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Chris Swindell
Professor in the Journalism department
at Marshall University, Huntington, WV
are you Chris Swindell?
Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
3.7
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12 Student Ratings
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08/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
JMC 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

So, generally a fun class and one I recommend. Occasional troubles with deadlines, but always cleared up. Swindell's best quality is real world, real life journalism. He'll even tell you to forget about the doctor part. Great news class.

05/21/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
JMC 602 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

So, a fun class and not too difficult. Some pros--demands understanding of material. Some cons--a bit unclear at times on direction, although Swindell admits shortcomings and corrects them without being asked.

11/23/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
JMC601 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He teaches 601, not 602. Pretty full of himself and thinks his material is more demanding than what it is. He genuinely cares about his students though. Look for the lesson in between the bouts of political ranting.

03/26/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
JMC201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The best teacher ever. His class was never, ever dull. He really gets you serious about journalism, which is strange considering he's hardly serious. Take his classes if you have the opportunity!

12/03/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
JMC350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors in the J School. He may even be the best one. Does grade hard, but that's only because he wants you go get better and does everything shy of actually doing your work for you to ensure that you do get better. Great guy! Do yourself a favor and take him.

10/24/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
JMC350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Swindell's not so much hard as he is demanding. The class is more fun than work though.

09/05/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
JMC102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Swindell is cool. He is kinda crazy and a communist but whatever. He likes to make jokes and doesn't care if you crack jokes too. I made jokes at his expense and he complemented my wit. If you can get in his class, GET IN!

02/07/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
JMC504 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor! Very clear about requirements for his classes. Presents material effectively. Genuinely cares about students. Very intelligent and hilarious! You'll hear a lot about his political views, but he makes class interesting. Great all-around guy!

01/02/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
JMC102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Despite being a communist, Chris is an awesome professor. His ability to outline what you need to take away from his course and his willingness to understand your point of view as a student is refreshing and impressive. If you have a chance to take him as a professor take it!

11/26/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
JMC350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He will help you out whenever you need it. He is completely understanding and will point you in the right direction if you need help. He made me really enjoy journalism again and I am glad that he makes an effort to show you what you need to do to get the story done.

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