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Nicholas Smith
Professor in the Communication department
at West Los Angeles College, Culver City, CA
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
4.1
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31 Student Ratings
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02/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

Apparently you need to take Profesor Smith's class online because in person he isn't very nice. If you are not very social and tend to be introverted you will not get an A even if you have prefect attendance and get good grades on your quizzes. He is very harsh on your speeches and doesn't sympathizes if you have a speech problem.

10/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
COMM151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very enjoyable course. Took this class online and it was a breeze. The book is a bit boring at times by overall this class was fun and its an easy A if you read the book and participate.

06/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Speech 151 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Since my first online class was not very organized, I was surprised the Professor had created an online environment that was very easy to follow, which allowed me to easily excel in the class. When plagiarism presented itself in class, Professor Smith dealt with it promptly and succinctly. I would definitely take another class with Professor Smith.

06/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
W1868 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great instructor. Very helpful and encouraging. You MUST attend class and DO NOT be late. Interesting class.

12/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
spch151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Probably one of the best professors I have ever had. I had an intense fear of communicating in front of others and this helped me improve A LOT! Professor Smith is EXTREMELY helpful, make sure you do all the assignments and participate!

12/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SPCH1868 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

IF YOU WANT TO ELIMINATE YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING FEAR, TAKE THIS CLASS. MR. SMITH WILL HELP YOU GAIN CONFIDENCE; HE'S VERY NURTURING. WITH ALL SINCERITY, DON'T PASS UP ON LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY. PEACE.

06/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Speec121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Attendance is mandatoy. You have to read the textbook before class because he gives pop quizzes.... Doesn't really teach the material but the class discussions are very intresting. He is a major grammar and spelling nazi! His tests are usually very clear and give you a study guide before the mid term and final. I got an A in his class.

06/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Speec1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

BEST PROFESSOR!!!!!!!!!! He helps you understand the material and a high grade is certainly easy to achieve (just make sure you show up to all of the classes)!! TAKE HIS CLASS, you will love him!!!!!!! :)

12/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Sp151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took online 8-weeks Speech 151 class. I liked that the professor had lectures on Etudes, it was helpful. The lectures contained the most important points from the material. The rules and assignments were clear: if you want "A" do your homework, get good scores on the quizzes and exams, do discussions regularly.

12/21/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Spech1869 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Attendance is mandatory. Participation could indeed increase you grade. he grades a little tough on the speeches. But he really gives good feedback in order for you to improve. Stay confident even while nervous when giving speeches.

10/31/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SP151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Took his 101 class on campus, Loved him, took the online 151 class. SUPER easy. Do the discussions, participation is always good. Answer the questions carefully he does read them. Give thoughtful answers he likes LENGTH. I got an A. :] very fun class.

08/02/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Spch1869 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Smith made it easy to pass this course. He's very easy going and as long as you attend class and complete assignments a high grade is attainable. If you're reluctant to take speech take Professor Smith, he's awesome!!

05/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Sp151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I enjoyed this online class. The Professor responds to e-mails, and posts grades for submitted work promptly. His assignments are clear. If you want a good grade, complete the assignments, tests and discussions on time, and you will be successful in this class. This Speech class is perfect if you are timid. All the interaction is online.

05/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Sp151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Speech 151 with Professor Smith. He follows his syllabus, responds to e-mails promptly, and posts grades on submitted work quickly. The gradebook was always accurate. Just follow the syllabus and complete the tasks and assignments on time, and you will do well. If you need a Speech class and are timid, this online class is perfect.

12/17/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Spch151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took the 8 week on-line course and love the material. I really learned so much that I can apply in my daily life. If you do the reading, the tests and the assignments, you will earn the A. He just wants to see the effort. Great Class!

08/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
sp151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took Speech 151 online with Mr. Smith. He is the first I have encountered who was so organized in his curriculum. I always new how and when to prepare for each test, assignment, etc. I walked away with great knowledge on communicating in small groups. I enjoyed the class.

08/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
speec1234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i had him for my spring 2010 class. he took over for my orginal teacher. When mr.smith came n2 my class the class ocerall was much more involved and interested! he is an awesome teacher and will help you with so much. He knows what we like and keeps the topics interesting. I would highly reccomend you take his class. i promise you wont regret it

06/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Spch101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He does not tolerate negativity, he assigns 3 graded speeches that are easy to do if you just put work into it. Attendance is mandatory. If you don't like public speaking, he helps get you out of that shell.

06/03/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
speec101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

awesome teacher. Brings life to lectures and makes public speaking fun. Did i mention that his classs brings knowledge! If you want to learn public speaking i urge you to take his class.

06/03/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
speec101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Proff Smith is a great teacher is speech. I just finished his class and i cam out confident and eager to give a speech. If you are scared of crowds and trembe is a stage. He has a way of breaking you out of your shell and giving you confidence. His class is a must! He brings life and exitment.

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