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Alan Willis
Professor in the History department
at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
are you Alan Willis?
Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.2
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77 Student Ratings
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08/15/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
HI105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible professor. He mumbles so badly that I could barely hear him from the front row. He knows what he's talking about but is very cocky about it. The tests are killer, even though they're take-home. The books have nothing to do with the lectures, but if you skip either you're screwed because he puts nothing online. Not a GPA boost.

01/25/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HS127 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He was so boring. I did not enjoy his class one bit. The tests were hard and I could barley stay awake in his class.

12/23/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HS254 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's very knowledgeable and clearly know his stuff. His tests are very difficult. You MUST pay attention and take excellent notes in class to do well on the tests. He kind of rambles, but can be entertaining. Pay attention, go to class, and study for tests and you'll do fine.

12/05/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HS490 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

When I first started the history program I hated Willis. He was over the top hard and was never helpful in the least. But I can now look back and see that he was simply weeding out students who wouldn't stick with the program. In the capstone class he was incredibly helpful and was there whenever we needed him.

03/13/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HS105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Willis is a good professor in the sense that he knows what he's talking about and has a passion for history. He is a harsh grader, but the tests are take home so you are able to use your notes or the internet. His lecture is a bit dry. He speaks rather quietly for a class of 70 students and provides minimal visuals. Not a class for a GPA boost.

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