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Tina Talsma
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
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Overall Quality
2.5
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2.5
Clarity
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6 Student Ratings
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07/30/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worse class ever. She expects every student to know philosophy front and back regardless of the fact that it's an INTRO class! The test are most difficult. The essay assignments are difficult. She doesn't explain well. Her TAs do almost all of the grading & seem like they know more philosophy than she does. She's very tough & boring! Don't bother!

04/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI-2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tina is quite a knowledgable and engaging teacher, who actively seeks to aid her students in understanding the key philosophy concepts although the content is quite difficult. The random quizzes over the semester help encourage attendance and engagement and it's nice to see a class being taught by someone who genuinely likes their subject

01/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI3882 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tina is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about Philosophy and a very nice lady. She's strict and it's not easy to get an A, but you'll certainly learn something. The biggest problem with PHI3882 was that it seemed to be targeted at the Philosophy majors in the class, not those of us with no Philosophy background. Overall an enjoyable class and teacher.

12/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not very enthusiastic about being there. She was really focused on the philosophy, but expected us to have a philosophy background (regardless of the INTRO to philosophy title). Literally read directly off of her slides while her TA did all the grading and office hours. He should've lectured us though. He actually knew what he was talking about.

12/13/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI3882 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not very helpful, in this class most of the students are philosophy majors and so its easy to get lost in the crowd. She teaches the class catered to those students with philosophy background, leaving those such as myself dazed and confused, and not helpful during office hours, talks as if you should know Plato's Republic by heart.

12/07/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tina's intro to Phil. class is very difficult, although not entirely because of her teaching. The amount of reading you have to do is nigh impossible. Some major study sessions and all-nighters for papers could land you a B, but good luck with an A. Tina herself hardly teaches: TAs grade papers and tests while she reads slides. Don't recommend it.

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