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Robert Doan
Professor in the History department
at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
are you Robert Doan?
Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
D
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
2.6
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50 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/30/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
146 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D+
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Lectures are long" "Tough Grader"

Don't take this class if you are a visual learner you have to read a lot and theres not a lot of maps or anything to help clarify and he isnt leanite at all, I ask for his help and all he says " is preparation is key" How can I prepare if I don't understand anything DONT TAKE

10/28/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
146 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Get ready to read" "Lectures are long" "Papers? More like novels"

You better like history to take this class. You also need to be ale to survive long lectures and get ready to answer in class because if not you're doomed.

10/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
146 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Tough Grader"

DO NOT TAKE THIS GUYS CLASS. I took his class twice a week for 2hrs. He rambles, he has AWFUL penmenship(good luck taking notes), he has too many testsquizzes, he grades really tough, gives hard tests and holds high expectations for students but his teaching technique is AWFUL. THERE ARE NO STUDY GUIDES. For the sake of your gpa, do not take!!!!!!

06/12/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: F

Worst teacher i have ever had! he's so unorganized and hard to fallow! H'e makes no sense and his test are really tough, and he expects way to much for what he's actually teacher. He literally just talks mostly about his travels and showed us pictures of where's he's been.

05/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I was extremely excited to take this class before it started. It seems to be a bit of a letdown though. The course is interesting and he goes off the textbook fairly consistently, no problems there. The problem comes that he Quizzes on material that hasn't been covered. Bit of a problem there. Open office, great guy. Wouldn't take his class.

03/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 146 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a smart professor with a passion for history. The lectures can be a bit boring at times, but as long as you pay attention and use the study guides you will ace your tests.

02/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. You can tell he loves what he teaches. Pretty easy class.

02/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
History 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C+

This is the worst teacher I have ever had. Do not take this guys class.

11/18/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST146 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This professor expects WAY too much of his students. Not the amount of assignments (which are a lot too) but the amount of detail required in our weekly responses/essays/whatever else is ridiculous. If you miss one minor detail, he'll mark you down into oblivion. If you aren't an eloquent history buff, getting a good grade will be difficult.

11/10/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 146 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took this class on Monday and Wednesdays for two hours. I literally woke up and already dreaded this class. He is so boring, whenever he talked I would read in the book, the reading you receive for the night is literally what he talks about in class. He sucks at grading and gives you B+/B grades which are unclear he says he goes by "percentage"

08/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
History 5218 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A supportive professor with a genuine interest in the student's understanding of the material. I suspect he loves the subject because it shows. He provided good supportive material that made the stories connect much better. Fantastic class.

03/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's very disorganized, random, and hard to follow. The class is extremely boring. If you come everyday and are able to stay awake enough to take good notes, you should do well. Study guides never helped me on the tests, the topics are just way too broad. Maybe a cool guy deep down but teaching isn't his calling in life.

03/21/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist 147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Boring, unorganized, repetitive, loves to interrupt. He doesn't teach new material, just repeats what is in the book. Save yourself from his messy handwriting and poor teaching skills. I just spent the whole quarter in his class pondering what we were actually learning...

03/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

cons:unorganized, rambles, boring, critique's and deducts points for dumb reasons, incomprehensible essay feedback. pros: passing grade is 50%, if you attend every day, take good notes and study hard, you should do well.

03/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Doan is a tough teacher in that he expects you to know about the subject before he teaches it in class. Unorganized and doesn't really tell you what chapter you are in. His feedback to essays and quizzes are difficult to understand. 3 text quizzes and 4 map quizzes. the textbook will be your best friend on tests, all answers will be in there.

03/01/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

TERRIBLE TEACHER. He is very disorganized. There is either a text quiz or map quiz or exam in every single class until the end of the quarter. This class is so much work, and he spends all his time not getting to the point. Yet he has high standards when grading our papers.

01/03/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is quite possibly the most distracted and disorganized teacher I've ever had. In his 101 history of civilization at the moment and he just rambles! I'm lucky this is my favorite subject, if I had no or little knowledge i'd fail.

12/03/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hard to follow his lectures. He would ramble off on different topics. I would not recommend him as a professor to take.

12/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's one of the easiest teachers I've had. He lectures and shows clips a lot but that is enough to get A's on all his tests. I haven't even opened the book yet. In his 210 course there is a lot going on so he has to bounce around but he gives you the timeline. He's also really forgiving about late work. He's a good teacher and very passionate.

11/06/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. Unless you are naturally genius when it comes to history, do not take him. I amn so frustrated with this class. Good grades are hopeless.

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