Don Zelman - Tarleton State University

Professor: Don Zelman
Department: History
College: Tarleton State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I do NOT recommend taking his class. His quizzes are supposed to be from the book but even when you read, they are just about impossible. I'm not sure where half of the questions come from. He enjoys belittling students. He's rude and doesn't care what his students have to say. The tests aren't bad but he grades hard on the essays. Good luck!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
All he does is lecture the whole time and give 1 or 2 quizzes a week. YOU HAVE TO READ THE TEXTBOOK OR YOU WILL FAIL EVERY QUIZ! His tests are very hard and hard to study for.. do not take his class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • 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:
If you actually pay attention in class, read the textbook, and participate during lecture you'll be fine. I didn't study for one test and still made a B in the class. If you make it known that you don't care to be in his class, then your grade will reflect you. He will not hand you grades, you must earn them.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIST202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Zelman can be friendly and his lectures are interesting BUT the quizes and tests are impossible! I study for nine hours and made a ten foot time-line for a test (made a 78). I would suggest taking any other history class.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HIST2013
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The material is interesting but his quizes and tests are absolutely impossible. I had nearly perfect attendance but still had F's on everything. Avoid him and take Guthrie instead if you want a passing grade.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is not an easy class, challenging you. Studying is a must and reading of the chapter is beneficial because there are quizzes every Friday. The quizzes, in my opinion, were the hardest part of the class but you could try to argue your answer and if you convince him, the whole class recieves 10 extra points on the quiz.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIST202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You have to go to class or you will miss a lot. His quizzes are impossible unless you take the practice quizzes on my history lab. His tests are not at all related to the book and his grading for the short answers is very arbitrary and inconsistent. He hates everyone in his lower level classes. I wish I had taken someone else.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • 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:
Its not mandatory if you dont go to class but its stupid if you dont. will help you if you need it. Quizes on fridays that you can almost always make at least a c on. Test are not the easiest but he wants to know that you learned something. reviews for test like 3 times.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a very mean, rude, and hard guy. His tests come out of nowhere. He cusses a lot, picks on students, and his assignments are impossible. Would never take his class again.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher, if you follow the notes and read the book for the quizes you will be fine. He is very understanding if you have to miss. Lets you make up anything you miss. Again Great teacher!!!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIST2013
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
need to read the book for the quizzes, use my history lab, always go to class especially Fridays (quiz day) and go on low attendance days(Homecoming, thanksgiving week) he let the class work on the quiz together.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIST2023
  • 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:
Tests are multiple choice and very hard essays. I gave it my best and still did bad on every test. He also does quizes which are IMPOSSIBLE even if you read the chapters! The worst thing of all was when he tortured students by playing music from the world war era. He needs to retire. DO NOT TAKE HIM!!!! EVER!!!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Always be there for his class to take notes. That is what helps you most on your major exams. Your book and the myhistory lab is very important in this class. (DO STUDY GUIDES IN MYHISTORY LAB...VERY HELPFUL!!!!) Very fun, humerous teacher. He made history seem very interesting!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • 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:
I really enjoyed his class and his sense of humor.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I LOVE this guy!!!You do have to WORK to get good grades, but sheesh, this IS college! At least he makes it fun. Great sense of humor! I prefer him for future classes!!!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HIST102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I love him at first you wont be you will later!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He never stays on topic, his test are really hard...take somebody else if you can.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very rigorous; I got a lot out of his class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: RECUSHIST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's too smart for Tarleton! j/k His classes are so enjoyable, I have yet to be bored during any lecture... those who don't like him apparently don't like to be challenged.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HISTORY
  • 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
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