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Kevin Reilly
Professor in the History department
at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ
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Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.8
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05/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Reilly's knowledge and enthusiasm reflect his passion for the subject. He expects you to write a lot and grades the notebook. But if you are able to do this, you won't have trouble studying for the exams because you will automatically remember what you have written in the notebook. I think that is why he insists on it. It really helps!

03/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
World Civ II Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

At first glance, you think he is a crotchety old man, but you soon learn how educated and truly passionate he is about history. He is a very good writer - you will use his textbooks for class. You will do A LOT of reading and writing. But you will also learn more about history than you ever have and you will become a better writer. I promise.

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Reilly is an excellent professor, he knows his stuff so it makes sense that we use his books. He is extremely smart, and if you make an effort in the class by reading most of the assignment, paying some attention as to what he is saying, and participating a little, you will be fine.

11/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
His 102 H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Kevin Reilly is a brilliant professor. He has a wide variety of knowledge over history and the changes in the people over the course of time. His three books are well written and although they are slighly socialist, his reasoning is exceptional. Just do the damn READING and WRITE to see the wonders. If you DONT HAVE time, Do Not take the class.

07/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
world civ 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I honestly do not understand why Mr Reilly has received such low ratings. He is such an understanding man who really works with you and he actually cares. reading is important but if you read and take notes I promise you will pass the class. He is a great teacher you just have to give him a chance. his tests are relatively easy as well

11/19/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Save yourself.Literally reading about 30-40 pages for homework, just in one assignment that's not the whole week. Write notes otherwise you get a bad notebook grade, make sure you have somewhat of an understanding cause there's an essay quiz every class. This class was a joke.

03/26/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Preaches from his own textbooks and is exceedingly rude to students at times.

11/21/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HISTHIST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

To be fair to this man would be too much of a kindness. He graded on four things: the length of your essays (I cursed him out in a paper and he didn't notice), whether you are a girl or not, if so your cup size, and lastly how low cut your shirt is. So if you are a girl that loves to write a lot and look sexy then you will get an A. Guys stay away.

03/22/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Civ123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

HORRIBLE TEACHER. DOESN'T GRADE BASED ON KNOWLEDGE, GRADES BASED ON LENGTH. HE WROTE BOTH BOOKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS AND EXPECTS YOU TO BE AN EXPERT ON THE MATERIAL WHEN YOU COME TO CLASS. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS EVER!!

11/11/2009
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
World102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A REAL NUT!I love History but most of the time his class seems like the Philosophy of Reilly. VERY VERY subjective and vague about what he requires. Regurgitate his dribble in your paper...get an A. The reading is torture, books written by Reilly. A real grandstanding pompous writing about the evils of Capitalism!

11/05/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
WrdCv101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Ummm do not take this man online! Especially if you do not like History! 3 Exams in total and postings. Each test 3 essay questions 2-3pgs. writing on each question. Absolutely no teacher student feedback and he never gets back to you. I have taken many online courses and this is by far the hardest. There is A LOT of reading so be prepared.BadGrd

01/17/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
histgpr Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

don't take global patterns of racism. they fail to tell you that the class is a combo hist, lit, anth class taught by 3 different profs. I had reilly and he didn't do anything. any time I needed help I'd have to go to Bodino or Kaufman since they were the ones designing the class schedule

12/11/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

worst teacher i have ever had. do not take him. he does not want to help. i basically had to beg for him to get help for the final, if he even does help. he sucks and makes me not want to go to his boring lecture BS. they should fire the retard who gave him the teacher of the year award. thanks

11/30/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

i hated this class. i did poorly even though i wrote the idea and concepts he was teaching on the test. he doesnt grade intellegence he grades by how much u write. in my mind he has failed as a teacher.

11/07/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I love history so I loved his class. Do the readings and take notes...he grades your notebooks so the more you write the better. There's a 10 minute essay on the readings each class and they really help prepare for the tests which are all essay type questions. 2 tests and a final. No midterm. He's a really nice guy and is always willing to help

05/28/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
WorldCiv Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Like everyone else has been saying, Reilly is a cripple-master. You have to write and write and write until your fingers bleed and your vision blurs, then write some more. Don't worry about making any sense: I rambled on about how I hate history and why does pain hurt and he gave me an A. Tons of reading and writing, but worth it; you learn a lot.

03/31/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
civweb Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

the amount of reading was enormous you had to read chapters from two texts and and an online text. Considerig this was online the discussions and posts are crucial!! In this class the posts had crickets chirping and tumble weed blowing through. He didn't not stimulate discussion he did next to NOTHING! The test he expects more than he gives!

01/18/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Histacc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is all about notes...but he does not actually read the notes so you can just copy straight out of the book remember quantity over quality...he is not hard at all!! He sometimes leaves the room dor the tests always tells you what's on the test and its always open ended questions that once again the more you write the better grade you ge

12/20/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
wciv101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This man is a true teacher and wonderful person. His class requires you to read the text, take lots of notes (he grades your note books) and participate in class. If you take part in the class you'll do fine but if you are a slacker and just want to go in on exam day and take the test then this class is not for you.

04/10/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
world civ 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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