Kent Tedin at University of Houston

Kent Tedin

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.9Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/16/14

POLS 1336

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/20/13

POLS 1336

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/11/13

POLS1336

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/16/13

POLS 1306

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/12/13

POLS 1336

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/13

POLI 1336

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/9/13

Pols 1336

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/14/13

POLS 1337

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

2/22/13

pol1336

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/20/13

13361854

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/1/12

Pols1336

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

9/10/12

POLS1336

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/17/12

POLS1336

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/9/12

GOVT1336

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/9/12

POLS1336

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very good!

11/17/11

POLS1336

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only a difficult class if you make if a difficult class. Weekly online quizzes prior to lecture and easy if you read or know where to look in the book. Teaches well and is very knowledgeable and provides his Power points at the end of lectures. Tests are difficult but then again ALL POLS TESTS ARE DIFFICULT no matter what instructor you have

11/2/11

POLS1336

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

HE is a good professor! He will NOT GIVE you an A; but if you 1) attend lectures (he tell you things you'll NEED to know)! 2) Read/skim the book for the weekly quizzes and overall knowledge! YOU'LL BE FINE! Nothing is difficult/hard to understand! This is a COLLEGE! class: weekly online quizzes (so NEED book) and 2 test plus final. THATS ALL!

10/11/11

POLS1336

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take this professor. He has weekly quizzes over 2 chapters of the book. Some were easy and some weren't even from the book. You don't cover the chapters for the quiz until the week after . The questions on the test a phrased to where it could be two of four choices, you really have to know little details. Lectures are boring and pointless..

10/1/11

POLS1336

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

worse teacher ever. he has the worst attitute out of any teacher ive ever had. i read the book and took notes over every chapter and still madde a D on my first test. im either gonna drop it or kill myself.

9/26/11

POLS1336

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Literally the worst professor I have ever had. His lectures usually have nothing to do with the power points because he gets so off topic. He doesn't give you a review, simply tells you to know everything that he has covered since then. Not to mention he is an absolute jerk. Never take him.

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