Christopher Palma at Pennsylvania State University

Christopher Palma

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/27/13

ASTRO 001

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

This is a challenging course; however, Dr. Palma is hands down the professor to take the course with. With the study guides, class discussion board (piazza), and other material he makes available, you cannot fail! Make sure you study the questions because they will come up again! Don't just memorize it, look at the context just incase it changes.

12/23/13

Astro 401

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Genuinely awesome dude. Ultra smart and actually wants you to learn. He is always open to questions and will help you with anything.

6/24/13

ASTRO 001

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His online class is very interesting and interactive. Be sure to know the questions asked in the interaction because they definitely appear on the exam. Dr. Palma gives study guides and sample exam questions which are a HUGE help. You can pace yourself however you want as long as you finish by the due date.

5/10/13

Astro 001

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I dont know how you can really rate an online course teacher, but he set up the class so its interesting and informational. The exams are pretty straight forward, but are alot of material. it isnt an easy A (yet possible), but and easy B.

4/16/13

astro 001

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

extremely hard Class studied very hard with very little result. Please avoid if you can

2/28/13

ASTRO 001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is a genius teacher...makes astronomy interesting. no clue what anyone is talking about with confusing questions. I found that he teachers only the basics, the stuff u need to know. no need to memorize random stuff. obviously more people like to come on here to complain than praise, because i know lots of people like him.

2/28/13

ASTRO 001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best guy ever! Took his online astro class and it is laid out so that it is so extremely interesting and fun- so much so that I barely had to study for exams! Contrary to what others have said, for astro 001, i thought the exams were really easy...even got an 100% on one. Take the web course.

12/24/12

ASTRO001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. It is NOT an easy gen-ed. Palma loves what he teaches and he is a good guy but the tests are impossible.

12/15/12

ASTRO001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although I can tell he really enjoys what he teaches, I think the content was too in-depth for an introductory class. The information was incredibly interesting, but I think there was too much of it, making the exams incredibly difficult.

11/25/12

Astro001

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

As a professor and a person he is a great guy but i have come to realize that no matter how much effort i put into studying i still get C's on every exam. His exams are very hard and the questions are, in my opinion, ridiculous and confusing. I wouldn't suggest this is a gen ed

10/17/12

ASTRO001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT EVER TAKE THIS GUY. He simply will make your life a living hell. No matter how much effort you put into this class, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. I studied way too much, went to every study group that the TAs offered, and still, he brought his twisted questions to the exam. This is the biggest mistake I have ever done; Astronomy with Dr. Palma.

10/15/12

ASTRO001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy. EXTREMELY HARD for a gen-ed. His homeworks and exams are ridiculously hard. It's the farthest thing from an "easy A" DO NOT TAKE HIM IF YOU HAVE NO BACKGROUND IN ASTRO

5/5/12

Astro001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy, interesting class (most of the time). First section you discuss is miserably hard, but it gets better after that. He has alot of cushion points to help your grade, but exams are pretty difficult. I only managed to scratch out an A minus in the class because I studied my butt off for the final. Would definitely recommend though.

12/16/11

ASTRO001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr Palma has a lot of enthusiasm for teaching this course. He truly seems to love astronomy and takes a lot of pride in his teaching. I took this as an elective to fill a science requirement, but it ended up being an interesting course. The exams can be tricky and challenging.

10/19/11

Astro001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class, great professor. easy A or B if you put in some effort to stay on top of the assignments. He even offers extra credit and having your lowest midterm grade dropped. Tests are NOT cumulative.

12/19/10

ASTRO001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great elective, great class, great teacher. Attendance is mandatory, but will excuse you if you are sick. Three midterms and your lowest is dropped (who else offers this kind of flexibility?). The final is straight off the midterms. If you don't get at least a B in this class for a non-science major, you won't have an easier opportunity.

12/13/10

ASTRO001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this class was great, but I know that people in the class had trouble with it. It's pretty easy, but you do have to go to class and study. His office hours are helpful, too. Don't buy the book unless you want to study from it, but his notes online are really all you need.

10/17/10

Astro100

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely hard class for a gen ed. Even though the tests are curved, it's still almost impossible to get an A. Don't take this class unless you really like astronomy and are willing to put a lot of time into studying.

9/1/10

Astro001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

GREAT class. so fun and interesting, and Dr. Palma really enjoys teaching, and loves the subject. i learned so much about astro. some of the concepts were difficult at first, but if you go to his office, he will help you until you understand! will be more difficult if you haven't had chem 110 , but if you've taken chem 110 should have no problem!

2/15/10

ASTRO001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy. Interesting lectures.

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