Garry Running at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Garry Running

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/7/14

Geog 104

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Running was a great guy! I had him for my lab section and loved it! Very approachable, and willing to help. He really wanted you to get the material, which was fairly difficult.

12/2/13

Geog178

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He really wants his students to learn and question. He is not an easy grader, especially on the 9 weekly 1 page papers, but he drops your lowest 2 and lets you resubmit 2, 3 exams each has a pod portion, always willing to help but not gives a straight forward answer, clear syllabus outlining whole semester

11/12/13

Geog 178

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hated this guy. He made the class so much harder than it had to be. Notes were unclear and he was extremely boring to listen to. Had to write a paper every week and read horribly boring articles that dragged on. Would not recommend this class especially with this professor.

6/6/13

geology 178

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was my favorite class! Gary made it fun with his sense of humor and interesting topics. The homework was a little tough but he lets you redo 2 papers and drop 2 papers so in the end you can get a good grade if you try. He is also a harsh grader, but it taught me a lot. Would definitely recommend!

5/15/13

Geog 104

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Running is a great guy! So glad he was my lab instructor.

5/8/13

Geog104

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I suggest you attend every lecture because they are all on the exam. Running is hilarious and always willing to help. I will really miss him for lecture and lab.

12/13/12

GEOG178

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class as long as you try in it. "Trying" only consists of a couple hours a week (usually every Thursday). Very knowledgeable and helpful if you seek it. He wants you to do well in the class and gives you every chance to do well. Also he is reasonably funny, but that's not his focus its to be light hearted. People are overreacting.

11/1/12

Geog178

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think this is a great class! Running can be weird at times-but for the most part I like him. The think pieces every week are sometimes hard. But he will let you take tests with groups and stuff. Pretty easy class, but you have to think critically still. He is always willing to help. It's college, you're not going to get everything handed to you.

3/12/12

GEOG178

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought Garry was a very nice guy who even though didn't have the best jokes, his attempt to make class more fun was nice to have. The content was hard but he helped to put the material into a real life perspective for me. It's not the easiest class but its worth taking.

10/13/11

GEOG178

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

"Dr." Running is a rude professor who thinks he is the funniest man alive. He is not. If you do not laugh at his jokes he stares at you like you are an alien. He grades too harshly and if you ask why you received a certain grade he is unable to provide you with an explanation. Oh yeah, and it's "his way or the high way".

10/10/11

GEOG104

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I like it a lot, it had a verylaid back easy-going feel. Although the conent can be difficult at times or time consuming Running is very helpful and willing to work with you one on one.

12/22/10

Geog104

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible class. Do not take Geog 104 w/ running. Laughs at his own dumb jokes. Waste of time. You try to go to him for help and he tells you to figure it out yourself. Worst class I have ever taken.

11/1/10

Geo178

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Running is the man...he knows his stuff and is extremely helpful. Yeah, his jokes are corny and canned but it's the way he uses them that is the benefit. Some students at Eau Claire don't get that they have to work their butts off to get a decent grade. Uncle Garry appreciates somebody that puts in effort!!!1

6/26/10

geog178

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Instead of sitting in a classroom listening to Mr. Running laugh at his own ridiculous jokes, we could have been participating in activities that actually conserved the environment. This class was an absurd waste of my time and my grade wasn't a fair reflection of the amnt of effort or time I put into this class. Take this class, but avoid running!

5/20/10

GEOG178

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

At first I absolutely hated the guy because of his ridiculously hard grading on think pieces and his tough tests. After a while though, I began to appreciate his genuine desire on the subject. Don't take this class if you want an easy A cause it won't happen but if you have an interest in the subject he's not a bad professor.

4/6/10

GEOG178

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Running is a nice guy with a good sense of humor. He requires 8 "think pieces" which are easy, 1 page papers. Unfortunately, the articles you have to read are long and boring and take a LOT of paper. His tests are a mixture of really easy questions and questions that are from unrelated material. The class is somewhat interesting but not recommende

2/9/10

GEOGo178

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I considered myself a enviornmentally concious person before taking running's class, but now... i want to cut down trees and drive an suv just to piss him off!

12/28/09

GEOG178

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I know lots of people who did not like Running, but I liked him. He gives all the information in class, but you are responsible for doing the work. Tests are fair and questions come straight from the notes. An easy and interesting class. I learned a lot.

12/24/09

GEOG178

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Garry is the least approachable teacher I have ever had and does not know how to communicate. He is very rude and disrespectful. I learned so much in this class, but my grade does not reflect that at all. His notes are cryptic. His tests have little to do with the lectures, and the study guides he writes are almost completely useless.

12/22/09

GEOL178

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Conservation of the Environment was an eye-opener! Take it with Running only if this topic interests you. I learned a lot but his tests were impossible and didn't reflect how much I actually learned. Be prepared for a lesson not only on the environment but also interpreting Running's sarcasm.

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