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Patrick Allitt
Professor in the History department
at Emory University, Atlanta, GA
are you Patrick Allitt?
Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
25 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/20/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Great Books Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Amazing lectures" "Tough Grader"

Allitt is a phenomenal lecturer. I, however, found that the course material bored me to tears. I dropped the class, but if you love history he's the guy for you because he clearly loves his subject too. If history isn't your biggest thing or if you aren't too interested, don't take him. Liked him, just wish the material was more interesting.

09/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST344 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

Professor Allitt is the BEST teacher I've ever had. He's so invested in his students& is able to convey the information in a lively &fascinating way. Even if you aren't a History major you should take his class. Yes, you have to work hard, but he makes it so fun that you won't even realize you're working. You will not regret taking a class with him

12/27/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENVS344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

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.

12/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST-185 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/12/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 385-004 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

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.

04/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist 185-00P 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

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.

03/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 185 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!!

07/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENV344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

12/13/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

FAVORITE CLASS EVER

11/26/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

11/23/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST190 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

07/06/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
VictBrit Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/27/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST488 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

06/07/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/05/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
History of Envi Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/13/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
US History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

09/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

08/30/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
2.0 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

08/24/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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