William Kelly

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Principles of Oral Communication See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.0 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 2.3

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Took comm 100 theory with him this fall quarter and got a B. Initially I was pretty pissed cuz I hated this class with a passion, but honestly looking back I missed tons of classes, never did the readings, did the paper the night before it was due, and barely studied for the midterm and final and still walked away with about an 85% in the class. the lectures are boring and stupid as hell but as long as you can suck it up to go to class and simply do the readings you should be able to get an A.

(Dec. 23, 2012)
COMM 100
Communication Theory See Full Profile

Overall 2.3 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.1 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 2.6

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His lecture is extraordinarily boring!! I always sit in the front since it makes me stay awake.
It is helpful to go to lecutres, although he is simply repeating the reading.
Honestly, the multiple choice exams are not that hard, just make sure you go through the study guide and know the theories in it, then you will be fine

(Nov. 20, 2012)
COMM 115
Dyadic Communication and Interpersonal Relationships See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.4 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 2.3

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Professor Kelly is one of my favorite professors here at UCLA. He is really concerned about student learning and he makes lectures interesting. I took his class for one of my allied field requirements, but I am planning on taking him again.

(June 29, 2007)
COMM 120
Group Communication See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.8 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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Kelly's lecture are okay. Not the most interesting nor boring. The reader is pretty easy to read, not too long, and interesting enough. His exams are multiple choice but he tends to trick you with the answers so know the readings. He slightly off-putting in person, which makes it hard to ask for help on the essay. The essay is the usual five pager, with the prompt more or less spelling out the essay for you.

(March 28, 2009)
COMM 122
Promoting Dialogue between Diverse Worlds See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.2 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 2.7

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I took Professor Kelly's Comm 122 class. The class material was interesting but the lectures did get boring at times. It is important to go to all the lectures and take very detailed notes if you don't plan on reading the course reader (which is 500 pages long!) You have to know the material veryyy well for the exams. Both the midterm and the final are 30 question multiple choice tests that are tricky and confusing. There is also a paper that is 40 percent of your grade, but he never really talks about it in class. You should take this class if you plan on working hard for a good grade. If you're going to slack off and either not go to lecture or not do the reading, then I would suggest to take another class!!!

(March 30, 2007)
COMM 130
Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.6 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 2.8

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I am personally a huge fan of Kelly (I refer to him as BK for Bill Kelly) but it's more as a weird infatuation with his sweaters and how he sounds a little like Christopher Walken. Class wise, here's the rundown:

Structure: The class is consisted of two 30 question multiple choice tests that are 30% of your grade each and one 5-page MAXIMUM paper that's worth 40%. I feel like the tests are fair and they take a good mix from lectures and readings.

Content: Really interesting class that goes into the stereotypes and conflicts dealing with individual cultures and sub-cultures as well as class, race and gender within said cultures. BK puts most of the readings online so you don't really have to buy the reader.

Difficulty: Of course, this is why everyone comes on this website. I have taken two of his classes and gotten a B+ both times. I don't do all of the readings and I missed a fair amount of lecture as well. Had I done everything, I feel like I would have gotten an A- at least. I'm not a very good multiple choice test taker as well so if that's a forte of yours, BK is your guy.

(June 11, 2011)
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