HOWES D (POLI)

Grading History

The grades listed below are the actual grades assigned by this instructor over the last few semesters, based on official records from LSU.

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Course Average W A B C D F Enrolled
POLI 2060 B (2.549) 7% 34% 22% 19% 15% 10% 91

Review Summary

66% recommended (2 of 3 reviews)

Category Average A B C D F Reviews
Overall Instructor B (3.333) 2 0 1 0 0 3
Overall Course B (3.000) 0 3 0 0 0 3
Communication Skills B (2.667) 2 0 0 0 1 3
Personality A (3.667) 2 1 0 0 0 3
Course Content B (3.333) 1 2 0 0 0 3
Exams and Grading B (3.333) 2 0 1 0 0 3
Time Required B (3.333) 1 2 0 0 0 3
Grade You Earned B (3.333) 1 2 0 0 0 3

Courses Taught in Fall 2016

Section Course Days Start End Enrolled Avail Type Average W-Rate Distro Instructor Room/Building
18 POLI 8000-18 TBA TBA 99 RES HOWES D
11 POLI 9000-11 TBA TBA 99 RES HOWES D

Reviews

Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #1 / Course: POLI 4090 / Instructor: HOWES D
It was hard at times for Howes to write stuff down because of his circumstances, but he's making due. Also, not too much reading (maybe 20-30 pages before every class), 3 papers, and a journal. That's all the grades are based on, so you have to make sure you're keeping up.
Posted: 5/14/2014 5:12:48 PM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/B Course
F Communication Skills
B Personality
B Course Content
C Exams and Grading
B Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #2 / Course: POLI 2060 / Instructor: HOWES D
There is required homework for Howes that can be difficult, but only if you make it that way. Some of the readings are quite hard, so be thoughtful as you write out summaries and reading questions, the TAs can be tough. His exams were suprisingly difficult, mainly because he gave no examples and they were multiple choice (an improper format for the course in my opinion). My huge complain however, is that Dr. Howes NEVER responds to e-mail! He is accessible after class, but if a question comes up while studying or over the weekend, he is pretty much MIA, which is very strange. He makes no secret about his left-wing views, but is not preachy so his lectures are not "offensive" to opposing views.
Posted: 6/18/2010 4:04:16 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #3 / Course: POLI 2060 / Instructor: HOWES D
Howes is great, but some of the material is pretty boring. Go to class and write everything he says because exams are open note open book but they are still kind of challenging. The class is not a walk in the park but it is passable.
Posted: 3/25/2010 8:40:41 PM

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