Jeffrey Johnston at Vanderbilt University

Jeffrey Johnston

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/16/13

CHEM 218a

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Johnston is a genius. Taking freshman orgo with an award winning organic chemist was inspiring. Doesn't believe in the weedout class mentality, and visibly puts remarkable effort into his teaching. Oh yeah- he had a brush with death over thanksgiving and still showed up to our final, receiving ovation from the class... Swag.

6/28/11

CHEM220B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Struggled with this class at first but after I realized that all the tests follow the same format (you will see what I mean if you take his class) it became so much simpler. Probably one of the best professors I have ever had. He teaches his material very well and his tests emphasize understanding over memorization. Definitely recommend taking him

9/22/09

CHEM220b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Johnston is great. Got an A with very little work, and orgo was definitely not my best subject before his class. What you need to do is read the book before class, pay attention during class, and look over your notes before the exam. Understand the CONCEPTS and memorize only the essentials. Don't waste your time memorizing little inane details.

3/23/09

Chem220B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's true the averages in Johnston are low, but for the life of me I can't understand why. I took Michelle Sulikowski last semester and had to memorize memorize memorize just for an A-. Johnston's class is so easy in comparison, as long as you understand what's going on...no work involved after that.

3/3/09

CHEM220

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Johnson is a terrible professor! our last exam average was a 50%, and he told the class he was disappointed in us. I garauntee that the 150 kids in the class studied their asses off for this exam- he pulls test questions out of god knows where, you just cant depend on the lectures to let you know what you need to study for the test.

1/7/09

CHEM220

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love him!!! He is super funny, better than rizzo and sulikowski. Take him if possible!!!! He's AMAZING!! :)

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8/8/08

CHEM220B

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hardest Teacher Ever. He is unhelpful in lecture, but you have to go and write stuff down otherwise you'll have no idea what could possibly be yanked out of the book and put on the test. By the way the curve is fake, the point ranges he gives you on syllabus is a lie, the real curve is on the front. I no longer love orgo, and I'm a chem major.

7/29/08

CHEM220B

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. Is extremely confusing and unclear, and to top it off his tests are impossible. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

5/6/08

OrgChem

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His tests are exceptionally difficult, and although there is a huge curve the class is still pretty miserable. Also, Professor Johnston doesn't really like to follow the book and seemed to have difficulty bringing his lectures down to a level we could understand.

4/24/08

Chem220b

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's quite simply the hardest teacher I've had. Not because of the material but because I don't understand what's going on, I just have a list of stuff that happens. His curve helps but you still have to do decent if you want something good for medschool. Try to get 120-150 on his tests and you'll be fine though.

4/14/08

CHEM220B

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sure, his tests are impossible. And granted, the logic of his lectures can be rough to follow. Nevertheless, he has a huge extra credit system, and the class gets curved so much that in long run, with respect to your grade alone (not actual knowledge gained), you're better off in his class. Built in grading scale b4 curve = 88+/A 75+/B 60+/C 35+/D

3/13/08

CHEM220

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take Rizzo! Johnston's tests are IMPOSSIBLE. Forget what you heard about Rizzo, Johnston is way worse. He's a nice guy but just does not know how to teach/test correctly. The only time I would recommend taking him is if you live your life memorizing pKa's. The average on the last exam was a 129 out of 200. Bad, bad, bad.

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