Jeremy Smoak
Department of Near Eastern Languages
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3.5
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Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Dec. 29, 2015

ANE 10W

This class was tough, even for a south campus major. Naturally as a writing class, the readings and essays took up more time than did my other, major field related classes, so prepare for that. Professor Smoak is an excellent lecture and tries to stay impartial by offering a more analytical perspective of the history of Jerusalem, although I disagree with a few points. Material was fascinating, but readings did feel a little out of place. Armstrong was basically the only book that offered any ancillary information on top of lectures. Essays were tough and made up around 70% of your the grade. Essays are also dependent on the TA, so pray that your TA does not grade harshly. Midterms and finals were short with a little bit of everything in them (mc, short answer), but are only worth 10% each or something, so please, put a huge effort in them. Overall, I probably would not retake the class because of the massive time commitment, but it was a very interesting class.

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Feb. 24, 2013

I've taken JS 150A, Hebrew 101A, 101B, and I must say he is one of UCLA's finest professors. He's clear as to what he expects, no surprises. His test are very fair and he's a great lecturer. He cares that you are learning and is very interesting. I would highly recommend taking Professor Smoak if possible, you won't regret it.

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March 13, 2012

Smoak is very straightforward and interesting. I highly recommend his class. There are no surprises, he covers everything in class. Do the readings and go to class.

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Feb. 22, 2012

Best teacher at UCLA, hands down!!! He's a great communicator and teacher! He cares about his students. And makes it clear what he wants from his students! Take a class with Smoak, this ain't no joke!

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ANE 10W

This class was tough, even for a south campus major. Naturally as a writing class, the readings and essays took up more time than did my other, major field related classes, so prepare for that. Professor Smoak is an excellent lecture and tries to stay impartial by offering a more analytical perspective of the history of Jerusalem, although I disagree with a few points. Material was fascinating, but readings did feel a little out of place. Armstrong was basically the only book that offered any ancillary information on top of lectures. Essays were tough and made up around 70% of your the grade. Essays are also dependent on the TA, so pray that your TA does not grade harshly. Midterms and finals were short with a little bit of everything in them (mc, short answer), but are only worth 10% each or something, so please, put a huge effort in them. Overall, I probably would not retake the class because of the massive time commitment, but it was a very interesting class.

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Feb. 24, 2013

I've taken JS 150A, Hebrew 101A, 101B, and I must say he is one of UCLA's finest professors. He's clear as to what he expects, no surprises. His test are very fair and he's a great lecturer. He cares that you are learning and is very interesting. I would highly recommend taking Professor Smoak if possible, you won't regret it.

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March 13, 2012

Smoak is very straightforward and interesting. I highly recommend his class. There are no surprises, he covers everything in class. Do the readings and go to class.

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Feb. 22, 2012

Best teacher at UCLA, hands down!!! He's a great communicator and teacher! He cares about his students. And makes it clear what he wants from his students! Take a class with Smoak, this ain't no joke!

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3.5
Overall Rating
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Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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