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John Hawks
Professor in the Anthropology department
at University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
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Overall Quality
3.2
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Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
3.1
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08/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Anthro 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

After 8 weeks of disorganization, you might expect to get at least GRADES. But NO. After begging and begging, he only graded 1 project out of 4. There is absolutely no way you can know how well you are doing until the very last week. Also don't write too long he doesn't appreciate it. It keep me wondering if he cares about his students at all.

08/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTHRO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: P

I audited his class, so I can't comment on the grading. I thought he was interesting and chose really good literature. I still read his blog, five years after auditing his class.

07/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anthro 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Never have I encountered a more arrogant professor in my entire academic career. Way too into himself, which would be tolerable if he was actually a good teacher. When he deigned to show up (sometimes he just sent documentaries in his stead) he shot down students and was just generally badly. Poorly organized; quizzes were useless.

05/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anthro 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

TA's seem good at what they do, but can't salvage the terribly organized class. Grade is based on 15 quizzes, which little information is given out beforehand—including when they will be. This system purports to help students do well, but all it does it make it about the quizzes and not material. Lectures + labs don't correlate. avoid if you can.

03/07/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anthropology 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took this class because I heard it was an easy A but it is not. The entire semester is out of 105 points so every 5 point quiz is that much more important. Questions are super specific. You don't have midterms or a final to help boost your grade. He's really arrogant and posts hints about the quizzes on his twitter, but doesn't tell you.

12/19/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
anthr105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not a hard class, but it was very annoying how lectures were extremely pointless 80% of the time and quizzes had the most random topics. Lab was interesting and easy to get points. My TA was awesome. If you love anthropology as much as him maybe you'll like it.

12/17/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Anthr105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hawks is super full of himself and shows you lots of videos with his face. His quizes are on random stuff lots of times so you have to pay attention to little details and hope you don't miss any.

12/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTHR619 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Only offered every other year. Cross-listed with Zoology, Psych, and Bio. Optional readings, optional lecture attendance, 14 blog posts, 30 comments, and a 3,000 word essay due at the end for an AB. Great papers get A's. Intriguing discussion, huge range of topics covered.

11/29/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anthr105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Weekly quiz (5pts) and in-class lab assignments (3pts) are the only grades you get. Quizzes are inconsistent; really hard to know what to study or look over before hand, and sometimes his questions are on something he mentioned once. He is pretty arrogant, but definitely likes what he does. DON"T follow him on twitter, he tweets every 5 seconds.

11/20/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ANTHR105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are different every time and you have a weekly lab that is beyond easy. Weekly quizzes are given on lectures and lab material. Grade is point based. You can tell he loves Anthropology!...maybe a little too much...

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