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Paul Scholten
Professor in the Physics department
at Miami University, Oxford, OH
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
1.8
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25 Student Ratings
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01/21/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Don't take this guy unless you think classrooms are good places to sleep in. My friend slept in almost every single classes, and I'm always sleepy in this class. The test is quite hard, for those who don't like natural science.

09/09/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY451 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you have a PhD in physics going in you can probably average an 85% on the exams...or if you have nothing else at all to do all semester

09/08/2007
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phy181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Homework is impossible. Took off points as if 50% is a decent grade.

03/29/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY451 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hard classes but always helpful in office hours!

03/07/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took his section both semesters 181 & 182 because he is a great teacher. The material is difficult but he explains it so you can somewhat understand it. He is extremely willing to help students as well, as I have been to his office hours or emailed him asking him questions and he always responds. Tests are hard, but curved a lot! Great teacher!

12/05/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phy181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His tests are very much logic, not just using equations. this was difficult for me, i knew the material extremely well, but still got a C because his exams are very difficult, even with a curve. he says so himself.

12/04/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are easy to follow, yet his examples in class (and in the textbook) are usually not enough to be able to figure out homework problems. He actually told a group member of mine to "go figure it out yourself" when he asked for help on a homework problem. Tests are pretty much downright impossible.

11/14/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY451 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Hardest professor you will ever have. Homework is impossible, tests are impossible. Lectures are boring as hell.

10/20/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
phy182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very hard tearcher and not very helpful during office hours.

08/30/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phys182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

NOT EASY. You will have to work very hard, but is more than willing to help you out. Tests are extremely curved. (On the 3 exams and the final I got a 45%, 50%, 70%, and about a 74% on the final, and I got a B in the class.) Just work hard and he will help you out in the end. Overall, a good prof

11/10/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY 181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you stay on top of your homework, go to class and study for the exams, you will do well in this class. Very straightforward teacher. Tests are curved, which is a plus.

11/10/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY 181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Difficult, near impossible tests, with equivilent homework.

09/25/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY 181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Probably the hardest exams I ever had. Decent teacher but clearly makes exams that he knows his students will not be able to pass.

04/21/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY 181 and 183 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The tests were hard, but he REALLY tries to help you out. He explains things well, and tries to get to know students names. He'll work hard with you to make sure you understand the material if you go into his office hours. Really one of the best professors I've ever had.

01/13/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY 181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I went to office hours, tried to get help and still failed the class. P.S. I got an A in the lab.

12/10/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows his stuff and lectures well. Hard class, but he helps you succeed.

11/08/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
181,182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Excellent Professor!! Extremely difficult tests, but curved at the end. I take that back, impossible tests which are curved at the end. Office hours really help.

10/01/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 181 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The tests were hard as hell, but curved a ton. He knows his stuff.

09/30/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 181,2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very good, makes sure you understand the concept. Office hours very helpful, exams difficult but curved. Overall a wonderful prof.

02/23/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY 182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher

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