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    4.7/5
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  • Course Difficulty

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    Background Knowledge Expected

    Math-heavy

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    Oct 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It has good content of chemistry.

    Course highlights:

    I learn chemistry, but mostly I learned to think.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay up on your work. Practice, practice, practice.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr. Forest Quinlan
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Jul 15, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I had Prof. Quinlan and he is the absolute best professor. He loves to joke around and mess with his students. But when it's time to start the lecture, he takes it very seriously and can buckle down. He's adamant to make sure all of his students' questions are answered. He loves helping and explaining the topics in class. But he's not a mind reader- if you want to better understand something, you HAVE to ask him. He won't mind at all.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights from his class was how he tried making me feel better about myself. I was going through a hard patch (mentally) during the first few months of his class. This impeded my learning and as a result, I wouldn't do too well on quizzes and during labs. He noticed this and we had multiple one-on-one conversations to get me out of the rut. He honestly cares about the well being of each of his students. He would always give me pep talks when I was having a bad day, mentally. As the semester went on, I was getting better. That's when he started showing me tough love. He'd set very high expectations for me because he knew that I was really smart. He pushed me to become a stronger person because he knew that I could do it. Not only did I learn the information that I paid him to teach me, but I learned how to be a stronger person. I learned that I CAN do it. I just need to stop psyching myself out. Anyone could have told me what he told me. But the fact that he's a REALLY smart guy, went into chemical engineering, is down to Earth and always loves to joke around, I was more inclined to listen to him. He's someone I look up to and hope to be as accomplished as he is.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    DON'T PROCRASTINATE. If you get the homework done right away or set a schedule to get it done by the day of the exam, then you'll allow yourself time to study. The homework is a great tool to help you study. But you shouldn't rely only on the homework. You should try to make it to the study sessions with the SI so that way you can study at home AND school. If you put off the homework till the last minute, then you won't be focused on learning. You're only going to focus on getting it done. And that's not very productive at all. Forest only makes you do things that help you. He never gives you any work just to kill time or to keep you busy. Everything he makes his students do has a point to it.

    • Spring 2016
    • Staff
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Great Discussions
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    May 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Fawl is very intelligent and he really makes sure that you understand everything that he is talking about.

    Course highlights:

    The labs for this Chem 120 class were very interesting. Towards the end of the semester, we did labs that were fun to do even though they didn't necessarily relate back to what we learning at that point.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take it! Dr. Fawl is an amazing professor and you will learn a lot!

    • Fall 2015
    • StevenFawl
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments


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