William Michaely at San Francisco State University

William Michaely

  • 2.4Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 1.6Easiness

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5/10/09

chem120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he teaches at CCC too. He is ridiculously HARD! DO NOT TAKE!

12/16/05

Chem 115

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very kind, gave me as much time as I needed in office hours, was polite. His handwriting was clear to me but organization on board was slightly unclear. HW was almost insignficant to grade, but really helped study for exams. Quizzes did too. He set the learning bar high and that really made me learn. Then the grading at the end was easier.

12/15/05

Chem. 115

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Michaely teaches very quickly, so it is hard to keep up. I only passed because of the lab and chemistry workshops. He doesn't answer questions very clearly in class either. Read the book before going to class, otherwise you will be totally lost.

12/14/05

Chem 115

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would agree with everyone else the class is out of sync with the labs. Its hard to do good when you miss class because his lectures are not always as what the syllabus says and he has those random quizzes. I say take Vanneli cuz everyone says hes good but if you really need chem just take Michealy but get tutoring or ask him.

11/15/05

Chem 115

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He provides plenty of examples, explains concepts, and his lectures are not boring.However the class is disorganized, with the lab being completely out of synch with lectures.Labs are not explained and we don't know what's expected.However tests and concepts are not hard.Several people got perfect scores, which is impossible in most other chemclass

11/10/05

chem 115

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are very disorganized and he really depends on you having read the book. But he's extremely helpful one-on-one and is really a nice and encouraging guy. You have to be prepared to do a lot of work on your own, but it's not a bad experience. The tests are sometimes unneccessarily tricky but generally fair.

11/10/05

Chem 115

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's a pretty nice guy. he makes the lectures somewhat enjoyable with his humor. he does curve his grades but not that much. tough class and alot of work.

10/3/05

CHEM 115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The exams are the same for all classes, but his class does not focus on the correct material until the day before the exam. He rambles about random chemistry nonsense having little or nothing to do with the exams or book.

9/14/05

chem 115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

this teacher is the worst thing that could happen to chemstry!! he is very unclear in his lectures and he goes too fast all the time!! his handwritting is HORRIBLE!!!! if you dont read ahead and attend every class and all the office hours, YOU WILL GET LOST!!!!!! i dont reccommend this guy to anyone!!! if you need to take a chem 115 class take it with Vannelli cause he doesnt make you feel dumb if you dont get something. TAKING MICHAELY IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE ANYONE COULD MAKE!!!!

9/1/05

Chem333

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bill has an intresing sense of humor, He likes to show HOW MUCH HE KNOWS , very arrogant! His grading of exams unfair his questions and exam format unfair as well. His monotone voice is annoying, avoid Michaley if possible

8/24/05

Chemistry 115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

8/24/05

Chem 333

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take Ochem with Michaely, whatever you do. His Chem 115 was hard but nothing compared to Chem 333 during the summer. My GPA suffered a lot from that class. He is not clear at all when explaining and it feels as if he WANTS you to be confused. Just find another professor.

6/9/05

SCI 140

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

avoid if you can, he's kinda random and makes random science jokes....

6/6/05

Chem 115

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is hard to read his writing. He doesn't explain well. He doesn't give many examples. He goes slow in the beginning and too fast in the end. He drops 2 lowest quizzes. He gives extra credit on the tests. He clears his throat a lot.

6/6/05

Chem 115

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

ugh! His writing is SO SMALLY, you need Magnificaning glass to see what he writes! And when he tries to explain a question asked, he doesn't do it very well. His tests are made so that half the class will FAIL...

5/21/05

Chem. 115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's VERY, VERY hard to understand & his handwriting is beyond unlegible, but he does seem like a pretty nice guy. Chemistry is just a very BORING & USELESS subject, & if you take this class, you won't learn anything (shouldn't be a big surprise), but if he grades like he did when I took him, you probably won't need too high a score to pass.

5/21/05

Chem 115

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a good teacher for a beginning Chem class. His explanations are confusing if you don't already have previous knowledge of chemistry. As for his quizzes, he tells you to study one thing then quizzes you on something else. His exams are pretty involved so if you don't know the material well, his exams will be really difficult.

5/4/05

CHEM 115

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lots of quizes...lots of homework...not enough credit for the amount of time u put into your lab..only 25% of your grade. Lecture dull...dry...he doesnt use any kind of modern technology for lectures i.e. power point, handouts,etc.. His handwriting sucks!

12/21/04

CHEM 115

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class at first was really easy, the quizzes were a cinch. But when it came to the tests, my goodness. His teaching style like what previous students said, if you do not put a LOT of effort into the class, you WILL get lost. For those who are not science majors, good luck, you'll need it.

12/21/04

Chemistry

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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