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J. Tyler Dickovick
Professor in the Political Science department
at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
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Overall Quality
4.6
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
2.6
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06/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Brilliant, engaging, caring, funny, available, accepting, unbelievable. Take all of his classes.

05/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POL 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

JTD is the boss of Global Politics. If you want to major in politics and focus on global, you should take all his classes. Wrote his own Global textbook and it's so good you can use it as a source for the papers you write in his class. Princeton graduate, genius analyst and writer, great sense of humor. High standards but worth the effort.

03/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POL105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Go to class, go see him in his office hours, write 3 good papers and you will get a solid grade. Very straight forward POL 105 class. You will get out of it what you put it. Reading isn't exactly required, because there are no tests or exams. He is a really good guy, who does care about his students.

06/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great Prof. Extremely interesting and helpful. I learned so much in his class and had a true understanding of the material. Engaging in class and very open to different ideas. Highly recommended

05/10/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL215 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Dickovick is the best professor in the politics department. Period.

04/23/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL215 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm kind of obsessed with him.

04/22/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL215 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Dickovick is amazing. I've never met a professor who is so interested in his students and cares so much about how they are doing. Do yourself a favor and take a class with him before you graduate.

04/17/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pol215 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor that assigns great readings and leads class conversations that really probe the issues. Tends to have all the work due in the last week, so that will be very stressful and you will leave campus without any clue what grade you are earning. Otherwise a great prof.

12/19/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Dickovick is amazing. You shouldn't graduate from W&L without taking a class from him-- it's an amazing experience. They way he runs his classes is incredibly engaging. Not an easy grader, but you know you deserve it if you do well.

11/02/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy - we always had a good time in class. Lots of discussion, lots of reading but it's really worth it. Some of the readings are dry but others are really great. If you can find a way to game the system to get Dickovick, do it.

10/30/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Int296 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is the best thing that happened to W&L, ever.

05/14/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pol 101, 295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Stands out as the best politics professor I've ever had. He cares about his students and goes out of his way to make sure everyone understands what's going on, but still expects a lot of work. Relatively easy B - difficult A. A great person.

02/22/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pol. 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Dickovick is great! He was my 1st politics professor here and I've loved him- not an easy grader, but not awfully hard either. Very nice, and a good class environment.

01/14/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pol 295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I LOVE HIM! He is one of the most engaging politics teachers that I have ever had. He loves teaching and his students.

12/18/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Comparative 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing professor. Assigns quite a bit of reading and is a tough grader- so dont take his class if u want an easy A. However u learn a LOT. i was never bored once during class, and he's really funny too. I would highly recommend his class to anyone who is willing to put in some work!

12/06/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pol 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I am a Pro. Dickovick fan! Great class dicussions. Really encourages students to examine look beyond their immediate reactions to see all sides of an arguement. Reading can be a little intense sometimes, but the conversion, writing and study skills I learned were well worth it. Take this class!

10/24/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Pol 295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very helpful during office hours and is a great facilitator of class discussion. I felt the class was very productive. Sometimes the reading can get a little heavy but, if you are interested in the topic you will not mind it at all. FYI: He went to Princeton.

10/22/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I was told that you cannot learn anything about politics in a politics class. After taking this class....I agree. TOO MUCH READING

06/10/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL 295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dickovick is the man. He makes material interesting and is good at facilitating a conversation in class. One of the best Prof's ive ever had

03/17/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POL101, POL295 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dickovick rocks my world! I love how he pushes/encourages students to explore all (or many) sides of a political debate/issue before they form their opinion.

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