Chris Swindell at Marshall University

Chris Swindell

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.5Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/13/14

JMC 452

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

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.

5/21/14

JMC 602

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB

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.

11/23/10

JMC601

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/26/10

JMC201

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

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12/3/07

JMC350

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

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10/24/07

JMC350

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/5/07

JMC102

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

2/7/07

JMC504

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/2/07

JMC102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/26/06

JMC350

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/1/06

JMC102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's quick-witted, all over the place, likes to summarize his lecture before he lectures, while he lectures, and after his lecture. Very thorough, but allows us to know too much about his planning for course content. Mostly, he's great though.

8/28/06

JMC102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's ADHD and sprays when he talks so sit 5-10 feet out of range. He is good with names and faces and has a quick tongue so don't try to piss him off.

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