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06/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geol 630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Scott is one of the best professors out there. He makes everything very clear in his lectures. If you are only "kinda ok" with computers then you will struggle because labs are computer heavy and he forces you to think about what you are doing. If you are the type that can figure out new software pretty fast then you will be fine.

06/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL 430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

I love Scott; he is so funny and knowledgeable. I did not understand his lectures very well, but he was more than willing to help outside of class time and he was very generous when grading assignments. I would definitely take his class again!

06/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL 430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

This class will make you a better scientist and problem-solver. There ends up being a lot of material not entirely covered and/or not tested. Be ready for plans/schedules to change as there is a lot to cover and Scott tends to change things often. The work is hard, but it's really interesting stuff. He's a wealth of knowledge, so get to know him.

06/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL 430 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

His GIS class was definitely challenging with a lots of assignment and lab work, but he is always available to help you. In the end,I learned so much and I was glad that I took this class with him.

06/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GIS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

To sum up, AMAZING teacher. Never had a professor who cared so much for student, he was always willing to help in anyway possible. Highly recommend taking classes from Scott.

06/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL 430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Dr. Nowicki is an engaging instructor who always seems to make things as interesting as possible while teaching. The exams are difficult, but you look back after the course and realize how much you have learned. An excellent course and a great instructor.

06/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Scott is a dedicated teacher who goes out of his way to help his students and engage them with the material. Not an easy A- be prepared to earn it as Scott's tests require real effort. nonetheless, after this class, I feel prepared to use GIS in my research, and create quality maps for personal and professional use. I highly recommend this class.

06/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL 430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

Dr. Nowicki is knowledgeable with GIS, a very helpful professor, and a great guy to know. I learned more than just GIS from him. He exposed his students to remote sensing, working on GIS team projects, and we learned to use structure from motion software. I would rate Dr. Nowicki no less than an A+++.

06/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEO 430 GIS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

The course GIS 430 was challenging. The instructor was always available for questions. The workload was normal for a 400 level class. Instructor responded to emails quickly and the lecture style is easily understandable.

06/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL 630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

The important thing about this class is that Scott is completely available to help you with outside projects. I've never had a teacher so willing to put aside his time. The class tends to go off topic, not all lectures are helpful, 30% about google. But the lab really teaches you GIS, and from this class I know a lot more about GIS.

12/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL- 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is much harder than it needs to be. Teacher is terrible, doesn't really care if the student gets the material. From his modules he lacks passion, doesn't really explains what he wants until everyone messes up, by then he is upset. Not a good quality teacher.

12/10/2013
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOG 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

With this being an online class, you would think the professor would be prompt with responding to e-mails. This professor does not respond to e-mail inquiries whatsoever. If he does, responses are a month late. I also thought the tests were rather difficult for a 100 level class. It is manageable to get an A if you watch the lectures and read.

10/20/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The workload for the lab portion is a huge amount for a 101 class. I studied for the tests alot, and they were difficult, and I only managed to get B's.

08/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Geol 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nowicki is very knowledgeable and is certainly teaching because he wants to, not because he needs the money. He provides many resources to help with tests, which are fairly easy if you pay attention to lectures, and allows you to correct wrong answers for extra points. He is also funny and tries to make the class fun. You don't need the book.

05/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Scott is very knowledgeable about this subject. When he talks, one can tell he has passion for Geology, although it may be a boring subject for some. It is actually very interesting at times, and he tries his best to keep the class interested. The tests are fairly easy. Just pay attention in class, take good notes, read the book, and you'll be ok.

12/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nowicki is great! He's knowledgeable & very enthusiastic about the subject. His lectures are clear and straightforward albeit dull, but he provides everything you could possibly need to succeed in his class. I read the textbook & took notes (his quizzes are based on it). His exams are EASY! Don't make the mistake of not studying & failing them.

11/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Prof N provided all the tools for success. His WC has flashcards and quizzes all for your benefit! STUDY FOR EXAMS don't let this class fall behind in priority list. VIdeos and a field trip. Lab was okay too NO textbook req. for lab. Understand concepts and def. Don't slip up on tests.

05/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is the great professor and if I can I will vote for him the professor of the year. Thank you Prof so much for helping me. Without his help, I have no idea how can I do good in his class. He is funny and really help full. Great class!!!

04/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL101 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

Awesome professor! Really passionate about the subject, and does a great job of teaching it. Great sense of humor. Before his class, I was an engineering major, bored and unsure if I would graduate; After taking his class, I switched my major to Geology and am doing GREAT and having FUN!

01/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I was not and still am not interested in Geology at all, but, Scott Nowicki looks good teaching so it was a pleasure taking his class.

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