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Ronald Vardy
Professor in the Political Science department
at University of Houston, Houston, TX
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.1
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53 Student Ratings
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07/11/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS3331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B-

bad idea

07/10/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS3331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

Very knowledgeable, but that's not enough. Took a summer course with him and he would give you 4 days to write a 12 page paper. One paper I got back only had comments on trivial things: format, citations, spacing, without a single comment regarding content. Judges you based on first paper, and assumes you have lots of time. Do not take him.

01/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 4341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Risk Analysis and Assessment a lot of papers to write but if you do the extra credit you can get an A. Writing intensive professor and class. He helps improve your writing with comments.

08/20/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Read the book and do the multiple choice reviews of each chapter online.

07/09/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he's a disorganized teacher. he gives points for showing up to class but you have to wait for him to call your name. he didnt call my name and i didnt get points. i went every day. he won't make changes.

07/05/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Attendance is extra credit. Read the chapters every night, it will help you with his lectures. Lectures are loosely based off the book. His reviews for the tests suck. It's done in a rush because some of the stuff he types are repeated more than once, and they make no sense like "Which of the following is true?" and that's it. He's moody as well.

01/05/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Read ahead in the textbook before attending class (it's easier to follow). Tests are around 70 MC ?s and the study guides posted on Blackboard indicate everything that will be on the exam. Attendance is extra credit. Overall, it's not a bad course. I managed to get a B+ but could have done better if I didn't slack off at the start of the semester.

12/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
gov1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

go to class get extra credit. read chapters and study night before and read the newspaper for current events always a good curve, honestly best and most enjoyable political science teacher at uh

10/26/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class is probably very interesting to those who enjoy political science. I however only needed the class as a requirement to graduate. I did not find the book interesting but the lectures were at least humorous. The tests were more difficult than needed to be and overall the class did not do to well.

10/12/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
NDP4365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

changes his mind in to often and is unclear.

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