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Tamara Wilkins
Professor in the Criminal Justice department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
are you Tamara Wilkins?
Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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34 Student Ratings
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12/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
LAWE 131 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wilkins is a funny and great teacher, but she isn't the easiest. Although this class is an Intro course, it's a tough one. Do not count on notes in class to help you pass the tests, you NEED to read the textbook (chapters are long so don't procrastinate). As long as you read the book and take notes, you'll do fine in the class.

05/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
LAWE232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher who really wants to prepare her students for the future and cares about their success. This class requires a lot of reading from the text book.

04/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Multiple Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wilkins is very demanding and challenges her students. Ultimately this prepares you for your future in law enforcement. Work hard in her class, and study hard to EARN a good grade. She is a lot of fun. Get to know her and you will love her.

02/23/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
LAWE 234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

Dr. Wilkins' classes are very difficult but will prepare you for your future. She expects the best out of every student and if you can't deliver she will let you know. I respect her very much and believe she brings the best out of everyone and will challenge you. Great teacher and person!!

05/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
lawe232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wilkins is a tough professor but is definitely one of the best. She knows her stuff. Must read and study everyday before you go to her class, because the quizes are pretty hard, the exams are just as hard. Cant skip more than a few days. But she definitely keeps class entertaining, pretty crazy/cool woman. Just do your work.

04/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
LAWE232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She really knows what she is talking about, very interesting

12/20/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
LAWE232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took a few of her classes years back and did not appreciate her classes until recent. I went through a police academy in AZ and it really helped me prepare for the tests by having her classes in college. Great teacher and is fun!!

12/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
LAWE232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

What a fun lady. I would have liked to have scored higher on her tests and quizzes, but man, it was sure nice to sit down and hear some of her comical relief at the end of a long day. I'd even have a drink with her. Remember to read the book!

08/12/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
LAWE232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Wilkins makes her expectations of her students very clear and does not deviate from them. She wants her students to do more then just commit bits of information to short-term memory for tests, instead she wants students to fully understand the core concepts of the class. If you read the book and show up to class then you should expect to pass.

07/24/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
LAWE234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wilkins is interesting to listen to in class. Her lectures are worth attending the class. Her tests however are extremely hard. She is EXTREMELY detail oriented, which for this class I felt defeated the purpose about teaching about diversity.. If you want to work and study hard take this class. NOT for the slacker or even medicore slacker at that.

12/03/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
LAWE234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher I really learned a lot from Dr. Wilkins but her tests are fairly hard. If you study and know what she wants you to know you should be alright. You really do learn a lot in this class

04/21/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Diverb Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She tells you what you need to know for the test; but grades on grammar, spelling, and being exact. Memorize what she wants you to know.

11/12/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
lawevic Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ive been a cop for 4 years in Atlanta now. Tammy is the best teacher I ever had. To the guy who says she shouldnt be teaching because she has never been a cop, why dont you just sit back abd listen to her, she has more life experience than most the cops I know and gives a differant perspective on things. Great teacher!

10/17/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
LawE315 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Do not take a class with her unless you want to work alot for no reason...

08/29/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Lawe315 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Despite a hair style from the 1970's Tammy is awesome. Don't call her Tammy though, Dr. Wilkins. She knows more about Law Enforcement than anyone at MSU. Keep her in your corner and you'll excell.

04/09/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
lawe232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She's a tough prof and it is necessary to read the books. She reviews for the tests, so you know what is coming. She's picky about spelling/grammar... but otherwise I really like her and enjoy her classes.

03/09/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
lawe232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wants the best for her students. Tough grader, but expectations are high as they should be. Read the book, study lots, and go to class and you can make a decent grade.

11/30/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
LAWE131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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06/07/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ALOT OF THEM Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

WILKINS IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER. SHES A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT A PROF. SHOULD BE. SHE IS TOUGH AND MEAN IN INTRO, BUT DOES IT TO WEED OUT THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY ARENT SET FOR L.E. AFTER TAKING HER IN UPPER LEVEL CLASSES SHES A GREAT PROF. AS LONG AS YOU READ AND STUDY A DECENT AMOUNT, YOU WILL DO JUST FINE. SOMETIMES GO OFF ON RANDOM RANTS

12/27/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
LAWE 232 Victim Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tami is a tough prof, all her tests are hard in any class. She does spell out the test so they are easy to study for. With a little effort and an open mind good grades are possible. Luck might help too....

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