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Ben Franek
Professor in the Geology department
at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
are you Ben Franek?
Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.9
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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30 Student Ratings
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09/25/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Inspirational" "Gives good feedback"

Natural Disasters was my first Natural Science class at Bloomsburg. He made lectures so fun, and you can tell he cares about what he teaches. Tests and quizzes were graded fairly. I loved this class so much I ended up declaring environmental science as my major. It helps he's super cute too.

01/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Natural D Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

Was an amazing professor. He really cares about his students, and it's clear he enjoys what he teaches. From time to time he would get off topic. But I would gladly take another class with him.

01/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Nat Dis Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

He obviously loves to teach, but his class isn't easy. Read the textbook and attend class and you should get at least a B. He also has a lot of office hours, but he is difficult to reach outside office hours. He is really nice and wants to get everyone excited about learning natural disasters.

10/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Natural Dis 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 by far my favorite professor! He is willing to do what ever to help you and everything on the tests come from the notes. He is also a funny and nice guy. The class is actually really interesting and I had an A in it.

10/04/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Natty Ds Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His tests consist of the notes he gives you in class and the video worksheets, too. He's kinda awkward in a cute way and doesn't bother to learn names even in a relatively small class. It was sometimes hard to stay awake for an hour and fifteen but seriously... it was easy.

05/06/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Natural D Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him, just don't do it. He's a good guy but his exams try to trick you and even when you study hard, sometimes you end up with a C. There is much easier classes you can take and are guaranteed an awesome grade. Bottom line is don't do it.

05/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
EGGS 107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very unorganized and tests are way to difficult for a 100 level class. He tries to give trick questions that he never explains. Never answers e-mails and gives random assignments worth 2 points whenever he feels like it.

04/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EGGS107 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

This guy is AWESOME! Such a great class. He's fun, easy going, and really does what he can to help his students out. If you're looking for a fun class that's not extremely difficult, take this!

12/20/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
NatD107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Had him for Natural Disasters, and I really don't understand why people disliked the class. If you attend, take notes, and study, there's no reason you shouldn't do well. At times it may seem he's just telling a story, but he uses what he says in class in the quizzes, so write it down even if it's not on the slides.

12/11/2012
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Ntdis107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

yea he's nice to look at but by far the most unorganized professor i've ever had. seriously don't take this class unless you're really interested in pictures and unorganized notes.

11/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, had him for environmental geology which isn't my preferred type of class but he was so great and really made me forget I was in a boring science class. Recommend taking him at least once!

11/05/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
NtDis100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best Professor I've had all 4 years. Love him! He is helpful, funny, and truly cares about his students. If you go to class and pay attention you don't have to study very much outside of class at all.

10/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Franek is probably the greatest teacher I have had at Bloomsburg. His teaching style is one to be admired. He is always willing to help to the best of his ability and gives Extra Credit all the time. GREAT teacher.

08/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
NatDis Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I absolutely love Instructor Ben! Definitely one of the best at Bloom. He loves what he does & he put his student's first. Tests aren't easy, so you need to study, but the class is so interesting & he tries to get you engaged in learning. We also went on a hike! The book is needed for some things, but you can go without it. Great class !

10/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PhysG100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is so nice and he really cares about his students and wants to see them succeed. Even if you didn't do so well on a Exam or Quiz, you would still somehow get an A in the class. He is by far one of the nicest professors I have ever had and he is pretty cute too! Take him!

05/05/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
introgeo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he makes class interesting and hes cute but he is a bad teacher. he gives a quiz every friday and uses pictures to teach, which are very hard to take notes from. the final was unbelievably hard and the "study guide" did absolutely nothing for anyone and everyone failed it.

01/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EGeo100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Gorgeous young teacher who has such a great personality. Although the class can be challenging at times he is so nice it makes it hard to dislike the class. You must have him as a teacher!

01/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EnvGe100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, you can tell he really cares. No BS.

12/23/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
NatDis Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, really nice and funny. Tests are easy, got 100% on one of them. There's no homework except at the very end. Does instant assessments in class to give those that actually go some points. He's knows who goes and who doesn't and is willing to help the "regulars."

10/22/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
NaturDisa Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not hard at all. I freaked out before every test thinking they were going to be hard, but got above a 95 on all of them. Dont need to go to class, but it helps. I hate science and did really well in his class

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