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Greg Novack
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.8
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05/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

01/14/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/06/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

02/14/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/11/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY1145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

05/02/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

07/31/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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. =)

01/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHI1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

12/08/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHI1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/10/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL0000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/28/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
phi1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/12/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
phi5050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/23/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phil1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/16/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Philo1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/04/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

07/03/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phi1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

04/27/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/25/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class was boring. His lectures make you sleepy.

04/06/2008
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is boring but his notes are very helpful

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