Ratings for Candida Smith, R

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Candida Smith, R (HISTORY 124A, Fall 2012)
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77

Comment: Good class!

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2013

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Candida Smith, R (HISTORY 124A, Spring 2012)
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79
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100
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
70

Comment: Candida is a professor that will appeal to a certain kind of student. He does not like handing out in-class exams to students which determine the bulk of their grade. He does not like keeping his readings tight, narrow, and focuses on a very obvious historical theme. Candida does, however, allow his students to read a great variety of material, touching on several class themes, and administers most of the graded work to be done at home, including exams. A lot of the reading he hands out will not be directly referenced in lecture, but you will still need to get it done. His course is heavy on reading. I could not keep up with all of the required reading, but I did well by getting at least some of the reading done each week--be warned, if you skirt the material, even one week, you'll receive a nasty surprise come exams. A good professor if you're a self-motivated student, looking for flexibility, and is diligent in his or her reading. Focuses especially on business/economic forces in American history.

Submitted July 19th, 2012

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Candida Smith, R (HISTORY 124A, Spring 2012)
Assignments
80
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100
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: Extremely boring lecture, but good class material. He does use powerpoint but stays on the same slide for about 789 years, so it's mostly just him talking. He's a really nice guy and obviously very knowledgeable. No homework, just a midterm, paper, and final exam; each are work 1/3 of your grade. This year, the final exam was given online because the original exam time slot was 7-10PM on the very last Friday; I'm not sure if having it switched to a take home final is standard practice or simply a result of our shitty exam time.

Submitted May 3rd, 2012

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Candida Smith, R (HISTORY 124A, Spring 2012)
Assignments
100
Exams
50
Helpfulness
60
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: DIdn't that the test yet.. Um.. no HW! and good lectures.

Submitted Feb. 16th, 2012