Ventris Woods - Santa Monica College

Professor: Ventris Woods
Department: Social Science
College: Santa Monica College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: POLISCI1
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Despite all of the negative things said here about Professor Woods, he's actually a nice guy. He's very understanding and his work is not as confusing as people think. In the beginning, I was super lost and it was hard to hear him on zoom but he does care and is really trying. It's not that confusing once you get the hang of it.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: POLSC1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ventris Woods is the worst. He doesn't know how to use Canvas, his assignments are so confusing, and the tests are essentially the worst because his lectures are so unorganized, that the test questions seem to come from other classes. I highly recommend you take another class because this headache is not worth it. HE'S THE WORST.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: POLSCI1
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Directions for assignments/discussions can be confusing/unclear but you just have to be proactive and ask during lectures what specifically he wants. Assignment due every other week, 3 tests in syllabus but we only took 2 bc COVID online transition. Just read and do assignments, you'll learn what u need to that way. Not terrible or difficult.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: POL1
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
the reviews on here make me feel bad. but they arent a lie. he is very hard to learn from and the tests are open note but so so so hard!!! hes an intresting person to say the least but only take this class if you have to or already know info. his test r hard i failed every test & 100 on the hw and barely got a b and im a straight a student
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: POLSC1
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
SO MANY UNNECESSARY information on class. He doesn't know how to teach clearly. His lecture is very disorganized, and his test is no related to the lecture AT ALL. Even though he say something, nobody can't understand anything b/c he answers different things. Is it on purpose? Oh, also he will be annoyed if you ask something. THE WORST, HORRIBLE!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: POLIS21
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
OKAY, here's the real tea. Woods makes the class very easy! It is really up to the student. He allows notes and outside sources for the tests. There's really no reason to fail. My advice: read the book + write down notes on it and bring them to the tests. He also is happy to talk to you! Easy class
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: POLISCI1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He sucks i got a B in the class Ill tell u how. I failed alll the tests but got 100% on all CPA and extra credit he says they r extra credit but if you dont do it it jeopardizes your grade. He takes attendances and his syllabus says If u are absent i take points away but i was absent like 9 times and he didnt mark me points. Do PNP if u take him
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: POLISCI1
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Woods is a very rude and disorganized professor, I dreaded going to his class because of how he treated people. Doesn't really make sense, and the assignments are not clear. A group of us stopped going to the class after awhile because we all hated it so much.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: POLI1
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Woods is the worst professor I have ever had!! He should not be a teacher. He hes rude, youre not allowed to ask any questions during class, hell make fun of you if you dont understand - and trust me you will not understand. Woods can not communicate the subject what so ever! KEEP OUT and stay as faaaar away as you can from Woods!!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: POLI1
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Horrible professor. He is very unorganized and so rude. He does not teach he just rants. You will come to this class very confused and frustrated
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: POLSC1
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Woodss lack of organization and, possibly, comprehension of the material is reflected in his lectures and assignments. The lectures consist of rambling over scattered topics with little or no fluidity. Assignments are usually difficult to understand as theyre worded very poorly. You dont need to pay attn. Just read the textbook and do hw.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: POLSC1
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Took this in the summer. Class decided to have one test, the final. He is approachable, friendly, and conversational. IGNORE anyone complaining about him cutting you off mid sentence or having a back and forth with you in the middle of the class. If you're going to raise your hand, have some BACKBONE. Final exam was hard, take VERY THOROUGH notes.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: POLISCI1
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This was a very horrible class Ive ever taken. Professor Woods get frustrated when you ask too many questions. He does not know ow to lecture which leaves you very confused and tends to stray from the topic.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: POLS13017
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!! Woods doesn't know how to teach or lecture. He constantly jumps around from random irrelevant topics. He's a very lazy teacher and constantly makes mistakes grading tests and quiz's. He uses textbook quiz's and tests. He's also not open to hear opposite political opinions in his lectures. AVOID THIS GUY AT ALL COSTS!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: POL1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible! Sucks at explaining and forgets everything, can easily cost you your grade with his constant insomnia. You basically teach yourself all semester cause he doesn't teach at all. Don't take him its not worth your time or grade!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: POL1
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mr. Woods is a good guy easy to talk to, but I admit he isn't a good teacher always off topic. Ask simple questions and he doesn't answer it, It was very frustrating being in his class and being able to learn the material. I was so excited to finish this class one pointer if you take this class you have to self learn yourself.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: POLISCI1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Wouldn't recommend. I went into class excited to learn but came out of the semester frustrated & feeling like it was a waste of time. Every single time fellow classmates and I would be confused & annoyed to have yet another class filled with lack of structure & literally no lesson plan. He is a nice man, but an awful teacher. You've been warned
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: POLSC1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I moved to L.A. in August after living and going to University in Mexico for a while. Even though I studied in English through high school, I stopped practicing it for a while. This was a great class to jump back in! He's really nice and also let us re-take one quiz at the end of the semester. He also gave us a very interesting extra-credit assgmt.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: POL1
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly he is a helpful teacher but is so rude and sarcastic. He's not helpful his teaching style is childish and horrible and he cuts you off and in a way be little yous when you ask a question on answer a question. I wouldn't recommend anyone to take him unless you don't care about sarcasm.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: POLISCI1
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor woods is an excellent professor ! I took his class during the winter session and it was awesome he is very funny but a great teacher and will help you with anything you need. He made political science fun ! I'd take his class again if I could
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