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Bradley Reynolds
Professor in the History department
at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
4.1
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11/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 271 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Tough Grader" "Lectures are long" "Get ready to read"

Took this class last semester on saturday, what a joke. This guy shows up three days during the semester, once for the first day, midterm, and final. Other than that he sent his buddy from CoC to lecture us for three hours with no visual aid, just him standing and talking for three interminable hours. Avoid at all costs, he doesn't care at all.

08/23/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very enjoyable class! Textbook is easy to read and questions in textbook comprise the bulk of his tests. Read the text: Ace the test. Assignments should be submitted early because it is tough to get used to the way he wants his work to be turned in. Once you get in the swing of things, it is a very smooth class and fun at times. Take it!

07/11/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS 271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

Only textbook you need is the one written by him, the multiple choice are in the tests and study 3 out of the 5 essays. Class isn't too bad except for the essays

06/17/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Read the syllabus carefully and FOLLOW IT. Study 2-3/5 questions(try not to aim for the easiest on the final). All questions on mult. choice exams are in his book. He doesn't help during class because he covers a lot of info, so take good notes. Attendance isn't mandatory, but he does randomly do roll check, and you miss info if you're not there.

06/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
History 371 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Read books and attend class and you will earn an A. He is so amazing and makes History interesting. Wish other CSUN History professors had the same passion for History.

05/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Total boss right here. He doesn't help much during class but thats okay because it is still interesting. You basically got 3 essay exams and 3 multiple choice exams. STUDY THE BOOK is the key to success in this class. Its not bad at all! Good class to take.

04/24/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You have to do all the studying on your own he provides no actual structure to the class. mandatory project every week and on several occasions he has rejected them without even reading them, i know this because when i confronted him about one he immediately changed his mind and approved it. i don not recommend this professor

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 371 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Clear and interesting read his outline book and other class book. Interesting not painful to take like other History courses at CSUN. Be prepared to write on the questions for test and you will PASS. His lectures were totally interesting and helpful :) totally loved the structure of this class. HE KNOWS HIST STUFF!

12/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
His271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is very funny and passionate about the subject. He doesn't do powerpoints! He only lectures but it's interesting for a 3hr Saturday class. Take him, you won't regret it!

07/30/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was very response and clear. Submit your articles and projects early to get approval of credit. Be sure to study the chapter review questions since his questions are based on these review questions.

05/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
History 271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy A for this class. Get his review book that is not mandatory for the class! All the test answers are in there. 3 multiple choice test and 2 mandatory essays and that is all you do.

05/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't use power points or even notes, just writes down topics on the board and tells us everything about them. 3 multiple choice tests, the questions come DIRECTLY from his lecture note textbook. 2 easy essays. Offers A LOT of extra credit. VERY knowledgeable about history. Definitely recommended

03/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great history professor. His lectures are very clear and interesting. I recommend buying his book and highlighting what he lectures on. A couple tests and essays. I got an A

03/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took this class online and it was very unclear what he wanted. He refuses to meet during his office hours because it is an "online" class. So I have many unanswered questios. There are no online lectures, videos, ANYTHING. I am teaching myself. I do not recommend.

12/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST371 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great history professor. he makes US history very interesting and he's a funny guy too. take him if you can

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIS271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He makes lectures very interesting. His test questionss are in his green book. He is nice, funny. You will like it. Very good class. Highly recommend him. He is great/

05/17/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor makes it intresting but its pure lecture so it gets boring sometimes. But this class is SUPER easily. Get his outline book and your ready for his 3 test. Every review question on the book is exactly whats on the test. Takes roll on a random basis. Easy A. Highly recommend.

01/31/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Reynolds is an awesome dude. He makes his classes incredibly interesting definitely if you consider the fact that they were purely lecture. Definitely get his outline book. EVERY SINGLE QUESTION FOR HIS TESTS ARE IN THAT BOOK!!! Definitely attend class because he takes role randomly. The only difficult part was the essays but you only have 2.

12/12/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took his class but now I?m freaking out about my attendance! I accidently turned in a large green book instead of a small one and he marked my grade down a WHOLE GRADE. every test is from his book so just get that and you?ll do great. easy class, just super boring lectures /:

10/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Reynolds is the greatest professor that I have had thus far at CSUN. He reaches out to all students, especially those who have no particular interest in history, and makes the class extremely enjoyable for them. He uses no visuals whatsoever yet manages to hold the attention of, and devote all of his time towards helping, every student.

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