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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
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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.

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