Oliver Mclellan

Dec 2020

NOTE: Review for an online semester during COVID-19 pandemic. Very laid back TA who gives helpful summaries of the readings and preps you well for the exams. Each student was assigned one week to summarize the section readings, and then people who wanted to jump in could talk about them. Oliver is very knowledgeable and nice, and he doesn't require that much from you besides showing up and doing the reading you're assigned. Gives good essay feedback for people who need it, and a generous grader. Would recommend for an easy and helpful Intro to US Politics experience.

Dec 2017

If you're going to take an intro poli sci course, I'd recommend this one. Phillips is a great lecturer and all you have to do is go to lecture to get the info for the tests. The information is really important to know for a poli sci major. Mandatory recitations which, if you get a good TA, basically tell you exactly what to study for the exams. Would recommend this course. Oliver Mclellan is the best TA I've ever had, and I switched into his section after having Sean Leong, the worst TA I've ever had the misfortune of listening to. Avoid Sean at all costs and get Oliver because he will prepare you soo well for the exams.