Alan Lessoff at Illinois State University

Alan Lessoff

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/8/14

HIS 322

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man cannot lecture at all. His lectures are just him babbling forever about things have nothing to do with anything and the topic is already really boring. He also makes you take the trips to the museum and you have to do a bunch of outside projects. Surprisingly, he's a really easy grader. Just try to stay awake, I dare you.

9/25/13

HIS 322

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Dr. Lessoff last spring for HIS 322. He is a very well informed on his topic areas and tries to keep class interesting even if some of the material is dry. A very approachable guy and fair grader. Attendance wasn't mandatory but you need to attend to get the information needed to get a good grade.

9/15/11

Hist131

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy and extremely helpful but TERRIBLY BORING CLASS. You get through one powerpoint slide in 50 minutes and he doesn't even talk about it. He goes on tangents and rambles on about stuff that doesn't even matter. I stopped taking notes 2 weeks into the semester.

5/15/11

HIST248

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

5/8/10

HIS248

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Lessoff is a great professor. He is extremely helpful and is genuinely interested in his students. His lectures do have a tendency to get a little scatterbrained, but he makes up for it with the fact that he know so much about what he teaches. If you ever need help on a project he is more than willing to put in the time to help.

2/18/09

HIS131

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class was pretty interesting. Mr. Lessoff has a lot of good things to say, but tends to ramble. As far as grading is concerned, don't pay much attention to his power points. The study guides he gives are basically the test itself- very similar to each other. Take advantage of the extra credit opportunities on his website.

12/15/08

HIS131

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was a very boring class. He rambles on with his lectures. I had two major tests and two papers, with a quiz almost every Friday over his stupid book that he wrote.

11/22/08

HIS432

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Lessoff is an awesome professor, even though his lectures are very dry and long. You can't help but like the guy and the class was an interesting enough topic. He liked to take us on field trips, which was good for a change of scenery. I would recommend him. He is a fair grader.

4/2/07

HIS131

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had him last semester & thought he was very easy. Gives study guides for tests and pretty much gives you the answers for each thing on the SG if you ask him. Gives loads of EC and most of the material for quizzes and tests are from the book NOT lecture. Weekly quizzes are simple and EC makes up for all of them if you do it!

12/6/06

HIS131

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

really nice guy, kind of boring though. quizzes every week on the readings, but they are super easy. you don't really have to pay attention to the lectures and can still pull a B

11/1/06

his131

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

EWWW this class sucks, hes realllly boring and his lectues suck

1/14/05

History 136

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He know the course information but he has a hard time putting it in to and orginized lecture, he often went on tangents during class and then tried to cram the 50 min lecture in to the last 15 min of class. because of this i highly recomend that you make sure you READ THE BOOK.

11/3/04

HIS 248

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice guy. Quite helpful and friendly. Class isn't too hard, but his notes prove to be sort of pointless. Is very willing to help students grasp the material better. He's obviously very smart, but can have trouble simplifying it. I recommend him.

9/4/04

HIS 135

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Cool guy, strong Boston accent.

2/6/04

HST 135

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

great guy! He can be boring, but it is still fun. Knows his stuff and will do his best to make sure you learn the material. Will even take time OUT OF CLASS to meet with entire class to go over test material if needed. Great guy! Get HIM

12/10/03

HIS 135

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures were boring. He knows his stuff, but he has trouble puting his thoughts together. Said um, uh, and and too many times.

10/21/03

HIS 135

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very boring lectures. Not afraid to tell you that you are wrong. A lot of reading required. Notes galore, but not worth much.

3/23/03

his 131

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've never heard some one talk so much with out saying anything at all.

2/18/03

 

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Entheusiastic but tends to run overtime

12/17/02

 

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

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