John Williams at East Carolina University

John Williams

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.2Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/15/13

POLSI

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

9/23/12

INTL1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/11

INTL1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/22/11

INTL1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/8/07

PolySECT

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

12/10/06

POLS2020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/19/06

polis2020

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

10/17/06

POLS2020

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

6/5/06

POLS 2020

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/26/06

INTL 6500

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/30/06

POLS 2020

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/11/05

POLS 2070

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/6/05

pols

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/6/05

POLS 2020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/1/05

Pols 2020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/29/05

POLS 2020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/11/05

POLS 1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

11/8/04

POLS 1010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!!

11/4/04

Pols 1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/21/04

POLS 2070

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/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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