James Turner at University of Hawaii West Oahu

James Turner

  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/11/13

SSCI 300

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Readings are very long and so are his very slow lectures, however, the information provided is very interesting. The tests are ridiculously difficult and the time is extremely limited (very wordy and twisted questions which make it very confusing) the tests are taken at home since it is an online class but are closed book. I'd say a hard C class.

1/20/13

ANTHANTH

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

INFORMATION OVERLOAD! Lectures consists of him reading up to 30 slides word for word in a very monotonous tone...its excruciating. Ridiculous amount of readings, films, very long lectures I mean he makes it quite hard to find anything interesting about the course. Class was online so maybe that made a difference but I've had far better experiences

12/20/11

anth447

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I agree his lectures are VERY long. You spend about 2 hours just writing things down while watching the slideshow. Also, there is a lot of reading. This class alone, I read 3 books along with the lectures and assigned xerox readings. I spent about 4hrs/wk studying. Boring, but if you're interested in the subject, you'll learn a lot.

12/17/11

Anth152

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures are boring. The only reason you would want to attend class is because he takes attendance everyday and is included in your class participation grade. I ended up skipping towards the end of the semester because I lost interest. Luckily his tests are all multiple choice and relatively easy if you study with the study guides and sheets.

5/4/11

ANTH100

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very very boring teacher. Assignments are boring, the lectures unbearable, but if your willing to be bored for an easy A like I was then take this class. And the test aren't that bad but it does require some studying. And don't waste money on the book. I didn't get it and I was just fine

11/10/09

SSCI300

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took his on-line course. Lots of lectures lots of reading. One hour chats every other week. Very confusing at first. Lectures are way too long - so much info on one PP slide - have to start all over if you missed something and much info not useful for tests. One study guide was 8 pages long!

7/15/09

ANTH358

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took his summer online course. He was online a lot, which was good if you had questions or needed help. I agree he uses hard to see slides and his lectures can be long, but the information was interesting. I'm taking another one of his classes in the fall. His test questions can be long and he doesn't give much time, so be prepared for tests.

1/14/09

SSCI300

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Turner's class is interesting if you keep an open mind. His slides are hard to read at times and occassionally he does get off topic, but nevertheless he is a good teacher. It is possible to study for a test the night before and pass with an A, depending on how many notes you took. Outside of class, he is very kind and welcoming.

5/23/08

Phil300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a flake and doesn't follow his study guides. You either like him or you don't. This is also the lowest grade I ever got at UHWO.

5/11/08

ANTH423

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

i only had to study for 2 nights for his tests and i got A's even without the curve! his lectures are super long and he goes a little fast. too much info on one powerpoint slide. doesn't help that he uses hard to see colors. has study sessions before each test and will answer any question you have-practically gives you the answer! way easy

5/11/08

SSCI300

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

i would only study on the night before his tests and i would get a b no problem. if i had studied for 2 days i probably would have got an a. uses weird colors on powerpoint lectures like yellow on red-hard to see. lectures are long and boring, but you have to attend class bc the bulk of his tests come from his lectures. grades on a curve.

12/16/05

Anth 358

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this class was very interesting. The teacher graded leniently and was very nice. On a side note, he said some pretty off the wall things that were pretty hilarious.

10/11/05

ANTH 405

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A boring subject to begin with....history and theory of anthropology. Great teacher with helping you earn as much points as possible...but really scatter brained.

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