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Hadley Lawler
Professor in the Physics department
at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
are you Hadley Lawler?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
3.3
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08/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 116A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lawler is a really laid-back guy, and he's way ahead of the other 116A professors you can get. Ridiculously patient and helpful during office hours. I feel like most of these reviews are from entitled prats who instinctively blame the professor when they don't understand something.

04/17/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 116B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

the best of the options, but still pretty awful

04/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 116A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The most unclear teacher I have ever had. It is impossible to read his 3rd grader-like handwriting, and his tests are half typed, half handwritten, and very confusing. His lectures are confusing and not helpful because he doesn't explain anything. The homework is completely unrelated to the tests, making the only classwork obsolete.

04/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Physics 116B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If I had an hour left to live, I would spend it in Professor Lawler's class because an hour in his class feels like an eternity.

04/10/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
116A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Grading system is absurd, homework does not pertain to test questions. Somewhat personable.

04/09/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys 117 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you want to ace the tests, understand the material. If you want to get mocked, memorize the book. This post isn't clear or concise, it'really bad. Homework is useless, especially if you're lazy.

04/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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03/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 116B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you want to ace the tests, copy and memorize examples from lectures. If you want to actually understand the material, read the book. Lecture isn't clear or concise, and asking questions will probably get you mocked. He has the strangest grading method of all time. Really bad handwriting. Homework is useless, but do it anyway for the points.

01/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS116B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Lawler rocks. He drops little "exam nuggets" during lecture (that are almost always on the exam), which is great. Just make sure you have that on your note sheet. He also curves his tests.

01/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phys 116b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Professor Lawler is a great guy whose grading system is admittedly unique, but as long as you go to class and do what he says you'll be fine. Some people might not agree with his methods but you'll get used to them eventually. Allows crib sheets to his exams. Just be prepared for his rather interesting handwriting (sit closer to the front!) :)

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