James Van Elswyk at University of South Florida

James Van Elswyk

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/1/14

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedC+

This is a very interesting class, and the professor is knowledgeable, but it is very challenging. He covers 22 chapters over the course, you have 5 quizzes, 5 exams and 1 cumulative final(there are other small assignments.)I recommend attending class because he tells you what is important for the exam.I also recommend taking online.

4/13/14

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Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very interesting man, always telling stories about when he was still in practice or about his personal life. Didn't interact much with him personally. He really knows his stuff, but the class itself is extremely hard unless you spend most of your time studying for it, which I did not. Take the course online if possible, save yourself!

3/28/14

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Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

online work at your own pace, lectures are not his, a Dr. Siegfried Fagerberg. Sometimes hard to follow the lectures don't flow together. Just have to work through all the modules, 1000 fill in the blank flash cards and final exam. Lots of information to memorize.

1/21/14

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Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

For the love God, please take this course online if you can!! It is soooooo much easier than what this professor makes it to be in class!! Online easy A, otherwise u must study like crazy and know everything inside and out!! I dedicated hours to this course and only got a B. Professor is really nice and has a lot of knowledge, but avoid if you can

11/21/13

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Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Challenging class! Study, study and more study if you want to pass those tests!

11/21/13

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Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Challenging class! Study, study and more study if you want to pass those tests! There is an easy paper and web search to boost the overall grade.

10/28/13

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Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Be ready to study. Doesnt even hint whats on exams, just random slides not to study (5 out of about 50 slides per chapter) Expects you to retain 4-5 chapters of information for a 60 question exam. Exam questions are EXTREMELY minute. As a bio major, this is by far the hardest course ive taken (with this prof) and ive taken classes such as org chem

5/22/13

4537

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took the whole class in 3 days and got an A. enough said

4/27/13

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Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although the class is challenging, he is a great professor. It really helps to go to class and take notes on the lectures. There is a lot of info for this course so be prepared to study but it is very possible to do well. He is very helpful and fair with grading. Great professor.

4/26/13

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Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This would be a interesting course if it were taught by anybody but him. You have to do A LOT of studying and even then that won't insure you a good grade. There are 5 tests, 1 paper, and 1 online assignment. Good luck if you decide to take him.

4/9/13

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Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Like a grad program class, goes over ppts & tells you whats not on tests. Brings up stories about his practice or when he was an intern. 5 exams, comp. final, 1000 word paper. Very vague about the paper, emailed him about 10 times with quick responses (not weekends) and no attitude. Study after every class and don’t get behind. Good sense of humor.

3/22/13

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst class in a while. The exams did not seem to come from the notes or book. I studied and read all the chapters and still did not do well on the exams. I actually ended up withdrawing from the class because it was too stressful and too hard. I wish I would have taken it online!!! He rambles in class and expects everyone to know everything.

1/3/13

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Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

You definitely need to study, it's a lot of information and the final is cumulative. Super easy research paper, only 1000 words and if you follow the rubric closely you'll get an A. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, if you go into his office he'll let you look over your test and give you tips on studying/note taking.

12/20/12

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Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm going to be honest, his tests are very hard and you NEED to pass his tests in order to pass the class. No exceptions! He gives no study guides and he will tell you that up front. Textbook was barely used, just study lecture notes. Prepare yourself! This teacher is tough.

11/15/12

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was arrogant and rude. His tests were awful.

11/6/12

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you need somewhere to take a nap twice a week head on down to the public health building and attend his lectures. he will read the slides as a good night story and then expect you to memorize them so you can pick "which answer is incorrect" on his whole exam. save yourself the time and take survey online. youll thank me later

10/24/12

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Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a walking dictionary! He knows his stuff. reminds me of Tim Gunn from project runway. PH is starting to moderately diffcult. show up to class read textbook. i suggest getting a voice recorder- that way you can keep up with him!

10/15/12

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Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

All he tells you to study are all your notes, powerpoints and everything in the book. If he cared at all he would teach the material not read it. He's there for easy money nothing else. I wouldn't advise anyone to take him.

10/4/12

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Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is horrendous, the man is a lazy professor. He shows up to class late, and reads off of power points slides. He doesn't even make up his own exams. This material is so interesting but he doesn't care. He doesn't care about his students, he doesn't care about his class, and it is sad. AVOID HIM. RUN AWAY. WASTE of my time and money.

7/19/12

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Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Medterm. Took it online. Print the tests, prefixes, and suffixes. Memorize as much as you can and you will get an A. Good class to take if you're pre-health like me.

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