Ben Hutchens at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey

Ben Hutchens

Ben Hutchens
  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/31/13

Intro to Ethics

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Hutchens is a very wise man. However, he is a professor who is serious about his subject. I got an A in the class, but it was not easy at all. You must attend EVERY lecture or you might miss something important on the test. When studying, read everything including what may seem vague or unimportant. He is helpful if you approach his kindly.

12/26/13

31786

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart man. He doesn't take any shenanigans from anyone. He said that he gives grade boosts to those who regularly attend class. I thought the final exam was really hard, but I somehow got a 96 on it. (He clearly boosted my grade).

12/6/13

WesCiv101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Intelligent and is enthusiastic about subject. Makes lecture interesting. Very helpful and interesting, grades fairly. NEED to read TEXT book and Attend lectures to pass.

12/6/13

WCIV101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Makes lecture interesting, super intelligent! Very understanding and helpful. Grades fairly. READ TEXT BOOK and Attend lectures to pass!

11/7/13

Intro to Logic

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

STAYYYYY FAR FAR FAR FAR AWAY! he has a beauty and the beast monotone voice. His tests are impossible except 2. Even with getting two high test grades you will be on the verge of failing... Good Luck if you can last the semester with him!

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10/8/13

WesCiv

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is a very tough professor !! he is very strict and also he's test are very tricky they might seem easy but he confuses people with the wording which lowers your grade, he is not willing to help you at all outside of class... reconsider taking him

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4/21/13

Phil 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Unclear, unhelpful, and impossible professor.

2/27/13

phil101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not going to lie, a very smart but extremely tough professor. I tried so hard in this course, as a freshman, I felt like it was the only class I actually had to do work in.. So many papers due in the beginning, then a load of tests that are completely tricky with wording... Do not take him

12/22/12

Phil308

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Hutchens is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. He is helpful; in my personal experience, he was always available if I had questions or concerns. It is necessary that you are familiar with the readings before coming to class each week. Attendance is mandatory. Overall, a wonderful professor who rewards his hardworking students.

12/17/12

Greek300

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's very smart about the SM, and treats students with respect. That said, I wouldn't recommend him unless you have to take him. He's very ambiguous about what is on the exam, and a lot of the complex ideas that are worth understanding seldom show up on the actual exam, rather trivial facts are there instead. Focus on names/works/quotes, and get A

12/17/12

Hist101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take him if u want to pass this course...extremely tough

12/15/12

Phi308

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are interested in the topic and serious about learning I recommend taking a class with Dr. Hutchens. He really knows his stuff and will teach you a great deal throughout the semester. Without question one of the most knowledgeable professors i've had. Read the text, attend class and pay attention and you will enjoy it.

12/15/12

Phil308

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only take this class if you're actually serious about learning philosophy. The readings are very difficult, so make sure you read the readings before class.That way, it would be much easier for you to understand what the Professor is talking about. Professor Hutchens is awesome at clarifying difficult concepts! Just make sure you do your part.

12/15/12

phil308

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It would help to be familiar with the course material before each class. Assigned readings are a good foundation. Outside materials wouldn't hurt. Write down questions and wait until end of class to ask them. I have reccomended Hutchens to friends. Only take him if you are interested in the course material. He weeds out the uninterested.Knows stuff

12/15/12

phil308

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It would help to be familiar with the course material before each class. Assigned readings are a good foundation. Outside materials wouldn't hurt. Write down questions and wait until end of class to ask them. I have reccomended Hutchens to friends. Only take him if you are interested in the course material. He weeds out the uninterested.Knows text.

9/13/12

WCIV201

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very MONOTONE DEEP VOICE. It will put you to sleep. I would recommend getting a tape recorder. More than 4 absences and you fail the course! The whole course will consist of his lectures, reading the text and writing papers about the text which will be due every week. He's tough, but you can pass the course if you try hard enough.

1/9/12

gphil4

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would have philosophical debates with him....hard..;)

1/5/12

Philo101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Instructor is skillful and very bright.At first he's intimidating,but he really is a very nice person and has a sense of humor which makes the lectures more interesting.The material could be tricky,but his lectures clarify everything.His exams are difficult,but won't be if you just READ the book,attend class,LISTEN to him,take notes and STUDY.

12/27/11

PhiloEthi

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard grader on tests but gives easy final and essay to help boost grade plus if you so attend class he bumps up your grade

11/28/11

PHIL205

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is now at Rutgers. My grades in this particular class are mediocre. I wish I found this JMU review before signing up. I would not recommend him to a friend.

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