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Gary Swangin
Professor in the Physics department
at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.9
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17 Student Ratings
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10/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTR2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

It is hard to find him when you need. half professor. He gives no attention to his students.

03/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SC-105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He has an uncanny was of making things easier to understand and a passion for teaching astronomy. If you truly want to learn about the universe, I would urge you to take Prof. Swangin's course. You won't regret it.

06/04/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SCOL1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The best online lab course around with podcasts, windows media presentations, and Skype chat sessions. It's a great way to take a 4 credit lab course at home. He really knows his stuff!

01/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

An excellent teacher for an online course. Not recommended for those who think the course is a "piece of cake." You'll certainly learn a lot.

11/01/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Astro170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

absolutely terrible, doesnt care at all, doesnt respond to email or post on discussion board. Pays no attention to the class. Tests make no sense and he is impossible to reach, which is important for an online class. He sucks, do not take him, one of the worst professors ive had

09/03/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTRO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Short responses to email, didn't answer my questions.. avoid at all costs

08/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is hard but fair even for an online course. Once you get to know him, you'll find out that he has a passion for astronomy and really cares about his students.

08/20/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
astro170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terrible online class. No help, no feedback to help you understand. Expects way too much for a general ed class.

08/04/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Astro170 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

I am a science major and will be lucky to PASS this astronomy course with him. He is unhelpful in every sense of the word. DO NOT TAKE!

05/31/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
phy170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

garbage, useless, does not care.

12/21/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good online course.

12/21/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very fair.

07/19/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Extremely helpful and very concerned about his students. It was the best online course I have ever had. Now I'm really interested in astronomy.

06/08/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phys170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Online astronomy. Absolutely impossible to communicate w/ this professor. Ignored my emails and voice mails. I was ready to unleash my helicopter mother on him. He took all the grades off Blackboard the minute the final grade was submitted. I never knew what I got on the last assignment I submitted. AVOID AVOID AVOID

05/14/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Had him for online astronomy and he was horrible - impossible to get in touch with, not a good communicator and didn't "teach" but rather posted assignments without clearly explaining what we were doing. He made a confusing subject even more boring and incomprehensible. NOT recommended.

04/02/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
sc105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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01/15/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His exams were somewhat hard, but his labs were very hard after the first two. The exams weren't hard because i took him for astronomy online, but overall he was tough.

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