middCourses
with Ben Powers6 months ago

Ben is really nice and this class was super chill. To be honest, we didn't really do all that much, other than practice public speaking which was in itself pretty useful. I definitely feel like a better public speaker after having taken this class. There was also a project in which we had to help people from the community. That felt a little bit less useful, but it was still fun and felt good to help.

Ben is really nice and this class was super chill. To be honest, we didn't really do all that much, other than practice public speaking which was in itself pretty useful. I definitely feel like a better public speaker after having taken this class. There was also a project in which we had to help people from the community. That felt …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
0hrs / week Extremely low difficulty High value Would take again
with Ben Powers4 months ago

I enjoyed this class because it enabled me to become more confident with my presentation skills, and enabled me to develop a toolbox, necessary for future jobs. Ben was very accommodating and relaxed with his teaching style.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Very low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Ben Powerslast year

I loved this class! It was extremely helpful for developing public speaking skills. We had at least one presentation a week, but all of the prompts were very interesting and easy to create a speech about. We also worked in groups throughout the whole semester paired with an organization in town which I really enjoyed. Definitely recommend!

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyEasy Grading
4hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Ben Powerslast year

Ben powers is great. This course is extremely well-designed in helping anyone with a fear or vulnerability towards public seeking to ease towards it in a healthy way and improve tenfold. 4 short presentations with a lot of support, and one final presentation, which by the time it comes, your conifidence has definitely gone up from the class.

Slow-PacedFair GradingNo Exams
3hrs / week Very low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Ben Powerslast year

Ben is great, and I really enjoyed taking this class. As someone who didn't have any background in public speaking, I found OIA to be especially valuable. Classwork consisted of 7-8 formal presentations, speaking and coaching workshops, a community partner project, and class bonding. Over the course of the semester, OIA got me comfortable being on my feet in front of an audience, tailoring my presentation to the dynamics of the room, and even having fun giving speeches. 10/10 would recommend this course.

Ben is great, and I really enjoyed taking this class. As someone who didn't have any background in public speaking, I found OIA to be especially valuable. Classwork consisted of 7-8 formal presentations, speaking and coaching workshops, a community partner project, and class bonding. Over the course of the semester, OIA got me comfor …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingProject Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would take again
with Ben Powerslast year

This class was awesome. Super laid back, and not much work at all. You will get an A if you do everything on time, and show up to class. It is a public speaking course, but learning about how to do it was pretty dumb because after 2 classes of information there was nothing else to learn.

Slow-PacedEasy GradingNo Exams
1hrs / week Very low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Ben Powerslast year

First of all, this class counts as both an Art and PE distribution requirement, which is why I was initially interested in it. I wasn't expecting much from this class, but I ended up really enjoying it. The explicit advice provided in this class is pretty self-evident, but practicing public speaking bi-weekly is quite helpful, and I feel like I grew a lot in this class.

Project-HeavyEasy GradingNo Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Ben Powerslast year

Most of the stuff we learned could be taught to fourth graders in a week. It is not worth your money. It was fun and has a lot of potential but unfortunately it just doesn't give all that much advice that is actually useful.

Slow-PacedEasy GradingProject Exams
2hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Very low value Would not take again