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  • Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (4)

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Jul 25th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

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    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Jul 25th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B-

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Although this class is tough, the professor is very understanding, easily accessible outside of class, and helpful. Is not a tough grader. As long as you stay on top of the assignments you will be fine. Highly recommend !! Great professor.

    Lots of homeworkSo many papersAccessible outside class

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  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    May 4th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    May 4th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Grade

    : C

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Extremely disrespectful towards students. If you don't suck up to his power trip your grades will suffer. If you do take his course, my recommendation is to sit in silence, take notes, and don't do anything that could even hint at not paying attention. He seemed nice at first, but his addiction to authority is awful. Take a different professor.

    Tough graderBeware of pop quizzesLecture heavy

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (9)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    May 2nd, 2022

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    May 2nd, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Professor Bloem is great at what he does. I believe sometimes the lectures are a little boring but it is an easy class. I would recommend him. Not too much writing.

    Beware of pop quizzesCaring

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  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Apr 28th, 2022

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Apr 28th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Go to class and get to know him some and you will do fine. He is a really good guy. The material is a little complicated but is not too difficult. If you have to take this class take it with him.

    Clear grading criteriaBeware of pop quizzes

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (13)

  • Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    Dec 13th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : B-

    Textbook

    : No

    I needed to take this class as a credit and let me tell you FIND A DIFFERENT PROFESSOR!!! He is a very tough grader and lectures are long and boring. He gives in class writings and 3 case briefs and 3 exams. Exam are written but you have to make them very details to get a good grade. He doesn't leave good comments on case briefs either very boring

    Skip class? You won't pass.Beware of pop quizzesTough grader

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  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Dec 6th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Dec 6th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : No

    great professor. his lectures are very well done and you can tell that he knows what he is talking about. he grades papers fairly but definitely make sure you know what you're writing, some cases can be more difficult. BEWARE OF IN CLASS WRITINGS, those were the only reason i didn't get an A. he only has three exams (open note with a study guide)

    Graded by few thingsBeware of pop quizzesLecture heavy

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (17)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜average

    Nov 2nd, 2021

    Quality

    3.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜average

    Nov 2nd, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : No

    Professor Bloom does not give out homework assignments, rather the grading is based on in class writing assignments, papers and exams. He can be a bit of a stickler when it comes to grading and does not give much feedback. Make sure you do your research for case briefs/papers and study for exams if you wish to pass. Very politically opinionated.

    Skip class? You won't pass.Graded by few thingsLecture heavy

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  • Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (20)

    BLR202WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    May 4th, 2021

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (21)

    BLR202WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    May 4th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Not sure yet

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Bloem is a nice guy. But the way he teaches is extremely boring and if you are not paying attention 100% of the time you will miss something. His powerpoints are very lacking and it is impossible to look back at them to study. He is also a very nitpicky grader when it comes to writing assignments.

    Skip class? You won't pass.Graded by few thingsTough grader

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (23)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    Jun 3rd, 2020

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    Jun 3rd, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : B

    Textbook

    : No

    Professor Bloem was the most average professor I have ever had. Class was boring, assignments were dull, and power points were poor. I have a 3.7 GPA with 63 credits and I will say Bloem is a hard grader. One of the worst grades on my transcript. Beware of boredom and tough grading.

    Beware of pop quizzesLecture heavyTough grader

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (25)

  • BLR235

    ๐Ÿ˜average

    May 15th, 2020

    Quality

    3.0

    Difficulty

    2.0

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    For Bloem's class, his powerpoints absolutely suck. They have almost no words on them so you can't review them at home. Get ready to write because he talks fast too. But, your midterm and final are open note and they're almost the exact same questions as the review. As long as you can write you'll do fine.

    Skip class? You won't pass.Graded by few thingsLecture heavy

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (27)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    May 3rd, 2020

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    May 3rd, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Audit/No Grade

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Professor Bloem is EXTREMELY nit-picky on every assignment you do. Heavy notes are required for exams since it's all open notes but don't expect anywhere near 100%. You get 2 tries at any case brief and you will be knocked off multiple points if you aren't specific enough to a T. Too difficult as a 200 course, and I think 300s are easier than this.

    Test heavyBeware of pop quizzesTough grader

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    1

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  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Jan 2nd, 2020

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Jan 2nd, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : No

    Don't get the textbook. The tests are open note, which means he wants highly detailed answers. Papers aren't hard, but need to be detailed on them. I found his lectures to be interesting, but I could see that some would not. He let me make up an exam when I was sick, which was so nice. One of my favorite professors for sure.

    Skip class? You won't pass.Amazing lecturesLecture heavy

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (31)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Oct 22nd, 2019

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Oct 22nd, 2019

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : Yes

    He is a good professor for students interested in law. He is very passionate about the subject and wants all students to do well. His lectures are very bland, he posts the slides online but they are not helpful. NO homework besdies studying for exams and 3 case briefs (2 attempts each brief). Exams are open note. He takes attendance every class.

    RespectedSkip class? You won't pass.Lecture heavy

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (33)

  • BLR202

    ๐Ÿ˜average

    Apr 24th, 2019

    Quality

    3.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR202

    ๐Ÿ˜average

    Apr 24th, 2019

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : No

    Very strict on attendance and the class doesn't have a lot of grades other than exams and papers. He also hits you with random pop quizzes so you have to show up every day.

    Skip class? You won't pass.Graded by few thingsBeware of pop quizzes

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (35)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    Dec 22nd, 2018

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜–awful

    Dec 22nd, 2018

    Very unclear on papers, in class assignments, and tests. His tests are open note, but it doesnt matter. I went to every class and took notes on every PowerPoint, filled out every study guide that HE provided, my highest test score was an 82. I emailed him to get assistance on the essays, no response. He has no rubrics or outlines for anything.

    Tough GraderLECTURE HEAVY

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  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Dec 15th, 2018

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Dec 15th, 2018

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A-

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Very dull subject turned into a moderately enjoyable class because of this professor. Always was enthusiastic about teaching and truly cares about his students. Power points need more information to help explain material. Also, no justification for exam score or quiz grades which can be frustrating. Overall, exceptional professor and good class.

    Tough GraderCaringLECTURE HEAVY

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (39)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Nov 2nd, 2018

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Nov 2nd, 2018

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Professor Bloem makes a dull subject interesting. He is a lawyer, so he uses good examples to better explain concepts. He is very funny as well. The only downfall to this guy is that he goes SO fast during lectures, its almost impossible to copy all of the info down. I would recommend him for BLR, I've heard he's much better than other professors.

    Tough GraderGives good feedbackSkip class? You won't pass.

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (41)

    1

  • BLR222WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    May 3rd, 2018

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR222WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    May 3rd, 2018

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Dr. Bloem is a great guy, you can tell he really has a passion for what he does. He is extremely knowledgeable and organizes the class well. The exams are open note, and there were only three papers that you can revise after receiving the first grade. The class is very interesting, I recommend it to everyone!

    RespectedSkip class? You won't pass.LECTURE HEAVY

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (43)

  • BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Mar 28th, 2018

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    BLR235WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Mar 28th, 2018

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    He is very knowledgable and uses lots of personal stories/cases as examples. Exams are open note and he gives a study guide before. Three papers that you are able to revise after he makes comments on them, and they are actually interesting papers that are easy to write, not just briefs. I would definitely recommend taking him!

    GRADED BY FEW THINGSLECTURE HEAVY

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  • BLR222WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Dec 19th, 2017

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    BLR222WI

    ๐Ÿ˜Žawesome

    Dec 19th, 2017

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : No

    If you are interested in business law or legal studies, taking Professor Bloem will teach you A LOT. He is enthusiastic about this class and provides everything you need to know about each case. He provides exam review questions and take advantage of answering these questions early because some will be on the exam! No exam questions are a surprise.

    Tough GraderSkip class? You won't pass.Amazing lectures

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    Gordon Bloem at Central Michigan University - RateMyProfessors.com (47)

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