches. he's such a cute pudge and easy going. brilliant mind and makes you think. he is fabulous.

07/05/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SS202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is deep, thought-provoking, inspiring. Those who see no connection of material to exams want simply to regurgitate facts they've read. He asks us actually to THINK about and analyze material. As to returning exams or papers, he puts great thought and effort into his comments; they're REALLY helpful. Rafferty is one of BU's (not just CGS's) best.

12/21/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
So201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

good guy, good professor. He stands out to me because you could tell he really made an effort to see all of his students to well. Discussion is organized and well taught. Takes the class very seriously, yet does not ever look down to students. Real smart to boot.

12/16/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CGS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very passionate about the subject, and gives fantastic lectures. Has high standards, which is a refreshing change for CGS. Doesn't just want regurgitation on tests or papers. Very slow grading, however, and if you ask for a LOR, remind him every few days, because he forgot about mine and put me in a serious bind! One of the best at CGS

02/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Rafferty is the best professor i have ever had, he's incredible. Straight forward, always shows two sides to not be biased. Nice guy, brings the material to life (if it wasn't him teaching i would be very bored).

01/24/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CGSSECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

3 years and 2 universities later I still remember this man. HE IS A WONDERFUL ASSET TO YOU! He's knowledgeable, clear, approachable, and at least when I was at BU he was understanding of students. He is NEVER on a power trip like most other professors there. You will not regret his course!

12/22/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ss201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful professor. He is a difficult grader but very helpful. His team lectures & class discussions help to explain the JSAs. Very kind - he took into consideration that I was sick for 1/2 the semester. Probably one of the best professors I've had at BU so far.

03/29/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SS 201 & 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

For his exams, he will give you the possible questions about a week beforehand so that you can prepare decent answers! Very nice and very passionate about what he teaches!

11/08/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SS 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, knows exactly what he's talking about. Very hard grader, especially when it comes to essays. However, he does put out the entire team exam like a week before the exam and allows you to ask him any questions, so pretty much, if you're not lazy, you can get an A on the exam. Gives a lot of information and very helpful when you ask.

04/05/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SS 201/202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy & straight forward(that's it tho)* exams do NOT reflect what he has taught, and you can never be sure as to what he wants to see from you...

12/12/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SS 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Raffi gives teriffic lectures and is an interesting guy to talk with during office hours, or outside the classroom. The only issue I have with him is that he takes FOREVER to turn back papers and team tests. Like 1.5 months on average. He has kids, so I guess he can get a pass on it. Good professor.

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