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Hall Smeltzer
Professor in the Philosophy department
at University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.1
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13 Student Ratings
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12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHL 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

Hall is very helpful and understanding that most 103 students have never taken a philosophy course. You write 4 papers, each one worth more points than the one before. Professor Smeltzer is a nice guy and pretty funny in class. I recommend him.

11/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHL 315 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Short lecture at the beginning of class then lots of small group work, analyzing an article and applying an ethical system from the readings. Weekly short paper on different philosophies, then a long paper at the end of the semester on your personal ethical philosophy. It was a structured class but interesting if you like ethics.

11/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phil323 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wow. I love this guy. He is so knowledgeable and can really teach. He's also pretty funny, which is a bonus. If you can take him, you really should.

10/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL 323 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Smeltzer and this philosophy and literature class is amazing and leaves a lasting impression. He sets you up for success and is extremely helpful. This class requires hard work and attendance, but it is very enjoyable and class time flies by! I would definitely recommend this course with this professor.

04/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL 377 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

A rare professor who is actually interested in the thoughts and experiences of his students. Do the readings and the class in a breeze.

04/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHL 323 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great class. I had him for philosophy and lit in fall semester 2012. Attendance is mandatory for participation points, and you should probably take the class with friends if you can, as he splits the class into groups. Only two papers and two exams the entire semester. Kind of a hard grader, but really helpful.

11/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHL103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Makes class extremely interesting and fun. Really helpful if you ask for help and genuinely cares. Best professor i've had so far.

12/24/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL103 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 a really good teacher. The only problem is that the readings are really hard. On the other hand, if you actually go to class he clearly explains everything and that saves your grade. He only has 4 papers and 2 tests. He tells you exactly what he wants on the papers and if you completely follow his guidelines you will get a good grade on it.

12/21/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHL313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

pretty hard class for business ethics. Kind of has an ego going.

10/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHL103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good teacher and hot too :) However the material is pretty dry and he grades very hard I wouldnt recommend his class it will probably bring down your GPA.

02/21/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHL103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he was such a good teacher! he really helped to make sense of the really hard readings and was so helpful! i really enjoyed this class...maybe even looked forward to it! and plus he's pretty cute!

02/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHL 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He was an excellent teacher. He made the most difficult readings make sense and was always helpful and understanding. His classes were the best.

11/16/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Philosophy 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Philosophy sucks, but Hall made it pretty easy to understand!!

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