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    Dec 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Geier is AMAZING. I went into Physics terrified because I didn't know the first thing about it, but Dr. Geier is a professor that truly cares about the subject AND the students learning the concepts. She isn't one of those professors who absent-mindedly points to slides on the screen, she does practice problems, gives practice exams, and goes over animations in class. She is very patient and office hours are pleasant. I found myself putting in extra effort to study because her enthusiasm is infectious. I didn't just memorize the material to take the exams, I actually learned about and embodied my most dreaded subject of the semester

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    Even as a non-physics major, I learned so much from Dr. Geier. She tries her best to make things as simple as possible and takes time to make sure that the subjects aren't just being blindly shoved at the students. Her slides are super helpful and detailed and she gives in-class examples and practice exams that she works through with you. I have never had a professor who paid that much attention to their students nor one who cared about the learning process as much as she does. Most professors that I have come across-- especially those who teach difficult classes-- follow the " Read the book if you want to learn" philosophy and it seems that they sometimes forget what it's like to be a student, but Dr. Geier is the furthest from that. I learned everything from mirrors/images to introductory atomic and nuclear physics concepts and I honestly loved every moment of the class.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take time to read over the notes she goes over in class. I would highly recommend printing them out and highlighting important points as they are discussed during class. That will really come in handy when you need to study for exams. I also recommend going over the practice exams before practice sessions so that you know what you need to focus on as she solves problems with you. Try not to skip class if possible because everything that she discusses is needed and there are participation points that can come in handy when you need those extra few points to pass the class.

    • Fall 2016
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