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Jim Roberts
Professor in the Film department
at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
are you Jim Roberts?
Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.5
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10/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film 2700 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Clear grading criteria" "Gives good feedback"

Roberts was super easy. If you go to his lectures and listen, you should pass the class. He has a one question quiz every week, the question usually comes from the previous lecture, so it's super easy. You don't use the book at all. 23 test questions are given to you a week before the test and you can find the answers in the notes. Easy A!

12/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Easy class! Doesn't take attendance and everything is posted online including study guides.

12/21/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I skipped almost all the classes and ended up with an A+. All grades come from breakout session with a TA. I had no interest in this class. You'll have projects, tests. He gives you the test questions and the questions on the final too

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Film 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you have to take this class as a core requirement, you should definitely take it with him. He posts his notes online, communicates using twitter, and gives you the exam questions before the test. Doesn't get simpler than him. Take him! He's funny, and a really chill teacher

11/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
film 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class is really easy. His study guides are helpful. He gives you all the notes online

11/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FILM 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a great lecturer, but the breakout sections and heavy weight on participation is not fun. Unless you're big on discussion or a film major/minor, I would recommend taking a different elective. Most of the movies are boring and half of them are in a different language. You have to use twitter in his class to keep up, which sucked cus I hate it.

11/07/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is NOT funny but he tries really hard to be. He often gets out of topic & tries to appeal to his audience that has fallen asleep. The good thing is that the test include almost everything he goes over and that going to his lecture is not necessary. He is NOT funny or cool.

11/01/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's SUUUUPER talkative, but really kind. He gives you the answers for the test in advance, so you can study, but tests are only like 10% each.2 projects and 2 exams and participation which was worth like 35%. The class subject is rather boring, but he somewhat makes it fun. The movies you watch in class are silent until like the midpoint....

10/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
film 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Such an easy class. Sure he rambles but it's usually about films, so if you have any interest in film at all (And I don't mean you thought Avengers was cool, like, you actually care about films), then it's interesting at the very least. And he has study guides so you have no excuse to do badly. Easy A. Counts for graduation. Done deal.

08/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
film 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Roberts is that guy. He will actually make you look at film in a different perspective. People will complain about him rambling but if you pay attention he is educating you. He is a cool dude. The tests are too easy and its hard to fail. Lectures are not mandatory and neither is the book. Go learn something with him def #1 professor

05/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easy teacher. Super laid back. Extremely talkative and helpful!

05/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fun teacher. He gets off topic a lot, but it's funny and won't take away from what you learn. He's enthusiastic and funny. Don't buy the textbook. I didn't buy it and I made an A.

03/28/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM 2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One thing, don't buy the textbook. Otherwise, this class is really simple. I remember I had classmates that complained about the difficulty of the tests, but I feel like if you can read above an eighth grade, you should be fine, whether you went to the lectures or not. And lectures are interesting so you may as well go.

01/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He began our first class by saying he originally majored in Sociology because it was "super easy." His lectures were off topic and although he seemed like a cool guy, he was not clear or helpful in any way. I didn't pay to listen to someone ramble about nothing for an hour. I do NOT recommend him for any class. He was not meant to be a professor.

01/04/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I liked him as a teacher. The only problem was he went off topic alot and plus the notes he gave were really not helpful. The test were pretty easy because the study guide gave you exactly what was goig to be on the test. I recieved in A+ in this class and did not go at all. I studied when a test came took it and that was it.

12/14/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FILM2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He continuously goes off topic. He seems to know a lot about the subject, but doesn't articulate it in a way that a novice can understand. Also, READ, READ, READ! His notes are insubstantial and no help!

08/05/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Film2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Honestly, I loved this class. Dr. Roberts was so awesome. Be sure to take notes, as the notes on his website don't provide enough information to do well on the tests. The tests are difficult, and studying is absolutely mandatory. But he keeps the material interesting and fun. I enjoyed learning about film.

04/25/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
FILM2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tests were way harder than expected. Doesn't use ULearn, which is bothersome. Great, interesting teacher that is passioniate about film- just wished his tests were more straightforward!

12/16/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Film2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I personally loved him as a professor, he was funny and engaging and seemed very passionate about the material. Looking back, I probably should have taken more notes during class though, the ones he puts online won't get you an A on tests. 2 exams, 2 papers, 1 final. Not difficult, you just have to go to class or have a good, note-taking friend.

11/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FILM2700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is an excellent professor with a lot of passion for his subject. His tests are not hard if you go to class and pay attention, which isn't hard to do because he is engaging and makes you actually want to go to his class.

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