David Blacker - University of Delaware

Professor: David Blacker
Department: Education
College: University of Delaware
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The course wasn't difficult, but you definitely have to watch the lectures or at least read about the court case in order to pass the class. He always added extra points to the tests and gave extra credit!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
We only had 3 exams and one ten-point assignment. The exams were easy if you took notes on his pre-recorded lectures. He lets you use notes and Google. I've never been to a single one of his lectures on Zoom and still received an "A." In his lectures, pay attention to some of the details you wouldn't expect to be on a test. Overall, easy class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I really like Professor Blacker, but the material is very difficult and the tests are worded strangely. This is easily the most difficult class I have taken. You aren't required to attend lectures, but it's advised because even when you do attend lectures you're not guaranteed to do well on the exams. 3 exams are also the only grades in this class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I never watched his lectures I just read the cases and took notes on them. Even if you're notes are great it's still hard to get A's on the exam. The exams were online and open note but the way questions were worded made them tricky. I needed 0.5 more points for my grade to go from a B+ to an A- and he wouldn't give it to me.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I really enjoyed this course. Lectures were asynchronous and then met at class time to go over material again and for questions. 3 exams and then one small assignment that added 10 points to a test grade (helped me and helps if you do well on exams). Make sure you take notes and you should be fine. Paced in a way where it is up to you.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: EDCU240
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
LOTS of readings on court cases for people who dont study law or arent used to reading a lot. A better way to study the material is to just look up youtube videos on the court cases. One small, super casual, presentation worth like 10pts. Three exams with about 40 multiple choice questions. Professor is chill but the class was not for me.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Blacker is honestly one of the best profs I've ever had. He genuinely shows that he cares for his students and his class is pretty low-stress. You don't really need to show up, but if you don't be prepared to memorize a lot of cases. 3 exams (50 multiple choice questions) and a small 1-minute presentation
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Blacker is super laid back in class and he doesn't really take attendance. Going definitely helps because he'll mention specific terms that are on the tests and taking/adding to your own notes in class is helpful. Other than the 3 exams, there's a short sitting "presentation" but that's the extent of the participation and grading.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: EDU240
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Blacker was nice and funny but I can't say much about him because I really did not enjoy EDUC240. The exams were very hard for me because I do not have a perfect memory and you must memorize the details, verdict, and noticeable dissents of numerous court cases for each exam. If you take the class, GO TO THE REVIEW SESSIONS.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
No attendance policy, ends class early but still a two hour late lecture with no visual aid. No need to go to the class unless your presenting. Grade consists of three exams and one homework assignment which is ten points added to your third exam that brings up your grade. As a breadth not the worst for cramming day of exam just memorize cases.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
didn't enjoy the idea of only 3 exams being the only grades for the semester. topics are difficult to comprehend. exams are confusing. lots of reading. nice guy and enjoyable to listen to stories he has in class. wish there were power points to go along with material.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: EDCU240
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Was a fine professor. Talked for 2 hours straight in class. No powerpoints. All information you could look up by yourself. Requires a 2-minute presentation on a case for an easy assignment. Wish there were more assignments in this class and more grades.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
You have to present a course case from your seat for 2 minutes once. Then he just speaks about course cases for the rest of class. He lets you out after 2 hours and you can find the information from the cases online. His exams are based off if you can memorize the cases the night before. Very easy class.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a good guy who tries to give extra credit. Test questions look like they were written on a gogle docs app on his phone. Too much material for each test and overall lecture is just extremely boring he talks waaayyyyy tooooo mucchhhhh.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Blacker is a great guy. He really likes the subject and knows so much about it. If there are things you don't get to in class he will make sure it's only on exams for extra credit. Exams are 50 multiple choice and very easy. The class is long since it meets once a week but he tries to give breaks. Looking forward to taking more of his classes!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240HONORS
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
For a 16 person honors class, Blacker was amazing. He's really funny and cares more about learning than testing the material - he amended the syllabus to get rid of what we didn't cover because he'd rather have interesting conversations than follow the syllabus. Very understanding - let me hand in a paper late because I was sick. Would take again.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: LEST401
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Just show up to class more times than not. He knows 401 is a senior seminar that no one wants to be in so he makes it pretty easy. As long as you participate a few times and write a coherent paper, you're set. no exams.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's amazing, although he doesn't use a powerpoint and only lectures. He's so knowledgeable and he's one of the professors that talks about a lot more than the class, which is awesome. If you take notes and pay attention relatively well, you'll find that he adds a lot of personal stories and he's a really funny guy if you get his type of humor.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: EDUC240
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The class only meets once a week. Each class consists of MANY court cases and before each class, you are supposed to have read and taken notes on them. During class, you go over the cases and nothing else. He spends most of class going over the first few and then rushes through the rest. He actually doesn't teach; the students read what they wrote.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: EDU240
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Blacker is a really intelligent guy who stands in front of the class and just talks about the material with no notes or power points given. His tests are tricky, but if you study and make sure you understand each court case you should do fine. Very interesting class though if you enjoy learning about court cases and the evolution of education.
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