This class was tough.
Professor Roomberg gives practical knowledge about Texas politics to her students, and as long as you put in just as much work if not more than she does in providing an above informed knowledge for her pupils, you will be fine. There is course work and plenty of reading, but there are also numerous ways for you to reach out for help if you try to look for help. Study guides are provided for each test and I highly recommend you complete them as they will aid you in your studying efforts to pass. It is a challenging course but with hard work I have no doubt you can make the grade you want.
I gained plenty of knowledge on how the governmental system plays out in Texas. Specifically speaking in terms of what type of qualifications are needed to run for state offices in Texas, as well as what type of city governments Texas has and the criminal justice system in Texas and how it functions (just to name a few). To say the least I feel fairly confident in my background knowledge in Texas politics now more than ever.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed you must attend this course regularly, finish all of the study guides given to you, and reading all of the chapters would greatly benefit you as well. You should take notes in class the power point notes the professor provides will suffice. I would recommend studying for her exams at least three days prior to the exam date, re-read all of the chapters key points and do the extra credit that's offered as well.