William Downs at Georgia State University

William Downs

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/30/09

POLS8200

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The course curriculum was very good, (mandatory for me). But, some students were afraid to speak up in class (he is not personable at all), and he shows favoritism, a poor character trait for a Professor which concerns me as a new graduate student. Results: low student-Prof accessibility. Avoid this class if at possible and take another Prof.

9/27/06

Polsc8200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

huge challenge, but committed to helping the students succeed

8/23/06

POLS2401

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The worst teacher I have had at gsu!

8/9/06

Phil 2010

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

i enjoyed this class a lot. he's pretty crazy and rambles on a lot but if you take notes, especially like on philosophers opinions, it shouldn't be that bad. i think my average was like 99 in the class so once you get the hang of how he asks questions and what to look for, it'll be riddiculously easy. plus the final will boost your grade a ton

5/18/06

Phil 1010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He told us straight up that the dept. doesnt give many A's. He is the easiest Philosphy teacher and we didnt have the saturday final like everybody else! but he might change his mind. I got distracted b/c he's attractive (to me)but i got a B. It was confusing at first but got the hang of it and he's real young so a few curse words here and there

5/3/06

phil 2010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

laid back class and pretty easy

5/1/06

2010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class is fun and interesting

3/22/06

8240

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Arrogant, immature and offensive ... a real bore.

3/7/06

pols 8200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

expects a lot, rewards those who worked hard, really opened my eyes to world of poly sci...SUPER!

3/3/06

POLS

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Downs needs to adjust his teaching style for his Global Issues classes. He seems oblivious to the fact that many of the students in that class are not political science majors, hence the workload is outrageous. Easy, informative, thought-provoking class, but too much work for an elective class.

2/20/06

Moral Problems

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

E-A-S-Y~!! This is the easiest class I've ever taken . Tests average is always in the 90's. Will has a mohawk. Take him to get an easy A. You will still need a book though.

2/19/06

Comp Pol.

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the worst professor at GSU's political science department. He should pay more attention to his students and stop playing favorites with certain students. The most arrogant professor I have ever had!! Question to you Down? Since you are so arrogant and better than everyone else how come you are not teaching at Harvard or Yale?

1/20/06

pols8200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

outstanding!

1/11/06

Phil 2010

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He puts tricky, fancy words on the test just to screw you. You should study a dictionary instead of the book so that you understand his word usage.

12/15/05

philosophy 2010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is an easy class, but Wil can be a little disorganized...okay a lot. The test are easy just don't take them for granted, know the philoserphers and what they talk about and you should do just fine.

12/13/05

Phil 2010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I did not want to like this guy at first, for reasons outlined by others (ie. faux hawk, disorganization, etc.) However, while his Amateur Stand-Up Comic routine wears painfully thin, he does present the material in a coherent manner, and he does an excellent job of making sense of a notoriously dense subject. Recommended.

11/11/05

phil 2010

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class is pretty easy if you pay attention and actually show up. The materials on his test match what he covers in class. Test questions are never surprising. You don't even really have to read to do well on the tests, however, it helps for his occassional quizzes. Classes are never boring and you usually get out early.

11/4/05

POLS 8200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/13/05

philosophy

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/10/05

Philosophy

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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