Scott Samson at Syracuse University

Scott Samson

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 1.8Easiness

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Date
Class
Rating
Comment
1/15/14

EAR 110

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The guy's tests are designed to trick and confuse you probably because he knows most students take this course as a lab requirement and have no interest in earth science or geology. If you take EAR 110 do not take it with Samson

1/14/14

EAR110

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely hard class. Tests are very difficult unless you love earth science and wanna pursue it as your career. Lectures are also really boring. He's nice though and will help you if you ask.

11/14/13

EAR 110

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice guy if you talk to him, but class is really hard. Boring lectures and he makes the exams incredibly tricky and hard to get an A on

11/7/13

EAR110

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting class. Extremely difficult.

4/11/13

EAR 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class with him. He purposely makes the exams hard and tries to trick you in any way he can. Horrible teacher

12/28/11

ear101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

not the easiest science lab class, definetly need to attend lecture and paid attention and take notes, meanwhile,go back to textbook and read /review each chapter and his final are worth two midterm so even if you do well on the midterm if you dont study for the final you can fail this class too. don't rely on his midterm for the final know everyth

11/16/10

EAR101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult if your not interested. Suggest taking a different 101 course unless you love inanimate objects. He purposefully makes each question hard on the test. Nice guy, just a rough class.

3/22/10

GEO101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

awful class. hated it so so so much. tests are hard. glaciers suck. take something else for the love of god.

2/23/10

EAR101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comment

1/26/10

EAR101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

While the tests are very challenging, going to class and putting in the study time will certainly pay off. Lectures are very interesting even for non science majors. He explains concepts very well

12/18/08

GEOL101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are a geology major, go ahead and take this professor. If you aren't, run fast in the other direction. This class requires the most ridiculous amount of work for a 101 class. I don't believe it should be that easy, but the material amount we were expected to cover is ridiculous, if you have four or five other classes.

5/7/07

CLASSSECT

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy, but his exams can be deceptively tricky.

3/31/05

101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class, great guy!

11/24/03

GOL 677

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Scott is one of the most amazing professors that I have ever encountered. I am a PhD student and have taken courses at 5 universities. I have never had someone explain geochemical/geophysical processes with such clarity. He is, in a word, OUTSTANDING!

11/22/03

GOL 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst man ever. And he definitely does not care about his students. A direct quote from him-"I know everyone takes this class b/c they think it will be an easy A so I am going to make it as difficult as possible." He made rocks seem like rocket

5/16/03

GOL 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/20/03

GOL 101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/4/03

GOL 101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy, very helpful and cares about the success of his students. Study HARD for the tests- they are very difficult! Ask for help when you need it, he is EXTREMELY helpful.

3/2/03

GOL 101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

2/26/03

GOL 101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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