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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
Average Grade
N/A
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: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

05/18/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PeopleInnerAsia Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/17/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/09/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ANTH 364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

04/14/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anthro 247 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

04/13/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
anth362 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/16/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anth 362 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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02/24/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anth 348 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

01/25/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anthro 348 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/01/2004
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Anth 362 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/30/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
362,364,247,etc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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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