Steven Tripp at Grand Valley State University

Steven Tripp

Steven Tripp
  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
9/29/13

HST 103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Tripp was extremely helpful and understanding! You have to do the readings, but most of them are fairly interesting. The tests were short answer and essay, but he allowed us to have a "cheat sheet". If you go to class and do a little studying, it's not hard at all to get an A in his class. Tripp is my favorite professor at GV so far.

4/18/13

HST 200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wasn't looking forward to this class at first but I actually learned a lot from Prof Tripp. He's a stickler on good writing and genuinely tries to help improve students essays. He would show us films and ads from the time period and want us to write about them in our essays along with the readings. It was an interesting class.

3/28/13

HST 103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tripp was an excellent professor! I had him my first semester, and he was by far my favorite professor. Just do your reading and pay attention in class and you will be fine. He makes everything really easy to comprehend, and it's all interesting. Probably one of the best history prof's you'll have! Take his course if you can.

3/26/13

HST 103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved Tripp! He is a great professor and a great guy. He does require a lot of work but it's actually pretty interesting. It's not the history course that we all dread, he uses very interesting parts of history in his teachings. I would recommend him for sure.

3/25/13

HST 103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Tripp for HST 103 and I highly recommend him. He is probably not the easiest history professor, but you will ACTUALLY LEARN THINGS. Tripp is a great guy and begs you to come to his office hours and hang out because he gets bored (and lonely) lol. He switches things up by showing video clips, cracking jokes, and telling stories. take him.

1/7/13

HST103

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was extremely boring. Tripp has a very monotone voice. He cracks jokes that got annoying. His notes and ideas on the board are very scattered. He also wrote harsh comments on essays. Class is comprised of 2 essays and many 10 point quizzes on readings, so do the reading. I wouldn't recommend him to anyone.

12/10/12

HST103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tough class, especially for a 100 level. Be prepared to do a lot of writing and reading. Lecture gets diluted by random and irrelevant details sometimes, but he is a nice guy and wants his students to succeed. Almost always available during his office hours to talk and does not hesitate at all to help students with the assigned essays.

10/14/12

HST325

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! History of Sport in Society, should be easy right? Wrong. there is so much reading its not even worth opening the book. His discussions are terrible because no one reads because there is too much to read. the notes he puts up on the board are useless. Assigned a paper that everyone did bad on and its our fault? get out fast.

10/13/12

HST325

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a terrible professor, he assigns enough reading for all 5 classes combined. When the entire class does not do well on an assignment, he blames the entire class and does not think that could be his fault. He is a decent guy, but he is not a fair professor.

8/28/12

HST103

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best history professor you can find. He makes history interesting and he's a very charming and funny guy. Definitely take him if you aren't a fan of HST, but need it for Gen Eds.

7/19/12

hst103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

must go to class. must read that pgs he tells you. you read all the novels he has you buy. he has 3 exams. he gives you a list of 4 events, people, or places then you got to describe importance and then theres an essay part. but he gives you a sheet of 1 pg to write on front and back to bring with you to each exam. send him drafts of ur essays

6/21/12

HST103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor!!! Send all your essays and even essay answer to tests to him and he will respond quickly and thoroughly. You have to work, but what you learn is well worth it. Use all resources, I emailed him everything and also used the writing center. Nothing less then an A. If you put in the effort you can succeed, he is brilliant.

5/9/12

HIST300

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was not clear on what he was looking for and did not teach us anything about writting yet expected paper written exactly to his taste. Terrible professor...avoid if possible!

4/10/12

10303

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great professor! He really cares about his students and will really help you succeed! He answers any questions you have! He lets you have a note sheet on every test too! Make sure you read and take not on all of your readings and characters!

11/4/11

HNR213

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lots of reading and intense paper assignments, but if you're willing to work for it then he's willing to help you every step of the way. He's a funny, laid back guy and truly takes an interest in his students. Class wasn't my favorite, but he definitely has been one of my favorite profs.

8/1/11

hst103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Tripp was great! There were no required textbooks, only novals/biographies/short stories; all of which were fairly interesting. He is witty and keeps dicussion going with ease. Absolutly necessary to read everything required...but do that and yuo should have no trouble.

5/4/11

HNR223

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Super cool professor. A little intimidating at first, but he isn't at all. Just go to his office hours as he is a tough grader on papers. By the end of the semester I felt like I was close to him when at the beginning of the semester I wouldn't even talk to him. Interesting class and funny guy. Take him, but be ready to work.

4/18/11

WGS380

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tripp is a nice and funny guy. He cares about his students and loves teaching. His class was rather boring and often we didn?t talk about the readings or it seemed as if we focused on random parts and not the main theme or point of the readings. He was a very nice guy but definitely would have rather not taken this class.

2/4/09

HST103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Steve was an awesome professor. I highly suggest taking 103 if you hate learning about typical American history. He focuses more on popular culture and ways of thinking in particular time periods. Reading is absolutely required for success, but he only used novels, not a textbook.

1/13/09

HIST300

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Tripp is a nice guy, but is very unclear on what he is looking for. He is ALWAYS late with appointments and if you schedule one and another student is in his office he will completely ignore you are in the hall. Very hard grader on papers, almost to the point that makes you never want to write again. Does allow rewrites but grades harder

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