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Robert Ovetz

Professor in the Political Science department

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Very unorganized. Does't teach the subject. Makes the students do reports and present every class day to "teach" the other students. Study guides to the midterm are irrelevant. Final research paper requires A LOT of outside work - write a letter/attend local government meeting, form group on …more campus, ect. Grade based on attendance. Avoid this class less
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Nice guy but bad teacher. Really hard grader and tests are super tough. He doesn't teach and notes are very unclear. If you have the option, take another professor. I doubt this guy will be teaching here for long.
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Tough class but if you do the work and engage yourself in the class, you'll do fine. 3 tests & drops the lowest test score. 6 worksheet assignments leading to the final research paper. Discussion question report - presenting to the class. Takes attendance daily. Just follow directions on …more assignments and youll pass. He's really nice and friendly less
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Would NOT recommend this class unless you are interested in gov. All the other reviews are accurate; Ovetz is a tough grader, bad teacher, and less than average lecturer. Attendance is optional but skipping 2 classes final grade lowered. Lectures are boring and the material is too broad. The study …more guides are not helpful. Book is not required less
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Prof. Ovetz is extremely passionate about politics. HOWEVER, his class is full of assignments/papers and he wants them done a certain way. If you don't write decently, don't take him. But he does give very good and informative lectures, and attendance is CRUCIAL for passing. Wouldn't take him again …more for the sake of not being a poli-sci major. less
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He's a fair professor who offers extra credit and is very good with communicating with students and in class questions, but if you skip class you won't pass the midterms and that is a majority of your grade.
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You really have to do more than simple notes for this class. Dont just write down what he writes on the board; itll be useless when you go home to study. His midterm study guides will NOT help you on his midterms. Hes kind and very engaging, but you wont get anything out of his class unless you …more already have a good foundation in government. less
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1 quarter long group simulation, 1 mid-term/final a few extra one page writing assignments. He doesn't grade the assignments but checks for completion. Be warned, I took the midterm/F (via online) with classmates and still got a B. His tests are crazy long and hard, but I mean I guess if you're …more devoted to Int. R , its possible to get an A less
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He is a good lecturer. He ties in current events and is entertaining to listen to. He won't share his lecture slides. He treats every student like they are trying to game his system and that means he comes across as a defensive jerk a lot of the time. I had several interactions with him that left …more me in tears - and I had the best grade in his class. less
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He's great in class but he can come off as a jerk. Participation is super important and he is a tough grader for the paper you have to turn in, in the last day of lecture. As a political science major, I wouldn't take him again.
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This university professor has received 15 reviews from former and current students, as well as some other guests. The majority of the submitted reviews are negative. 4 people note the high quality of professor’s classes. 11 comments find the skills of Robert Ovetz lacking in a certain area of academic abilities of teacher-student relations.

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