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Scott Samson
Professor in the Science department
at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
1.8
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01/15/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

01/14/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/14/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

11/07/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Interesting class. Extremely difficult.

04/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

12/28/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ear101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

11/16/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

03/22/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

02/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR101 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

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01/26/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
EAR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

12/18/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/07/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CLASSSECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great guy, but his exams can be deceptively tricky.

03/31/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great class, great guy!

11/24/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GOL 677 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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!

11/22/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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

05/16/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

03/20/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

03/04/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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.

03/02/2003
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
GOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

02/26/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GOL 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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