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Ken Goodearl
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
3.3
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06/19/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 4A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Goodearl's Math 4A class was boring. He has a very soft voice that makes him hard to hear during lecture and puts the majority of students to sleep. His lectures were unclear and his notes on the board were confusing. In order to pass this class, I recommend doing the assign readings, working out the book problems, and doing CLAS.

06/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 4A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great lecturer, straight forward. Thoroughly enjoyed going to lecture, homework is easy, takes less that half an hour. Tests are pretty easy, though he always puts one question to pick apart the A+ kids and everyone else, if you go to lecture, an A+ should be easy to get.

03/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH220B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great lecturer.

05/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HALGA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors I've ever had. He is a true gentleman.

03/07/2012
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
math3a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DON'T go to lecture, you're wasting your life if you do. Save yourself from being bored out of your skull & go to CLAS where you'll learn everything you need to know. Goodearl is extremely monotone & has a roundabout way of teaching. It's much simpler than he makes it out to be. Although his grading is extremely generous and his tests are fair.

01/06/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His lectures put you to sleep but he does a good job of explaining a topic then giving an example. The class is not hard if you do all your homework and really focus on each problem

12/15/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Really tough class if you haven't had calculus in high school. I had a really hard time keeping up. He knows what he's talking about, but can't teach well. You'll have to rely on section and definitely take CLAS!!!!! GO to as many review sessions as possible! Really tough class as i was going through it, but looking back doesn't seem terrible.

12/12/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
math3a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very boring lectures. I have never fallen asleep in a lecture hall before this guy

11/19/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are EXTREMELY boring. He seems to know what he is talking about, but he doesn't explain things very well at all, and there's no interaction. I find that going to lecture is useless, although I go to every one. Test, are not bad if you know what you are doing. GO TO CLAS! I can't stress it enough!! Only way I learned anything at all!

11/16/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math3a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy but i find his lectures boring and useless, midterms are hard and some questions are confusing.

11/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
a3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Does not make any sense of what he's talking about, and tests are not what is done on homework, much different kind of poblems

11/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He know's what he's doing, but he isn't able to clearly communicate what he wants students to understand. I don't know why he's rated so high, his class was boring, the midterms/final are much harder than the homework, and overall I learned nothing.

11/09/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His class is fair. The tests are not ridiculously difficult but they aren't easy. I did not use the text book at all. He isn't very good at explaining; so you have to pay close attention during lecture. Plus, he is a big research professor, what do you expect?

10/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very nice, humble man. Lectures purely on subject matter; thus they can be a bit on the boring side. Section attendance is compulsory. Tests are essentially homework problems, so ample practice should be sufficient for one to do well. Three grading schemes, and many resources available, such as CLAS and office hours. Use them to your advantage.

10/18/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
A3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

BORING and i didn't learn anything from him. I had to get lots of extra help. He seriously did not help with anything.

12/22/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math5A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Clear, helpful and concise. Awesome teacher. Follows book well but can show you different ways if the book isn't clear enough for you. Tests are just like homework, which is online and relatively easy. Some lectures repeated and not necessary to attend, especially before first midterm. A good idea to read the book before homework.

11/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math5A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hands down the best math professor I have had at UCSB. Tests are straight forward and a lot like the homework. Very good at explaining the concepts and is always very helpful. Writes small on the board though so make sure to sit close. Awesome teacher

04/02/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math5a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. Probably the best teacher I've had here. He is so good that I almost stopped going to class because I was so caught up.

03/30/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math3A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Goodearl is a REALLY good math teacher. He's clear anc concise with all the concepts. The homework is webwork which kinda was tough. His midterms and finals, to me, had the most hardest challenging problems. But he grades 3 different methods so you can get the highest grade.

02/28/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
math3a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His class is GOOD!

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