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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Bryan Reber

Bryan Reber
Professor (2005 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Advertising and Public Relations
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3.6154***+
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Rated by 91 students
3.47
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across 3 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
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Add to schedule TR 2:00pm-3:15pm
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ADPR 3850
ADPR 3850H
ADPR 5910
ADPR 5920
JRMC 7220
JRMC 7940
JRMC 8050
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5*****
ADPR 3850 - Public Relations
I thought the tests were easy. I just looked over the slides from lecture and the book which usually overlap.

The best option is Option 3, with the attendance, the project, and the tests.
Pros: He wrote the book and has the slides already printed out for everyone. Because of this you only have to add in what he talks about at the lectures.
Cons: Do not start the project even the week before. It's really time consuming and causes a lot of thought.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on 4/19/11
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3***
ADPR 3850 - Public Relations
The tests are a little difficult. Read everything in the book first. Outline important concepts and memorize these. Next, review the lecture notes. These are important, but pretty much everything on the test comes straight from the book. Take the boo...
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Pros: He lets you choose different options in the beginning of the semester concerning how your grade is divided up. Choose Option 2 if you are a great test taker and Option 3 if you are unsure.
Cons: If you choose Option 3, start at least 2 weeks before it is due. It is very time consuming and not that fun. Just make sure you have everything that the syllabus is asking for, rather than focusing on making it super pretty or adding miscellaneous items.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on 12/15/10
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
3***
Pros: He lets you choose different options in the beginning of the semester concerning how your grade is divided up. Choose Option 2 if you are a great test taker and Option 3 if you are unsure.
Cons: If you choose Option 3, start at least 2 weeks before it is due. It is very time consuming and not that fun. Just make sure you have everything that the syllabus is asking for, rather than focusing on making it super pretty or adding miscellaneous items.
The tests are a little difficult. Read everything in the book first. Outline important concepts and memorize these. Next, review the lecture notes. These are important, but pretty much everything on the test comes straight from the book. Take the book's online quizzes too. Sometimes there are the same questions on the test.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on December 15, 2010
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
5*****
Pros: He wrote the book and has the slides already printed out for everyone. Because of this you only have to add in what he talks about at the lectures.
Cons: Do not start the project even the week before. It's really time consuming and causes a lot of thought.
I thought the tests were easy. I just looked over the slides from lecture and the book which usually overlap.



The best option is Option 3, with the attendance, the project, and the tests.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on April 19, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
3***
Pros: Lots of Extra Credit opportunities

Lots of Grading Options

Cons: Tests questions can be tricky and vague.

He can be a boring lecturer.
Do the grading option that includes attendance (you still get 4 absences), the tests, and the project. This way you have more grades and the tests do not count as much.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on April 6, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
3***
Pros: A ton of extra credit.

Interesting subject.

The book is nice to look at and read- more like a magazine than a text book

Options of how to be graded

No final
Cons: Strict on attendance

Assigned seats

Tests are tricky and really picky

Hard to pay attention

94 for an A
Overall I enjoyed this class, but it was way more difficult than it had to be. I chose the grading option with tests, attendance and one project, and suggest the same for anyone taking the class. The project wasn't difficult (gives you an example that you can basically plug your own info in to) and having a safety net for the exams is a good idea. I made A's on the 1st and 4th tests, but the 2nd test kills and the 3rd is tricky too. DO EVERY EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT. I got like 15 bonus points and you'll need them. I definitely recommend buying the book and studying by going through his slides and the book. Honestly if you studied like that, actually being in class wouldn't be super helpful because he basically reads his slides every day. I had a love/hate relationship with this class, but I made it through with an A-.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on May 3, 2013
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
1*
Pros: Gives opportunities for extra credit. At the beginning of semester he lets you choose how you want to be graded. You have the opportunity to do a project or paper if you aren't a good test taker. No final.
Cons: Test aren't easy. Pretty boring class.
I had a mediocre feeling about this class until the very last day of class. The exams aren't hard, but they aren't easy either. I'm not a good test taker so even though I studied a decent amount, I still didn't do as well as I would've liked on the tests. At the beginning of the class I chose to be graded off attendance, tests, and a project. The professor gave the impression that the project would help those who aren't good test takers. Along with many others in the class, I worked really hard on it, expecting a high B or an A. The last day of class, the same day as the last test, he gives them back and no one got the grade they were expecting. The TA (GOGO) wasn't specific on how she wanted them done so no one did it right and most people were at the front complaining about their grade. She graded the projects like it was an upper level ADPR class when its an intro. BE WARY OF DOING THE PROJECT OR PAPER!!!
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on December 1, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
4****
Pros: -Choose your own grading option



-Slides are printed by Bel-Jean.



-Content is not that difficult.



-Project is graded very fairly and loosely.



-Nice, fair teacher who doesn't hesitate to offer extra credit.
Cons: -Tests are tricky. He will even go so far as making "false" answer A and "true" answer B on one question, then switch for the next question to keep you on your toes.



-Lecture is extremely boring, and since he co-wrote the book, it's hard to catch any content that you wouldn't have access to without the book and slide packet.
Overall, an enjoyable class with relatively easy content. However, the way the content is delivered can be very monotonous. The grading option that includes the project is certainly the easiest, fairest way of grading for this class. Attendance is factored in under that option, but you're still allowed 4 absences before your grade is affected.
Professor rated by: KIN-Kinesiology Student on May 2, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
5*****
Pros: He's a great professor, answers any questions you may have, funny, shows you real life and interesting examples of PR through videos, tests aren't hard. I made 88's on 3 of them and a 92 on the other and that was with minimal reading, you have grading options (test only or tests and attendance or test, attendance, and project) he didn't make anyone present the project so if you are worried about presenting that no need to
Cons: the lectures about research can be pretty boring but it's only like two days of that material, lots of reading but as long as you understand the things on the slides you should be fine
Overall he's a great professor, he's funny, makes lectures interesting, and the class isn't hard at all. I really enjoyed it
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on December 9, 2015
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
4****
Pros: - I got a total of like 15 random extra credit points to add to tests grades (he said bc they were available)

-project was graded leniently but it all depends on the TA i believe
Cons: - sometimes boring

- tests are a little difficult

-definitely need to read the book
- I did well in this class because it is my major and I was interested although I feel like the professor could be a little more excited about the class and it would have made it more interesting

- you can choose how you want to be graded (just tests, tests and projects, and whether or not attendance will count) I did the tests, projects, and attendance (option 3) that way the percentages were more distributed
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on December 6, 2012
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
3***
He is a really boring teacher - so if you pick the option where attendance counts its really an annoying class to sit through. There are a pretty good amount of guest speakers over the course of the semester though so that keeps it a little interesting. He is a really nice professor overall and I think the class is still worth taking. The tests are only hard because some of the questions are tricky and I think if it was easier to pay attention in class the tests would seem easier. I have heard that reading the textbook helps on the tests but I have never consistently kept up with reading that well and still made alright grades on the tests.
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on April 15, 2012
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
1*
Pros: Projects

contract
Cons: Tests

Attendance

lecture

His lectures are very boring and doesn't help when attendance is mandatory. But for those that are good tests takers you can choose the option where you just take tests and not have to worry about it.Tests were ok I think it just depends on the person. The projects were only mandatory if you choose the options that included them. I choose the option where I did a project, a 10 pg research paper, and attendance. It was alot of work but it definitely helped my grade alot. The only thing that I was suffering in was having to sit through his lectures.
Professor rated by: Disaster Management Student on October 20, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
3***
Pros: The way the coursework is distributed is pretty standard. 4 tests, and a project.

Overall he is a nice guy and helpful

Every now and then he will hint as to a question that will be on the exam

Lets you choose how you want to be graded
Cons: Monotone

He can drive you to sleep

Lectures are not that interesting if you're not in the major

Lots of the material repeats itself

Exams can be tricky
Overall its not a very hard class. He lets each person decide how they want their grade to be calculated. He isn't the most interesting lecturer and you also have to purchase the notes.
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on December 9, 2012
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
4****
Pros: I think Reber did a good job teaching this material. As far as the basic PR stuff goes, there isn't really a way to make it exciting but he does his best by showing videos and adding in personal stories. I never read the book and just memorized the slides and I got As on all the test. Also the project I started about a week before the due date and ended up getting 100. My point is, if you work at the class and put time into studying an A is easy, but if you expect to do nothing and get an A, it wont happen.
Cons: Monotoned and a little boring.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on April 26, 2012
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
4****
Pros: Different grading options can help your grade (I did attendance, exams, and project and easily made an A). Test content is directly from slides/videos which he usually posts online. Extra credit opportunities help
Cons: The project can be tedious depending on what you choose to do, so don't do something too detailed. Attendance is not a joke, and he doesn't accept doctor's note excuses if you choose to have attendance graded. His lectures can be pretty boring because he just talks and talks.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on August 16, 2012
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ADPR 3850H
PUBLIC RELATIONS
4****
Pros: He is very knowledgable and allows for a lot of student input. He gives a lot of examples to help make the concepts more relevant and understandable. He brings in a few speakers during the semester to mix things up.
Cons: He can be pretty dry and his teaching methods are very repetitive.
The two projects are easily graded, and one of them is with a group. It's a bit of a boring class, but take it anyway. It's an easy enough A if you study for the tests. Read the textbook!
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on May 8, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
5*****
Pros: Funny guy. Pretty nice, pretty lenient. Puts the notes in a Bel-Jean packet. Do the project...it's not bad at all! Ended up with a great grade in the class. Do outlines for the chapters, that's how I did well without necessarily reading very in-depth on each chapter. If Osenkor is still his TA, she's very nice as well! Plus there's no "official" final...can't beat that.
Cons: Very soft voice that might make you sleepy :) But that's not a deal breaker at all.
Professor rated by: Child and Family Development Student on May 13, 2012
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
4****
Pros: TA does everything for him minus lecture. TA even clicks the slides through. Many options in grading. Three tests: three tests and attendance: three tests, attendance and project: three tests, attendance and paper: three tests, attendance, paper, and project.
Cons: BORING!!! hard to go to class every time. I chose three tests only as my grading system. I got a 92, 94, and 90. Class isn't difficult but sooooo boring.
Professor rated by: Art Student on May 1, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
5*****
Pros: He is very passionate about the subject. He is also incredibly knowledgeable about all of the info, he even wrote the book himself. The classes are interesting because of his expertise and passion.
Cons: The exams were very difficult. I studies a lot and paid attention, but still got high C's or low B's. I'd advise that you do the project and/or essay that, although optional, could boost up your grade.
Professor rated by: Business Student on October 29, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
3***
Pros: You get options of how you want to be graded... attendance, tests, project, etc. Choose #3! It's attendance, tests, and a project. The tests are super tricky, but not that bad... just 50 MC. The project is actually pretty fun, but takes a while so start it early. Dr. Reber himself is a really nice guy and keeps class interesting.
Cons: The tests can be very, unnecessarily tricky so be careful.
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on April 25, 2011
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
1*
Pros: The class was extremely easy. Some reading but the book for the class was like a magazine.
Cons: Boring. If you are an advertising major do not take this class, Reber likes to hate on advertising.
He follows lecture straight from the book so if you read the chapters you dont need to go to class, unless you sign up for attendance to count. The tests are easy, just study the book and notes.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on January 8, 2012
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ADPR 3850
Public Relations
4****
Pros: you get to choose how you want to be graded. the material is very boring but he does his best to keep class interesting and lets you out early sometimes if he sees everyone needs a break.
Cons: TA grades the project if you do it. TA for my class past semester was awful and project ended up hurting my grade more than helping it and I worked on it for hours and hours weeks before it was due.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on December 7, 2011
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