Bruce Silver at University of South Florida

Bruce Silver

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/2/09

IDH2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is well-versed but a VERY hard grader. He expects a lot from you even if you are a freshman. He encourages discussion but can get off topic easily. Pay attention in class so you know what to write on, and make sure you can write a good essay then you MIGHT get an A.

11/1/09

IDH2010

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Dr. Silver for A.O.K. He provides an abundance of notes via blackboard and really explains the material. He made Socrates, Plato, Descartes, and Hume very understandable. He places a lot of emphasis on his written assignments and it takes a very well written paper to earn an A. Otherwise, he's friendly and sometimes amusing.

2/3/08

PHP4000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

My grade was too heavily weighted upon my writing ability, rather than my understanding of the material. It seemed as though I would need to be an English major in order to get an A in his class. I learned a lot about Plato but mainly due to keeping up with the reading and being interested in the subject. I would take him again if not retiring.

9/13/07

PHP4000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

"Plato," is already a difficult subject, but Mr. Silver makes it far more understandable than any other professor at this university. Understands his stuff and has a passion for the work. You'll laugh every class.

4/27/05

intro to PHY

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

HIS LECTURES ARE IMMENSLEY BORING YOU WILL FIGHT TO STAY AWAKE! However his class is really easy and if you take notes you can get an A no prob. He can be kind of funny sometimes too.

6/28/04

CritThink

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought he was great. Lectures were long, but he was funny.

4/14/04

2 phi clas

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for intro to philosophy and history of western philosophy. Very, very intelligent man, I enjoyed listening to his lectures.

4/8/04

PHI 1103

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Critical Thinking, ugh... Mr. Bruce Silver is gifted when it comes to vocabulary (very well versed), and I guess knows philosophy, but I have a hard time with his lectures.Weakness is a voice that puts me to sleep,never fails. Retiring after Spring 2004.

3/23/04

PHI 1103

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures for 2 hours. Dont need to pay attention, just get the notes. Use your TAs to help explain since he doesnt get it across all the time. Otherwise, pretty good and a few times funny.

2/9/04

Philosophy

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Piece of crap

1699960
10/25/03

PHI

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

8/11/03

PHI 1103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only take if you LOVE philosophy. Only 1/12 of the class is actually spent on "critical thinking" which is the course's title. Teacher is long winded and gets off subject way too many times. Drop the class immediately and try to find a different

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