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Michael Estrada
Professor in the Political Science department
at City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
are you Michael Estrada?
Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
4.1
Helpfulness
0
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12/08/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLISCI1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Better Like Group Projects" "Get ready to read" "Tests? Not many"

If you want an easy C, take his class. But his lectures always go off into a tangent. The end of the semester, he didn't even bother lecturing anymore because "making PowerPoint presentations" took too much of his time so he made the class read about 10 articles online to test us on for the final. Not even in-class material. What a joke.

09/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Poli Science 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Estrada is THE BEST!. I came to the class with no interest in Poli science and left with so much knowledge and a switching to a poli science major! Being ESL students I found the class hard since my vocabulary is not the greates, but he made it better by explaining and giving real life examples! Take him, you will be glad!! Plus he is HOT

06/08/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Pols 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I can't say this about all of my professor, but I actually did learn something. Attendance is mandatory... unless you're the one teaching the class. He tends to ramble about off-topic subjects, but he makes up for it by being "easy on the eyes."

01/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Basic fundamentals course, no prior experience with politics necessary. Gives ample time for reading, little homework, some easy group work. Grade depends primarily on midterm & final. Read, engage, take notes on lecture. You will get an A rather easily if you do this.

01/03/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

who knows were the class is going when he talks. he dont. Mr.e just talks until he run out of time. he talks about everything but class. act like he did bong hits. talk about bass ball alot. and def. hates hipster yupys. he likes talk about his karate kid class to. and hes Latino so he is cool. and thats all.

08/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
polsci 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

His class is easy. Your grade depends mainly on your test which are not hard as long as you pay attention in class. He is fun. Hates the military but will talk about it a lot

06/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
pol1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This guy is a grouch and he'd be the first to admit it. He's not much for class participation, he'll often ignore raised hands. All that aside, I left his class with a much better understanding of politics and an excellent class reader that lays it all out very smartly. Estrada grades generously and despite his attitude is personally very attentive

06/06/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Poly Sci 5 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is good but he needs to make sure he knows what to teach and keep his students focused.

05/21/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hated this class. FIrst of all I hate Political Sciences and after taking his class I hate it even more! "You know what I'm saying?" Even though he knows a lot about the subject, half of the time I can't understand anything of what he's saying cuz he mumbles.

03/04/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLY-5 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I half to admit he is an ok professor. Boring at times, yes, did I say boring! Well, he really is passionate regarding his desire to help his students but he I see a lot of the times, sees lazy students who just want a grade and thats it, hence, he loses interests and goes on off the wall tangents. Overall an "Ok" teacher. Nothing amazing!

09/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

LOVED this class! I didn't have much interest in Political Science before, but Estrada makes it fascinating. I learned so much more than I thought I would. The class starts off kind of slow with history of the U.S but gets REALLY interesting once he gets into the modern world we live in now. Take him, you won't regret it.

07/16/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

As a proud soldier, I'm probably the last person you'd think would like Estrada, but I REALLY did. Yes, we disagreed on many fundamental positions (and still do), but, as others have pointed out, he never made it personal when grading me. I have to say, that man's as fair as they come. I wish other progressive profs @CCSF would follow his example.

06/14/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
pol1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

It is a boring class but an easy a. As long as your read your assignment you will be fine. He does not explain topics clearly and jumps around the bus. Hes an okay guy but not a great teacher,

04/05/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

At first, I was not fond of this class at all. However, I grew to like it. Participate in class and ask questions, or just stop complaining on how boring it is. Read assigned readings and understand them, because his quizzes/tests are based on them.

03/13/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class isnt structured well.He jumps around & doesn't discuss the readings entirely from week to week.He'll go over readings after we are already quized!?? Very Frustrating! The midterm is based on his readings & what he talks about in class. He will be testing you on things that he purely discusses in class.Be sure2take notes on everything.

12/17/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class is boring as hell, I agree with the people who said he rambles on and on to infinity and beyond about his personal life, such as how glad he is to have broken up with his exes. Nonetheless, the flaming hot chili paper by his numerical ratings says it all. Take his class if you want an easy A and are in need/want of some serious eye-candy ;)

12/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Pols1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His class is easy if you do the reading. End of story. However, be prepared to listen to him ramble for half an hour before actually starting his lecture. He likes to share about his personal life...so much so, he might as well give us his social security number.

10/27/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pols006 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's hella lazy. He does not do anything, but he talks about his personal life. The only thing u can do to pass his class that u must read and remember the readings, because he never explains the readings in class. His class is so boring. I have learn nothing. If u are planing to take his boring class, so u have to ready to learn by yourself.

10/09/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pretty laid-back proff, he cusses alot. No homework but got to keep up with readings or your gonna fail his quiz's since its based on the readings. When the class is not engaging with him it's super boring. This guy will never wear the same shirt twice, he tends to lean on the chalkboard and grind his back onto it.

10/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
pols5 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Learned so much from his Intl. Relations course. If you pay attention what he talks about is very relevant and important to what goes on in the world. He's very smart and knows the subject; unbiased. If you actually read the book and take notes and listen you will do well.

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