Howard Abadinsky at St. John's University

Howard Abadinsky

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/3/14

CRJ2001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's an awful teacher and will ruin your gpa.

2/28/14

CRJ-2003-0

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prepare to hand-write lecture notes or highlight from textbook; reads from his textbook, then elaborates. Does not allow lap tops, iPads, electronic devices including ebooks. Exam questions will never be fill-in, multiple-choice, or T/F; always essay questions from textbook chapters. Final paper is serious, research thoroughly & write immaculately.

1/27/14

CRJ 2001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be. Just show up to class and take notes. Bring the textbook to class, he uses it often. The midterm and final are open note. Just pay attention and go to class and you'll do fine. The paper is pretty easy, if you talk to him, he'll let you do your paper on whatever books you want.

1/4/14

Crim2400

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall bad prof. He makes an incredibly easy subject impossible. I mean come on people this is criminal justice only hard courses should be law related.

12/10/13

CRJ 2002

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hes not a bad professor, he can be really boring but his tests are right out the textbooks. He picks out questions from the end of the chapters and the test is open book. The only thing is he likes his own words not really yours. so answer the questions with word for word from the textbook and you will be okay.

12/9/13

CRJ2003

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Abadinsky is a horrible professor. Besides his classes being extremely boring, he is very rude. He talks to his students like they're supposed to read his mind. DO NOT TAKE HIM! On the plus side, 2 major exams - final and midterm both open book and a term paper. But the paper is torture -___-

12/8/13

CRJ-2003-0

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

this professor is not good. he is not helpful when it comes to questions. thinks he is to smart for his own good. only 3 potential grades so if he doesn't like one of them then you fail. absolutely no help if you have fallen behind. boring and rude. it was like taking a graduate class after law school. also a very ridiculous Grader. DO NOT TAKE!!

9/6/13

CRJ1003

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice guy but he teaches a hard class and he flys through material faster than you can write your name. if you can follow his constant reading through the textbook and occasional off topic stories then you will be fine but if you take bad notes and sit there don't expect to pass. Open book tests area a huge plus so take notes!!!

5/2/13

CRJ2004

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a good guy but a tough professor. Kind of ruse to you if you keep asking where you are in the book or what the definition of a word was. Open book tests on the textbook which he reads the entire semester and actually wrote himself. Overall I wouldnt take him if you take poor notes and dont like essay related exams...

4/22/13

CRJ 2001

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

he reads from the book. The test are tremendusly hard.

4/11/13

CRJ2002

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Class is lecture style so sometimes it can get hard to pay attention but if you're interested any aspect of the criminal justice system you will enjoy his class.Take him if you get the chance!

11/8/12

CRJ3107

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great Professor , used a textbook that he wrote himself and read out of the text entire class so just follow the chapters. Open book exams so its not that bad. His class consisted of 2 major exams. However he can be a little boring at times.

12/13/11

CRJ2003

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's not too bad, but can get a bit boring at times. he never writes on board, so be prepare to write all his dictations which come from the textbook he wrote. Two exams open notes only can be used. a term paper at the end. I only wished he gave us some more insight on his experiences, he has a great career background. I would take him again.

10/31/11

CRJ0000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Took him about 3 years ago. I failed the midterm, and then did well on the final. Ended up with an A-. He gives exams based on EXACTLY what he speaks in class, so it's fairly easy.

7/6/11

CRJ2003

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very unfair grader and he doesn't dictate very well. I strongly recommend that you buy/rent the required textbook and attend every single class if you can and take good notes.

6/29/11

CRJ2003

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the worst prof. at Saint John's. Reads out the book he wrote the entire time in class. His book is one giant bibliography,not original and nothing of his own work,very boring. Don't ever take his classes you'll regret it.

4/3/11

crj2001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Abadinsky is NOT a bad teacher AT ALL.. i dont know why everyone hates him so much.. his tests are open book and you chose the books you'll use for the research paper.. hes a nice guy and if you pay attention you will learn something bc he tries hard to make you understand.. just take notes and you'll get an A

11/16/10

CRJ2001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Abadinsky is from the old world of teaching, i.e. straight from the text, with daily tests and ultimately a research paper. There is no problem there, however, Professor Abadinsky is such a difficult grader and somewhat difficult to approach. I would avoid for CRJ 2001 (Theories) by all means.

10/14/10

CRJ1000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not an easy professor in certain cases. If you are taking him, TAKE NOTES! Attendance is not mandatory. There is only a midterm and final! But he does want detailed answers. Dont ask any questions because he thinks everyone is an idiot. If you are sensitive dont take!You really dont need the textbook, onl if you are absent alot

8/29/10

CRJ3107

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took him my senior year for Organized Crime. If you pay attention and read the text book he is not a hard professor. Not an easy A, but he emphasizes what is important to know for the tests and if you payed attention you will know exactly what will be on the test. I barely took notes and got an A- in his class

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