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Linda Kimball
Professor in the Anthropology department
at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
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Overall Quality
2.0
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.2
Clarity
1.9
Easiness
2.4
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34 Student Ratings
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03/13/2006
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anth 348 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her class was confusing. She puts questions on the tests that are from future readings, but I don't think she means to. The class didn't really interest me at all.

12/16/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Anth 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

It's true that she is blind as a bat, crawls around on tables & howls a lot. Often her lectures do not coincide with the readings. You are expected to know the reading and lecture notes for the tests. The tests are 50 t/f with some short answer to follow, not my fav style, but by reading & listening, I got an A. Everyone needs to experience her.

12/07/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTHRO 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

worse professor in my college career. if you value your time stay away from her. i fell asleep most of the time. lectures had nothing to do with books. she was very senial and went off tangent at least twice each class but for me climbing on the table and howling may have been a good indicator of her craziness.

12/02/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Her lecture was somehow interesting but those stuff she talks about are totally boring. If you want to have knowledge about Brunei, you can take this class. Actually, I fell asleep several times. It's totally different class to what I expected.

11/23/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anthro 362 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This has been the most****ndous class of my college career. Dr.Kimball is very experienced, but should not be teaching, in my opinion. She has BAD vision, she is very obtuse in how she lectures, and she requires you read a 300 page book every 2 weeks. In addition, there are 4 huge tests, all of which are very, VERY hard.

11/01/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH 342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

worst class in history. teacher is a crazy old blind lady. lecture is totally random and extremely boring. i couldn't finish any of the books because they were soooo boring. her tests are the worst part. she asks questions you would never think to study for and that have no importance at all in understanding asia. this class sucks.

10/26/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anthro 362 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very hard, very demanding class. Had the potential to be interesting but all we did was read boring ethnographies and listen to her leacture in class by folowing along with an outline she posted.

09/30/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Anthro Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

She's been getting near retirement for many years now, but the routine of teaching keeps her going. Did you know she's a member of Parliament in Brunei? Dead serious, she spends all her spare time there.

09/29/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH 367 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She gave wrong information. Her book and lecture contained wrong information. (Turks speak Turkish, not Arabic, and the capital of Turkey is Ankara, not Istanbul). In a 300 level class!

09/09/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
anth 364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

never ever take a class with dr kimball... you will be bored to tears, i guarantee it... the only interesting part of her course were the books... her rambling lectures will put you to sleep within minutes... dont waste your money or your time

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