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4.3
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4.5
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10/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
astro001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

My favorite prof in Behrend. passionate and funny guy. know a lot about astronomy. quizzes and homework are difficult but there would be huge curve at the end of course.

03/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Darren Williams is awesome. He knows how to time travel which is pretty cool. He can tell you what the future will look like if you ask him. Also if you earn an A+ he will teach you the secrets of time traveling. Good Luck!

12/15/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor. He is very knowledgable and passionate about astronomy. He's a really nice and funny guy. Class covers a ton of material but all quizes are with a clicker so sit by someone smart. Grades on a huge curve.

06/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

hes got a wicked curve and its really helpful since its kinda one of those topics where you can never remember all the info about... i recommend it to anyone needing a gen science

04/19/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Darren is awesome. His quizzes are impossible to pass cause it's all based on lectures, but he curves. He also knows how to time travel which is pretty chill.

04/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Darren Williams is one of the coolest professors I have ever had. He loves to use technology and he clearly is interested in astronomy. Quizzes are pretty hard if you don't pay attention and attendance is kind of mandatory due to clicker points. O yeah he can time travel. Go talk to him in his office hours and he'll "teach" you. Involves magnets!

03/15/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy is the man he's very nice and this class is a breeze. Everything is online and its so easy. You wouldnt need to go to class except there are in class things for easy points. Also he knows how to time travel its incredible. I highly recommend this class for a GN requirement. Super easy

03/13/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys237 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr williams gives very poor notes. When I look back in my notebook I have no idea what we were doing in class. He does not do things in an organized way-instead he jumps all over with the content. Also, there were multiple times he gave us the wrong formulas on the board and I had to look up the right ones myself.

01/13/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Easy class. Print out the powerpoints before class so you can figure out the clicker questions. Theres over 100 clicker questions so its worth it. Half the tests are in class(partner checks your answers) and half are online. You dont need the book.Curves major so dont panic.

01/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Every class I went to get my points with the clickers... then zoned out for the rest of it. he curves ALOT, so you don't really have to put much effort into it. Oh, and write down the answers on a separate sheet of paper to the quizzes when he goes over themin class, because he literally copy/pastes quiz questions onto the final.

04/08/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice guy. The class is not hard just Make sure you take notes on the slides, cos the slides will be important for the exam.

04/29/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

awesome guy, very nice. He just tries to use technology in the classroom too much, and in doing so makes some things more confusing than they need to be. But overall a very good class. Tests are hard, but curved. very interesting class. I reccomend taking this class, it opens your mind alot.

04/10/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I have no idea what is going on in the class..but he is always smiling..and really nice..he is extremely smart..however like i said i have no idea what is going on..but i recommend the class...very easy..should end up with a B because he gives extra credit and a lot of online homework..tests not so good for me..but easy class and great teacher.

01/31/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Williams is an amazing professor.You can tell he loves astronomy, and that helps make it interesting. He is all around a great guy and will answer every question.:-)

11/08/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
AstroSECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The man has no teaching ability what so ever. His presentations consist of him learning along with you.

03/30/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is great. Class is fun. He is helpfull if you ask him to. He gives a lot extra credits. It is hard to get D in his class if you do at least something. C is almost guaranteed.

11/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Astro 10/11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice and helpful!

10/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is the greatest guy teaching at this school. I guarantee you will enjoy the class. It is so easy. It doesn't hurt that he has an incredible smile every day.

05/07/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO 001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Put your name on the tests, do the extra credit, and you are guaranteed a C+...any, and I mean ANY extra effort and your grade will go up greatly. He is pretty nice but he stumbles alot. He isn't very clear with things, we shouldn't have to ask about everything to be clarified

04/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
astro 001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Sometimes long, boring class, but he is HIGHLY interested in the course which makes it more fun than it would be otherwise. Lots of opportunities to make up lost points from on tests. He's a really nice teacher and many students do take advantage of him for that. Interesting class though.

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