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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
0
Clarity
0
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0
78 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
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
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Inspirational"

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.

01/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not a good teacher!!! He stopped doing examples within the first week because he got lazy. Said to look in the book. His study guides were nothing like his exams, he would fly through each slide just reading off of them. Was very disappointed with his teachings here. he is a nice guy though but if possible, avoid!

01/06/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people really struggled with his class. His lectures are practically worthless, and his quizzes are always hit or miss. I'd leave thinking a quiz was easy, but a quiz another class a friend of mine was in got was very challenging. Overall, I'd avoid if you can. People without a background of Chemistry in high school don't tend to do well.

12/27/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is by far one of the worst teachers i have encountered. He doesn't bother to teach the material and just reads off from power point slides. His exams are always all over the place and he doesn't keep his promises about what he will be putting on the quizzes/exams.He gave the class an overall ridiculous curve of just 2%.STAY AWAY if you can!!

12/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Pretty bad professor. It was hard staying awake in his lectures. If I hasn't taken AP Chem in high school, this class would have been incredibly hard. His videos on Blackboard help to an extent.

12/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a great guy who really seems to care about his students. He does his best to make absolute sure everyone understands a topic before he moves on. Is his course difficult? Absolutely, but if you put in the time and use your resources, you should do fine. Also, make sure you watch his videos he posts on BB. They are very helpful!

12/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is SO BAD. Don't ever take his class! During his lecture, he always read off the slides. He has very thick accent, it took me about two month to understood. One thing that make me so disappointed is that I emailed him and he saw it and did't reply me although I had a family emergency. When I went talk to him, he had very very bad attitude.

12/04/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is the worst teacher ever!!! He is not helpful, yells way to much, and is to hard on the students. The way he grades is unfair. He doesnt understand that this is the first chem class we take and if he doesnt help us understand the basics then we wouldnt understand chemistry. He is the absolute WORST!!!!!! Do not take him what so ever!!!

11/13/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He has a heavy African accent which you'll be able to overcome and understand as time goes on. He describes everything REALLY well and has a fun class (throws out jokes & plays around with people in a friendly way). Tests are fairly easy with a decent amt of studying. Just study his examples he sends out and you'll ace the class!

11/07/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Modey is a tough teacher and difficult to understand, but he truly wants people to succeed in his class. His PPT presentations are not very helpful in lecture, so you have to teach yourself somewhat. However, he is extremely willing to help you if you meet after class or during office hours. It's clear that his effort is there.

10/25/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He speaks with a heavy accent and his lecture is all about PPT, which didn't make the class interesting. Grading was tough, specially for labs and exams. His exams were hard for the class. Avoid him if it is possible. I took AP Chem and still got B in his class, what a joke.

10/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 112..114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I know everyone complains about Modey, but honestly one of my favorite professors at UIC. I had him for 112 & 114 & it wasn't easy to say the least, but he does care. If you show that you care, he'll help you. If you do bad on somethings, you still have a chance, but you have to show that you are working hard for the A. GET TO KNOW HIM DURING O.H.

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