J.P. O'Connell at University of Virginia

J.P. O'Connell

  • 2.1Overall Quality
  • 2.3Helpfulness
  • 1.9Clarity
  • 1.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/12/10

CHE2202

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

O'Connell is a thermo legend. Lectures are conceptual, reading is more in depth, and homework is calculation intensive. Tests are hard. Class is a giant pain, but doable. If you're confused, hit up J-POC and he'll help you out...but only if you're putting forth an effort. Textbook. Absolutely. Sucks.

2/27/09

CHE316

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

JPO expects alot of you. There is no free lunch. You are responsible for understanding even derivations. Easily one of the hardest classes at UVA. If you are mature (and actually know math) and respectable, JPO will help you as long as you have the time. Can't waste his. Very fair. Prepare yourself to enter a new phase in your academic career.

5/13/08

CHE202

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice guy, but teaches concept instead of applications. the workshops are so pointless and the homework is really hard.

7/30/07

CHE202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly giving this man zeros is to high, he is honestly the worst teacher I have ever had. I actually contemplated suicide to escape, hell seemed more bearable.

13364364
10/7/05

CHE 316

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He assumes that you already understand the material and goes from there. His lectures consist of incomprehensible equations that are put up with no context whatsoever. If you ask him a question, he will either give a vague response or ridicule you. One time when I asked him what a very technical term meant, his response was "Why don't you know?"

11/9/04

ENGR 162

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

O'Connell is an awesome guy.

2683239
11/1/04

CHE 202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST THERMO CLASS EVER...BOOK SUCKS, LECTURES SUCK, TESTS SUCK...all around bad class.

10/28/04

CHE202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is one of the hardest ever, but not because of the material. He doesn't teach, book sucks, hw sucks. Bend over, its going to be a rough ride.

10/25/04

ENGR 162W

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow. Stay away if possible. This class was designed for kindergarten kids. Gives classwork such as "Kick your Bad Habit" or "Learn to Manage Your Time". Makes those who ask questions feel stupid and totally avoids clear answers. Take another ENGR workshop, if possible.

8/31/04

che202

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

OMG, this guy is crazy. When you ask a question in class, he ends up making you feel stupid. And that textbook has got to go. Not helpful at all, especially for the insane problems at the end of each chapter

4/30/04

CHE 202

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class has to be one of the worst thermodynamics courses at any university anywhere. While the teacher is generally caring and understanding, he spends all sorts of time giving us "learning skills" tests and speaking in vague, nonsensical g

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