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Frank Popper
Professor in the Planning & Public Policy department
at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
are you Frank Popper?
Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.3
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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06/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
US LAND PATTERN Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

The professor is nice, patient. The only shortcoming is that his class was too long and takes place in the afternoon, it is hard to stay focus. Despite of this problem, his class is pretty nice.

05/01/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
hist 101 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great fun, and very provacative!

05/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Env306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

One of the most interesting classes at Princeton, I will definitely consider taking his class again in the fall!

05/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLAN511 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Popper is fun and engaging. Many of his papers and ideas have been influential in the planning field. He brings a lot of creativity and a unique perspective to the classroom.

04/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Plng510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Knowledgeable, fun, unique - not a typical professor. Professor Popper is definitely a character, and I mean that in the best way possible. If you are weary of academia, take a class with him - he will lift your spirits.

02/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENV305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great class. Great Professor. I highly recommend anything Frank teaches.

02/02/2011
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENV305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, very knowledgeable, but DEFINITELY need more student participation during the seminar. They tended to teach it like a lecture, and had a tendency to interrupt students. Great lecturers, but I was expecting a seminar.

01/26/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SenSem Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great Prof! He gives you the freedom to write without restrictions, other professors usually have strict guidelines and rules. Take time out to speak to him about class-he dedicates time to all students and is very open-minded. Very accomplished prof, and knows what he is talking about. He is hilarious too!

12/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
AmReg1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Engaging and approachable. Gives helpful input on papers and is very flexible about deadlines.

06/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENV351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The land use seminar was very informative and fun. My only complaint is that the lectures were quite disorganized. Other than that, Frank is extremely approachable and open minded.

06/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
LandUse Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Teacher, very enjoyable and fun, really expands your thinking. Just know how to write and REALLY well! Highly recommend this class and any other he might be associated with :)

05/30/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
LandUse Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

You will do fine if you write properly. If you can sustain an argument in your paper, regardless if you're right or wrong, or if you even like the subject, then you have nothing to worry about. He's pretty approachable; don't be intimidated when he says "I will mark off for bad writing"etc. His lectures might seem off topic, but it actually isn't.

05/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENV306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting professor, but the assigned readings didn't seem essential to doing well in the class.

05/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BLOU5385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Brilliant and engaging.

05/25/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLAN655 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent course, but hard to characterize. Popper's a fascinating guy, and quite skilled at leading a seminar discussion, although due to the small size of the course and other factors most of the discussion was student-led. I definitely recommend any course with Popper.

12/12/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HRegi264 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Frank Popper is great. Super funny, interesting,and insightful. His Honors seminar is one of the best classes I've taken. Thumbs up!

12/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HRegi264 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Popper always responds to student questions with helpful answers. Regionalism topics were interesting and relevant. If you are interested in policy, definitely a good course to take!

08/03/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENV306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Popper is awesome!

08/01/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENV306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great class and great professor. He could easily talk for the entire three-hour seminar, on an enormous range of topics, and still keep me interested the entire time.

07/31/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENV306 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor was amusing and extremely interested in the subject. His enthusiasm is rarely matched by professors. He rarely used the texts, and reading assigned was a lot but all of it was not necessary to complete. You never knew what to expect with the lecture as Popper commonly distracted himself and would spend a majority of the class on tangents.

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