Ratings for Goodwin, M A

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86

Based on 14 ratings for this instructor.

Assignments
73
Exams
79
Helpfulness
77
Enthusiasm
87

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
71
Exams
70
Helpfulness
73
Enthusiasm
78

Submitted Oct. 8th, 2012

86
Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Spring 2011)
Assignments
70
Exams
84
Helpfulness
82
Enthusiasm
80

Submitted Sept. 23rd, 2012

86
Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
89
Exams
100
Helpfulness
82
Enthusiasm
94

Comment: Great topic. Topic usually makes or breaks these classes. 4-5 assignments overall. Rough drafts count toward the overall page count. Some of the readings were really interesting, while some were dull. Helpful, tries to stimulate discussions. Brought food which was a +. Lets you out early if there isnt much to talk about.

Submitted July 11th, 2012

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
74
Exams
94
Helpfulness
71
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Very chill instructor, just 3 essays + 1 short writing assignment. You can go to class without reading anything because he likes to discuss whatever comes to mind. Provides lots of guidance for the essays and very helpful during OH as well. Highly recommended class.

Submitted May 17th, 2012

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
74
Exams
79
Helpfulness
93
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: He doesn't ask for much: read the minimal literature before class, participate, and be enthusiastic. Not as much writing assignments as other R5B courses--genuinely recommend taking your R5B requirement with him. Super chill and knowledgeable.

Submitted May 9th, 2012

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
78
Exams
50
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
74

Comment: He was a really good instructor, tried to keep discussions interesting. There were a couple short writing assignments and 3 main papers. If you're interested in the social aspects of medicine or social anthropology in general, this class will be very interesting for you.

Submitted May 8th, 2012

100
Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Fall 2011)
Assignments
91
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Goodwin is a great guy who is very enthusiastic and funny. There are no exams in his class. The class consists of 3 main essays along with short assignments and readings. He does assign a lot of reading, but it isn't necessary to do well in the class. As long as you really understand the main concepts that we discuss in class and skim most of the other material, you should be fine. Strongly recommend this class, as the material is interesting and Goodwin is helpful.

Submitted Jan. 17th, 2012

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Fall 2011)
Assignments
70
Exams
71
Helpfulness
62
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: He's a really chill and nice person but not the most effective english instructor. The workload isn't too demanding and discussions are thought provoking and interesting. However, I did feel like our essays were a culmination of what he wanted/his ideas, and you were allowed relatively little freedom to explore your own ideas. This can be a good or a bad thing. He tells you how to structure your essay and what you should include so you know what he wants, but at the same time, you can't really deviate too much from the set format/structure he offers in class.

Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2011

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Fall 2011)
Assignments
86
Exams
100
Helpfulness
88
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Disorganized, but very chill. Class discussions were interesting and fun, but he isn't too good of a writing instructor. Reading load was very reasonable. The big writing assignments were challenging but pretty manageable.

Submitted Dec. 20th, 2011

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Goodwin, M A (ANTHRO R5B, Fall 2011)
Assignments
33
Exams
31
Helpfulness
43
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Goodwin is really enthusiastic and thus the discussion during class are awesome. He sometimes can go on talking by himself sometimes, but it's interesting most of the time. He is also very willing to help, but he's not very good at it. He's a great person overall, but not the best person to be teaching how to write. Hi assignments (the big essays) are challenging, and although he tries to help with them, it's mostly not the most helpful advice.

Submitted Dec. 20th, 2011