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Brian Clardy
Professor in the History department
at Murray State University, Murray, KY
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Overall Quality
2.3
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.2
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
2.1
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05/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CIV 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This man cannot teach and is not personable. extra credit helps you pass, but you don't learn much. If you want to prevent na headache, don't take him.

05/01/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIV 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Dr. Clardy is so educated and articulate. However, getting him to tell you what you need to know for the test is like pulling teeth. You'll have to meet with him in person if you feel like you don't have enough information to do well on the test, which is fine. He gives so much extra credit, so you should be fine in this class!

04/16/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
His309 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Clardy is one of those professors that I will never take again. He knows what he's talking about but his teaching skills are severely lacking. He says his classes are hard to fail, but then grades his tests, quizzes and papers in an extremely hard way. Gets the feeling that he play favorites and doesn't read term papers. He also doesn't take roll.

04/16/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
His309 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Clardy is one of those professors that I will never take one of his classes again. He knows what he's talking about, but his teaching skills are severely lacking. He says its hard to fail his class but then grades his tests, quizzes and papers in a way that almost ensures failure. Feels like he plays favorites and that he doesn't read papers.

12/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
pol 140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

very inconsistent, vague, pompous, inconsiderate with communication -cancels class with no notice and random pointless assignments in place of class. gives a review for test and tests over different material *not impressed

11/21/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

AVOID. He's entertaining, but teaching is not his strongest skill. Don't let him catch you with your phone even near you, he'll hold it against you for the entire semester and give you a B when you most certainly deserved an A. Also, he grades his quizzes incorrectly. I was too scared to approach him about this as he is rather intimidating.

11/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIV 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Clardy is a very hard teacher! This year, he took out all of his quizzes so the only things he grades on is tests. He tells you what to study, but then the test is nothing you were studying over! USE THE EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES AT ALL COSTS! IT WILL HELP IN THIS CLASS. His slide shows are useless--they are the headlines in the book.

06/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
RGS 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clardy is one of the most articulate men I have ever met. He has a few memory problems and will frequently repeat himself over the course of a few lessons, but the content is generally good and unbiased. His class is very discussion-based, and everyone is welcome to present his or her view. His workload is very light and his tests are easy.

04/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
civ 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed Clardy! His class is easy, and attendance isn't mandatory. He gives lots of extra credit opportunities and is very understanding about missing tests and quizzes. He posts his power points on blackboard. If you can get over him being pompous you will do fine in this class.

12/10/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
POL140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clardy is a horrible teacher. I luckily comprehended what he was saying and what would be on the test. He was the biggest smartass teacher i have ever seen. VERY rude to his students and would act like answering one of our questions was the worst thing he has ever had to do. NEVER reports grades on Blackboard. Still do not know what I have.

11/17/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
POL140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

1. KEEP UP WITH CURRENT EVENTS! He often includes current events pertaining to the political news on his quizzes as well as a major part of class discussion. 2. He does tend to go on and on about a topic so taking notes can be difficult, however his notes are usually posted on blackboard so read and study those should you have his class.

11/11/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Powerpoints are the worst. He says he wants you to know main concepts, then quizzes you over random little details. He NEVER uses the book in class, but fully expects you to read it. Test are hard unless you put some real out of class time learning it yourself. Questions? Comments? Curse words? He says that every class.

08/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Civ105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Clardy talks a lot but if you take the time to listen you will learn from him. He has experienced more than most and comes across as arrogant if you don't take into account his achievements and integrity. Overall a nice and friendly professor who is willing to help anyone who asks and respects those who respect him.

04/14/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Civ201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He sucks. He really really sucks. He looks like a mix between the Nutty Professor and Carl Winslow. Ha. But seriously...don't take him. Oh yeah, both of his eyes are lazy.

11/07/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
civ201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE. I don't know how long he's been teaching, but he clearly has no business doing so. He simply reads "his" powerpoint slides aloud, and often spends 2 or even three days repeating the SAME SLIDES. I place "his" in quotes because to me it seems obvious that he hasn't seen these slides prior to the day he "teaches" them.

11/20/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIV202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Clardy is so vague its not even funny. He expects you to know every little detail of the text and give you NO information in class. His tests are so specific that it is hard to know what to learn. He tells you to learn major concepts and then asks you for minute details that you have never heard of. DONT TAKE HIM!!!!!!

10/28/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIV202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very hard class. Expects you to read text but doesn't use any of the material. Repeats himself all the time. goes way to much in to detail of what he will cover in the next class. AVOID IF YOU CAN!

05/11/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
pol140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My course was basically on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Clardy. And those are not as amazing as he thinks they are.

05/08/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS309 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Do Not Take This teacher! Everythings he says is pompus and unhelpful. This is one that you absolutely cannot ask for help or even talk to for that matter.

11/13/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIV102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I loved history until I took Clardy's world civ 102. This guy is so full of himself its pathetic. He is by far the WORST teacher I have EVER had. His tests/quizes are impossible. He loves to hear himself talk & loves to brag about the "high status" ppl he knows. avoid him @ ALL costs

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