David Fitzpatrick - Washtenaw Community College

Professor: David Fitzpatrick
Department: History
College: Washtenaw Community College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIS201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You have to watch the lectures and take notes, here's the thing though... he gives you an outline for every lecture, so just follow the outline while watching and fill it in. Then he gives you practice questions for every module(2 lectures each). Answer those questions after you watch the lectures and fill out the outline and you'll do well.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HST225
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I thought I liked history. Turns out I hate it. I've never had this happen before but this class seemed so disorganized that I just gave up and ended up failing. I think the quality of his lectures are top notch and all, but I just zone out and I cannot focus on a word he says. His tests are odd as there is no explaination to a grade
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HST225
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very good lecturer, makes you interested in military history; he says this is not an easy A because you dont learn much in a class thats an easy A
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIS202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Get ready to take notes during the lectures, he expects you to remember all of it. Also makes you read textbook chapters. It was probably 7-8 hours of work a week. This semester was hard for everyone but it felt like he wasnt taking the fact that some of us have a lot of other responsibilities outside of his class and was hard on us
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took this class online. 2-3hr of lecture/week. Make sure you write every single thing he says down, thats all he tests on. Quizzes are worded horribly, he tries to trick you into selecting the wrong answer. Midterm/final is MC & LONG essays. I think hes passionate, but more like a military general than a teacher. I did learn, just painfully.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HST202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I usually love taking a history class, however this was the most boring history class I've ever had. Its basic U.S. so I'm not sure why it was so difficult. I take good notes however the quiz questions were just all over the place. Fitzpatrick did know what he was talking about, but he didn't present the information in the best way.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIST220
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Just don't, He does not do any teaching at all, all of his assignments are old recording of a different professor from a different university nothing is his work and his arrogance of his "knowledge" of History gets very annoying. I Dropped the class and got my money back. WIll take with someone who actually teaches their class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very informational. Long lecture for short quizzes that are pretty tough. not. many thing graded so its hard to make your grade fluctuate so start off strong take all notes and be ready for tough questions.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST251
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My first class I ever had at WCC, easily one of my favorite teachers I've ever had. Lectures were great, I absorbed the information well.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIS202
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lectures are heavy, take notes. Quizzes can be tough, definitely opinionated questions. Essays are real tough, make sure their at least 5 paragraphs. overall a good class if you're interested in history.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIS201
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you want to take this class for an easy A, look elsewhere. If you really want to learn about history in depth, this is a fantastic class to take. This professor's lectures are great and his quizzes and exams are very clearly outlined in the study guides. It's easy to get an A in here but you need to try. I love Civil War Era history now
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIS202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
No community college professor should be this hard. he is not helpful, lectures are ridiculous. and the fact that he can not teach the entire class with out using some one else work is pathetic. I do not recommend this class .
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Fitzpatrick was extremely unhelpful and unwilling to address problems that his students approached in class. He was not flexible at all and is not willing to help; his tests are based solely on his opinions so pay close attention to what he says rather than reading the textbook.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIS201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He grades only on test grades. There is no way to get a better grade when you are a poor test taker. He is rude, and very confusing with his instructions, and his questions on his many exams. I believe he is unfair and one of the hardest classes I have ever had to take. I regret signing up for it.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIS201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I am taking this class online and am at midterm. His lectures are very interesting, however, he clearly has not had any training in test design. His tests use double negatives and are sometimes vague. Since the class is pretty much based on multiple choice tests, this is a major issue for me. I really go above and beyond and still average a B+.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HIS201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is NOT an EASY A. You have to work for it but you will learn things from this class. It is not impossible to get an A. Show up on time, every time, you NEED the material covered in lecture to answer the study questions. He takes right from the study questions for the quizzes. Exams are essay questions, prep for them, visit him in office hours
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HIS201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took this class online. I liked how we didn't just learn dates and specific events, but what caused them to happen and what outcomes they started. He does expect a lot; however, and if you don't watch the lecture videos, you will not pass. The study questions are essential, although I feel like the quizzes are based on opinion.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HST202
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's a hard professor, but I learned so much from him. His tests are incredibly difficult, but he everything that you needed to know he had lectured on. One of my favorite professors because he made me interested in my one of my least favorite subjects.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HST202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Horrible class as well as professor. Lecture videos are hard to stay focused on and study questions relate very little to actual quizzes. The quiztest questions are very misleading and seem to be based more on his personal opinion opposed to fact. Doesn't give nearly enough time for quizzes and exams. Only 30 mins to go over all the info he throws
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HST201
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lectures are online videos - very outdated. All of the questions on testsquizzes are his opinion. If you watch the videos and take good notes all the answers are there though. Exams have essays which can be tricky. Gives you answers after quizzes though... and those are the questions on the exams.
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