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Jim Black
Professor in the Geology department
at Tarrant County College (all), Fort Worth, TX
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
3.8
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11/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL 1301 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"There for you" "Big time extra credit"

His online class is actually a "hybrid" class. You have to go to class once a week. He is a very nice person. His classes can be a bit boring just because he has a very mono toned voice but he explains things very well, and I really learned a lot. He gives you plenty of time to complete the assignments, and gives a TON of EASY extra credit.

08/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL-2407-19516 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took this class whilst on a two week camping trip along with biology. Great instructor great speaker.

07/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL 2407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Black was very helpful when I took geology with him, he has a great sense of humor as well. I took him during the summer and even though the lessons got boring, if you pay attention the subject gets interesting and you actually learn something. I wouldn't have picked anyone else!

01/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL-1404 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

I took the Hybrid class...lecture online and lab in class. Mr. Black taught the online lecture portion. There is a weekly quiz & you are allowed 3 attempts to get the answers correct. If you read the chapter thoroughly, take the quizzes on time you should most certainly get an A.

11/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
geol1404 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I would advise anyone DO NOT TAKE THE CLASS because I'm taking it online and have someone else for the lab and it's horrible. He says to study the quizzes for test but the test questions do not come from the quiz or he will take the question and revise it to confuse you.

06/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
geo 1403 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

do not take him!!! super complicated courses and lectures are useless!!! avoid him!!!!

05/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geol-1403 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Mr. Black's online lecture and on campus lab for this class. He was a great, laid back teacher. There was an online quiz each week. We were allowed 3 attempts to each quiz. Every 3 weeks there was a 100 question exam. You must read & study the powerpoints! Mr. Black offered over 70 extra credit points! Not an EASY A, but definitely an A!

04/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took this class online with lab at campus last semester. Prof. Black is a good teacher becasue he is passionate about the subject but I found his lectures extremely boring. You really need to read to be able to keep up with this class. I would have made a better grade if I had kept up with the reading. Few people in my class made a c or better.

12/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took online class, on campus lab. This guy is great. Attendance is KEY to getting an A though because the stuff on the quizzes is covered ONLY during lab time. Very funny professor, he really loves what he does and will explain anything you don't understand. Offers extra credit.

11/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEO1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Took online class with on-campus lab, great teacher. Geology is hard to follow with all the "excitement" of rocks, but he really breaks it down and give you PLENTY of opportunity to make a good grade in his class. Completely helpful, and even makes a few rock jokes lol

08/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy! Took the class online, but had to attend the labs. They were very good. He was clear and helpful. Very calm demeanor. Pay attention and do the work and you should do fine. There are many new technical terms to learn, so be ready to study.

07/29/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
geol1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Black knows his material and is very helpful to make sure students undersand the concepts...however, I would not recommend taking this class in the summer because the material is not modified for a summer course. It is 16 weeks of work crammed into 5 weeks.

02/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
geol1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took Online course with Lab at campus. He has online powerpoints in which you do Quizes and worksheets from. In class he goes over acitivities which enforced what you learn. I made about a C on section test, but with quiz/worksheets final grade was B. Great personality and sense of humor. Highly Recommend. You need to keep up with your work.

11/04/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Online class w/ the lab on campus. Class is set-up very well. Quiz due every weekend (20 qustions w/ print preview) easy 100's. Labs(not mandatory but helpful)consist of PowerPoint & working through a workbook. Tests - 100 questions(he provides you w/ everything you need to make an A, plus extra credit). Good sense of humor too.

12/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took online/Lab in class- Take him and you will not regret! Provides all tools to be successful online powerpoints/lab notes ect? Tests are not hard and you can preview the chapter quizzes before you take them. Complete the workbook and you?ll do great. Real good guy that loves what he does and cares about the students. NO REASON TO FAIL!

07/21/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geol1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Easy class, show up every class and get an easy 100pts for the iclicker and do the 80 pt extra credit and youll do fine, dont buy a book he copied 2 workbooks for you that are only like 15$.. study the powerpoints and youll do great! he is a good prof and a good guy

06/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL1401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great Instructor. If you have to take Geology 1401, make sure that he is your instructor. Do the workbook, study his power points, and know the book and you'll do just fine. I learned a lot from this instructor. I recommend him highly.

05/11/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Black is a great teacher! The exams are a bit difficult but as long as you do your extra credit you should be able to pass.

05/16/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved this teacher. He did a great job and he is awesome! If you do the workbooks and study, you'll pass with flying colors. Sometimes his classes can be boring but he does have a good sense of humor and gets along with everyone in his classes.

01/02/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL1403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A very fun teacher that is very laid back and gives you all of the material that he teaches. It's an easy class that requires only a bit of studying, and he makes the subject very fun to learn about. I wish a lot more teachers were like him.

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