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John Lechelt
Professor in the Political Science department
at Northern Virginia Community College (all campuses), All Campuses, VA
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.3
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12/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLS 200 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Hilarious" "Get ready to read"

He is so fun, lectures a lot but no exams! he assigns a book or two to read and gives a quiz from a chapter on the book you read. which means if you don't like to read don't expect to get an A or even pass, there will be 15 quizzes during a semester and each week gives one out. easy grader not worries, if you read the book youll most likely pass wA

06/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

This guy, wow. Short tests throughout, which were literally baby level and required only a light reading of certain chapters before class, no mid-terms, no finals and above all, keeps things interesting and fun in class. Encourages debate among students to keep them stimulated. You want a class with an easy course and yet want to learn, this is it.

05/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLS-241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. Interesting and engaging. Always willing to help. Didn't need an expensive textbook, just a couple of non fiction books I could get at the library or cheap.

02/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLS 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I am not a politics fan, but he makes it a bit more tolerable. If you are a person who craves structure then don't take him. Sessions do get off topic but I don't mind it. The quizzes he gives are not hard at all, just stay on top of the reading.

10/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you never show up for class, you won't do well. But, if you plan on skipping class, plan on not going to college. He keeps things light, entertaining, but challenges you. It's like a real world college course. Don't want to do readings? Don't go to college. If you enjoy learning and a challenge, you won't find a better prof than Dr. Lechelt.

08/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLS 136 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Dr. Lechelt lives up to every nice thing that has been said about him. If this isn't your subject, he will make the experience as pleasant as possible. If you show up, read the material and put away your phone, you'll be fine. -I--

07/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took him over the summer and he wasn't as good as everyone made him out to be. Attendance isn't mandatory but we had a quiz every single class so you had to be there anyway because he wouldn't let you retake it. Too many quizzes, no textbook needed and it wouldn't hurt if we had a study guide.

06/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLS 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lechelt is an intriguing teacher. He is laid back & loves his kids. People who dislike political issues will get bored easily. Someone in class gets off topic & opens up a whole new subject (very annoying sometimes). You need to come to class & study powerpoints to pass exams. The grades from book quizzes are literally worth a lot!

06/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing Professor! I'm going to take more of his classes! I wish everybody could act like Jack/John... The world would be a better place if we all did! On a serious note, He does do a great job teaching. His required class readings had great insight on Foreign Policy. I highly recommend!

06/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PLS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor John/Jack Lechelt is probably the coolest professor at Nova. For everyone who wrote comments saying he was bias is completely wrong. If you got offended your a sensitive young lad/gal. He is very knowledgeable on just about everything. You don't need to buy a $85 text book only two cheap books from amazon. I highly recommend him!

06/25/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

teacher is nice,you need to stay on track, class is intresting you do learn, mostly from power points. the test are all based on those and class discusions, read the books assigned or you wont pass, very easy going guy, but you need to stay organized and follow your grades, sometimes he gets unorganized, I WOULD recommend taking this teacher.!!!!

05/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLS 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He actually made the subject interesting. He clearly defines his expectations, if you follow them, it is an easy A. Do take notes beyond what is on his PP slides. The nuances are what are on the test. I thought he was nice and interesting and I'm a bit taken aback by the poor reviews, I wish all teachers were so clear.

05/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PLS 135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

AWESOME. Wants everyone to do well and have fun in the process. No textbook required and all exams are off powerpoints. Great teacher if politics is not your thing but want an interesting teacher. Highly recommend!

05/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLS136 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT take this class. This professor is extremely difficult to follow. Gets off topic ALOT! Makes you read books that have nothing to do with learning politics. The midterm and final would have been easy to pass but since he did a terrible job teaching it was hard. Don't take unless you can teach yourself!

02/03/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
pol200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tries too hard to be one of the guys and forgets to be a teacher. Does not control class discussion and gets off topic far too often.

12/21/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
pls200 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

Awesome! Has a quirky funny personality and really knows his stuff. Yea exams are totally based on the powerpoints, but if you study them youll do fine. The ppl complaining about not getting the quiz grades back are obvi the ones who didnt read the books. Offers a TON of Extra credit.Dont miss class, participate, stay off ur phone and youll do fine

12/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLS200 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

Cool guy. Yes, he might be scattered at times and you do have to do weekly readings but he picks really interesting books and its not difficult material. For the quizzes, either you read the material or dont, and even if you only half paid attention to the books you could get all the answers on his quiz right. Exams are tough, memorize the slides!

12/12/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
gov135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easy Class. Got an B for the Final Grade, would of gotten an A if I studied for my final exam but it is what it is. But if you looking for a funny teacher take him.

12/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
PLS120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Horrible. Lectures are about anything he finds interesting that has nothing to do with class. We got through beginning of Sept lectures on syllabus and its Dec. Weekly paper that is due that has nothing to do with lectures. Will not return assignments so you have no idea how you did on them. 2 Tests on slides - memorize it he does not go over them.

11/14/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
govt200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He acts like a ass on day 1 but his a great teacher. His funny and helpful and give lots of extra credit. He takes forever to grade the quizes tho. and you must read a book every week and its a very easy to read book so don't worry about it

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