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Richard Millsap
Professor in the Political Science department
at University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.6
Helpfulness
0
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07/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You don't have to attend class for the notes he uses power points that are available to you on his website. However, if you go to class it makes his notes more understandable He has 4 tests and the final is not comprehensive. You need the textbook because the reviews you do are out of the textbook which 10 or so of them are on the tests.

06/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

He is an awesome professor. You need to attend class and you need to find the textbook review answers. His test are easy if you do the review and attend class. He gives you everything you need to make an A. You just need to be willing to put in the effort. Definitely recommend him. He tells awesome stories from his life that relate to the topic.

04/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher with tons of knowledge in government. He does like to go off topic at times to talk about his "war stories" but they're pretty interesting. Class attendance isn't mandatory but I suggest you go because his slides are on the test and he throws out a lot of hints. Follow his review and it's a guarantee A.

04/24/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is extremely difficult. I do not recommend him at all avoid him at all costs. He lectures over basically nothing.

04/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Millsap's tests are pretty easy IF you go to class everyday. He will tell you exactly what will be on the test and what not to study. If you do well on the first 3 exams then you don't have to take the final. Got an A in his class.

02/24/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Millsap is nice & wants to help & get you an A & even tells you some Exam q's & a's in lecture but Not Recommended. His lectures lack serious structure & relevance which is why I dreaded attending his class. Exams r purely MCQs but Likely better choice professors for govt. Does give substantial Extra credit but it is Very time consuming. Easy B

01/13/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof Millsap is a good hearted guy, he likes to talk about his life adventures and how the gov't applies to him, unfortunately he sucks at teaching it to us. He is nice and tries to be helpful but he's just not cut out to be a teacher. He hardly EVER gives a direct answer to a question and the lectures are useless, I don't recommend him at all.

01/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
pol sci 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Really easy. He's a very interesting individual. I literally just went to every lecture, purchased no book, check out his links, and ended up with an A.

12/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GOV 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Oh my goodness, this class was the worst thing. His course load is UNBELIEVABLE. He will give you 3 chapter reviews 60 questions each, 5+ online articles, 60+ powerpoint slides and you need to memorize ALL of this for the exams. Ridiculous. Do not take this class. You will regret it.

12/20/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

It's political science so it's an okay class. Millsap talks a lot but he only gives four test plus drops the lowest test grade. I say take the class do the packets take notes during lecture and the test will be a breeze.

11/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Test questions are so specific and its hard to study for. He also makes you read tons of useless links for the exam and its a waste of time. Overall not that great of a teacher. If you have a choice, don't take him

11/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

First of all, Millsap has four tests, and he drops the lowest test grade. He has extra credit worth up to 25 points. I just finished this class; workload was tough but what do you expect of a college course, honestly? Not interested in Political Science, but I enjoyed learning my rights as a US citizen in his class. Overall a really decent teacher!

11/13/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is REALLY into his work for the gov't and the details of how the gov't works. I'm having to retake this class. His lectures are mostly him talking vaguely about gov't and often he goes off on a tangent, and he covers a slide or two. Test questions are DETAILED and hard. Take if you love political science. If not, find another professor.

11/10/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLI 2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Millsap's lectures are dry, but they help you on the tests because he will usually say what to study. But the website he uses is TERRIBLE. He types new announcements every day that you are supposed to read and get reviews from. The announcements are just a wall of black text and hyperlinks, 80% of which aren't important for the class material.

11/08/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
pols2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I have an A in his class but I had to work really hard on his tests. He gives you extra credit but its not easy. his 4 tests are mc and he drops the lowest. Millsap isn't bad he just doesn't know how to organize his lessons, and rambles alot! You need to work hard in his class

11/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Oh my goodness, this class is so hard. I LOVE government, but this prof gives so much to study for tests. Unless you have a photographic memory, don't take his class.

05/21/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I really liked his class i dont understand why people are complaining. Yeah, he gets off topic but his class was super easy. He gives extra credit was is fairly easy, in addition he drops a test. And his class is mandatory. I made an A in his class. To which I would always study the day prior so take him and you'll get an easy A.

05/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice man, and he is willing to help you if you reach out to him. Class is not mandatory, but most of his tests are based on his lectures so it is best if you do attend. He gets sidetracked a lot, but other than that he's not a bad teacher.

05/14/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS 231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This professor has had an incredibly interesting life, and he talks about it a lot. He teaches you nothing during lectures, but he doesn't need to. The tests are 50 questions and he gives you half of them to study before the exam. He drops the lowest test grade and offers tons of extra credit. The class is boring but take it if you want an easy A

05/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

HORRRRRRIBLE! DO NOT TAKE. HE ONLY GOES THOUGH 2 SLIDES THE WHOLE CLASS AND DOESN'T CLARIFY ANYTHING. HE TALKS MORE ABOUT HOW AWESOME HE IS AND TELLS USELESS STORIES. WARRING YOU, DO NOT TAKE.

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