Jack Isbell at Central Texas College

Jack Isbell

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/20/14

PHIL 1301

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a a self boasting, pretentious person. He only seems to talk about his self worth and success of his business. Everyday I left confused about what Philosophy was about. I did however, love the book Archetypes of Wisdom. I learned to appreciate Philosphy on my own.

4/1/14

PHIL-1301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He wants to teach us how to teach ourselves. To motivate us as individuals to progress. He wants us to be more than ducks in society, and to do more than "Quack, Quack." His style of teaching isn't the norm. But in life what is normal??? He kept us on our toes, made learning interesting, & captivating. I would recommend his class to anyone!

3/21/14

PHIL2303

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was a real eye opener for me. Dr. Isbell is a very knowledgable instructor. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs to take philosophy.

1/24/14

PHIL1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class really makes you think about life/purpose. Dr. Isbell, breaks it down to layman's terms. If you pay attention in class and write notes during discussion, you will make a good grade. Attendance is very important. He is a good instructor, best I've had so far. Dr. Isbell, really wants you to understand what Philosophy is.

1/23/14

philo 1301

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher so far i have learn a lot from him and my life has improved after taking the class he will scare you by letting you know that it will not be an easy class in the first week but honestly it is easy A

12/14/13

PHIL 1301

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Grading is horribly inconsistent. He copies and pastes the work of other philosophers into his announcements and responses to students. He does not have a degree in philosophy, but theology. He does not respond to students by email for up to a week. His syllabus is confusing and has different due dates for assignments.

12/14/13

PHIL 1301

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His course had three different due dates for the midterm. He had no explanation for how assignments were supposed to be done and no rubric for how they would be graded and then assigned arbitrary grades for discussion board questions. He does not have a degree in philosophy and plagiarizes professional journals in his responses to students.

12/13/13

PHIL 1301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr Isbell was the best instructor I have had. Not an easy class by any means, but well worth the effort. He will likely offend every belief you hold true the very first day of class. Try not to take it personally hang in there, it will all start to make sense a few weeks into the class. I learned a lot and highly recommend the class.

12/12/13

PHIL 1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is an amazing professor. If you are ready to learn and change, he s the teacher you want. This class will change you for the better. If you give it 100% then you will love it. I recommend to anyone who has to take philosophy.

12/5/13

Phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an awesome professor. However, he requires a lot from you and mentally challenges you. You will learn so much in his class. After taking his class you will feel smarter and more enlighten about your purpose in life. Another thing don't cheat in his class because you'll get caught and kicked out of class. Give this class 100%!!

11/16/13

Phil 1414

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A Really inspiring teacher

8/8/13

phil 2303

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best teacher I've ever had and will probably ever have! I can honestly say that he is by far the most interesting and intelligent man I have ever come across!

7/30/13

PHIL 1301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

i really liked his class! if you pay attention and speak up in lectures you will get the grade you deserve! also on his exams don't hold anything back! he says "philosophy is all about talking." and when he is reviewing be sure you write everything down!!

5/3/13

PHIL 1301

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASSES ONLINE! The lesson plans and individual instruction were inconsistant, poor online communication, rarely gave thorough feedback, blamed the college for mistakes in the course and the exams had nothing to do with what we studied, some questions were repeated numerous times, which he blamed on CTC. Worst online instructor ever

3/5/13

PHI101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He changed our final assignment which was a very large paper two days before it was due. Most of us had completed it already and had little or no time to complete a brand new assignment.

10/18/12

PHIL1301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Replies to email hit or miss, but will see you in person and take phone calls. Study, ask questions, pay attention during test reviews and success is certain. Encouraged participation. 3 or 4 tests and movie review for final. Tip: find a group to study with to help retain info for the test. It will help the lecture sink in so you can write it out.

8/29/12

PHIL1301

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Isbell is quite a character! I loved this class. YES it is a lot of hard-work and the tests are NOT easy but if you are open-minded, ask questions and review over material then not only will you do well but you will get some great life-changing lessons! I can't express enough to keep an OPEN-MIND! Downfall 1st test was a handwritten 6+ pg essay

7/9/12

phil2306

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He likes to get reaction from his students during discussions but dont take him personally or too serious. He's an awesome teacher. I dont know about his other classes but Intro to ethics was an easy class for me. No exams but he assigned 4 research papers.

6/12/12

Phil1301

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Study study study if you give it your all you will do awesome!

6/11/12

PHIL1301

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does not return emails,gives no feedback.. Horrible

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