Kevin MacDonald at California State University Long Beach

Kevin MacDonald

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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5/28/14

PSY363

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

HORRIBLE PROFESSOR! DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS FROM HIM!!

12/20/13

363

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is a reason over half the class dropped before the first exam. This class would be interesting and fascinating if it was not for the professor. What a joke!

11/21/13

PSY 363

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful teaching strategy, extremely confusing, fills up the board with nonsense that you can't read. Mumbles to himself. Does not offer extra credit. He also does not use Beachboard at all so you cannot check your grade. You figure out your exam grade when he passes it back but you have no idea what you receive on homework assignments.

11/18/13

PSY 361

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid this class if possible. The homework is ridiculously long and only worth 5 points each. Exams are difficult with twisted questions and vocabs did not help much at all. 2 Written test that will pull down your grade. Not a very good teaching method. He scribbles on white board without any clear directions.

11/11/13

PSY 363

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

unbelievably frustrating course. Kevin does not provide guidance as is very unclear with his expectations. You basically teach yourself in this course. He requires you to read the book before class and briefly goes over it during class. The study guides for exams are ridiculously long and he asks an averge of 6 essay questions for the exam.

10/22/13

Psy 363

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's hard- 80% is an A, but study guides are insanely thorough. The book feels a collection of research articles- a lot of info. Short answer question on his exams. He is hard to follow- but the course is interesting. The disorders are described to the fullest detail. Dont fall behind. He knows what he's talking about- but hes hard

10/15/13

PSY 363

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the worst professor in the psychology department at CSULB. He is too old to be teaching. He is monotone, zero passion or enthusiasm about the topic. You basically teach yourself out of the textbook, which is poorly written. Everything from the text is related to his though process and how HE views things and that is what you are tested on

12/6/12

Psy361

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a nice, knowledgeable professor, though he is boring at times. But 80% in his class is an A so I do recommend his class if you want to get a relatively easy A. He is pretty helpful too.

5/18/12

PSY361

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the the most brilliant professors I've ever had.

4/19/12

ACCT202

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very brilliant and very skillful approach.

1/1/12

PSY361

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's not a bad professor. I didn't detect a hint of racism. There is a lot to do in this class. At least 4 exams, a written midterm, thesis paper, and final, which is MC and written. Each test is 50 questions. Homework is helpful. An 80% is an A. Show up,take notes, and you'll be fine.

8/10/11

Psy361

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult class due to large amount of time completing HW,so create a good study group.Must purchase inch thick very detailed instructions for the crazy paper.Ask lots of questions.His lectures are kinda dry but he's a nice guy and will explain but won't hold your hand. Got an A but it was a challenge.

11/4/10

psy361

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm still in the class, and I really don't have anything volatile to say about this professor. His tests are not very difficult (I don't study, and I get B's), lectures are kind of boring (all Powerpoint), and class discussions are minimal. Haven't heard any racially-charged arguments from him yet, so meh.

8/27/10

gen101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

the most courageous professor alive.

8/27/10

psy101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is great. A true American. I have no idea what people are talking about with racism I really recommend this professor he's a great man.

6/2/10

psy361

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Put aside the issues of his racism and look at the big picture. Taking this class expect: 4 m/c tests - from 3 chapts; you have approx 125-150 quest to answer for per chapt and one is powerpoint. No study guide and no idea what you will be tested on. 2 essays "study guide" consist of 6 quest that are really 19 or more questions. Food for thought..

5/22/10

PSYCH222

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

rambling incoherent and nervous.absolutely no connection to students.

12/26/09

Psy463

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is not difficult if you pay attention, take notes, and study well for the exams (essay style). Homework helps grasp material. Dr. MacDonald is very approachable and will spend time with you at office hours to help clarify assignments and expectations. If you like the class topic and apply yourself you will do fine.

11/10/09

Psy361

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked him for child psych. An 80 is an A, it's not tough to get. His essay exam wasn't as hard as I had heard, I got 100%. The homework is extensive but it helps you ace his tests. He knows his stuff. I'd take him again.

3/27/09

PSY361

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is extremely monotone and unclear about what is expected on the exams. All he does is read his powerpoints word for word during every lecture. Read the textbook and hope for the best because he sure wasn't much help when I took the course!

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