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Personality Theory

June 13, 2006

Kang, Nita
Personality Theory

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The Good: Professor Kang is extremely well organized. Her power point presentations are comprehensive and parts of her lectures are easy to follow. The text book is interesting and an easy read. Kang seems nice and approachable.

The Bad: There is way too much information presented in this course. Sometimes the professor does not even have time to complete her own lectures resulting in marathon speed lecturing during the second half of class.
The Ugly: Tests can only be prepared for by massive rote memorization of factoids. Kang is one of the pickiest graders I have ever seen (think TA with inferiority complex). If this were one of my first psychology courses I would be turned off to psychology forever. If this was my first experience with a class at Columbia, I would be turned off to the University forever.

Workload:

In this summer (6 week) class there are 4 tests, 2 papers, lots of reading and one in class presentation. Run, run away.

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