Patrick Allitt at Emory University

Patrick Allitt

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/27/13

ENVS344

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB+

The Syllabus is extremely Vague, there is no grading outline, and he does not give the percentages of our final grade of any assignment and not even the final.Overall there is a lot of reading but if you skim it you'll be fine. Just attend class and go by the outlines he gives you.

12/10/13

HIST-185

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the hardest teachers at Emory University. He will break your writing style as if it were nothing and make you a better writer. Everyone should take him; he makes you want to be a better person.

5/12/13

HIST 385-004

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors at Emory, hands down. I will miss those discussions more than I ever thought I could, even when it meant reading all night before class.

4/15/13

Hist 185-00P

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Allitt is an amazing professor, who truly allows students to think about the subject matter and analyze the historical contexts involved. His class is discussion-based, so be ready to complete the readings and participate. He is more than willing to help students during office hours, so make sure to visit him once during the semester.

3/24/13

HIST 185

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Allitt is easily one of the best professors at Emory. I am so thankful to have had his class as a freshman, because of how much he taught me about writing, reading and studying well. He is not an easy grader,and i loved his emphasis on discussion. Take Allitt if you want to learn something!!

7/15/12

ENV344

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing professor, recommend taking if you have any interest in history.

12/13/11

HIST344

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

FAVORITE CLASS EVER

11/26/11

hist100

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

great lecturer, possibly the best at emory. on the other hand, he's pompous in a bad way, he believes that embarrassing students is an acceptable way to motivate, and he assigns unreasonable amounts of hw and work in general. so only take one of his classes if you truly wanna study and learn the subject...because you will if you take it

11/23/11

HIST190

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really nice guy. Definitely knows what he is talking about. A little bit pompous sometimes, but not in a bad way because he deserves to be... he's really smart. Very approachable and loves to see you at office hours. Definitely not too hard of a grader.

1/20/11

HIST101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Allitt is one of the best at Emory. He's not easy by any stretch, but he cares immensely about the subjects he teaches and his students. He pushes you to the limit in the best way. Be warned, however-- if you want to half-ass this class, don't even bother. If you're ready to do some work, you'll get one of the best at Emory.

7/6/10

VictBrit

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is no easy ride. Allitt pushes you to the limits, and sometimes it is uncomfortable. Be ready for tons of reading, some more interesting than others. You MUST be prepared for this class in order to sound look lke a complete idiot. Allitt rarely gives A's, but his passion is infectious and you'll learn more than you realize.

11/27/09

HIST488

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have had him for 3 classes, and he is easily one of the best teachers at Emory. He truly cares about the subject matter. Most important, though, is that his classes are not "easy." They are for people that actually want to learn, and are willing to put the appropriate work into it. I would recommend him to everyone.

6/7/09

HIST202

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I DID read his book, "I'm the Teacher, You're the Student" and found it to be about that which all teachers believe. If you want to get a passing grade for showing up, then skip his class. If you want to learn, and are willing to do the work to become an educated, productive member of our society, his class is for you.

3/5/06

History of Envi

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although strong in lecture, his attitude and poor regard for students is hard to overlook. He often talks down to students and his grading applies to items off topic. I found him to be rigid and cold. There is a lot of reading in his classes and SOME of the material is downright BORING. Proceed w/ caution. Class may negatively affect GPA.

10/13/05

US History

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wonder how many of these students have read Allitt's book "I'm the teacher, you're the student" in which he makes no secret of the fact that he considers the students at Emory to be morons.

9/11/05

HIST313

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had him several years ago (I'm an alum). Found him very helpful and a great prof.

8/30/05

2.0

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's a good teacher but very difficult. He grades tougher on writing than English professors

8/24/05

History

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/13/05

Hist 232

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer. Smart-ass, pompous jerk also. Class is interesting unless you’re the one he picks on. Quite delusional about the importance of his classes. Often meanders through a topic and only keeps students awake by randomly embarrassing them in front of the class.

3/26/05

Teach 12

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Outstanding lecturer - synthesizes information from various sources in a superb manner with references to multiple books and primary source documents. Learned a great deal and came to understand even more.

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