Greg Novack at Wayne State University

Greg Novack

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/9/13

PHI 1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is only easy if you take notes by hand and pay attention to everything he says. (no computers allowed). Make sure you ask atleast one question per class. Pop quizzes are annoying but if you pay attention and review notes before class, they aren't horrible. He is a great teacher, just a bit difficult.

1/14/13

PHI1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I got A's on all my exams, including the final and ended up with an A- in the class. I participated a good amount, however I don't think he was impressed. He makes you read the book a lot and you have to go to class because he gives pop quizzes. Not a bad teacher, but he's not very easy.

1/6/13

PHIL1010

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The content is, IMO, extremely difficult to grasp. He did a fairly good job explaining things. If you keep up with his website it makes a huge difference.

2/14/12

PHI1010

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay, his class and tests were fine, but I was still pissed because I got a B+ after having achieved a 98% test average. His class is not about content retention, but rather about participation, which I think is awfully silly, but oh well.

12/11/11

PHI1100

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Novack was funny, and I found the class interesting and fast paced. Unfortunately, he seemed to be standoffish, and he had a policy of deducting 5% off our grade for every time we were caught with our cellphones out. If you crave a lot of interaction, or you can't keep your hands off your cell phone, this may not be a good prof for you.

11/20/11

PHY1145

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

What a hunk. It was hard to pay attention because he is so dreamy. I love me some Dr Novak.

5/2/11

PHI1010

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

VERY GOOD TEACHER. Never a surprise question on the exams. He's quirky and his humor is cute.

7/31/10

PHI1100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The readings were interesting, some harder than others.. but all you have to do is use the study guide he gives you, they're the same questions... easy =) And if you have Mohammad as the TA, makes everything easier. =)

1/8/10

PHI1100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Answer the study Guide questions and ur good, he has a bit of a monotone but it isnt terrible overall is an okay class

12/8/09

PHI1100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very strange professor but he knows his work. If you get Mohammed for a TA pay close attention because he goes over the study guide in discussion class and he give multiple examples that you could used on the exam. Exam questions most of the time come directly from the study so you know exactly what to study.

11/10/09

PHIL0000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

First. This man can make the most difficult concept digestible within about three minutes. I've been perfecting a machine that will allow me to miniaturize him for travel-ease. Second, he's funny and incredibly cute. His sense of fashion is prodigious. I don't know what I'm going to do next semester; it's going to be a real let down.

4/28/09

phi1100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy!!! He will elaborate if you don't understand. The TA Joe on the other hand made it terrible. The way Joe grades is God awful. If Novack graded the exams it would be much better.

1/12/09

phi5050

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Novack is a great professor, he made an Advanced Symbolic Logic class as interesting as possible. He knows the material and grades very fairly. The tests are very difficult, but if you know the material you will pass.

12/23/08

Phil1100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Novack is not that bad. His TA Joe Hinkins is awful...grades all the exams and grades them hard. He is inconsistent with his grading. You could have the same answer as someone else in the class and you could get it all wrong and they get it all right. Joe's discussion classes are not helpful because he answers your question with a question.

12/16/08

Philo1100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Novack himself is humerous, good hearted, and helpful. His T.A. on the other hand will litterly make you fail the class. He answers questions with questions, corrects Novack in lecture, and marks points off for ridiculous things. If your T.A. is joe hinkins you may as well withdraw while you can still get your money back.

12/4/08

PHI1010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class itself isn't hard...he isn't boring at all. He has witty sense of humor...just watch out for the TA, Joe, because sometimes he talks like a knowitall and you can barely understand what he is saying. For the tests, make sure you write EVERYTHING you know, because that is where you lose major points.

7/3/08

phi1010

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS IT IS DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/27/08

PHI1010

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not an easy class. Attendance is absolutely necessary if you want a good grade. He gives boring lectures and rambles (on the topic) often, but the content is very interesting. OK overall.

4/25/08

PHI1010

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was boring. His lectures make you sleepy.

4/6/08

PHI1010

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is boring but his notes are very helpful

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