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Peter Noel Webb
Professor in the Geology department
at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
2.9
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09/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
es100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A terrific professor!

09/05/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ES100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Good guy, tough tests but goes out of his way to help you.

06/09/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ES100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

i feel like he had such good intentions but just, ugh. the lectures are super boring, and the midterms are on material that is not found in the book, powerpoints, or lecture. so awful.

05/28/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The exams are pretty tough, so make sure you get a good lab grade. I really enjoyed the class, Professor Webb has a lot of experience in his field and he has amazing stories to tell.

05/13/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EARTH100 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 a really nice guy. His tests are hard though. There are only two midterms, a final, and lab grade.

02/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEO100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Webb was a great teacher who really does care about his students. I had him for Earth Science 100 and then Oceanography. I enjoyed both classes because Webb has so much knowledge about our environment and it 's very fun to pick his brain. He has so many good stories about his travels all over the world.

01/05/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ES206 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great accent; he's from New Zealand if I remember correctly. Somewhat difficult to follow at first, but he's a very interesting lecturer. Speaks with subtle humor that he may not even notice. Attendance is not mandatory, but it's worth it to go. Never spoke to him one-on-one, but he seemly quite friendly and approachable. Exams were fair.

07/04/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo550 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Webb is preplexing. He is a nice guy, has great intentions, but is a very poor communictor. I like to listen to him talk, but I would not take any more classes from him. BTW - he has a peak in Antarctica named after him!

05/31/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Tests are hard and cover material you will probably never learn. Studying the lectures, labs, and notes will not help you much at all. He gives extra credit at the end of some classes but almost no one can ever make it through an entire lecture. He seems like a nice person, just not a great teacher. Just guess on tests and hope for the best.

05/12/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOSC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Webb is a nice guy, but his exams test things he never taught. He likes to keep students interested so he lectures on interesting things but then tests on detailed topics not explained in class. Difficult to know what to study for. Labs are easy. I know there are better professors to take Earth Science with.

01/03/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GeoSc206 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Extremely boring teacher. The way he presented his notes were very confusing. Asked very unfair questions on the exams which ended up being very hard. Best thing that happened was he left towards the end of the quarter for Antartica (very unprofessional) and Christine O'Malley taught the rest of the class. She was pretty helpful.

09/13/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOL100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Such a great guy! Has great stories and a New Zealand accent. Lectures are somewhat boring but he tries to make them interesting. Study his practice tests online for tests. They seem hard but there's usually a huge curve. TAKE HIM!!

06/09/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
geo 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

make sure you get 100% on the labs! The tests are hard unless you study his old exams which he gives out online. Reading the book helps but studying his in class notes will give you a better idea of what to focus on.

02/01/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geo Sci 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's a funny guy and very energetic but the lectures consist of LOTS of boring movies and he tends to put up diagrams and talk on them forever. The exams are fairly easy as long as you study the questions he gives you in class. For a GEC, it's a decent class to take.

06/13/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
geo 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he is fun teacher in the classroom and very enthusiastic. his tests are hard and at many times irrelivant but gives a VERY nice curve... great teacher

06/07/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo Sci 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The exams were really hard, a lot of obscure questions that you really had to study the book a lot to know. But I believe there will be a huge curve so It won't be that bad. Webb is an awesome guy and teacher. He is very accomidating and willing to go the extra mile to help a person out. He moved my final so I wouldn't have 3 in one day.

04/04/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Probably THE best prof I've ever had. The lectures can be boring- but hey your learning about rocks and the earth. Get to know him well and he'll go out of his way to make sure you understand. Great class and awesome prof. I would definately take it!

03/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geo 206 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I wasn't interested in the class at all, but Dr. Webb was very helpful in encouraging me to do well after bombing both the midterms. He's the best professor I've ever had and I'm glad I took the class just to get to know him. Study online, read and don't fall asleep in class and you'll do fine. ;)

03/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geology 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

TO PASS THIS CLASS YOU MUST STUDY FROM HIS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS!!! This is something that I didn't know until the very end and it could have made my grade MUCH higher! Once I finally did realize he had practice tests I saw his exams are word for word.

03/19/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geology100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He really didn't care about teaching and put the most detailed questions on the exams. Go to class if you want to be able to understand the notes at all. I think he wanted people to do badly.

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