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Richard Wolf
Professor in the History department
at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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41 Student Ratings
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12/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Gives good feedback" "Tough Grader"

I would recommend this class if you're more of a writer than a multiple choice test taker. 3 essays, 1 midterm, and 1 final; all are essay format. He's a pretty tough grader but you should probably know how to write a solid essay by now. He has pop quizzes every so often and offered a good amount of extra credit by the end of the semester. Try hard

10/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
History 102 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Tough Grader"

Wolf is such a nice guy! He genuinely cares about your success if you're willing to put in the effort. This class is something that you have to work for... not the easiest A. He is a tough essay grader! But you will learn a lot. His voice can be a little monotone at times, but it's not too hard to follow along. Show up to class and be on time!

10/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist. 102 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wolf is my favorite! One of the best teachers I've ever had. His class can be difficult and he is a tough grader when it comes to the essays, but he is very specific about what he expects! He is so sweet and makes the class interesting. Always show up to class because he will give surprise quizzes. I definitely recommend him!

05/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

straight foward guy, but you learn a lot from him... as you should from a teacher!

01/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing and a very knowledgeable teacher. I learned a lot from this man because he kept it interesting. Great educator!

12/13/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

As long as you show up to class and take notes during the lectures you should be fine. Didn't use the books a whole lot but he's always willing to answer questions. Mostly lecture/videos with a few "quizzes" which are open note. Lots of writing. Nice and respectable professor.

12/08/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's an intelligent man that is interested in history, but a hard grader on your essays. He asks for a specific structure on the essays so if you follow that you'll be fine. The exams are a lot to know so study hard and try not to miss class because the lectures help. He doesn't really use the book.

05/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is overall not very hard, and Wolf is helpful and approachable. He likes papers written a certain way, if you cover what he says he wanted talked about in class you will do well. More than happy to meet with you if you need help. He actually cares and won't make you feel stupid. Easy quizzes, just show up to class.

04/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wolf is dope! He speaks in a mono-tone but tries to stay enthusiastic by raising his voice during the important parts of the lecture, so if you find your-self day dreaming you can still catch the important things.

12/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor i've ever had. Didn't use the book once. No matter how much you try and fix your essays to meet his standards, you'll get the same low grade each time. Office hours are pointless, he wont help you at all. Overall doesn't care about his students.

12/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

By far the worst teacher I have ever had. He is an unfair grader and does not offer assistance when asking how to raise your grade, expect to receive the same grade on everything even if you make improvement. His lectures are boring and useless, and don't bother buying the book.

11/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

All around great professor. The class requires a lot of writing, but he's there to help you if you ever need it. Very helpful in office hours and sincerely wants the best for you. The class is basically all lectures/videos + worksheets...I'll admit I dozed off a few times. But he tries to make the material as interesting as possible.

11/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Wolf is bright,humorous, extremely knowledgeable, and dedicated to education.

05/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wolf is great. The majority of your grade is based on a midterm, final and 2 papers. They are not easy but he's willing to help you because he does want you to succeed in his class. He is responsive to e-mails and is always there for his office hours. He makes a relatively boring subject fun since he is so enthusiastic about History.

05/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wolf is so nice. He likes you to pay attention in class but thats only to help you. You need to pay attention cuz he basically gives you answers. Hes very helpful and wants you to succeed. He likes when you go and talk to him so do it. He like to know your name to so get to know him. Hes really nice and makes things easy to understand.

12/15/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took his post 1965 US history class.95% of the grade is from 4 essays,a midterm and a final.The other 5% is from mini quizzes taken nearly every class.The midterm was 3 essays and the final was 6.I HATE essays.Classes were very interesting,just wish the grade wasn't basically entirely made up of essays.Nice guy.Got a B but had to work for it.

12/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

BEST PROFESSOR EVER!!!! He's so nice and willing to help. Always has a smile on his face, is warm and enthusiastic :)

11/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Wolf is the best history teacher i have ever had. He is capable of making class as exciting as possible granted the boringness of the subject. Take his course no doubt. Also dont be late

11/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is FANTASTIC!! Extremely passionate about the subject matter and willing to explain further if needed. He's good with communicating via email too. If you want a passionate, happy and dedicated history professor - he's the way to go!

05/27/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
his101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took this class to fulfill my gen ed and it took more time out of my week than my 4 unit classes. He is a HARD grader and its difficult to pay attention in his class. If you want a challenge in history take his class, otherwise good luck.

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