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Tufts University: Phillip Holcomb - Psychology - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Phillip Holcomb | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-26

Review:
He is probably brilliant, but he was incredibly boring--his Powerpoint presentations are extremely basic, with no colorful formatting or anything.

Workload:
One chapter per lecture, although you don't need to do the reading in order to understand the lecture. Chapters are about 30 pages.


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Phillip Holcomb | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2006-01-05

Review:
Because how a professor presents the material is so important in a lecture class, I will certainly hesitate to give Holcomb two thumbs up in Intro to Psych. His section of the course, Abnormal Psychology, is very interesting, but somehow, he managed to make it drier than I thought anyone could. He is not a poor teacher by any means, but in a lecture format, he does not provide any motivation for the student to want to go to class. Perhaps he might be better in a smaller class environment?

Workload:
Intro had three tests (one per each professor's unit) and a final, lowest grade dropped. I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY THAT THEY DO NOT ROUND UP, EVEN IF YOU ARE .49% AWAY FROM ANOTHER GRADE LEVEL. In Holcomb's section, you should do the textbook reading because he gets you on some questions which appear only in the text.


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Phillip Holcomb | PSY001 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY | Psychology2005-12-22

Review:
I learned an imporatant lesson from this course. I really don't like psychology. I don't blame the professor or the course for that, I just didn't really like the material. Anyway, The course is very basic. It is mostly memorization of terms. The tests are all multiple choice, and you are given plenty of time for them. I've read other reviews that said this course was easy. That's not entirely true. It's not really easy, it's just straight foward. If you want to do well on the tests, you have to read the book and go to lectures. Make sure you know the bold face terms in the book, I think those were most important for doing well on the tests.
My most important piece of advice for this course is do as well as you can on the first three tests, because if you are satisfied with those grades, you don't have to take the final. The final counts the same as all the other tests. If you take all four tests, they will drop the lowest grade.

Workload:
There is a lot of reading, but that's it for workload.


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