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Garry Running
Professor in the Geography department
at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
are you Garry Running?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
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43 Student Ratings
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11/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
185 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "There for you" "Gives good feedback"

Running is literally the best. If i could have him teach all my classes i would. He is fun and you learn a lot. Great class, take him if you can. Even if you cant take him just go to one of his classes.

03/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geog 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geog178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

11/12/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geog 178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

06/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
geology 178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

05/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geog 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

05/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geog104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/01/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geog178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

03/12/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

10/13/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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".

10/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOG104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

12/22/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Geog104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/01/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geo178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

06/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
geog178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

05/20/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/06/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

02/09/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOGo178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

12/28/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/24/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOG178 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

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