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Julia Kregenow
Professor in the Astronomy department
at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
2.5
Easiness
2.7
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0
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07/22/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B-

She thinks this stupid software can make this course interesting. A good try but still cannot appeal to people. It is definitely not a course with 001 level.

07/22/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

It is a really tough and boring class. If you have another choices, DO NOT take this class.

06/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This course is hard. There are a lot of parts in one unit. And for some units, it requires you to remember a lot of things about planets and compare them. It is really unnecessary and unreasonable.

04/23/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Astro006 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C

This class is extremely difficult and she gives participation quizzes during class which are probably, along with the homeworks the only good grades I got in the class. This is NOT an easy gen ed and despite going to office hours, studying all notes, workbook going to a private office hours session, and doing the study guide. I still avg 70 on test

04/14/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTRO 10 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Online course, so is there really an instructor? Here, not so much. I'm sure Kregenow is an ok teacher in person, but the online classroom isn't her forte.

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Astro 006 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

She is a great teacher. She is very interested in the subject and gets very excited. She shows fun video clips and does in class demonstrations. Pretty easy class. She will help you out and tries to learn everyone's names. Highly recommend her.

11/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTRO006 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Kregenow is the most amazing professor I have ever met. She is super nice and helpful. I can learn a lot from her lecturer. In addition, she really knows how to teach students very well. She is very clear about her lectures and really understand students. I just like her so much. She is amazing!!!!

04/18/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Astro 010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is very passionate about astronomy but class can be confusing and she forces you to participate and even though this is a 2 credit class it feels like a 3 or 4 credit with the amount of hw and the exam material is very difficult. She can be all over the place and teaches an extensive amount of work. The class just was not that great overall.

04/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ASTRO10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Helpful, attentive, will work with you on a one on one basis even if you are taking her online classes. Intelligent, witty, and interesting. I recommend taking her classes, you will learn a ton if you choose to take it seriously. If you just want to pass an easy class without thinking; don't take her class. She will bring out the best in you

12/13/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is honestly one of the most inspiring people i have had the privilege of meeting. She is interesting, fun and loves the subject (a professor who loves their subject, finally!) I was sort of interested in the subject before, but now, i love it!! take this class with her, its amazing! except the tests SUCK. study the hw, and extra credit, do it!

11/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loquacious, but an easy class

05/06/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Shes a really friendly person and you can tell she is passionate about astronomy but she tries to teach way to much information each class without being certain anyone understands. Attendance is definitely mandatory, you wont do well at all if you don't show up and take rigorous notes. The tests are excruciating and the homework is hard.

08/17/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is quite possibly the worst teacher I have had on any level of school bar none. She seems completely incompetent, essentially insults your intellegence the first month of class with the easiness level, and makes otherwise interesting material completely boring.

07/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTRO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would study for hours for tests and then do mediocre. The homework didn't help considering I would get 100% on them. As far as the math goes, she's all over the place. I was able to do the in class problems, then on the tests wouldn't know where to start. Lectures were graded for attendance and boring. Simply put, the class is frustrating.

05/31/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ASTRO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This woman turned me on to science. I feel like people who don't like her just don't like science and needed a credit. (This might be hard for an intro class, but extremely stimulating). Julia treats you like equals (hence me calling her Julia). She LOVES astro and is NOT boring. To this day, she's the best prof I've had.

05/31/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor ever in the nearly 4 years of my time with Penn State. She is a disgrace to the school!

04/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very boring some days and overly energetic other days, reminds me of a preschool teacher. I thought the class was very easy. Just show up and answer clicker questions. I got a 100 on the first two midterms and final while doing Sudoku every day in class. If you know scientific notation and can memorize charts, take it. Use wikipedia for homework.

04/16/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ASTRO001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Shes nice but the class is brutal. She drops one of three tests so you can afford a poor score, but lecture is mandatory. You have clicker questions every day and you will need to answer every clicker question or you only get a fraction of the day's participation. I love astronomy but I couldnt stay interested in this class. I wouldn't suggest it.

04/15/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hated going to this class. It was my easier class last semester, but i got a B because i couldn't stay interested. If you just suck it up, go to class, and take notes, you will come out successful, but if you want a fun astronomy course, don't take this one. She shows cool pictures of space and stuff, but shes very boring, and can have her moods.

04/11/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Astro001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very boring and hard for an intro class..shes really hot too.

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