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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
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94 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
01/05/2015
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
112 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass."

As a freshman he is a hard professor. I wouldn't recommend him for incoming students. His exams are sometimes worded weird and he likes to make you think. He tends to say that "us American kids have it to easy" in that note this isn't a easy class you need to work HARD for the 5 credits. However he is funny.

01/01/2015
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 101 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough" "Lectures are long"

Prof. modey gives interesting lectures, it won't be easy to fall asleep during class. Study a lot on your own, go to office hours if you can. Do the homework&be ready to take difficult quizzesexams. If you are a beginner or struggle in chemistry Modey is NOT the prof. to take. If you find yourself struggling in the middle of the semester WITHDRAW!

12/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 112 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

I had to teach myself EVERYTHING. You'll survive if you have to take him but there is no need to go to class because you're on your own for learning the material. His first two exams were abnormally easy and his third one screwed everyone over. Be cautious.

12/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 101 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Rather not say
"Would take again" "Tests are tough"

His fun personality will deceive you. His lectures are funny and he tries to make a 200 student lecture into a high school class but when it comes to exams you get smacked in the face with college. His curve was nothing. One helpful tip though, his final exam was a combination of all the previous exams; just different numbers and such. Good luck!

12/24/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 112 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

I was told by a friend who went to Modey's office hours for help that Modey told the student to look at his online videos and gave him no felp at all. Our last exam was only 3 questions of material not covered during lecture. He doesn't curve anything and is hard to understand. Definitely will be avoiding having to take another of his classes.

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+
"There for you" "Hilarious" "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
"Amazing lectures" "Tests are tough" "Hilarious"

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
"Hilarious" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

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
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Amazing lectures" "Hilarious"

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
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

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: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

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" "Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

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: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

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: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Inspirational" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

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!

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