Linda Kimball at Western Washington University

Linda Kimball

  • 2.0Overall Quality
  • 2.2Helpfulness
  • 1.9Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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3/13/06

Anth 348

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/05

Anth 247

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/7/05

ANTHRO 247

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/2/05

Anth 247

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/23/05

Anthro 362

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/1/05

ANTH 342

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/26/05

Anthro 362

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/30/05

Anthro

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/29/05

ANTH 367

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

9/9/05

anth 364

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/18/05

PeopleInne-rAsia

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Far and away the worst class I've ever taken. It should have just been called "Inner Asia" because it was trying to be culture, history, environmental issues, economic issues, politics, all at a 400 level, all at once. Her lectures were the most nonlinear things I've ever experienced. Plus, her mumus were so loud as to be actually distracting.

5/17/05

Anth 247

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is no point studing for this class because she tests you on random stuff and especially pictures. I guess you can say she is "interestingly crazy" lady talking in Malay all the time and doing random things like climbing on desks and acting like a cat. I recommend not to take this class if you don't have to.

5/9/05

ANTH 364

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst class ive taken and by far worst professor ive had...

4/14/05

Anthro 247

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sorry to say, but a sweet lady that really needs to just move to Bruneii permanently and stay there with her retirment money. Shes way past her days of teaching and I dont konw what it takes to understand her? Take somebody else

4/13/05

anth362

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

she knows what the hell she is talking about and you can't deny that she is adorable for a giant old blind woman, however if your not brutally interested in anthropology she is not the prof for you.

3/16/05

Anth 362

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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2/24/05

Anth 348

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone is right... smart lady, horrible class and material. C' mon, this is not pre-school... I didnt come to this school to draw pictures and memorize a book... tests are way too hard/unclear/pointless. Her TA doesn't do anything to help her. Time to call it quits lady.

1/25/05

Anthro 348

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Kimball is brilliant, and very kind. However, she is a terrible lecturer and her tests are irrelevant...she tests from captions on photos. She is scatterbrained and very disorganized. Her assingnments are juvenile.

12/1/04

Anth 362

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horribly repetitive lectures, terrible organization, and often plain wrong on current world events- especially anything invovling technology. Tests largely based off reading- thank god. Take the class if you're interested in what people in Brunei watch on television.

11/30/04

362,364,24-7,etc

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want an easy "A" take some useless class like golf or wieghtlifting. If you want to learn from a world class expert that is truly interested in your learning, take a course from Dr. Kimball. She will turn over worlds to answer a question for you and breaths life into a classroom

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