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Adam Newmark
Professor in the Political Science department
at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
are you Adam Newmark?
Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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0
56 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PS 1100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Tests? Not many" "Skip class? You won't pass."

I personally loved Dr. Newmark! You could tell he really knew what he was talking about and enjoyed discussing current issues that related to what we were talking about in class. His tests aren't hard if you pay attention in class and study. You don't have to memorize the book by any means, but it helps if you skim it before a test.

10/31/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS 1200 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D+
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

This is the hardest class I have ever taken. Poly Sci has absolutely nothing to do with my major so if you're wanting to that this class for your gen ed, do not take Newmark. He is tough, there are only 5 grades, and I get so nervous about the tests I make myself sick. Don't go into it thinking it's an easy A. More like easy D.

05/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS 2130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

LOVED HIM! His class was super interesting and I actually went everyday even though attendance wasn't mandatory. I loved how he devoted the beginning of each class to discussing current issues. He is super nice and funny and cares about his students. I will definitely take him again!

04/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
2130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's so intelligent and witty. It's awesome once he warms up. He respects students who speak up and he's brilliant. I would love to take another course with him. Just make sure you know what readings to do out of class b/c it becomes confusing. Overall, he's nice, approachable, funny, honest, intelligent. I enjoy him and he's hilarious.

05/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS 2130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is not a simple one but is certainly worth the work. I took him knowing he was the more difficult professor but I learned so much while a friend of mine who took the other state and local professor learned nothing. Only 4 short papers all semester. Show up to class, be involved in discussions, and study for exams and you'll do fine.

05/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS 2130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Amazing professor. He knows exactly what he is talking about. Go to class and take notes, and you will ace the class. The tests are not hard at all. He will answer any questions. It doesn't hurt that he looks A LOT like Bradley Cooper also. Take him. You won't regret it.

04/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Newmark is one of the best professors I've had, his lectures are really stimulating and he knows what he's talking about. He's really attractive too so I actually paid attention.

04/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS 2130 PS 3001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Newmark is a great friend and mentor, and he has offered me guidance not only in the class room but in life on numerous occasions. I would highly recommend his classes; he knows the material, his tests are hard, but predictable, and he makes class interesting.

03/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Newmark is very challenging, but a great teacher. He does a great job of teaching the class from a neutral perspective. He makes even the most boring subjects seem interesting. Be sure to read the textbook and the NYT headlines. Attendance isn't mandatory except for recitation, but he notices who comes. Go to his office hours if you need help.

12/15/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PS1101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No point to even going to his class. Tests are 100% from the book on minor details. Not a word he said in class is on the tests. Also, he barley puts up any grades making it near impossible to get your grade up after one bad test or exam

11/16/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Okay, the tests and stuff are easy IF YOU STUDY. It is not word for word from the notes but he posts quizzes for you to take and he gets a lot of questions from those. Class is not mandatory BUT he does not post notes so you have to get it from a friend. His class is challenging but worth it if you need it. He is cool and witty.

05/12/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Newmark is a witty professor, attendance is NOT mandatory but he will definitely keep an eye out for those who skip. However he is extremely cheerful and makes Poli Sci interesting for those who take it for gen ED. Definitely recommend, very helpful outside class. Read the newspapers, questions from big headline articles are on the tests!

12/19/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His tests were nothing like the study guide and his notes were very unclear.

10/31/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

A really great professor. Just prepare yourself to take notes, read the textbook, and read the newspapers. If you ever have any questions he will answer them and not make you feel stupid for asking. If you study, you will pass with a good grade, even if you hate politics.

12/27/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Poli1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took him for American Politics, test were o.k. if you study you can get an A. He is kind of intimidating but really helpful if you go see him during office hours. Make sure to participate in class. Overall he is an interesting professor and he knows his stuff. Also he looks like Bradley Cooper.

11/22/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class isn't really hard at all as long as you study for the tests. He's nice and helps you out when you ask for it... as long as you're willing to put in a little work you should pass

07/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS3535 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

When you first meet him, you will think he is mean as a snake and tough as anything. Go to class, take notes, and ask good questions and you will be fine!

05/09/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS2130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I don't know what everyone is whining about with the tests being hard. Yes, they are hard, but if you are responsible and read from the textbooks like he warns you to then you will have no problems on the tests. Politics doesn't really interest me but I came out of the class with a high A because I read the textbook. Take him, it's not that bad!

04/29/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS2130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really liked him and his class. He kept things interesting and relevant with current events and has a real sense of humor which makes the class far more interesting. The tests are FAR harder than you would expect. READ THE BOOKS, he doesn't mention them much but they really help. I recommend him!

12/09/2008
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HON1515 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I had Dr. Newmark for my Honors Seminar, and hated the class. Perhaps it was my disinterest in the topic, but I found his lectures a little dry and his grading on the difficult side. He might be better in his home field.

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