Zhimin Lin - Valparaiso University

Professor: Zhimin Lin
Department: Political Science
College: Valparaiso University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is very nice and easy. He did not assign a lot of work. As long as you showed up, paid attention, and did what you were supposed to, you were all good. The tests could be tricky sometimes. As long as you pay attention and study, you should have no problem. Very nice, smart, rational, and caring professor.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: POLS391
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He may lecture quite a bit and some complain about the accent, but if you actually listen, he is one of the kindest and most understanding professors at the university. I very highly recommend taking him for POLS if it is at all possible.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: POLS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is great. He taught really well with lots of patience. His grade is really easy to get.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: POLA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
can be both nice and extremely mean and awful.(when you did not do sth well for a time) Dislike!!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • 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:
He's nice and his grading and assignments are pretty easy. The accent can be a little hard to understand sometimes though.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Lin is a good teacher. He's of Chinese descent, so his accent can be thick at times. Very interesting and funny too!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Boring lectures but is a very easy grader. Tests are very easy if you review the study guide he gives you. Questions from the test are straight off the study guide.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ICP661
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is the worse professor I ever had in my life. His class is boring. Students look to their watches hoping to get out of the class. His accent is very very thick. I am having difficulties in understanding him. His explanation is very poor. He think he has a sense of humor whereas he does not have it at all.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: POLS490
  • 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:
I had him for pols 130 and 490. I guarantee you that if i had him some of my other poli sci classes I would have a really gpa by now. But, because of pricks like Old and Hora I have a mediocre gpa. I absolutely love Prof. Lin, he is very understanding, sweet, and intelligent. I would encourage all poli sci majors to take him.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • 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:
Wonderful professor, very clear and helpful.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice guy, but he lost my exam essays not just once, but twice. He can get a little boring too.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: POLYSCI
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lin is awesome! He does have a thick accent, but give him a break! His classes are pretty easy, but very interesting. He will make you laugh.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A bit hard to understand, but a very nice guy
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: POL490
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A really great prof.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is not a great teacher, but he grades papers so EASY! His tests are not the easiest, but they are definitely not hard either. Easy A for me at least.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good class, good guy. Easy grader, speaks decent English (but is hard to understand at times), but that comes in handy, because grammar doesn't matter AT ALL on papers. Many humorous moments in class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is a great prof, and so forth. he is not that difficult, and so forth. he is knowledgeable and has a lot of good information and so forth. he can be a little difficult to understand, so sit near the front and there will be no problems, and so forth. he definetly has a fascination with "so forth"
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: POL130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My notes from the class were horrendous. Why? Because I couldn't decipher the language he was speaking. It's not his fault and he tries hard. Nice guy and very dedicated.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: POLS130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
easy grader. i put in very little effort and still get extra bonus points. just show up to class and take notes, you'll be fine
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: POLS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
real easy and an unintentional comedy gold mine! "and so on and so forse..."
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