Thomas Whitcomb at Keene State College

Thomas Whitcomb

  • 2.4Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/27/13

All his classes

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor at keene state. INCREDIBLY intelligent and willing to help students no matter what. His classes are interesting and he goes above and beyond to ensure students understand the material. His power points are great and he understands students and their study habits. highly recommend, he is a great guy.

4/28/13

HIST101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very easy going and clear if you are interested in history, he is extremely intelligent.

12/11/12

HIST399

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. knows everything, but strayed from the point alot. He was boring and the text was difficult to read. HOWEVER, the exams were extremely easy. He basically gives the answers in class. Papers were fine. If you're looking for an easy upperlevel class, take IHHIST 399 with Prof. Whitcomb and you might just learn some history along the way.

12/2/11

Hist01

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love history, but man this guy is the classic boring history professor. Took this class for fun but had to drop because it was unbearable. He talks softly, was often irritable, and although I hate to say it, is too old to be teaching. He is very knowledgeable but has a hard time reaching to the students. His lectures always contradicted the book.

10/27/09

IHISTj

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is very boring and rambles but a sweet old man who will be helpful if you need it. Doesnt not favor or dislike certain students. cute old man laughs at himself alot

4/4/08

hist200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took a special topics class with him at 8 am. He's a nice man, and knows just about everything because he's lived it. He does ramble, and laugh to himself, and have a hard time hearing... etc. If you like history, and can learn on your own and focus he's a great professor.

12/13/07

HIST330

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/21/07

HIST290

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

God is this man boring... but he knows EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. I've never met a person with more knowledge than him. If you can bear the boring atmosphere of his class, you will definitely learn a lot. If you have wicked bad ADD, switch out quick.

12/19/06

hist161

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the worst class that i had every took. He talks very quite, @ time spaces out and it seems like he is having a conversation with himself on a topic. tends to laugh to himself as well, then when no one else is laughing he snaps out of it and goes back to lecturing. Horrible class, boring, grade is based on 3 tests.

11/4/06

Hist111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a horrible teacher. He just stands up there and lectures and goes off onto things which don't make any sense and don't really seem important, but who knows if they will be on the test because his tests are crazy hard. If you can avoid taking a class with him, AVOID IT!!!

2/25/06

Hist 111/290

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

this teacher sux

1/19/06

Hist 111/112

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for 8am classes my entire Junior year cause he only offers them at 8 and 9am. He was terrible. He put on movies that had absolutely no relevance to the course and then complained when we wanted our class time to be spent learning things we need to know for the course. He feel asleep one class. I got an 89 in the class and it was only a B

9/1/05

US II

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

most boring class ever... we actually thought this guy was gonna drop dead while he was teaching.

8/24/05

US History 2

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy needs to retire. He often spaces out and switches subjects. He totally skipped over important events/presidents in the United States. Classes were boring.

3/21/05

HIST 162

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy kicks ass, he gives you a study sheet for the three exams that you can easily study in a few hours and doesnt care if you don't attend the class.

12/17/04

HIST 111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very boring professor. Doesn't know how to teach his class and cannot answer any of his students questions. He wonders off topic for the complete class and when the exam time comes he rushes through the review questions so he can give the exam.

10/29/04

111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have never had a problem with any teacher until this guy. He's rude, laughs at your answer if you don't get it right. Very smart, but extremley boring...one word RETIRE

10/22/04

US HIST

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart, but does not know how to hold an interesting lecture. Goes over exactly what will be on the test the class before, so it's easy enough to study for. One hint: write everything you remember about a topic and you'll get full credit.

10/14/04

History

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is a ****in loser! dont take his class, it is the most boring one on earth!

5/17/04

hist

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/19/04

HST 101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take his class! He is so boring and doesn't work with you at all if you need extra credit! Seems nice, but realistically not so much! If you have to take him, bring something to do he will bore you to tears! Movies are B&W or no words at all!

12/15/03

HIST II

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Incredibly boring lectures that you must attend because he takes attendance every class. Tests are near impossible, with only 16 questions on 80+ terms, I would avoid him if possible!

10/28/03

hist 162

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This dude might not make it til next semester, and it's a shame cuz he's a genius! He might have his ph.d, but I think he learned teaching from Abe Lincoln- extremely boring. Easy if u have patience, understand history, and don't mind reading a textbook

10/24/03

HIST 111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very intellegent - Probably nothing this guy doesn't know, except for time management. He spends far too much time discussing events that don't pertain to our study guides. Just goes on and on about the same thing.

9/10/03

WestCiv

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

BORING. He turned learning about the history of human beings one of the dullest experiences I have ever had. You couldnt help but fall asleep in his class, and he took attendence EVERY DAY.

7/14/03

Hist 162

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ok teacher, I had him for History 162, did not go over any of the readings until the night before the test. Would not recomend.

6/11/03

HIST 111

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

First off...I'm a social science major and i still wasn't interested in his class!!!! That's how boring it was....second it is only at like 8am mwf which sucks...third....he says "aaahhh" too much which says to me that he's never prepared!!!

5/11/03

Africa

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Older than Old School in his teaching methods, and just plain old to boot. He'll just go on and on about nothing making hours seem like eons. I remember he spent an entire week about how this war in the 19th century started over a fly swatter.

4/23/03

111, 112

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He does not back up his lectures with facts. I wonder if he really has his Ph.d. Seems to rample on about Yemen. Fails to prepare for lectures. Nice guy but I wish he would offer class other than in the mornings of MWF

4/9/03

Hst 162

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/31/03

US History

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very smart and knows his stuff. No tests or homework, just 4 short take home essays. It was a pretty easy class, can be dry if you are not interested in history.

3/30/03

Hist 111

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very Dry!! and only offered in the morning so you will fall a sleep!!

3/28/03

Hist 111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken 4 courses with Professor Whitcomb. He expects his students to attend class and be prepared, but is also an individual that wants his students to succeed. If you are a motivated student, there is no way you will do poorly.

3/15/03

HIST 140

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/13/03

hist

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

3/11/03

HIST

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is pretty tough, but he has a lot of respect for those that really try to do well. Doesn't put up with any bull though!

3/11/03

Hist 111

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for three courses. kinda dry but knows his stuff, tests are easy take-home essay, he likes details.

3/9/03

Hist

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart, but u need to know how to write WELL in order to do well.

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