Jeff Volkmer at Biola University

Jeff Volkmer

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 4.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/30/14

BBST 109

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love Volkmer. Please take him if you get the chance! So much knowledge in this man. Always makes his lectures interesting and is an interesting person himself. If you want to, you really can learn a great deal from Volkmer. Classes are optional and grades are easy, but so much food for thought every class period

2/7/14

BBST109

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good Class! I love it! He can get a little boring... but I find him to be hilarious! Good Class!

12/4/13

Bbst 109

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was so engaging for me-my favorite for the semester! Just make sure to listen. Low stress class, better than what I have heard from Talley's demanding homework. I really got to process a lot of what I learned instead of cramming to finish. He wasn't raised Christian and took time to explain things that are glossed over often. Reccomend!

12/4/13

BBST 109

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Volkmer is a really easy grader, and all the quizzes in this class were super easy (he always gave us the answer before handing it in). You can tell that he really cares about his work and it is definitely a great class if you want to learn a lot. However, you could still just play games on your laptop every class period and get an A.

11/20/13

BBST109

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Quiz every week. Not really help but easy

4/16/13

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Volkmer is very knowledgable and detailed in his lectures, however he spends the majority of the semester focusing on the pentateuch, primarily Genesis. Lectures tend to be dry and boring, but your only homework is to read the whole Old Testament and write a current event paper. Take this if you want an easy class.

1/19/13

BBST04

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Riveting lectures and allows a lot of time for questions and prayer requests. The Bible is the only text book for this class. And reading log is the bulk of your grade that you turn in on the day of the final. Minimal Quizzes and tests. He's personable and helps you get a better understanding of the Old Testament, especially Genesis.

12/14/12

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Volkmers class is really easy. If your looking for engaging coursework and captivating lectures that will leave you asking for me, you probably won't find it here. He is very mundane, does not take attendance, and drops the two lowest pop quiz scores. As long as you attend class at least once a month, you'll pass.

12/3/12

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Volkmer is one of the best profs I have ever had. He is super chill, really funny, and just a nice guy. He points out a lot of really interesting things and relates the OT to today. I wish I could take every Bible class with him. He is awesome.

12/3/12

OTBibl

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is such a great teacher, I thought he provided both views, not equally all the time but he still did. At the beginning of the year I did not really listen but towards the middle I put my computer away and really listened and im so glad I did. He is so intelligent and wish I could take more classes with him.

12/2/12

OT1

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I selected his class because I heard it was easy and that we read through the whole Old Testament. However, I was disappointed in his class. From August to November, he lectured on Genesis alone. He pushed for a belief in an old earth and local flood without equally presenting the other side. Homework: reading log, two 3-5 page papers, and quizzes.

1/23/12

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not as good as Talley, but knows his stuff and lectures are usually pretty good. The problem is that he lectures on stuff but doesn't really TEACH it. It's best to just listen in class than to scribble down everything he says. Not the most organized, though, and not a fan of his tweeting system at all. But otherwise very easy prof.

12/16/11

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved Volkmer! I wish he'd been able to cover all the OT books in class - he has so much good stuff to say but just went a little slow. No papers, two tests. Attendance not mandatory but he does give pop quizzes. Tests are also based off lectures and a portion of the grade is tweeting a thought after each class. Would definitely take him again!

12/15/11

bbst109

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Super easy class! A great class to take if most of your other classes are hard. 2 tests (all ppts on blackboard), tweet, easy pop quizzes, and NO PAPERS TO WRITE! Just read the OT. I'd still recommend Talley if you want to learn more about the OT. Volkmer shares a lot of his personal views and doesnt get into all the books (mostly just genesis!)

11/26/11

BBST103

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Didn't hold my attention very well. Not a lot of homework. Sometimes gives roundabout answers.

8/8/11

PentBBST

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice and cares about his students a lot. He makes assignments so that students really learn. While the class (Pentateuch) focused mostly on Genesis and we didn't even make it to Deut, I learned so much. The material is fairly challenging, so be ready to take notes and pay attention.

5/9/10

BBST109

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Super easy class. a couple pop quizzes. 1 quiz on the books of the OT a midterm and a final then super easy reflection papers. I hardly went to class, he put the power point on blackboard

4/15/10

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof volkmer is an excellent dude. went to oxford and has excellent wisdom in the OT. Class requires you to read the whole OT which is where most of your grade is based on, but he shares a lot of insight throughout his class, a truly sweet man of God. TAKE HIS CLASS!!

2/23/10

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Have to have a Twitter account, need to make it to class so you can do twitter and listen to notes but I guess you don't really have to be there. Two tests, easy enough

1/24/10

BBST109

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor. The only major assignment is reading the entire Old Testament. This makes the class fairly easy, but it does take up a ton of your time. A couple tests which are easy.

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