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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Ronald Blount

Ronald Blount
Professor (2000 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Psychology
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3.5161***+
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Rated by 62 students
2.99
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across 3 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
Add to schedule TR 9:30am-10:45am
Add to schedule TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
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PSYC 3230
PSYC 4240
PSYC 4800
PSYC 4960H
PSYC 5100
PSYC 7000
PSYC 7300
PSYC 9300

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4****
PSYC 3230 - Abnormal Psychology
If you pay go to class and pay attention (or at least take down the notes or get them from someone else). All you have to do is learn the notes for the exam and you will make an A.
Pros: The material in this class is very interesting. Also, professor Blunt lays out everything clearly so it is obvious exactly what you need to know for his exams.
Cons: His voice is monotone so sometimes it's easy to zone out.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on 4/26/11
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3***
PSYC 3230 - Abnormal Psychology
Pros: The only grades are four tests and if you attend class and study a little bit you will do well.
Cons: He does not post the slideshows online.
Professor rated by: Management Information Systems Student on 11/29/10
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+3 Helpful

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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: The material in this class is very interesting. Also, professor Blunt lays out everything clearly so it is obvious exactly what you need to know for his exams.
Cons: His voice is monotone so sometimes it's easy to zone out.
If you pay go to class and pay attention (or at least take down the notes or get them from someone else). All you have to do is learn the notes for the exam and you will make an A.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 26, 2011
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: allows optional paper for extra credit and tests are straightforward/clear (which is not always true of PSYC classes)
Cons: a little boring: his voice is monotonous
Pretty good class; Dr. Blount's test are easy if you go to class and take good notes.
Professor rated by: English Student on December 13, 2010
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: Blount organizes his lectures well, making note-taking easy. The material is very interesting and fun to learn.
Cons: He can be a little monotonous and boring. There are only three tests for the semester, so it leaves little room for error.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student on August 12, 2011
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: He explains everything throughly and in a way that you can understand easily.

Very knowledgeable on the subject.

He's very nice!
Cons: His voice can be a little boring if you're tired...
Good professor, fair test maker, good class
Professor rated by: Child and Family Development Student on December 13, 2010
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
3***
Pros: The only grades are four tests and if you attend class and study a little bit you will do well.
Cons: He does not post the slideshows online.
Professor rated by: Management Information Systems Student on November 29, 2010
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Pros: Very knowledgeable instructor and interesting class. There's lots of new information to learn and he takes you through it all rather well. Dr. Blount has been one of my favorite professors at the university. He is a very kind person and is extremely resourceful when it comes to giving you insight into research opportunities. I felt that his lecture style was perfect for my learning style. I dislike powerpoints and like to feel as though I'm gaining something from class that I wouldn't otherwise. He definitely makes coming to class a treat and has fun stories that tie in well with the lecture- Interactive class and taught in a way that is going to help you understand the material. The tests are great! I felt I was assessed well on what I learned.



-gives an extra credit assignment

-allows for students to voice their thoughts

-presents engaging questions that inspire class participation

-has great sense of humor
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on July 28, 2012
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: no attendance policy

extra credit opportunity
Cons: sometimes ambiguous test questions

boring voice
Honestly, I went to less than half the classes. I made Cs on the first two tests by some reading of the textbook, my random notes, and the study guide here on koofers (which is pretty helpful by the way). The last test I spent more time studying and got a B, and for that material, I went to one class. I hope to make a B or A on the final to fix up my grade some. You could probably really just very thoroughly study the study guide on koofers and make an A if you want on the tests. If the classes weren't in the morning and attendance was required, I'd probably go more often, but oh well. But also, don't waste your time buying the most expensive latest edition of the book. I got the older version for like 10 bucks. It has the same chapter titles and orders, and so it basically has the same material. However, like I said, I mostly used that koofers study guide! Quite handy! Might be helpful to look at other teachers' study material. So overall, if you work some, you could make this a GPA booster class. If not, you can scrape by with a C or B.

Also, do not take this class if you have travel or holiday plans or something like that that might interfere with tests. He will not reschedule with you! Some UGA teachers care more about their rules and easily manipulated regulations than your life experience and the appearance of UGA as a global school.
Professor rated by: NUTRITION Student on April 24, 2012
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: Easy material, never asks questions from the book. If you go to class, you should do pretty well. Blount has a good sense of humor if you pay attention and catch his jokes.
Cons: If you take this class on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule, it can become very boring toward the ends of lectures. His test questions can be very tricky sometimes, and often I'll know the "correct" answer and still disagree with it. There are only four tests, including the final, that are worth 25% each. If you want an A in the class, you can miss no more than 14 questions on all of the tests combined.
Easy class overall. Go to lecture and study your notes.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 4, 2012
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Pros: interesting lectures; very organized professor -- well laid out lectures (gives you outline to follow); very kind man
Cons: soft-spoken and can be a bit monotoned
I loved Blount's class. He really enjoys the material he's teaching, and he often had cool personal examples from his past research to relate back to the subject. I really appreciated how organized his lectures were. Honestly, as long as you went to class and got the lecture notes (there's maybe 1-2 questions from the book on each test, but I don't think I ever opened it and I still got an A), you were fine. Sweet man, interesting class -- highly recommended.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on September 21, 2016
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: Holds study sessions before the test

Tests are all multiple choice

Doesn't take attendance
Cons: Does not put completed outlines online so going to class is pretty necessary
Very interesting class. He seems boring at first but as class goes on he gets comfortable with everyone and class becomes a lot more open discussion. he likes students to engage and makes lots of jokes, we watch cool videos
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on April 2, 2013
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Pros: I love this teacher. He tried to make this course interesting, and you can tell that he enjoys what he does. Tests are pretty easy, as long as you study your notes. You really don't need the book.
Cons: Sometimes monotoned and hard to pay attention to. You can't use technology, so you'll be writing a lot of notes.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on September 18, 2014
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: Nice man, encourages students to speak and is very engaging when they do.
Cons: Incredibly boring. Laptops aren't allowed and notes aren't posted so students have to write down everyyyything.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 14, 2010
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Very great class. you just have to stay on top of your work!
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on January 25, 2010
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Pros: Easy

Friendly

Great notes

Cons: Sometimes tricky test wording
Professor rated by: Biology Student on March 21, 2011
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
3***
Pros: He's very knowledgeable about what he's teaching and clearly knows a great deal in general. He's very personable and really wants to help his students to learn as much as they can.
Cons: His test questions are not up for debate, even if half the class misses a question or the wording is really bad. He is incredibly soft spoken and it can be difficult to hear him over the regular usual classroom noises even with a microphone. He also doesn't allow computers or any form of technology and will stop class in order to tell people to put their computers, phones, etc. away.
Overall, this class really wasn't that bad, but it can be a bit dry and boring. Since he doesn't allow laptops, it can be hard to keep up with writing down all of the notes during lecture and good luck reading his handwriting, it's the worst I've seen in a while. Overall, I liked Professor Blount and really did end up learning a lot from his class because I was forced to focus on him lecturing and not my phone or computer.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 16, 2012
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Pros: -I LOVED this class

-Really interesting material

-He's funny and really good at explaining everything

-The tests are easy and he gives two review sessions before each one (my advice is to go to one)

-You can choose to not take the final if you take all the other tests and like your grade

-He makes UGA football jokes
Cons: -His voice is kind of soft

-He doesn't allow laptops

This was easily my favorite class of the semester and the material is really interesting and not hard to study for. I was able to go to one review session, review my notes before the tests and do fine so the time commitment outside of class is practically nothing. His voice is a little boring but my advice is to sit in the front and pay attention because the material is quite interesting. He is really good at explaining and answering questions and he's just such a nice man. If you need to take an upper level elective for an easy and interesting grade this is your class!
Professor rated by: Science Education Student on November 24, 2014
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
3***
Pros: -Explains things very well

-Willing to answer questions/have discussions

-Nice guy
Cons: -Tests can be pretty hard

-Monotone voice makes it hard to stay engaged
To put it simply, if you like psychology and you have a real interest in learning about this stuff, you'll probably do pretty well in this class. If you don't, you're probably gonna struggle a bit. I fall into the latter category. Dr. Blount is a nice guy and his notes are pretty clear, but each test covers quite a bit of information and it was pretty hard for me to keep track of it all. He likes to have a lot of questions about very specific things on his test, so you have to make sure to know every single minute details about the subjects if you want to do well. It's not a hard class necessarily, but you actually have to care enough about the subject to put some work into it if you want to do well.
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on December 14, 2015
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
4****
Pros: The material is pretty basic, but it covers a wide variety of topics which keeps it interesting. He is good at explaining things and he is extremely nice and helpful.
Cons: He is soft spoken, which it makes it difficult to hear sometimes, and he does not allow computers and does not put powerpoints online so you must come to class every day and take handwritten notes in order to study well for exams
Pretty good class if you are interested in the material and put in a fair amount of work
Professor rated by: English Student on April 11, 2012
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
1*
Pros: interesting subject material if you're a psych major
Cons: absolutely BORING. most boring lecturer I've had since being here.
BORING NO FUN LAME BAD QUIET SPEAKER. I'm sorry, I just didn't like him. I dropped the course for a separate reason, but I do not at all regret my decision to leave this man in the dust. He lectures the entire time in a barely audible tone. You must write everything he says and study all the notes.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 19, 2012
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PSYC 3230
Abnormal Psychology
5*****
Pros: HE IS SOOO NICE!!!

he gives extra credit that can boost your overall grade up by 3 points.

He will go out of his way to answer questions and help you and he really likes when the students show they care about the class or show an interest.
Cons: he is soft spoken so he is hard to hear and it puts you to sleep when the class is at 3:30 (aka: nap time)

the tests cover ALL of the material
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 23, 2012
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