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Rhett Allain
Professor in the Chemistry & Physics department
at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
are you Rhett Allain?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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09/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 191 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

Grading scale is vague at best. An 'assessment' every week, and you get a 'grade' from 0-4. Difficult to impossible to get a 4 on an assessment, as he will nitpick anything out of your answers to dock you points. You can make 'video reassessments' and email them to him for credit, but don't expect a good score. Too vague and grades too hard.

05/19/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

If I have a time machine, I would go back in time and un-enroll from his class. He is "Chinese Sheldon Cooper" knows nothing at all and can't explain at all.

07/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys 191 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Summer class so went fast. Must do homework to keep up. His online youtube videos are very helpful but only if you've attempted the homework or read the book first. Wants you to understand material rather than just get the right answer

12/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's extremely helpful. He expects you to do all the learning. Extremely approachable . A very nice human being.

11/27/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys193 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't explain things well unless you ASK QUESTIONS. He will not go out of hi ay to make you understand the lab in class but he does post stuff online.

05/08/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PhySc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he is not a good teacher especially for a 101 course. he doesnt explain how to get the answer and half the time we arent even sure what is the correct answers. his test arent that bad if you do the study guide, but his final is over everything and he doesnt give a study guide for it.............i wouldnt take him again

05/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Allain is pretty awesome. He makes you come to conclusions yourself which can be really frustrating at times, but he really helps you learn. His tests are really short, so study and you will be rewarded. Also, read his shirts because they are funny. He's like a real life Sheldon Cooper.

07/28/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy is worthless. I had a full ride to Southeastern and lost it to this man. (2.8 GPA that semester) I studied every night for 5-7 hours and still could not make a grade above a D. His tests are insane and he doesn't teach the material needed to do well on the tests. If you plan on taking him, either a) be a genius or b) take someone else.

01/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! Super Smart! My favorite class yet!

12/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is conceptual rather computational,and he loves his inventions, demos, discoveries. Troy and him are the only one I recommend. Don't take others, they will teach u bible instead of physics.

11/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

THIS GUY IS AWESOME

11/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

SUPER GOOD TAKE THIS DOOOOOD

11/15/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

It may be just me, but I did not learn this semester. I am teaching myself physics instead of being taught. Expects you to know what he's fixin to lecture on then goes on a tangent about star wars. Some like hime. I could not follow. Good luck.

03/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

HE IS THE BEST IN THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, other professors might be smart, but they don't know how to teach properly...they don't know how to give difficult concepts in easy way..they make easy concepts more and more difficult and difficult even more difficult because they know a lot but don't know how to give them to the student

03/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Allain is a great teacher! A lot of students did not like how the course is set up, but the LEPS material is WAY easier than the PETS material. EVERY EDUCATION MAJOR SHOULD TAKE HIM FOR PHYS 142. He is the BEST option! Classes are long and hard to pay attention during, but he makes physics easy and interesting! Loved his class!

10/03/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

often seems to be struggling himself with the concepts he's teaching

05/28/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem395 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Allain is one of the 3 profs who helped me learn how to "think" physics & stop feeling like it was just impossible for me to get. He has a unique teaching style; some who want extreme structure may not like... but it works. You *will* learn with this guy.

03/10/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phys191 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Post all labs online. Quizes every day of class on the lab that you are about to complete. His instructions are vague and his test are nothing like the lab. Do not recomend to anyone.

06/12/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I got a D and worked my but off for this class, did all the hw in his office and still got a d for my effort, his final was ridiculous along with many of the other tests

03/05/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS2211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent Teacher, Great teaching stlye, willing to help on anything, VERY GOOD, Highly recommend, BEST in the Physics Department

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