Thomas Zownir at Central Connecticut State University

Thomas Zownir

  • 2.2Overall Quality
  • 1.8Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/27/13

CHEM162

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedB

I had him for lab. First, he's very long winded. Half of the lab is spent with him talking about the lab in great detail, covering the background topic in great detail. Be careful to follow his lab report format and show all your calculations, or you will receive either a handed back lab to redo, or a poor lab grade.

11/20/13

chem161

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Zownir is terrible because he doesn't care to change. He uses transparency pages that are cryptic, old, and unhelpful. Often only reviewing something once, he is unhelpful during office hours. He has been unprofessionally rude to several students during class. His exams are significantly more difficult than other professors.

5/22/13

Chem 163

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely hard. I've taken dozens of hard college classes but never like this didn't have time to finish the test. He talks so fast non stop telling stories that are supposed to relate you to the topic but end up confusing When asked if he will review for the next test he laughs and says that's up to you! why teach then? just say read the book

10/18/12

CHEM163

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Thought I'd give this guy a chance. He is not approachable. Uses very old school methods for teaching & does not really seem to care about his students absorbing the information he throws at them in the form of an 60 page packet. Exams are ludicrous, 9pg open ended and you're expected to finish in ~1 hr. Avoid at ALL COSTS. Had to drop the course.

5/10/12

CHEM163

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lecture involves him teaching from an overhead projector; you follow along with a note packet, page by page. He's very clear with his examples. Makes a lot of puns/jokes. Nice guy. Exams have extra credit worked in. Do not skip lecture or you will fall behind, note packets are worthless without watching him work through them. Book is irrelevant.

5/7/12

Chem162

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had him for lab, he's a very tough grader and inconsistent. He likes things done his way. He's not approachable, you dont want to ask him questions because he just makes you feel like an idiot for not already knowing the answers. If you take the lab w/o having lecture, you're doomed. Final is all lecture based, not lab related.

2/1/12

Chem163

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor was a way better teacher than the ones I have had at UConn. He gives you a note packet for each chapter, and tells you straight forward do the work and your bound to pass. I've gone up to him with questions, and he has answered them on the spot. If you listen to his stories they definitely do relate to what he is talking about.

1/19/12

chem163

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm a B student took lab only with TZ and came out with an A. I hate chem, its boring to me, but he wasn't that bad. Taking Chem 2 lect with him this semseter. He does expect you to not come to class clueless. Read ahead.

12/2/11

Chem163

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is a hard one but you have to skim the lessons before class. Going to class is a must!! He is not too helpful with explaining but there are other profs in the chem department willing to help. He knows what he is talking about and his stories do relate to class(contrary to popular belief). PAY ATTENTION!! Do the homework in the book!

10/20/10

CHEM161

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely hard. I've taken dozens of hard college classes but never like this didn't have time to finish the test. He talks so fast non stop telling stories that are supposed to relate you to the topic but end up confusing When asked if he will review for the next test he laughs and says that's up to you! why teach then? just say read the book

12/14/09

Chem162

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful professor. You really need to know your stuff in order to pass.

4/20/09

Chem163

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

dont take his class!!! you will fail like me he is rude and thinks hes funny when hes not. hes only good for lab but still that can be difficult with him his tests are stupid and doesnt give you any formulas or anything you pretty much have to memorize everything for his test! DONT TAKE HIM

4/13/09

CHEM163

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Whatever you do DON'T TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HIM! YOU WILL FAIL! he hates people! I finished one of his jokes and he got mad at me like a child. Terrible x 1000000. Good Luck if you do take his class. I personally recommend Watton if you have to take chem @ ccsu :)

4/7/09

CHEM164

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a terrible teacher. Not only does he never look me in the eye when he talks, he talks to someone entirely different. He cannot explain anything in the prelab and the syllabi that is supposed to instruct his format for lab write ups is not specific to what he really wants.

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8/26/08

BIOCHEM

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I dropped the class. I was confused on some lab work, and when I asked him for help he made me feel like an idiot. He's very extroverted/introverted. The first impression i got is "wow" he's good in front of the class. When you finally have to talk to him, it seems like he's miserable and doesn't like dealing with people, especially females.

3/13/08

chem2

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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11/16/07

chem161

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He knows what he's talking about, but doesn't like students,try to take anyone else in the chem. department, and if you do have him, be warned if you ask a question you will be laughed at.

3/9/07

chem121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy knows what he's talking about just doesn't know how to teach it. He teaches full time at MCC and compares CCSU to it constantly. Anyone who takes him i wish them luck.

12/11/05

CHEM 121

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A good prof overall. Not the most approachable, but he definitely knows his stuff and teaches it well. If you care about the class and put forth a real effort, you shouldn't have any problems with him. If you really don't care and just want to slide through, take a different prof.

6/3/05

Chem 122

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ok this guy is pompus. I wouldn't dare ask him a question for fear of being laughed at or given a sarcastic sigh. I did horribly in his class and have to retake it partly because of him. In order to do well you have to obsess about your work. I couldn't relate to his lectures at all and would forget everything he "taught" before the next lecture.

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