Robert McGivern at San Diego State University

Robert McGivern

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/21/14

Psy260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class itself is pretty dull but if you do the study guides and read the book, it's an easy A

5/22/14

Psych 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

Wooo! There's a lot of material in this class. Just like everyone else said, the best thing to do is read the book. His quizzes and tests take a lot of different cases and stuff that you only get from the book that he sort of mentions in lecture. I missed 2 full weeks and I still got an A on his quiz because I just read the book. READING RAINBOW!

5/8/14

Psych 101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedC

This class was definetely challenging, but if you READ the book your going to be fine. One thing that help me was doing the study guides online, most of the questions are the same for quizzes and midterms so make sure to use them b/c they really are similar q's!! Mcgivern is a good professor you just have to put in the work!

2/1/14

PSYCH 101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is definitely not an easy one. The material is super interesting but do not underestimate it. READ THE TEXT BOOK and do all of the study guides before the two midterms. Quizzes and tests are difficult but not impossible.

1/15/14

psych 260

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is so freaking hard, I don't know what I would have done if I didn't take him. Our class made a google doc based on his study guide and it is EXACTLY the same as the tests except for maybe 2 or 3 questions. Put in work on the study guide, memorize it, and you'll get an A

1/10/14

PSY101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult class but not impossible. Lectures are LONG but can be interesting. Usually lets class out early but since it's a 2h40m class it still feels like forever. Tests and quizzes are difficult and cover material from both the book and his lectures, so study everything! Also don't forget about the final essay, it's easy to put it off but don't.

1/7/14

Psych 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is definitely challenging, but if you read the book, you'll do perfectly good. Offers easy extra credit, so highly recommend taking advantage of that. Go to office hours to know which questions you got wrong. They'll be on the midterms! Office hours are only with his TA. He's very intelligent and knows his stuff.

12/10/13

PSYCH 101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting class but it's definitely not easy. Studying will make this class easy and you definitely need to rent/buy a book if you want a good grade. Lectures were somewhat helpful but you learn most of the material on your own. Plus, he gives study guides for midterms so that helps a lot. I would recommend his class.

11/1/13

PSY 101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is my first psych class, and I am very pleased. McGivern is challenging, but I am learning better study habits as well as the material. His tests are hard, but it is good prep for future classes. He went above and beyond to help in office hours, and his TA is also helpful. Don't expect to be spoonfed. It doesn't work like that.

10/18/13

PSY101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class!! All he does is lecture! There is no way to study for the tests and quizzes. No study guides, very rarely are his ppt's on bb. You have to guess what he is going to put on the quiz and hope you studied the right thing. The questions are worded terribly and they are just overall impossible. Don't take it!!!

5/18/13

PSY 260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class wasn't too bad, it was just a pain to have it for 2 hours and 40minutes. Professor McGivern is quite helpful, he really wants his students to pass. He provides us with study guides, which help out a lot. Take advantage of the extra credit! He really knows his stuff. Difficult subject, but pretty good professor.

1/23/13

PSY362

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow, I struggled in this class. The tests were hard and lets face it Cog.Neuro is not the easiest subject. But Professor McGivern teaches it well. He is very knowledgable and excited about neuroscience. So if you're into cognitive neuroscience take him. But it will not be easy.

1/8/13

PSY362

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I did well in this class but alot of people struggled. the lectures are kind of hard to sit through but understanding teacher. there was a really easy poster project, extra credit, one midterm, one final, four quizzes. read the book alot of the questions came from the chapters

6/1/12

PSY350

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

do not take this class if you are interested in learning about psy and especially if you are excited about taking ABNORMAL PSY because you will be dissapointed. its an easy A but THE most boring class ive ever taking. monotonous teacher, eeasily goes off track, not helpfull and rude to students. IM VERY DISSAPOINTED.

5/24/12

PSY260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

McGivern is great professor, I was never bored in his class. So I don't understand what other students are complaining about? His class was awesome. Do the study guides, the readings and go to class, trust me you'll get an A. I can't wait to take McGivern again.

5/11/12

PSY260

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE professor! Do not take this class if you want to learn anything about physiology of psychology. Give studies guides but does not teach anything on them. Stay away

5/9/12

Psy260

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was pretty hard. 4 quizzes with one dropped. He gives out a study guide of 100+ questions that will be on the quiz.They are very unclear and you have to choose the "best answer" 2 midterms which are hard too Lectures only count for 20% of the midterms and nothing else, rest is from the book. unless you are really good at sciencedont take

4/23/12

PSY260

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher does not make extra time to meet with students. He does give study guides and uses the questions from them on the quizzes that he gives. However they are ambiguous and not always related to his lectures, lecture slides, information on blackboard, or the textbook.

12/22/11

PHYCH350

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really interesting class. 4 quizzes which are straight out of the study guide, word for word. 2 midterms which are questions straight out of the study guides as well. Also one paper or poster. All very easy if you study. Also gives out 4% extra credit which bumped me up from an A- to an A. Class is not mandatory.

11/24/11

Psy350

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

.His lectures are boring and pointless. I only go on test days and am still getting an A. 4 quiz 2 midterms and a project. The studyguides are usually 300+ mul. choice questions which he then randomly picks for the test.just study those questions and you wont need the book. He's a terrible teacher but easy to pass.He takes 4ever to get back to u

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