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Richard Craig
Professor in the Journalism department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.6
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06/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MCOM 72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Don't skip lectures. Generally, he knows who comes and who doesn't - he's a tiny bit more favorable to those who always go to lecture. I started the term paper 2 days before it was due and got an A in it - follow the instructions carefully. pick out your sources a bit earlier though.

05/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCOM 72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Worse professor I've had at SJSU. He only gives one major assignment which is a term paper which he gives no help in and expects to be written at a journalist level. Don't take his class

05/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
JOUR 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

He cares more for this class than mcom 72, which is great. Attendance is not mandatory, but he will notice if you are gone! He knows everybody by name. This is a great class! They are online and in-class and he is tricky about his questions. Midterm and final are in the same format. Don't buy the books. Paper is important, do your investigating!!!!

05/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
jour 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a really greta professor! He likes to engage with the students so there are always class discussions but it makes class interesting. He tells you to buy the books but i literally haven't opened one of them one time, so don't do it! but it is important that you go to class, he'll notice if your gone. & all the quizes/tests are online its great!

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Mcom72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

His lectures were so good I would go even when I was dead hung over. Great professor. Go to class everyday and you'll pass. Don't buy the book cause you won't ever use it. There is a 8-10 page report but it's not deathly difficult. I strongly recommend him.

12/05/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCOM 72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Teacher is really cool, he makes this class interesting, this semester attendance was required as quiz material was mostly from lecture, only very little was from the book. Do the term paper accurately and you will receive an A

12/04/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
mcomm72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a cool professor. Quizzes are very easy. Midterm and Term papers are NO JOKE. I was extremely confused by the term paper and will not be surprised if it greatly drops my grade. Class would be great if the term paper was not included.

11/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MCOM 72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, very energetic and funny. Quizzes aren't so bad, just pay attention in lectures and you'll be fine. Also theres is 10pg research paper but just don't procrastinate and you'll be fine.

01/30/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCOM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. TIPS!: most of the questions on his exams are based on what he lectured in class! so take good notes & go to class. the book is just for reference and to get more background knowledge. He does assign a 12 page paper! so do it early do not wait the last minute like i did, easy grader and does curve grade scale for exams.

05/31/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCOM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Craig is great with giving energetic, engaging lectures and in my opinion has a great sense of humor. He's extremely helpful if you go to his office hours but his tests are pretty comprehensive and the 10-12 page term paper can be stressful. Definitely need to go to class since what he goes over is always on the exams

05/22/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCOM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a very intelligent professor with informative lectures. Tests and quizzes are a mixture of both in-class material and textbook readings, so it is beneficial to attend class. There is also a daunting ten page term paper that will require an adequate amount of research. He is a great professor, but his lectures can be boring and repetitive.

11/19/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCOM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Craig is great with informative and engaging lectures. Make sure to take good notes and read the book because the midterm and final require "fill in the blank" answers. Show up everyday so you get your points for participation and you will succeed in this class!

09/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS51 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is generally feared the most amongst the Physics series. This guy doesn't make it very scary. His tests dont have any surprises and he makes you understand concepts. Nothing really bad about him, id recommend him

06/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MCOM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Craig is a really nice guy. Very approachable if you need help. Take good notes on lectures and videos and the quizzes and tests will be easy to pass. Follow the directions very carefully for the term paper.

06/16/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MCOMM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

What a great teacher. He makes lecture interesting and fun. Also, attending lecture is important because it's a big percent of the grade. He remembers when you show up and participate. Overall, its a good class!

06/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCOMM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved professor Craig! he is very interesting and has a passion for journalism. he seems over qualified for this position. There is one very long term paper but it is interesting and not hard to pull off a good grade. I got an A in the class and was very inspired by him. he makes this class fun!

06/02/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
JOUR134 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Don't bother buying the textbook.Get on his good side by pretending to be interested in his long-winded stories, which take up most of class time.I learned absolutely nothing from this man.Cross your fingers and hope that you get semi-responsible group members.Don't bother going above and beyond. You'll get the same grade as if you do the minimum.

12/18/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCOM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Craig is a nice guy. The quizzes, midterm, and final are moderately easy if you study and read the book. He grades the term project pretty hard, so make sure you follow the directions exactly. Classes are interesting if you like the area of mass media and he makes it fun. Make sure you show up for class cause his lectures are on the tests.

10/29/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCOM72 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Craig is a nice guy, but his teaching methods are whack. He constantly goes off on a random tangent all the time. He has 4 quizzes and drops the lowest grade. Midterm is a nightmare. If your answers are not what he's expects, he'll grade you down A LOT. I'm actually thinking about dropping out of this class. Take this class at your own discretion

08/26/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MCOM072 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he's awesome! Interesting topics and lectures, he makes a lot of jokes and he's very funny! Attendance is important because the quizzes include details about what he said in class, but they are not hard at all. The term paper should be about 15 pages long, he can help you but he maybe doesn't have time to answer clearly to all the mails.

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