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William Modey
Professor in the Chemistry department
at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
are you William Modey?
Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.2
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
2.1
Helpfulness
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89 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
13806 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+
"Hilarious" "There for you" "Skip class? You won't pass."

People over exaggerate Modey. If you work, read the book, go in for help, and try to understand the homework you'll get an A easy. I thought he was pretty bad when I came in because of what i heard. What you put into the class you'll get. Most those kids who said he is horrible gave up really quickly. Just Go to his office ours and your TA's

12/05/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem 112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B
"Tests are tough" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

Tbh, Modey wasn't THAT bad. He's really passionate about chem. Sometimes, he would go on tangents during lec tho. DO go to lec. It's helpful. His tests are eh. The points system tho is ridiculous. 1 question could potentially be half of your exam. He likes to combine concepts in 1 question. They're pretty short too. if ur TA is Ralph, ur in luck.

11/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough" "Hilarious"

I don't know why most people rated him this way. Before taking the class, I came here and freaked out. After taking the class with him, I realized that he isn't bad. If you go to his lectures and pay attention, he's actually a fun guy and you could easily pass just by going to lectures. I'm actually taking him again for 112.

11/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Amazing lectures"

He is a really nice guy you will here the phrase " DEAD Or ALIVE" ALOT!!!! But overall, hilarious

11/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

With my very limited knowledge of chemistry i feel extremely confident i could have taught this course better than professor Modey.

11/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C+
"Tough Grader"

Avoid this professor at all costs! He has a tough accent to understand at times. Goes over very broad ideas during lecture while the tests are challenging. Every TA was also very horrible, it was hard to pass the class.

11/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet

He is very unclear in his lectures and tends to go off topic. Attending his class is essentially useless due to the fact that he simply goes over powerpoints instead of working through practice problems. When he does provide the class with practice problems they are impossibly easy compared to what is given on the exam.

11/12/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Well if you dont know chemistry. DONT TAKE HIM. ESPECIALLY FOR CHEM 101 . I know that sounds ironic, but for a beginnner, you wont understand anything and you're going to need tutoring, unless Jursich is ur last choice DONT go for Modey

11/09/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Professor Modey is a sweet man. However, I DO NOT recommend taking him for chemistry. This class is extremely difficult with a teacher like him. The test and quizzes are only 3-5 questions. He doesn't prepare you enough for the quizzes or exams. You have to teach yourself a lot. Good luck!

11/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

All of the people complaining about Prof Modey probably didn't even go to his lectures. I went to every single lecture, asked for help, and did all of the work necessary, and I got the forbidden A. People on here make it seem as though it is nearly impossible. He's not going to hand out A's to just anyone. Work hard and you'll get positive results.

11/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

I no longer attend this university but i still feel obligated to tell you guys about this man. He is by far the worst teacher in the history of teachers. First off, you cant understand him. His accent is terrible. his tests are impossible, 3 questions good luck. AVOID AT ALL COST. HE WILL RUIN YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

10/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Hilarious"

He's very charismatic and animated in his lectures. He has a bit of an accent but I have no trouble at all understanding him, as he speaks LOUDLY and clearly with long pauses for emphasis. The guy is a trip, would take again.

08/22/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Modey's class isn't a walk in the park, but with hard work it's definitely doable. Unlike other science classes I actually learned something instead of memorizing it for test purposes. Read the book, do practice problems, and review the study guides he gives you and you should get and A.

06/02/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

He is absolutely useless as a professor.He goes on in class about the concepts behind chemistry, which at the end of the day are useless, and how all you need to know is how to apply the formulas which you never do in class. Not only that but he doesn't even make his power points they come from the textbook. The guy also has an awful accent.

05/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 112 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

Chem 112 with Professor Modey was definitely not one of the easiest classes I've ever taken here at UIC, but it was very rewarding and I learned a lot. =] He is very engaging during class, and you can tell he has a true passion for chemistry. TIPS: read the book, study hard for tests, if you are having problems go to his office hours immediately!

04/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHM112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

shared the powerpoints he used but he didn't make them, so they were nothing like his tests or quizes. he flies through the chapters, so I was left rereading the chapters constantly. Didn't tell us his office hours or where his office was and he is very intimidating. He also scheduled a test at 4pm the day before thanksgiving.

04/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Modey is okay if you are naturally good with chemistry. His exams are hard because they are only a few questions long. His lectures are engaging and he is a funny guy, though.

04/07/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Modey was not the best professor I had, but I took him for 112 and 114 because I did well in his classes. The key to doing well here is to do the problems he gives you. His exams and quizzes are almost word for word copied at times.

03/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is useless as a teacher, he just stands there reading from a power point provided by the company that makes the textbooks. His accent is too thick to the point where it's pointless and you're better off skipping lecture and teaching yourself the content. The one time I showed up to lecture, he admitted he was a bad professor and he didn't care.

01/31/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The worst part about this guy is he openly told us that he knows he is a terrible teacher. He said "i bet you heard bad stories about me. i like that". This "professor" is terrible.

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