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Austin Boyd
Professor in the Science department
at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.8
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04/19/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took this class on-line thinking it would be easy... It's not bad if you don't wait till the last minute, but it's alot of work and the test doesn't really come from the assignments... Super boring subject. Doesn't allow you to re-submit.

12/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Oh my goodness. Do not take this guy online. As stated below, the assignments are subjected to his opinion, and usually his opinion is BS. This was the hardest class of my college career thus far. Even when I tried to contact him, it would take weeks for a crap response. STAY AWAY.

05/04/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR! His class average was high 60's and the average on MOST tests was approx 69%. He DOES NOT grade on a curve and NEVER gives a straight answer to questions. Most answers for the "open book" tests CAN NOT be found in the textbook. Assignments take hours,and all are subject to his opinion which differ from facts in the book!

04/27/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
esc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I have ever had. I took the class onine and it was very difficult. He was not helpful at all, every question I asked was never answered straight forward. Even though everything was open book, there were things I could not find any where. I would not recommend this professor to anyone.

12/16/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I really learned a lot in this class- Dr. Boyd was very helpful and the class was interesting- I really enjoyed and I would recommend him to anyone!

08/14/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
esc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is THE hardest online class I've taken. Even though the tests were open book, there were a lot of answers I couldn't find anywhere in the book. According to class stats, I earned above average grades on homework and extra credit and average on tests and still got a C in the class. Heartbreaking!

08/14/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
esc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took this online and it was tough. According to class stats I was average on the tests and above average on homework and extra credit and still got a C. Heartbreaking!

04/04/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor is very responsive and involved. The homework assignments are reasonable but you have to keep up. The tests are pretty difficult. I only managed to get in the high 70's and am an A student. But, I took advantage of the extra credit and put effort in the homework and came out with an A! In a science class?! Who knew?!

12/13/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The best teacher I've ever had. Very kind, helpful, and approachable. . Took the class online and loved the way he structured it. Can't say enough good things about him!

08/21/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
esc1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the nicest people ever. He loves the subject and keeps you the whole time but test are open book and sometimes take home. He has a great curve, if you don't pass it can't be blamed on him. Great teacher must take!!!!

08/01/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ESC1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easiest class in the world. You have to try really hard to not get an A. Last test was open book and curved 25 points

11/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psc2121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is the nicest guy. He is very smart and really knows his stuff. If you need help he is always willing to make time for you. I wish I could take him again.

08/24/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
AST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I really liked his class. The tests were sometimes difficult. But he curved them because he knows that everyone is not an astronomy whiz. It's too bad he's not teaching at SFCC anymore.

07/13/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psc2121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I loved him. He is the nicest guy. His tests are difficult but he grades on a curve. He really knows and loves what he is talking about. Although his class can be a bit boring at times.. he makes jokes to keep you interested.

06/02/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
AST1102L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I don't know if he's changed since the last review, but I took his Lab in Fall 2004 and he was great. His lecture doesn't do much, but he's willing to talk with you until you come up with the answer. We were able to do "groups" on almost every assignment, and there were lots of extra credit points. I think everybody made an A.

04/19/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very nice guy,but a horrible teacher.Class is so boring, it's hell. Tests are extremely difficult.If he didn't curve them so much,everyone would fail.Studying for tests is pointless.Do yourself a favor and take Bio for your science credits.AST sounds cool,but it really sucks.

04/19/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class is extremely difficult, doen't teach what is on the tests. Only good thing is that quizzes are extra credit and tests are curved, but it is still hard to get a good grade.

04/12/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
AST1200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice person, but a horrible teacher. Expect to learn the material yourself because in class he just goes over the power point presentation, which are mostly pictures. Then, his tests are very hard and not related to what we covered in class. He does curve the tests, so that helps.

02/03/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He does a big curve on every test because if he didn't no one would pass them. No need to study because the questions are nothing that he goes over. Nice teacher and really not stressful but hard tests. Which I think is very unfair.

01/14/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AST1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a very nice person but a bad teacher. Only take him if you are really good at the natural sciences.

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