James Tracy at Florida Atlantic University

James Tracy

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
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2/17/14

COM4332

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

The class wasn't too bad. The professor did come across as pompous, but he treated everyone fairly. He did not baby anyone. There are pop-quizzes and the exams are essays. If you don't like showing up to class and having to read what is assigned, then the class is not for you.

12/3/13

MMC 1540

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

loves to hear himself talk, stands in front of class and repeats everything that is on the powerpoint. takes random quizzes throughout the semester and likes to do it at the end of class so that people who leave early will not get credit. i would recommend the book, but you may not need it. avoid this class if you don't like sarcastic teachers.

11/29/13

MMC4640

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedB

Easily one of the worst professors I've taken. He loves to hear his opinion repeated back to him. Listen in class and get to know what he thinks and then write your paper on that. He gave me an incomplete on a big paper, I met with him, he doesn't know what is wrong with it, but still hasn't given me a grade. I'm excited for this class to be over.

11/22/13

new media

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. People who aren't able to adapt to a changing teaching enviorment might not enjoy the class. Take it for what it is and youll have a great time.

11/14/13

MMC 1540

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Plain and simple, do not take him. All he does is stand in front of the classroom and read off the powerpoint while you take notes. He loves to hear himself talk and is very full of himself. I have never received a "C" in any college class before his due to his poor guidelines and teaching abilities. Thumbs down for James Tracy.

1/23/13

COM4930

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Tracy gets a lot of undeserved hate. His class on culture and conspiracy was very insightful, and certainly thought provoking. Writing the essays are a breeze if you put in minimal-moderate effort, and the test questions are given in advance. Being introduced to Jim Marrs's book and movies such as Thrive alone make the class worth taking.

12/14/10

MediaMass

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This proffesor is as worthless as his teaching.... Nothing intresting was taught, in fact, he taught against anything useful in the field of communications...avoid him at all costs....you'll end up trying to pass his awkardly strict teaching policies rather than passing relavent career material... and he loves to hear himself talk

6/24/10

MMC4640

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Tracy's class was a pleasure to take. Yes - you have to read about 30 pgs and write a 1.5-2 pg paper weekly and you are only allowed 1 unexcused absence. That said, it wasn't as bad as people make it seem. If you do the work and pay attention, the tests won't be that bad. HE GIVES YOU THE Qs 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE. I learned A LOT. Refreshing

4/30/10

MMC4640

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is much better than his mass comm theory class. He demands a lot out of his students, but he is fair. He is a big intellectual and likes to have long discussions during class. He requires short papers for each class, but is pretty liberal on the grading.

4/6/10

MMC4640

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor only likes to do one thing, and that is hear himself talk. He has an extremely condescending personality and thinks he is such an intellectual it comes off as been arrogant and annoying. His class is more like a graduate level class. Be prepared to write papers every week and do lots of readings. Exams are HUGE essays w/ no notes.SUX

12/10/09

Media4

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Tracy is by far one of the most unsympathetic professors alive. If your late for a 'pop' quiz you can't take it, you have to write a paper almost every week. His tests are extremely difficult, they are all essays. You have to work very hard in this class and do every single reading, quiz, test, and paper to get a good grade.

12/8/09

MMC4263

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Comes off pompous and is not the easiest person to talk to. He expects his students to grasp difficult concepts with little guidance. Rarely lectures but rather has his students talk about the weekly reading assignment that often lead to nowhere as he critiques. Probably the most unsympathetic professors I have ever had.

11/29/09

MMC6009

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took several of Dr. Tracy's courses. And I will say this: I learned at least twice as much in his class. I read, listened, and participated and really got a lot from his style. If you want to sleep in class take something else...or just forget college. If you try you'll get an A.

1/13/09

MMC4649

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's not easy, there is a large amount of dense reading and he has no tolerance for the 'Boca-brats' who come to class hoping their charm and money will help them get a good grade. He invites intelligent debate but will crush those who don't know how to read, spell or in general belong in remedial reading and writing class. Listen and learn.

12/15/08

MMC4640

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Tracy gets a bad reputation because he has no favorites and is not afraid to tell you if you are lazy or need to work harder. If you follow instuctions well and read what you are suppose to then you should be able to pass this class with no problems... if you don't like reading then look for a different class.

11/21/08

MMC4640

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took him twice & got As! He's honestly not as bad as he seems! If you do the work & make good points in your papers your fine!You just have to compare everything. I worked hard for my As but it was worth it,I learned a lot! And NO he didn't persuade me to think a certain way! Work hard and expect to do a lot of writing!

7/21/08

MMC4608

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He isn't the easiest professor at FAU; probably one of the hardest. However, he uses a technique that allows his students to think and be involved. As long as you do what you are supposed to do and show and interest as well as prepare yourself, you will be fine. I liked him very much!

7/14/08

MMC4263

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the toughest profs I've ever had. Group work requires group editor & group members the editor must rely on. Editors do more work, then are graded on that just like the others who do less regardless of how often others slack off. Undeserved C while group members got As & Bs; retaking to bring GPA back up. Not excited but I won't accept a C!!

5/6/08

MMC4640

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took Dr Tracy's class for the first time. at first I was scare because of the previous responses on ratemyprof, but it was the exact opposite. Tracy class was easy and interesting. Got the lowest grade on the mid term, and still finished with a B!!!

5/3/08

MassComm

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE!!! DON'T EVER TAKE HIM!! HE'S MONOTUNE, BORING, RUDE, AND HE THINKS HE'S SLICK!!! WORST TEACHER IN COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT!

4/5/08

mmc3403

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

i dropped it!!! he is so rude.. and the class is so much work... I WOULD STEER CLEAR OF HIM!!!

12/31/07

MST3347

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Some people like him because it was an interesting class HOWEVER, he is a horrible person who really does hate America I really think he should be fired So many people were unhappy with there grades because he is really hard and there is so much work. I HATE HIM! BY FAR THE WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD! HORRIBLE! TERRIBLE! DON'T TAKE!

12/31/07

mst1324

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

THE WORST TEACHER IN THE WORLD! NOT UNDERSTANDING OF STUDENTS AT ALL. HE IS A SOCIALIST AND HATES AMERICA! HE TEACHES HIS OPPINION AND YOU ARE DUMB IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH HIM HE IS MEAN AND THERE IS TONS AND TONS OF WORK THERE IS AN ESSAY EVERY CLASS AND HE MIGHT NOT EVEN MAKE YOU HAND IT IN OR THERE IS A QUIZ TAKE CLASS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

9/13/07

mmc4303

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this guy is the worst. i just dropped his class. nothing you say is right.. and he gives tons of work. ew.

8/23/07

mcc1540

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will learn a lot, but be ready to work really hard to pass the class!

8/22/07

MMC4640

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is aLOT of work. He comes off like an arrogant jerk, but if you read all the assignments, take good notes in class, participate in discussions, and watch all the videos you should do fine. It is definitely not an easy A, but it's not impossible.

7/2/07

MMC3403

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is a walking textbook. He is in love with McQuail (author of one of the books). Thinks he knows everything, and when you try to make a comment, he gives you a "what are you talking about?!" look. His assignments are ridiculous, the class is boring, and he doesn't even put his books at the FAU bookstore!

12/10/06

MMC3403

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Tracy gives off the persona of someone really difficult to deal with but if you do all of your work and show an interest in your work he will like you. I thought it was going to be a lot harder but it was fairly kind've interesting. I learned alot.

12/7/06

MMC4263

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone says this guy is really tough but by the midterm I realized that he is a really fair/easy grader. He gives a couple of pop quizzes on the readings, a research paper, and a midterm and final. The tests are all essays but you get the questions a week in advance. I would take a class with him again.

8/18/06

MMC4640

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Tracy is a very good a fair teacher as long as you stay on his good side. This class is very interesting but do be prepared to READ!

12/17/05

MMC3403

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think that this teacher wants you to think he is really hard. Dr Tracy is fairly decent because of the group work you have to do. I think that discussing the material in groups really help to understand the material

7/19/05

COM

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was very intimatdating on the first day of class and I was hoping for C but I realized he is not as hard as he makes himself out to be. Be prepared to read A LOT!!!! As long as you read the readings you will do fine though.

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