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Robert Drews
Professor in the Humanities department
at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.1
Helpfulness
0
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17 Student Ratings
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10/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLAS 224 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"Respected by students" "Gives good feedback" "Amazing lectures"

Drews is an amazing lecturer. Every class was absolutely fascinating to go to, and I went in with only an average amount of interest. He's a bit of a tough grader, but it's not too hard to do well. The daily readings are 100% necessary; do not skip them; thankfully, they're usually short. Loved the class, I wish I could have another class with him.

12/07/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CLAs224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor is awful. Don't bother talking to him outside of class. He wrote the textbook for the class, and it is very disorganized- no coherent path. Lectures are just as jumbled. Daily quizes help the grade. But class still impossible

11/01/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CLAS224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pretty tough class. He is a nice guy, and sometimes funny, although his jokes catch everyone off guard so they don't always laugh. It is very important to read the online textbook for the tests.

08/25/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Class101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tough class; lots of info; somewhat dry and detailed.

09/10/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took roman, greek and near east history from drews. He was absolutely one of my favorite teachers. Sure he's hard, but you went to Vanderbilt for a challenge. he also was extremely helpful outside of class, and actually pushed my historical writing to a new level. His tests are hard, and he grades papers hard too, but you will completly satisfied by how smart he is and how smart he makes you when you leave a class.

05/04/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You will learn a lot, but be prepared for a difficult class. Grades papers tough and his tests are hard. If you are up for a challenge, look no further than Drews.

07/24/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Best class I've taken.

06/01/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
288 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

drews is the damn man

05/04/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RLST 224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

the hardest class ive taken in my entire life. he throws SO much information at you and its really hard to understand how ANY of it pertains to the actual topic of the course.... and he is REALLY boring.. i mean the class was actually physically PAINFUL.

02/13/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
AlextoTheo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Makes anti-semitic ahistorical statements like "the pharisees were the secret police of the ancient world" Fine if you are doing early Greece horrible if he is dealing with later history or the Middle East

02/13/2004
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
208, 212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Drews makes you work for it. Papers are graded pretty harshly. Definitely take him for two classes, by the second one you'll get a sense of what he's looking for better.

02/12/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
classics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

great professor but UNREASONABLY HARD.

02/10/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher... He knows everything about his topic. Only take his class if you're interested in the class, its not easy, but its rewarding.

05/12/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RLST 224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Hardest class I've taken at Vandy. Tests focused on totally pointless information, which he then proceeded to grade like he WANTED people to fail.

04/25/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Clas 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Tests are hard, but if you do the reading its no big thing.

04/03/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
clas 209 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

drews is the man!

02/25/2003
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Clas 268 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

really smart guy. he knows everything in the whole damn world. makes for an interesting class, but come test time... lookout! i've found that since he knows everything there is to know about the ancient mediterranean and more he expects you to know it too

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