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Kent Tedin
Professor in the Political Science department
at University of Houston, Houston, TX
are you Kent Tedin?
Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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10/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
1337 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B+

Lectures tended to get really boring, but I really saw the difference when I attended vs when I didn't. I rarely ever skip any classes but I found myself skipping his. Because there's SO much material (from learnsmart to lecture powerpoints to additional reading) it's so hard to know exactly what you'll be tested on. Not bad though.

09/25/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
1336 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Big time extra credit"

I regret taking his class. Ther eis an incredible amount of reading to do and half of his readings are outdated. I feel his class is sorta biased and very unhelpful except when he gives a test question out. he will give an incredible curve for the tests but personally i would rather have another professor instead of dying of boredom here

06/13/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A

There are 3 exams and weekly quizzes from lectures and readings. Long readings that may be annoying are required to pass the quizzes/exams. Other than that, the class is awesome and he is funny!

05/08/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The lectures are boring and I didn't learn anthying from going. There are 3 exams and weekly quizzes. Quizzes are pretty easy, they are over chapters in the book and supplemental readings. The tests weren't so easy. Luckily the class is curved!If you enjoy government and like reading then you'll be fine.

05/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS3365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He just needs to go. His lectures are boring, his is not helpful at all (leaves class w/o staying to answer questions after dismissing class, his TA is rude, & his tests are noting like the reviews.

04/22/2014
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor is not helpful at all. Most of the time in the lectures he talks about himself and the only helpful thing about them is he sometimes tells you a question that will be on the test. There is a lot of reading to do in this class and most of tests are over the supplemental readings.

01/16/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Lectures can get pretty boring, but I would suggest attending even if you barely take notes because he'll many times give out certain questions that will be on the test. Power Points are posted online. The TA, Markie, was extremely nice and very helpful. 3 tests and quizzes on the readings. A lot of the answers for the quizzes can be found online.

12/20/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Anything above an 80 is an A. The tests aren't hard. He posts his PowerPoint presentations online, and I know a lot of people that skipped lecture to just use those. The weekly quizzes are pretty annoying but not too bad. Some may be upset with how politically incorrect and boring he is. It's an ideal class for someone just wanting an A in POLS.

11/11/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

At first very apprehensive of taking him but boy was I glad! The curve is 80 and above is an A! WHAT IS THAT!? This is not organic chemistry. Exams were easy as long as you study the powerpoints. Weekly Quizzes that are unnecessary but I strongly recommend him for those who need a pols 1336 class.

05/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

As boring as class may be, make an effort to go. He points out a lot of questions that WILL be on the test and sure enough they are. A lot of test questions involve class discussions. Easy class.

05/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I highly recommend taking Tedin. Anything 80 and above in his class is an A, so that curve is reason enough to take his class. Also, do the LearnSmart activities as study tools for the test. I got an A and slept through most lectures and occasionally skipped class.

05/10/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLI 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Tedin is okay, I found his lectures boring however I attended them because he hinted at test questions. This is not an easy A class, I found his tests quite tough actually. I found his TA to be a lot more approachable and helpful when I asked questions. So if you take him spend A LOT of time reading the textbook.

05/09/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Pols 1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Boring lectures. He talks a lot about himself. Nobody showed up except on tests. The only reason to go to class was that he said some of the questions that were going to be on the test. Read the book, do quizzes, get an A.

03/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a great professor, a lot of people dislike him but he's incredibly intelligent.

02/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
pol1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's class was very boring. Out of 300 students less than 100 would go to class. He would go over material after you have done the quiz, which to me made no sense. With the overall grade he will give a big curve.

02/20/2013
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
13361854 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Just took our first exam this week and knew every answer on his 60 question test minus 5-10. Gives huge curve so def got an A. Don't read the book only skim for quiz answers. Attend every class b/c he will tell you 90% questions that will be on the test. Whatever questions don't come from his powerpoints come from the online learnsmart study guide.

11/01/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Pols1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Just about as easy as poly sci will get. Take the quizzes and study for the tests and you'll be good. Quizzes easy if you read. straight forward class

09/10/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This teacher makes you take a hard quiz on something you haven't even learned yet expecting you to read the entire section of the book assigned for the lecture that specific week along with some other mandatory assigned work basically lectures are useless and not helpful. SUPER HARD try a different professor and actually learn something.

05/17/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

quizzes are not as easy a grade as he leads you to believe but they help. His tests are curved pretty well, bc everyone does so poorly. YOU NEED THE BOOK! cant get around it; share. Lectures boring, but helpful if you can stay awake. The book is dreadfully boring to read. Skim for quizzes! Answers are word for word. Tedin is hilarious also.

05/09/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
GOVT1336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are definitely helpful, but not really interesting. If you go to class, he'll let you in on certain questions on the test. There was a weekly quiz before each section, two tests and a final. Overall, it wasn't too bad.

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