Jennifer Rashidi

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Paleopathology See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.0

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If you don't mind lectures slides that haven't been updated since 2003, then this class is for you. Professor Rashidi doesn't allow electronics in her class so all notes must be taken pen / paper - what makes this class a little annoying is that the professor talks at about 500 words / minute. On the flip side, there isn't much that is covered in class for each topic so their is only so much that can be on the exam. This quarter she decided to post a study guide, and to her surprise it was the best tests grades she's ever had as a class... mmm. There is a research paper that one must write, it expands on a topic covered in class. To be honest, this class wasn't as difficult as she made it out to seem, her study guide states that one must commit to a solid of 8 hours of studying / week to do well in her class but much less is needed, maybe a solid 2 hours / week.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
Evolution of Genus Homo See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 2.5

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Rashidi is the worst professor ever. I would never ever recommend this class to someone. It is unfortunate because the material is super interesting. She goes through a lot of material very quickly and does not explain her slides very well. The class is paper only and she does not allow laptops for note taking, but honestly her lectures are not much supplement to the slides. She expects you to remember every little detail for her exams and she does not even give a study guide. She also is not very responsive to emails, I emailed her three times in the quarter and never got a response back. She seems to have a lot of going on in her personal life and even cancelled a week's worth of class, which meant that she went through the material really fast so it could be on the final still. Her grading for the exams are not consistent and she was not clear about what exactly she was looking for. Some people were not docked down for only putting one word answers, while others were. She also assigns a lot of reading on top of the class lectures slides. It is like she expects people to be a paleopathologist. I would never take a class with her again.

(Fall Quarter 2018)
Selected Topics in Biological Anthropology: Forensic Anthropology See Full Profile

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