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Alex Glass
Professor in the Geology department
at Duke University, Durham, NC
Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
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101 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EOS102 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Hilarious" "Skip class? You won't pass."

The class is interesting and professor Glass is one of my favorite professors of all time. He is absolutely hilarious. Tests are hard (all multiple choice) because they ask about very specific details, so it is necessary to memorize everything he says in class if you want an A.

12/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 157 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B
"Inspirational" "Respected by students" "Hilarious"

Alex Glass is the man! This guy is awesome to listen to. He splits things up nicely between material, some peer interaction, and cool life storiesfield experiences. He really makes class enjoyable. He jokes a lot and keeps the mood light. Pretty hilarious at times. Super knowledgeable. Make sure to show up to class and study for tests.

11/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio157 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

Professor Glass's Dynamic Oceans class was one of the most interesting I have ever taken at Duke. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the material, and you can't help but become infected by his excitement. His lectures are always interesting and his powerpoints are AMAZING!!! Definitely would take another class with him.

08/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EOS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Glass is the best professor I've had at Duke so far. He's very engaging and he makes his lectures fun. I actually looked forward to going to class with him as the professor, and he makes lots of jokes and makes things easy to understand. His tests are very detail-oriented, so you should go to class and take good notes.

11/11/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EOS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice professor in general. Tests tend to be tricky as materials from extra credit assignment have been involved. Recommended for students with perfect attendance.

10/28/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EOS 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This guy is a legend. He really loves his powerpoints, for good reason, they're incredible. He's really good though, but you have to go to class and actually study for the test

05/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
EOS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic professor. Engaging lectures. Had no interest in geology before taking this course, but looked forward to it every week. Highly recommend it, and not terribly hard. But study!!! I bombed the first midterm because I didn't think studying was necessary and then had to absolutely pull it out at the end.

12/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EOS355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! Course material itself could be extremely complicated but Professor Glass manages to explain it in interesting and understandable ways. Lectures are always interesting and keep my attention. One of the best class I have taken!

12/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EOS55 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Glass is an awesome lecturer, but he's also interesting outside of the class. While I have to say he sometimes doesn't have his stuff together, he does a great job regardless. Definitely make use of regrades, because his TA's tend to not speak the best English, but he's great about giving points back. Take his class.

07/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EOS11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof Glass is a boss, enough said! It was fun digressing during class and talking about sci-fi and philosophy and other random stuff, though he made the class content pretty interesting as well. I'd definitely take another class with him!

06/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EOS11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Glass was great. While some of his test questions were quite difficult, he is an excellent lecturer and his power point presentations are out of this world! I would highly recommend him as a professor.

06/21/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eos11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Grade is based on tests which are drawn solely from the lecture. Show up to class and pay attention, and you'll get a good grade. Glass is a great professor for non majors because he brings out a childlike wonder about the earth and universe which makes the dry scientific material more engaging. Trees friendly (rocks for jocks, get stoned)

05/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EOS11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Chill bro. Very interesting lecturer. Makes something that could be impossibly boring interesting. Catch is that tests can be pretty hard in that you really have to know everything he talked about in lecture to do well.

05/01/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EOS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't expect an easy A. Tests are very detail oriented & require studying. If you study the lecture slides, though, you will do well.

04/30/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
EOS12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Must go to class if you want a good grade since a lot of the exam material is based on what he says in lecture. Exams are not comprehensive but are more like trivia. Also beware of study sessions since he tends to mislead you and ends up covering different material on the exam. The trip to the marine lab is a total flop and not worth the time.

04/29/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EOS11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is super easy. Exams are almost entirely based on the slides with a few questions based on his lecture. Although the lecture can be skipped, if you attend most of the classes and cram the slides, you are ensured a great grade.

04/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
eos11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Awesome class!

12/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EOS12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I enjoyed the content of this class, especially the third section which focused on life in the ocean. There is little work to be done for the class but the tests are very hard. Also, there is a mandatory field trip to the Marine Lab for the weekend, which I was not aware of before enrolling, but it was fun. Don't expect an easy A.

12/13/2011
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EOS12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a interesting professor and always makes the class laugh. But his lecture is pretty unorganized. i feel like he just writes down some random facts that in his mind.(especially the part about marine animals!) the tests aren't that hard but he puts so many details and random facts in them

11/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EOS12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best lecturers I've ever had. The class isn't easy per se but everything you need to know is in the lectures so the textbook is basically useless. His tests are very detail-oriented but if you study in advance they're fine. I have no interest in the subject whatsoever but his classes are still very engaging

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