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William Michaely
Professor in the Chemistry department
at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
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Overall Quality
2.4
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
1.6
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26 Student Ratings
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05/10/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

12/16/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/15/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem. 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

12/14/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/15/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

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