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Tim Brelinski
Professor in the Classics department
at University of California Davis, Davis, CA
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Overall Quality
4.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.9
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
3.8
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16 Student Ratings
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12/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CLA 10 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Get ready to read"

He knows the material so well he doesn't even have to look at the powerpoints for reference. He cares a lot about his students and is very helpful when you ask questions. I did all the reading, though it was not necessary. If you know the powerpoints, you wil succeed. I did this and I received 100% on both midterm 2 and the final.

12/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLA30F Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Brelinski is a great professor. He kept the class interested in a class that can typically drag on... I mean it's word roots. But, I genuinely enjoyed the class. I learned quite a bit, and the class is definitely worth it if you put in the time to study. There are weekly quizzes and homework, but no midterm or papers. I highly recommend him. Easy B

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLA 10 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

I never ever bother to comment or rate professors on online websites like this, but I just had to laud Professor Brelinski because he is by far my favorite professor at UC Davis. I just love how he's such a nice person and make lectures interesting, and you could really tell that he loves his students too. Would definitely take him again.

12/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
cla30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Brelinski is brilliant! He's so nice & helpful! There is a quiz every week and although they weren't SUPER easy, if you do the assigned bookwork, make flashcards, and memorize the power points , you could get away with getting A's after studying for only like 2 hours a week. Definitely recommend this class!!! you will not regret it!

11/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
cla30 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Would take again"

Lectures aren't mandatory but it's best if you show up. He is very passionate for what he's teaching and he teaches it so well! I don't regret taking the class at all! He has a schedule and keeps to it, but I personally love knowing what to expect and when to expect it. No surprises and pretty straight forward.

10/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLA 30F Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Would take again"

He makes the subject interesting, and he's super nice. The tests aren't easy, but he's super helpful during office hours.

03/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CLA2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great professor that is passionate about the subject and shows great enthusiasm. Really cares about his students and is more than willing to help out in any way possible. However, this class was hard as a GE. 90% of your grade is based off of essays, and the TA's are relatively harsh graders. However, do ask for help and you will succeed!

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
clas 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Easiest class you will even take at davis. He also seems to really love teaching and the subject, which is really refreshing.

03/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLA10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easy class. Didn't buy the textbook and just studied the powerpoints. Very nice professor

03/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLA10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy easy easy easy class. You just need the PowerPoints and go to lecture. He said from the beginning that his exams are made straight from the PowerPoints. He loves the subject as well. Amazing

02/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLA10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Definitely one of the easiest class at Davis. Don't go to lecture or buy the textbook. Powerpoints are posted online and all the test questions are taken from there. If you memorize this content, you will ace the tests. Take this class! It's fun too.

12/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLA2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful Professor! Taken a couple of his classes and he is a real joy to learn from. He has high expectations, but if you pay attention, study, and work hard, it will be to your benefit.

06/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CLA142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Brelinski has high expectations and he can be a very harsh grader. He is fair though and he is very helpful if you ask questions. He assigns a ridiculous amount of reading and he always gets behind in his lectures, but he makes up for it through the quality of them and his clear passion for the subject. The class was great and I will take him again

03/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CLA140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Brelinski is AMAZING. He knows his stuff, he teaches it passionately, and he adores his students. As long as you listen in class, you can forsure get an A. He posts all powerpoints on smartsite. Easy class, great professor!

02/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLA10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very enthusiastic,tells the stories in a very interesting way rather than just regurgitating what the textbook says. Do the reading and pay some attention and you will get an A. Exams are MC, very straightforward. One of my favorite classes of all time, HIGHLY recommend taking CLA 10 with him.

02/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLA010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Brelinski is an amazing lecturer with great clarity. There's quite a bit of reading, but you can get by with just his lecture slides. Tests are really easy if you memorized the material. Both midterms + the final were 80 multiple choice each, all basic recall questions. Highly recommend this guy as he does a good job teaching something worthwhile.

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