Average 2.99 based on 76 professor ratings
Mendel Kramer is a Philosophy professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Mendel Kramer's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Mendel Kramer's ratings are below the average of 4.3 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.1 stars.
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If you want to punish yourself then take this teacher.

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I took him for Critical Thinking and I did not find it interesting. He is unclear and gets lost in his own lectures.

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I paid attention to his lectures but I think that he is very unclear with his explanations. He seems to be unsure of what he teaches (at least for Critical Thinking). Don't buy the book. We never used it and wasted money on it. He will help you if you show interest in his class, if not, he will call you out on your behaviour.

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I took his Critical Thinking class. He's not a bad teacher. The material he teaches is very easy if you actually try to understand (unlike 3/4 of the class at times), though it is not the most interesting subject for many. Sometimes he is unclear but is willing to help 100%. You will get an excellent grade (90%+) if you put a little effort and the average is very low (70). The rare assignements are easy, you HAVE to follow the directions though and you should ask for more. Good teacher.

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I enjoyed his ct class. he's very nice and will help you out if you ask. he can be unclear at times, but from my experience, asking a second time will clear things up. the class can be boring for sure and I have dozed off once or twice, but I actually enjoyed learning from him because he is very passionate about what he teaches. just pay attention and his class shouldn't be too hard. I reccomend if you're interested in critical thinking.

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I would definitely recommend! The class is pretty boring but he is really passionate about his material. If you actually listen to what he says you will learn a lot. It was super easy to do well as long as you do the assignments. The class had very minimal work and no need to study for the tests. The class average was 65 since no one takes the class seriously. If you put in effort you are guaranteed 90s. He is super nice and loves to see students who care. Would 100% take again!!!

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Class is painfully boring and unorganized. He doesn't follow the course outline and takes forever to return grades. He is not helpful in office hours and usually won't help you out if you have questions or if you want feedback. He is so not clear in his assignment or essay outlines and also grades unfairly!! I was disappointed with this class and don't feel like I got a fair grade. I wouldn't take his class if I were you!

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very respectful and helpful. only problem is its extremely boring. If you have a short attention span and get bored easily, he may not be the best option

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Great teacher! All you need for his critical thinking class is a brain and the ability to think logically. Attend class, material is not that difficult to grasp. I never studied and finished in the high 90s. Really, I do not understand all the negativity, thinking critically is a key skill, maybe our generation just do not possess it.
Typical questions include asesing the credibility of a source. It should be obvious that your mom has no knowledge of astrophysics! That's all, great course

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I promise you it will be the biggest mistake if you take his course. Seriously regret it, very unclear, hard to understand what the course is even about. Will expect you to have previous knowledge on a variety of topics and deducts marks based on that. Textbook is useless, and his class is a joke. I STRONGLY suggest you switch or drop his class, it's really not worth it.

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Super nice guy but i've never gotten or heard anyone get an actual answer to one of their questions. Very confusing and works around every situation rather than actually giving an answer and explanation to a question. If you're looking for a class to skip, this is it.

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He is a super nice guy and a lot of people are disrespectful to him because his critical thinking class isn't the best. it's actually really easy if you listen even only once in a while. YOU DO NOT NEED THE 100$ TEXTBOOK DO NOT GET IT! he talks about it sometimes but if you just listen you will understand everything you need to know! I just had to take a picture of one of the pages ONCE in the whole semester to do a tiny homework assignment!

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He does not follow the course outline and is all over the place. Beware!

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Knowledgeable, funny, interesting. Exams are easy if you read key sections in the book and his slides. Expects good quality written English. Most people stopped showing after a few weeks, so sad... He's a good teacher
Have fun!

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Knowledgeable, funny, interesting. Exams are easy if you read key sections in the book and his slides. Expects good quality written English. Most people stopped showing after a few weeks, so sad... He's a good teacher
Have fun!

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He's a really nice teacher. His lectures are not really that clear. Mostly he uses the book to do the explanations that he teaches. There's a book that I bought that was so useless like a big green book. But the other small book is useful. His exams are kind a hard even though you study. Most of the time class average is low, but maybe because people doesn't give any effort in it. Still a nice teacher though and helpful in his office hours.

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He's a really nice teacher. His lectures are not really that clear. Mostly he uses the book to do the explanations that he teaches. There's a book that I bought that was so useless like a big green book. But the other small book is useful. His exams are kind a hard even though you study. Most of the time class average is low, but maybe because people doesn't give any effort in it. Still a nice teacher though and helpful in his office hours.

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Yeah - Mendel Kramer, he was great...his class is kinda boring, but its not hard, unless youre one of those booksmart people. All it requires is that you use your brain and think. Its a logic course, so obviously its hard for him to make you understand something. YOU have to think about it to figure it out, even though he will try to help. Its not really a note taking class, its a thinking class - so studying wont help you. Oh and I highly recommend, despite boredom, youll hone your mind

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Yeah - Mendel Kramer, he was great...his class is kinda boring, but its not hard, unless youre one of those booksmart people. All it requires is that you use your brain and think. Its a logic course, so obviously its hard for him to make you understand something. YOU have to think about it to figure it out, even though he will try to help. Its not really a note taking class, its a thinking class - so studying wont help you. Oh and I highly recommend, despite boredom, youll hone your mind

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You don't need the book. You also don't need to listen in class if you know how to be logical about the material. It's a very straightforward and ridiculously simple class if you think about it, and if you put a minimum effort you'll get a high grade compared to the average. Yet, extremely boring and feels like a waste of time.

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You don't need the book. You also don't need to listen in class if you know how to be logical about the material. It's a very straightforward and ridiculously simple class if you think about it, and if you put a minimum effort you'll get a high grade compared to the average. Yet, extremely boring and feels like a waste of time.

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He knows what he's talking about, just not how to teach it. Critical thinking is easy so long as you have good logic skills. He doesn't understand some simple concepts and can be frustrating sometimes

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had him for critical thinking, it was literally the most boring class I've ever taken, try to avoid unless you're looking for sleep

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very boring, extremely unclear, and doesn't know how to control a class therefore people don't care. he talks to himself a lot and doesn't every fully answer your questions

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Avoid ! Seriously, he's lost in his own explanations, doesn't really know what he's talking about. The class is very boring, but those who skip a lot will be able to keep track easily.

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The most boring teacher for critical thinking. Slow talker and keeps you till the end if class. Expensive book ($120 for humanities?). Really easy though, your basically tested on logic.

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his class is pretty easy but u have to make urslef focus cuz its sooo easy to doze off. his voice lulls you sleep. literally. but all considered -- nice guy, easy class.

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Critical thinking was extremely easy, but very boring. SO straight forward but you need to tell yourself that you have to listen. Class average is lower than it should be because people don't care and

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dont listen to all the bad ratings, this class is very easy DONT BUY THE BOOK, you dont need it. If you listen to his explanations and do the class work ull do fine

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VERY EASY! re-explains everything, easy tests, if ppl say hes bad its cuz they don't listen in class and are shocked when they get to the exams, which you are sometimes allowed notes to

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He is not clear at all. He knows what he is talking about, he just does not know how to explain it. If you go to his office you could easily understand the material, but not in class.

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so boring! completely out of his mind, and honestly doesn't know what he's teaching. this class is a huge waste of time, so i'd suggest avoiding it.

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is the most confusing person alive. all over the place BUT his class is easy... that is if your willing to endure it!

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Hes a nice guy but doesnt explain clearly! Crit. Thinking is rly easy though and his tests are too! Bring something to do cuz it's boring or just dont go.he doesn take attendance

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VERY CHILL CLASS. EXTREMELY EASY MATERIAL. TESTS ARE A JOKE. Impossible to get below 85%. Mr. Kramer cares A LOT about his students, If you use your BRAIN in class and actually care about the material, class will be boring but SOOOO EASY!!!!! YOU MUST TAKE MR. KRAMER. If you don't like him, it's because you're not a motivated and focused student.

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Should probably think of retiring. Shows up late to every class, doesn't teach material very well, and then expects you to know it on the tests. Assignments and homework is easy though.

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Strange sense of humor and not the best lecturer but gives very little mark affecting work. Loses concentration but its funny and if you sit far enough back you can always cheat.

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Had this guy 3 years ago for humanities. He is a slob and always seems confused but at least he is very nice. He marks fairly more or less but the class itself sucked. Was a waste of time.

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Mendel is a very good teacher and he cares much for his students. If you only go to his office and show that you care, he'll give you an awesome mark. I got a 97 and I dont think I even deserved it.

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hes such bad teacher u dont no wats going on or wat hes talking bout then test time and u havent read a thing and have no notes so how r u sposed 2 pass -save urself the trouble and take another teach

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he might be an easy teacher but hes too boring to handle. he looses his train of thought mid sentence all the time and will forget what hes talking about after a page of notes. his class is painful!!!

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his critical thinking class is extremely boringg..but hes an easy marker and gives alot of changes..generally a nice person

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very nice and approachable, easy to convince to get extra marks for nothing,not a teacher you want to take at 8 in the morning though lol

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stay away! i was so bored in critical thinking you don't even know. he's easy peasy, but it's soooo hard to pay attention or even show up for class. take another teacher for the love of everything

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extremely easy..all quizes and tests are open notes and open book and you do class work in groups but he is SOboring.got a 90 with him but id rather get a lower mark with someone who's not that boring

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easy essays, found exams hard at 8 in the morning, take his notes and u'll be ok

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This guys is too funny to watch teach.. he lives in his own litle world, his essays are easy, his tests are a joke, just show up, do the work and you'll do great, thanks mr. Kramer!

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Mendel was a very good teacher. He was helpful and clear. eVery smart and amusing. Makes you think about the material your covering

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Nice, but just tooooo boring to be true !!!

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..Boring..but overall nice man..read the book and you'll do fine..

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i really liked mr kramer...i found he was really helpful when students asked questions...and very nice. hes a really good teacher, and really knows hi stuff take him!

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Confused? Yes. He is still one of the nicest teachers I've met at this school. He'll do his best to help you, although that -still- might not be enough. Listen, he's smart - he just has trouble conveying it. Class? Uber Easy! :D

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k im a science student and going to this class was a biggggggggggg waste of my time......i dont understand ppl that say hes helpful and smart...hes unproffesional and dosent beleive in tying his shoes...do yourself a favor....DO NOT TAKE HIM AS A TEACHER

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Stupidest class ever. The exercises ae useless, and the subject matter he covers is pointless. Good class to sleep in. If you don't understand what he is teaching, you have a better chance understanding it by asking someone in your class to explain

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this is the worst teacher u could have he doesnt know what he's talking about. always lost

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He'll talk for 20 minutes about something and then realize that his initial point was wrong and start all over again.

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hes such a good teacher..i learned as lot from him hes so sweet and and everything amd the class is easy

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Ahhhh what a horrible class! He was so boring I don't know why he is still teaching. Totally un-organized! Do NOT take this class

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He might seem confused but if u come to class listen ask alot of questions to understand you'll be fine. He lets you bring your notes and the book to the exam.

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This guy is really not that bad. Ya, a little confused, but I think he is trying hard to get organized. he's cool, so don't worry if he's your last option

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This teacher is a classic. He confuses himself & manages 2 repeat himeslf 20times a sentence If u understand off the bat,u'll be fine! Make sure 2 pay attention

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Oh my god, like u dont understand how insanely bad this teacher is !! HORRIBLE !!!!!

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A bit messy, but he's very caring and very approachable. Be patient with him

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most confused teacher ive ever had but its impossible to fail his class, he even told me that no matter what i did i would pass

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you gotta be out of your mind to take his class

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Hes a nice teacher, hes kinda confused about wut hes teaching, but no matter what ull pass, the tests are all open book and his assignments are super easy..

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really caring man, but will pass you by default cuz he knows he screwed up, again really nice, but HORRIBLE teacher, if you take him, don't go to class

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Hes a very sweet man and loves to help his students. Its a pretty easy class not too stresing and demanding just listen and you'll do fine

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He's very lost but at least he knows it... His class very easy, he once told me that I could leave class because I knew everything.

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it's easy to pass his course. maybbe the meterial is not very easy, but as long as you study the text and listen to him. it's not hard at all.he's very nice.

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Need's to find a new line of work

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Its asuper easy class you don't have to show up a lot and the guy is very understanding, i highly recommend it!

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doesn't check attendance, sleep in class all you want.

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Often lost and confused. Attending class is usually a waste of time.

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