Jon Kilpinen at Valparaiso University

Jon Kilpinen

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/20/06

Geo102

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

11/22/05

Geography

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/6/05

intro gov

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/28/05

Foreign ?

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/21/05

Geo 200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

7/3/05

Lots of Geo

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/13/05

Geo

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/3/04

geography

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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>

10/27/04

215

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

7/16/04

GEO

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/17/04

Geo 102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/11/04

geo

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

2/23/04

GEO 301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/23/03

GEO 200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/22/03

Geo

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/16/03

geo

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

he sucks, class is supposed to be easy

11/5/03

geo

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/3/03

GEO

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

6/17/03

GEO

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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

3/9/03

GEO

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good guy, some lectures get boring though

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