Paul Smith - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professor: Paul Smith
Department: Folklore
College: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3612
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly, he is one of the most helpful Profs i've ever had. He has all the time in the world for his students as long as you make an appointment. He is super down to earth, and a pretty funny guy and as long as you show up to class you should be fine!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK1000
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great guy, super helpful. Just wants to hand out an A to everyone so do the work required and you will get it no problem.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Paul was great! There were 4 tests, which were worth 40% total, a weekly question (10%), and a research paper worth 50% (10% came from stating your topic, and you either got 10 or 0, and if you got 0, he would make you get a 10). Though he didn't use d2l, you had to go to class to get the notes.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: FOLKLORE1000
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a very good prof for this area, and he's a funny British man who makes learning fun. He does assign a lot of reading for the tests, and tests are easy but you need to read the material set. Over all I would take his class again.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: FOLKLORE1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fairly easy course but there's A LOT of reading involved(textbook, reserve readings etc).The material can also be a bit dull & repetitive at times. Prof Smith told quite a number of funny(& weird)stories to make the class more interesting and he's very helpful. I definitely recommend him as a prof for anyone who plans on taking Folklore 1000.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: 1000FOLK
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Avoid this prof if possible. He gives you little to no information on what to expect from exams and gives you zero notes.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A great prof for this course. He makes the material interesting and easy to learn. He cares about how students are doing, and heavily hints what will be on the tests. If you go to class you will do well. He uses the textbook, but i didn't read it and got a high 80. Overall a very interesting prof, and a great class to take to up your GPA.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK1000
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Found this Prof very kind. He is approachable, and is always available when needed. He used a lot of Videos in class, making it a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed this class and broadened my interest in Folk
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3612
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The prof was a really down to earth, funny, and a very approachable man. He'd help you out with anything. The only thing about this course that is intimidating is the five mini tests, as there are many, many, reserves to read. This is not a class you can skip and do well in. You have to put the effort into the work.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3830
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really great teacher!! does a super well job I just think the course is sometimes a little boring. But he made it very interesting
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3612
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible course that tricks people into taking it because it is intentionally misnamed. Mandatory attendance makes the terrible lectures that much worse, and the assignments are as monotonous and generally awful as anything you'll ever see. Paul's not a bad guy, but his course is one of the worst at MUN.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
READ the readings on reserve VERY early. I hate fill in the blanks on tests when there is SO much to read. I think the readings should have been cut down a little because there was a great deal to read for only a 10% test every two weeks. Thats all I have to say!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3612
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Paul made this class so much fun, I always went to every class because it didn't really feel like class at all! I never ever found myself checking the clock every few minutes because the stories and the material that we covered was so interesting and he always has relevant personal experiances with almost everything! Got an A, no final either!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 38303300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Proff!Two papers and tests or exams.Is a very interesting guy and has his own personal experiences to go with everything!He is very easy to approach and will help you out with other courses if you ask.Makes class feel like it isnt a lecture but just a conversation between equals. I will continue to take his classes as long as he teaches!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: FOLKLORE3830
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's great! He alwaysb has a weird/interesting comment to go with everything, and he's very understanding and helpful! he'll do his best to make sure that you do your best! highly reccommended! :)
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3612
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Smith is a good prof. Class is interesting, funny. Tests are easy if you do the readings. Assignments are difficult but interesting. There is no final exam, which is really nice. Keep up with the reserves and it's an easy course to up your average.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FOLKLORE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great, funny prof!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK361238
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really liked Paul! He was so funny!!! Liked hearing his stories...readings were dry in 3612 but he was a great teacher! NO final exams :)
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: FOLK3830
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really easygoing but totally interesting. He made this class a laugh, even when we were talking about cannibalism!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 3830
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is okay...pretty easy going but didn't give tests in this course and made assignments worth a lot!
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