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Edward Cook
Professor in the Chemistry department
at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
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Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
3.3
Helpfulness
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Clarity
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25 Student Ratings
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07/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Took Cook in the summer for Chem 121. Waste of my time to attend class. He rants and raves about his travels, England, British, Poland, Cambridge, Oxford, etc. Useless videos - tests were alright. Practice tests helped some. He threw in curve balls, his grading system doesn't make sense. Overall, wouldn't recommend him to anyone! Plain and simple.

12/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHE121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I already have a bachelors degree and am obtaining a second one. This is the worst class in my college career. Prof Cook doesn't teach anything at all. He spends the class time talking about his travels and random science facts. You are on your own for learning the subject. The tests are the same as the practice exams. Memorize them and you'll pass

12/12/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Brilliant guy but can't teach to save his life. Most lectures are about his random adventures and history. Learned nothing.

08/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHE121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I truly believe that Dr. Cook is a brilliant guy with a lot of knowledge of Chemistry but he did not teach anything. No calculations. The exams are 20-25 multiple choice. No calculator needed. The lowest grade you can get is a 70. The few times that I asked questions, they weren't really answered. I am sad that I have to retake this class :(

08/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I have no idea how students rate Dr Cook so highly. He knows his chemistry, but it doesn't mean he knows how to teach it. Took him for Chem1 and learned nothing, so I pretty much had to take him for The 3 remaining classes. Four semesters later with decent grades and still don't know the subject. If you want to learn chem, take someone else.

08/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM122 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

Willing to help

08/05/2012
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a World traveled Chemistry Scholar! He teaches, Chemistry, taught Physics, Calculus, Astronomy. he employs a "T" score that is statistically valid so 50 is a B, and lab grades if you get "10" points x 10 labs that's 1 test grade of 100 that brings test grade up. His teaching method takes the fright out of Chemistry, take him you'll love Chem!

12/13/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures aren't very helpful towards the tests, but nevertheless they are entertaining. He's always willing to help if you ask. He posts practice tests which are usually the same or similar to the actual tests. Tests are easy for chem, hardly any calculations. Read the text, ask questions, do the practice tests and you have atleast a B+ if not A

08/09/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is very helpful when you need it. He is a really nice guy. Organic is a really hard subject. Trust me, you will have it much better with this guy.

07/26/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Chem212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lecturing skills are not very good. Overly pedantic and talks about his adventures / random topics for at least half of the class. In the last week of class you will have to fly through the other half of the material because he spent too much time talking about himself in the first few weeks. If the grade is all that matters, take this class.

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