Hadley Lawler at Vanderbilt University

Hadley Lawler

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 2.5Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/22/14

PHYS 116A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/17/14

PHYS 116B

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

the best of the options, but still pretty awful

4/14/14

PHYS 116A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/11/14

Physics 116B

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/10/14

Phys 117

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Concept of grades is absurd. What's more absurd is that attendance is relevant to success. Even more absurd is inability to use the word absurd properly.

4/10/14

116A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/9/14

Phys 117

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/9/14

Phys114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only the best students with the brightest futures post on this great site!

3/26/14

PHYS 116B

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/29/14

PHYS116B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

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.

1/26/14

Phys 116b

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

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!) :)

1/24/14

PHYS 116B

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lawler is a great guy, but an awful lecturer. He attempts to teach complex mathematical electromagnetism without any calculus, so there's a ton of hand waving. Study directionality and make a solid equation sheet. His grading scale is weird so if you get a D on the final you can still get an A in the class (happened to me).

1/19/14

PHY 116B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible writing on the blackboard. Very helpful during Office hours. Really nice.Leaks some exam information during lectures, so make sure you take good notes. Understanding the textbook and wrting a lot on the formula sheet does help.

12/29/13

PHYS 116B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Lawler tries very hard to prepare you for the exams and genuinely wants every student to succeed. Exams are almost entirely based on lecture notes and will barely resemble the homework. Thus, if you attend lecture, it will reflect positively in your score.

12/18/13

PHYS 116B

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lawler is alright. His lectures aren't really that clear, and the tests are hard, but if you score ~60% on test you should get at least a B- due to his strange grading curve.

12/14/13

Phys 116B

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB-

He's a great guy who wants most of his kids to make at least a B-. That said, his lectures are confusing at best, and his tests are not easy.

11/6/13

PHYS 116b

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lawlers lectures are sometimes a bit confusing sometimes, but its mostly because the material is difficult. He's very clear about what he wants and what you need to do for the exams. Tests are more than fair, and he's very helpful. Good class, theres no reason for a poor grade if you attend lecture and do the homework.

10/24/13

PHYS 116A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lawler's lectures are very unorganized and sporadic. He is very intelligent though. The messy handwriting doesn't help either. He is helpful if you need the help but most people will skip the lectures and learn from the textbook. Test are very reasonable and concept based and you get a whole page to use as a formula sheet. Class is very doable.

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4/25/13

PHY 116B

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher overall. Helpful in class and office hours. Terrible handwriting and unorganized instructions. Spent a lot of time on deriving formulae needed for tests. If you want to do well in his class, DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO HIS DETAILS IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE CONFUSED, and memorize the formulae he derives at the end of each class.

4/24/13

Phys 116b

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty terrible. Lectures are super boring and pretty unclear. The HW assigned is nothing like his test questions, so you get no real practice before each test. The only positive is that his tests are easy, so that if you can teach yourself everything you'll probably do ok.

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