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John Racquet
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University at Albany (SUNY Albany), Albany, NY
are you John Racquet?
Overall Quality
2.1
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
2.0
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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11/14/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT 108 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+
"Lectures are long"

His teaching methods are awful. He stands in front of the LC and just rambles on. He writes down a couple things but does not make sense if you look back on it. His lectures put you to sleep . Only good thing is everyones tests are the same so it is easy to cheat and gives extra points if you talk to him about your test during office hours.

05/08/2014
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMAT108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Racquet was an interesting creature. His lectures were of no use to anyone. DO NOT GO! Go to his office hours if you need help AND use his website. You will ACE dis shiz.. After Exam #1 and Exam #2, go to his office hours, he will find you points. Tough course, great professor. Means well, interesting, take him.

04/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMAT 106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not the greatest at teaching the material in class, but he's helpful at his office hours. You don't need calculators for his exams. Also, when the exams are graded you can look over them with him, and usually he'll throw points at you. Great guy, I don't understand why anyone would say otherwise.

04/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMAT 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Online quizzes are exactly like the homeworks and he posts step by step homework solutions. The exams are easy if you can do the homeworks and quizzes

04/02/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hardest math professor at Albany , knows material but horrible at teaching it to the class, moves way too fast and cant understand how to slow down when asked to. DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR

03/07/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Avoid at all costs! He is a terrible professor, does not elaborate at all, rarely does he write out the formulas he uses and leaves the student questioning what formula to use. My roommate is a better teacher. The examples he uses are very random and confusing. Pick another professor.

12/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Racquet treats this class as if it's your only class. Homeworks are lengthy and time consuming, especially since note taking in class is difficult as his lectures as useless. He is possibly the worst professor I've ever had, and made this topic confusing. AVOID!

12/03/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is an awful teacher and doesn't allow calculators for exams. Lectures are off topic, and many of his examples are irrelevant when it comes to the homework. Some weeks you'll have assignments due every day, and they are confusing and take a while. Avoid this class if possible!!

10/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMAT 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Online quizzes are exactly like the homeworks and the homework solutions are posted step by step. The exams are easy if you can do the homeworks and quizzes

10/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
AMAT 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A

Definitely not a bad teacher. His class is extremely easy to get an A in as long as you do the homework and all the practice problems. The course is completely straight forward. Other than that he is one weird dude.

05/23/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not that bad. Have to do the homework and look at his website online to do well. Lets you bring cheat sheet with whatever you want on it to the tests as well as a formula sheet. If you put the time in you should do well, unless you're horrible at math.

04/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

terrible, not good at all

03/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
amat108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class is pretty easy; I got an A because of the massive curve and cause I aced the final. you definitely do not need to go to class.for the fianl I taught myself the material on his online sections which was the easiest way to understand the content on the exams. plenty of resources to understand the tests regardless of the uselessness of clas

01/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Terrible all around teacher, not helpful and not clear about what he's teaching. I literally had to spend hours teaching myself stats because he didn't. The class average, (out of over 150 students) on the mid-term was a 54. Enough said?

12/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So here's the thing. He isn't the best classroom teacher you will ever have. His lectures are fast, unorganized, and often off point. No calculators on tests. However, during office hours he is incredibly helpful and will do anything to help you.

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is clearly a great guy! Anyone who critizes him obviously never went to his office hrs. He will bend over backwards to help anyone. So what if he is a bit quirky, he knows his stuff and cares about his students. Gives you every chance to do well! GO TO OFFICE HOURS!!!

12/13/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
AMAT106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Has absolutely no idea how to teach; he skips over crucial information and focuses on info that really doesn't matter. avoid taking him at all costs.

11/27/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AMAT101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't teach step by step how to do things, you are required to learn them on your own through the hmwks. This guy slides across the room instead of walking, throws his eraser in the air to show how a parabola looks, refers to numbers as creatures, and says that "if your going to be dividing by 17 you might as well be dividing by a unicorn."

11/11/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Stats100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I do not understand anything he says. He talks too fast and doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. I'm not good at math to begin with, but I am so confused during his lectures.

11/08/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lecture is unclear; he skips over crucial information and focuses on information not really needed. he also has difficulty explaining and breaking down his lecture.

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