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Jon Kilpinen
Professor in the Geography department
at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.6
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21 Student Ratings
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10/20/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geo102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Did not seem to have a clue about globalization. Picked one stereotype for each region of the world and turned it into a 3 day lecture. South America-drugs. Africa-AIDS. Asia-more drugs. Middle East-oil, and sand. Let's not forget sand. And did you know that the majority of people in Thailand are Thai? Tests over things not covered in class

11/22/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geography Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

This guy got some rough reviews, and he doesn't deserve them as far as I'm concerned. I learned a lot from his class, and read some incredible books about other cultures. Nectar in a Sieve was especially good. Props to Kilpinen if you ask me!

11/06/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
intro gov Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

sucked ass. boring as hell. would not recommend this thing

10/28/2005
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Foreign ? Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I can't remember the name of the class- it was god awful boring, but I still have the books we read. They were really interesting if you enjoy learning about other cultures. I went on a trip with him to Nicaragua/Costa Rica- he may be a dork, but he is a great guy.

10/21/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Geo 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He assigns the most God-awful boring books ever, but he's a nice guy and an overall decent prof.

07/03/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Lots of Geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Yawn...I think that about covers it. Caught up on many hours of sleep in his class. Did very well in his classes, despite the closed eyelids 99% of the time.

04/13/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is really hard because he tests you on stuff you do not discuss in class...some of it doesn't have anything to do with Geo. He is not much for helping either. He needs a wake up call.

11/03/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
geography Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His class sucks...very boring..cant stop talking... no class participation... felt like i was better off watching linolium peel. he knows what he is talking about.. almost too much! prepared to be bored to DEATH>

10/27/2004
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
215 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he makes u sleep and then his tests make u cry!

07/16/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

This prof is great, and deserves a better score than he has gotten so far. If you can't handle a little work, or a little thinking, then don't even bother, moreso you probably shouldn't be in Geography :P He's always prepared and motivates the class.

05/17/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geo 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Super nice guy. You can tell he tries hard, very accomidating. It was a hard to be motivated to wake up for his class at 9am.

04/11/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

boring, he tests you on crap you doesn't have anything to do with geography

02/23/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEO 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Not the easiest professor, but definitely worth your time. His presentation of the material is very objective. I feel so much more culturally aware after having the class. Put in the time, and you won't regret it.

12/23/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEO 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Really interesting class. Not too much class participation. He's a real fair grader and if you take notes the class is a breeze. No textbooks, but you do have to read some somewhat dry dissertations.

11/22/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Don't take unless you actually LIKE this subject; it's totally boring, and he's a details shark on tests. Grr.

11/16/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

he sucks, class is supposed to be easy

11/05/2003
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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11/03/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

TOTALLY BORING, TESTS ARE HARD AND OF TOPIC, TOTALLY BORING

06/17/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Dont take an 8am class with him.... unless you want to drool on your desk (he usually doesn't wake you up!) Other then that, good guy

03/09/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Good guy, some lectures get boring though

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