David Rock at University of California Santa Barbara

David Rock

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 3.6Easiness

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Rating
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12/18/13

Hist 153L

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Literally did not do a thing in this class. I never read, attended half the lectures and didn't pay attention much. There are no tests or quizzes, just a final paper. I never bought or used the reader. I spent one day on this class sweating out the 15 page paper and got a pass (took it P/F). Should be an EASY A with any kind of effort

12/17/12

Hist8

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's an interesting class but the professor lectures in an old school style (meaning there are no power point slides). This may bother some but I personally liked it. If you're good at writing research papers, then this class is for you as your whole grade is based primarily off two papers. The major downside is how many textbooks he makes you get.

3/22/12

HIST153L

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rock is one of my favorite professors at UCSB. Its like having Sean Connery teach the class

3/12/11

HIST153L

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rock ROCKS!!!!! He knows literally everything about Argentina. Reading isn't required and the only assignment is a paper which is really long but if it's decent you'll get an A. The coolest British dude ever. Loved the class.

4/27/10

hist8

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice man, but useless teaching style. If you like listening to a teacher talk for 75 minutes straight without telling you what's important, then take his class. At least outline your lectures!

1/1/09

hist8

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rock is a boring professor whos hard to understand cause of his english accent. Your grade comes solely from your ta and they try to grade hard for some reason. dont attend lecture; only your section once a week. 2 paper topics come from whatever you choose to write about. You get to pick it and tell your ta what ur writing about.

6/9/08

HIST151P

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Rock is awesome. Find something you are interested in and run with it. Work hard, share your results, and you will have no problem in his classes.

4/2/08

Hist153L

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rock knows Argentina. A lot of people complain about his lack of Power Point, but his lectures cover all the pertinent subjects. If you know how to take notes his class won't be a problem. There is no assigned reading or midterms/finals. Just write a good paper and you will get an A.

3/28/08

HIST8

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

YOUR GRADE DEPENDS 100% ON YOUR TA. He has A LOT for you to read but you really have to know only 2 of the 4 topics (AKA you only need to go to the lectures that apply to what you want to write about). You can either write 2 essays (one 5.5, the other 8-10), write one essay and take the midterm, or write one essay and take the final. GET AN EASY TA

3/6/07

hist153l

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

his knowledge of argentina is superb, his lectures are pretty entertaining and engaging, although I could see ppl complaining about him not stopping his lecture for questions, he usually does this when he tries to foresee you question. other than that I really enjoyed the class

8/5/06

History8

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

the class wasn't that easy, lots of reading. but the lectures weren't that boring and the papers were easy.

8/4/06

HIST8

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer, friendly, very enthusiastic about what he teaches, loves Argentina history. You can chose to take a midterm/final or write two papers. The TA does all the grading. She is nice but strict. Way too many books to buy, even though we barely touch all of them.

3/23/06

History 8

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's old-fashioned, not hard to understand at all, not very receptive to questions, and likes to just talk for the whole hour straight. Gives very animated lectures, there are no tests in the class but your final paper is 60 PERCENT of your grade!! Waaaaay too much reading too, but since there are not tests you can get away without a lot of it.

2/2/05

Hist 7

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

OMG, the class itself is really easy, but you can't understand the professor because of his accent. He uses no visual aids, he just stands up there and lectures. Otherwise the class is great, but my T.A. that quarter was a dumb ass.

12/29/04

Hist 150LA

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If cherish the learning process more than the forceful and inadequate use of new technologies (i.e powerpoint, that perfect devise for those with an attention span equitable to that of a fly) take his class and enjoy his sense of humor.

7/6/04

History 8

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is the devil no matter who you take it with but Rock's lectures have no real outline so if you're into powerpoint or even overheads don't take this class-I am a visual learner and it's hard but his accent is cool.

6/28/04

Hst 8

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a bad professor. He has a funny accent and know Argentina's history like the back of his hand. Don't be late, or expect a toung lashing. Tell him if you have to leave early too.

2/17/04

History 8

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome British Professor. Expert in Argentina. Loved his lecture style. Cool guy. He gets pissed at everyone who is late.

11/30/03

Hist 8

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is great. He has an awesome British accent. As far as his lectures go, a lot of people fall asleep or dont go to class, but he is very helpful. For this class there was only a midterm and final paper due.

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