Keith Shimko at Purdue University - West Lafayette

Keith Shimko

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 4.8Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
9/18/13

POL130

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Passionate lecturer, knows his stuff, three easy exam each takes 33.3% of the total grade. No attendance, no quiz. Cons: he doesn't like private conversation with students

4/24/13

POL130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wasn't really into the material of this class but Prof.Shimko is really awesome at giving lectures. Passionate and interesting. three tests each with 33.3%, no attendance, no quizes.

1/2/13

POL130

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent proffessor. Very clear. Very interesting. Lots of energy. Id recommend for anybody.

12/16/12

POL130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent lecturer! Presented International Politics in a way that made me want to go to class, even though it wasn't mandatory. My interest was peaked whilst taking the course but IP is not my thing. Definitely check him out though, great prof!

12/16/11

POL130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Lecturer. One of the few teachers that could make me pay attention during the whole class. Exams are easy and he only tests you on relevant topic. Uses easy languague and makes class very interesting.

10/5/11

Pol130

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very funny and interesting

9/26/11

POL130

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer. Class is pretty much from the book. Easy quizzes on assigned reading by contemporary author. However, I went to talk to him during his office hours. Absolutely rude and disinterested. I found him to be enjoyable in the classroom, but absolutely impersonal otherwise. Easy A, if you work for it on your own.

4/15/11

POL237

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had so much fun in 237(and an A). Go to his lecture, listen to what he says. That'll get you an A. Although exams are usually essay, no worries. Just write what he focused during class

9/1/10

POL237

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Usually interesting lectures, and the material is fascinating (at least to me), so it'd be hard to screw it up. His powerpoints are kind of bland (black text, white background), but he is a good enough speaker to make up for it. Readings in 130 were almost identical to lecture content. 237 was probably my favorite class ever. Write well, get As.

4/30/10

poli237

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

shimko is a pretty well organized and easy to follow in lectures. He is quite competant overall. However, beware his tests/essays. The essay part isnt that bad if you study beforehand, but i consider the fill in blanks hard - some simple questions you didnt think needed studying for and get wrong thus getting only an average grade. Good overall :)

12/9/08

POL237

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you go to class, you will learn everything you need. Great Professor.

11/1/07

POL130

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Clear and precies

10/29/07

POL237

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent prof. One of the best POL has to offer. 237 is rather interesting, and pretty easy if you pay the least bit attention in lecture and take notes. Exams are essays, but not too in depth. Highly Recommended.

1/10/06

POL 130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very enjoyable lectures: easy to follow and interesting! Pretty harsh on grading papers, but the tests are fairly easy.

12/17/05

POL 130

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

completely unhelpful and doesn't respond to communcation other than tracking him down in his office. if you go to lecture you damn well better not fail cause he lays out everything for you. take if you want to take inernational law cause it's a pre-req.

10/28/05

pol 130

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

exceptional clear , makes class very intersting , teachs relevant matter with clear and simple language .

10/18/05

POL 130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Glad to see he is still there! Best teacher I had at Purdue! I still have my text book from 2002! :)

10/16/05

POL 130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/7/05

POL 130

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great professor; keeps the class interesting- I can actually pay attention for the whole class time

9/2/05

POL 130

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor

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