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John Williams
Professor in the Political Science department
at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
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31 Student Ratings
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12/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLSI Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Williams was the absolute man. He was so helpful with everything. You're going to read a lot about his monotone, and his obsession with enunciation, but that is very minor. his class is fun, if you make it fun. Has a great since of humor for someone who probably told jokes with Moses

09/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
INTL1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Williams is a genuinely nice guy who does care for his students. But unfortunately as soon as he opens his mouth, heads hit the desks. He's knowledgable in the subject, has plenty of experiences and anecdotes to lighten it up, but his monotone just knocks some people out. His tests are mostly memorization.

12/12/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
INTL1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His teaching style was boring. He might give you a nice grade throughout the semester, but at the end even if you're one point away from another grade. He WILL NOT give it to you. Seemed like a nice guy, but he just wanders off into his own world and throws in jokes here and there. I would not recommend this class at all.

06/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
INTL1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I had INTL 1000 in the summer, he taught the material very well, especially since it was all in 3 weeks! his talks are sometimes dull but other times engaging and thought provoking. his tests are mainly memorization. i got b's on all of them and a 95 on his paper. great class

05/08/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PolySECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy but the final exam was out of this world hard. Two answers to every question.

12/10/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. He makes the material easy and fun to learn. He is very funny. His study guides are very helpful when test time comes. He is also very helpful if you have questions about the test. Take his class.

10/19/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
polis2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he is so unclear its crazy. his tests are not on concepts and he makes you learn dates. after you finish in the semester your not gonna remember any of the junk you had to learn because its dates dates

10/17/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I really was psyched about taking this class until I took it with Doctor Williams. He's extremely vague, moody, aloof. I can tell you that even the textbook makes more sense and is more enjoyable than when he teaches the material; and he doesn't even use the information from there that often. For your sake, take it with someone else if you need it

06/05/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Instant narcolepse the minute he walks in the room! Don't take him unless you are jacked up on caffine or just really into the material. He's a very vague man.

05/26/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
INTL 6500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is interesting however a little on a dull side. Some readings are very educational, but some address the issues that should be common sense. The instructor allows the students to teach the class through various assignments, which sometimes are too complicated for the students who are studying the topic for the first time.

04/30/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely fascinating! I had abstract but limited interest in IR before taking this class - Professor Williams made it fascinating, humorous, and tempered the material with real-life examples. He engaged abstract and critical thinking skills I have otherwise not used at ECU. Not hard, definitely worth taking, but you'll have to think a little bit!

12/11/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Know how to take good notes. You deal with a lot of abstract stuff in pol. theory, so understand that you will do a lot of critical reading, analyzing and writing. Williams is ok, but he lectures in a disconnected way. He can be moody but is generally helpful. Grades very tough. I dont find his humor to be in my taste but he can be funny sometimes.

09/06/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
pols Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very nice and likes his students. although the second time i had him i slacked off a lot and i know he was disapointed. i still feel bad. when writing his papers, he'll be happier and give you a better grade if you go for a hard topic, even if you get i

05/06/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He has awesome stories and anecdotes in his lectures. This is not an ultra-easy class but it is certainly do-able. He can be very funny and he likes to talk about tropical fish in Malawi when he discusses Comparative Advantage. Reading the textbooks is a good idea but so is attending his lectures.

05/01/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pols 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good professor. Do the reading and do the study guides he sents through email, and you shouldn't have too much trouble. Sometimes the questions on the quizes/exams are a bit ambigious.

03/29/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Poli Sci is not my subject, but Dr. Williams made it fairly clear. Do the readings for class - he will call on people to answer questions, and make fun of them a little if they give a totally wrong answer.

01/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's a nice guy and tries to help you, but this was not an easy course to me. He went off on random tangets during class but if ur a good note taker then u should do fine, I pulled off a C i proally could have done better though. he does take attendence

11/08/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
POLS 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a really nice man who will help you if only you ask. Not much of his material from the lectures goes on the test. READ THE BOOK!! Take him!!

11/04/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Pols 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Some what easy tests. READ the material. Not much from lectures is on test. Nice guy and doesnt try to push his veiws on you.

04/21/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

I love his English humor! I find myself being the only one laughing in class, but nonetheless, it's funny. JHPW's class is very interesting, but he doesn't really test on the material he lectures on.

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