Terrence Draper at University of Kentucky

Terrence Draper

Terrence Draper
  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/6/14

PHY 231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall,this class wasn't too bad. The lectures are boring and you might not get much from them, but draper and his T.A's are extremely helpful if you talk to them. Also,the grading scale is awesome. Show up to recitations, study the concepts,and you'll do great.

4/4/13

232 002

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr Draper is an awesome guy! He is very funny and likeable and wants to see everyone do well. What made the class that much better was the fact that there was a NotTerryDraper Twitter account and someone in my class was always tweeting like they were him. Overall a great class!

3/27/13

PHY 231 and 232

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

T. Drapes is the MAN. Loves Demos. Gives practice exams that are 75% same as real exam. Extremely easy to get a B. not hard to get an A. Glad I took calculus based physics.

1/12/13

PHY010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Doctor Draper was among my favorite professors (next to Dr. Ovall for Calculus I/II). He was clear in lecture, his lectures weren't boring (to me, at least!), and he made sure his students knew the subject well. He was very straight forward and his teaching followed a rigid schedule. He was very organized. Because of this, his exams were also easy!

11/12/12

PHY231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Topics are difficult, and lectures are bland, but Dr D does a really good job of trying to keep our attention with demos, video clips, etc. I really like his tests because he gives partial credit of mcs, and the questions are easier than the homework. The class just takes alot of time.

10/9/12

PHY010

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He really does want to see students succeed. The material is boring, but he does his best to make it interesting with lots of demos. The book isn't too much help, but can be useful if you really need it. I even overslept the first test and he still let me come in later and take it for full credit. Very understanding

10/8/12

PHY241

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher! Very knowledgeable about the subject matter, easy to follow, and very funny.

12/12/11

PHY231

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'd never taken a physics class before, so this was the hardest class I'd ever had to take. I'll probably end up with a C and I've been a 4.0 student my whole life. Physics doesn't click with me. Read the book and study homework questions for exams. And good luck.

12/1/11

PHY232

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Super nice teacher, rather boring, but so is the subject matter. Always willing to help a student, remembers you even out of big classes, and is extremely willing to help you succeed. That rates a 10.

8/16/11

PHY232

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A really nice prof, but one of the only prof I struggled to pay attention to. He uses lots of demos, but his fast PP notes makes it hard to take down notes. Book is a paper weight, useless. His exams are either pleasantly easy or crushingly hard. Online HW is extensive and constant. The exams/HW stress the math, but the lectures don't prepare you

7/1/11

PHY242

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good guy. Not the easiest class ever but hey, it's physics. It's not really supposed to be easy. He made me much more interested in physics than before his classes. Plus physics is pretty much applicable to everything so the class is useful in the real world.

4/19/11

PHY231

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a wonderful lecturer, but you feel highly unprepared for exams. He teaches outstandingly when it comes to the conceptual understanding of the subject, but his exams completely blindside you. You understand WHAT is happening, but lack the ability to use that information mathematically. If you have him, be prepared to use your book...a lot.

12/18/10

phy231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good entertaining teacher who uses humor and in-class demonstrations to elucidate on topics. His lectures are fairly easy to follow, but it is necessary to pay close attention. Tests are straightforward and reasonable, but you must know the material very well. the practices tests are in a slightly different format, but same content. Good teacher.

12/3/10

PHY231

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His exams barely at all resemble the practice tests he gives. His tests are hard. Lecture is boring enough to make you want to chop your nuts off, yet it is mandatory. Between him and steve ellis, the physics experience for moststudents leaves you with a lower gpa and a deep hatred of anything physics. I praise God everday I am not ina physicsclass

4/30/10

PHY231

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good guy.

1/13/10

PHY231

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice guy, but the class is impossible. He mostly does demonstrations in class, and his powerpoint notes are totally useless. He does provide formula sheets for the exams, but they are almost too lengthy to be helpful. Exams are all in-class and are long. Most test questions come straight from examples in the book and quizzes from class.

1/15/09

PHY231

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was very hard for no reason. I had taken physics in high school, knew most everything already, and I was in calc 3, so I had a leg up on most students and I STILL struggled greatly in this class. He gives lots of demonstrations, but that doesn't help you solve a homework problem. The final had questions unlike anything discussed in class

10/31/08

PHY231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He teaches you concepts in a way that makes you interested in what he is saying.

10/31/08

phy241

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Cool guy! but extremely boring. If i didn't have physics before his class then i believe things possibly could have been a little unclear. But its not his fault because the course is designed to go that fast.

12/14/07

PHY231

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher. the practice exams go right along with the actual exams.

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