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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
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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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: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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.

07/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took his class in Summer. Like others said, his class is kinda boring. But if you enjoy learning politic, this is for you. We have the current events discussion at the beginning of the class. Tests are easy as long as you read the textbook and newspaper, you could at least pass. Extra credit for attendance. No assignment.

07/07/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
POL02 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you you get caught cheating your in hell. Make sure you know test times he will not allow you to take it if you are more than 15 mins late. NO EXCUSES!

07/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Class is not hard as long as you read and complete the reviews you'll do good.4 tests.he gives extra credit for attendance.he is very BORING. I took this class in the Summer and it was pretty easy. however DONT show up late for a test bc he will not let you take it I showed up late and ended up failing the class.

04/21/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS1337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he is a good professor and as long as you listen in class and read the text prior to exams you will do fine. he aso likes to make jokes about everything.

03/24/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took the hybrid class.Attendance is extra credit so GO TO CLASS.Lectures are boring.He gives around 10 quizzes&they are really easy just read the assigned chapter&most chapters are around 30pgs.The night before the test he releases the review.The test is mostly the bold words in the textbook.The last ten questions of the test are current events.

01/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Vardy is a wonderful professor if you are willing to do work outside of class. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING, YOU SHUOLD SEARCH FOR A CAREER THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE HIGHER EDUCATION. He is helpful, if you ask. His lectures do not cover all of the material on tests, but it makes it an incentive to read the textbook.

12/15/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not a very student friendly teacher. He is late to class every single day, even on exam days (including final). He constantly talks about sexual things and has no idea how to organize lectures (or use a computer). Lectures do not follow the book and he only posts study guides 24 hours before exams & study guides are horrible to follow/understand!

10/24/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really poor decision on UH's part to give a computer-illiterate professor the hybrid class.

10/14/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS3313 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

IF YOU SHOW UP TO CLASS AND DEVOTE TIME TO THE PAPERS YOU CAN GET AN A. DO NOT SIGN UP AND SKIP CLASS OR MESS AROUND! TURN STUFF IN EARLY AND YOU CAN GET AN A IF YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT A GENIUS.

09/12/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
pols1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS GUY.. extremely rude, material not clear, he thinks he is the****. lecture is useless, no lecture slides or notes provided, nting at all, horrible teacher, should be fired not a good teacher for UH... wants you to read the whole book...DO NOT TAKE HIM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES...

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