Merve Kavakci
School:Howard University
Department: Political Science
Location:Washington, DC
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I had Professor Kavakci for Intro to Poli Sci & International Relations. While I did well, a B in Poli Sci & an A in IR. Kavakci is not someone to take for an simple A. She is not very enthusiastic about teaching and you have to work & get to know her to pass. She loves group projects and pop tests. However, if you are an A student, you'll be fine.
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Cool teacher, her story is amazing! Google her! No textbook mandatory, working on my 10 page paper as we speak!
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One of the greaexam prof.s I have ever had in school!! She is phenomenal and very accommodating! The class is challenging but you will learn a lot!!! Make sure you participate and attend the class! Attendance is mandatory!
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One of the most coldhearted prof.s that i've had. She isn't clear and very mean. She is very dull and not a great prof. at all she has so much experience in politics but teaching isnt for her
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Appreciates the experience from her class. I came into Howard as a TV Production major. After her class, I changed my major to Legal Comm.She doesn't give homework which I liked but she's highly qualified to teach this class. She is a leader and the political world for women. I got an A. Just participate. Make sure she knows who you are.
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This class will most likely be dull especially if this isn't your major. This is a great class because the group presentation, final paper, mid year exam, and current event project are all relatively simple and they are a big part of the grade. The only thing that could get you is participation since no one likes to participate. But it's 20% of your grade
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She's mean, attendance means everything to her. She doesn't use blackboard so you never know what your grade is. I got an A in her class but I had to work HARD, difficulter than any of my other courses. I would never take her again.
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She's dull. Go to class every once in a while. Midterm is not difficult, make sure your on your group presentation, and do your current event and write a bomb final paper. She's friendlya mean but her class isn't difficult,just dull
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took her for intro to poly sci and international relations. she was simple in the intro class but took the IR class way too seriously. attendance is mandatory no matter what. class participation is basically all she cares about.
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Not a very challenging class. Attendance is mandatory. Participation is a part of your grade as well. Pass the mid year exam, do well on the group presentation and create a well written paper with all the material she wants within the context and you should pass with a A/B.
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Class isn't too challenging. One mid year exam exam and a paper, and a presentation. The friendly of class that should be an simple A/B as long as you do decent on the mid year exam, do well on the final paper, and participate in the group project.
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Very dull. Only has 1 mid year exam which is essay style so its up her discretion about how "right" your answers are. 1 group presentation, 1 10 page paper which counts for 45% of your grade. I bombed the mid year exam but did well on everything else, got a C.
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A very simple teacher. All you have to do is show up, participate, and you will do fine. If you do NOT like Government or Political talk, then this not the class for you. No homework. Just two big papers and a group project that weigh A LOT toward your final grade.
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As a person she is very friendly and very intelligent; however the courses were very dull and unclear. More than half of the semester was group projects and student presentations. Easy A if you do the readings/participate and the paper.
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simple. go to class and take notes, she takes attendance but i dont think it matters. you dont have to come everyday. mid year exam, group project and final paper. she gives a review sheet for the mid year exam. at least go to class until the mid year exam then its wdislikever. i got an A. google her she stirred up some trouble in the middle east lol
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This class was a peice of cake. She's a simple teacher who doesn't ask for much. We had one quiz , one group project, one final paper and a mid year exam. If you attend class regularly and take notes you will be fine. I bought the book and didn't open it once. Her notes are amazing!
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Go to class and take notes and you'll be fine. She isn't a difficult grader at all. There is a mid year exam, group project, and final paper that you have to do. Participation helps too, but I never participated and still got an A.
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Let's just say that I'm changing my major
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Great Professor! Amazing experiences as a World Leader in Womans rights! Negative comments against her are only from half ass students, they're in every class...If you are passionate about World Politics, she is a part of history and her experience is invaluable
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Don't Do It!! DO NOT DO IT!!! She will irritate you to no end. She talks in circles and rambles. She makes you want to never take another political science class again. YOU have been warned.

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