Jacob Arndt
School:Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Department: Communication
Location:Kalamazoo, MI
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Jacob is a very good professor. If you attend class and put in the preparation for the speeches you will do just fine. He makes you feel comfortable when giving speeches.
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Tough grader on the last three speeches. Really funny and gives clear directions on the speech requirements. Makes class fun for sure.
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Jake is the best professor at KVCC. He pushes you to the limits but creates an environment that gives you the most opportunities to do well. Jake is approachable and reasonable, and very good at teaching this material.
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I took Interpersonal Communication with Jake, he was hysterical and gave a lot of real life examples, he was very easy to understand. I actually looked forward to going to this class!
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I've taken 2 classes with Jake and would recommend taking him with any COM classes. He has very interesting lectures, he makes real life stories out of everything he teaches, and is absolutely hilarious.
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For com 113 this professor was really helpful. He almost always had real life examples of all the topics and material that needed to be covered. He also was really funny and overall fun class. For the test given you need to study and read the chapters to understand.
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Jake was my favorite teacher by far!! He is hilarious and funny and class is almost never boring! He says you gotta take a lot of notes, but honestly, they really are not that necessary. If you have the book, you will pass all the online test (they are open book). Loved him and his class!
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Jake was my favorite teacher by far!! He is hilarious and funny and class is almost never boring! He says you gotta take a lot of notes, but honestly, they really are not that necessary. If you have the book, you will pass all the online test (they are open book). Loved him and his class!
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Jake is probably my favorite professor ever. He is so engaging in lecture, and I have learned so much more than what was in the book. He really gives you the whole picture of the concepts that he teaches. Kind of intimidating but in all honesty one of the most caring teachers I've ever had!
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Jake is AMAZING! He made me actually want to go to class because the topics were interesting and he was great at giving examples and making us understand. The tests are taken in the testing center and open note and book, but they are timed. He drops the lowest grade. The research paper is hard but he prepares you well for it and helps along the way.
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This is my second class with Jake. As long as you show up and do the few tests and participate, it's an easy A. He makes the lectures interesting and is an all around helpful guy.
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If you show up to class and do the required speeches you'll get an A or a B. Not a tough class. You will have at least 5 speeches done in front of the entire class so get used to it. Jake is funny and approachable. Gives you extra credit if you miss fewer than 4 classes. Tests are online and open note open book and fairly straightforward.
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One or two group projects. Tests are online and open book I never studied for one. Bulk of class points are on speeches. Don't miss a speech and try your best on them. Doesn't grade speeches super tough. Gives extra credit for attendance. Few in class assignments. Get used to talking in front of people.
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Jake is a fantastic teacher. I'm currently in his Interpersonal Communications class. He is hilarious and as long as you do what you are supposed to do, you will get an A. Super great guy, my favorite class of the semester.
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Jake was a great teacher. I thought his test was about perfect for a test, they are open book but don't think that means you don't need to pay attention and study anyway. the research paper and the group project are nightmares. be prepared and be very careful about who you get in your group or you will regret it. Put in the effort and you'll do good.
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I had a great time in Jake's class. Good lectures and class participation. He is funny and super down to earth. Tests were open book but not to be taken lightly. Best professor I've had at KVCC.
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Very discussion forum based! Graded on participation in discussions, 5 timed quizzes, 2 papers, and essay-style final exam. Do the work and study for the quizzes and you'll do fine.
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Jacob Arndt is a great teacher. I had him for COM 101 and he made the class much less stressful. The time in class flew by and he really helps make personal connections between students. HOWEVER... his straightforwardness can easily be mistaken as being rude or condescending.
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Jake is so awesome! I had him for COM 101- public speaking last year and I couldn't wait to take this course. He is hilarious and his lectures go by so fast. Great class to start the morning off with. The activities we did were sweet. A few chapter tests on Moodle. I recommend him to anyone who needs a communication class. I'll miss him.
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I don't know. The problem's with the outline. Every speech must follow a rigorous template, which is graded HARD. If you go over your narrow time window, he just starts clapping and you're done. Jake has a lot of energy and isn't terrible, but he isn't the nicest guy, and he swears a lot. It's not undoable, but KVCC has better COM 101 instructors.

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