David Schwimmer at Columbus State University

David Schwimmer

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
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2/17/14

GEOL 1121

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Great teacher. He isn't really that hard. He wants you to know how to apply the knowledge to figure out his tests, not just the basic definition. The only class I've ever taken that we went through the entire book.

1/28/14

GEO 1121

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Schwimmer is an exceptional teacher who provides assistance to anyone with questions! He provides study guides which include test topics and although he does not provide exact test questions, the topics are extremely important to succeeding on his tests. I did poorly on the first test but worked my butt off from that point on and made an A!

12/12/13

GEO1125

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hardest C I ever earned In my life. Take really good notes. If he mentions anything about the Columbus area remember it, he will put it on the test. Class was very difficult. I do not recommend you take this course unless you are a geology major

10/12/13

Geol. 1211

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is horrible and confusing. please save your academic life and dont take this class. The test are completely different from the study guides. and test questions are reworded from book which makes it difficult to understand

10/3/13

GEOL1121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible gives notes off the top of his head. Test are confusing. Do not take this class. I received a C in the class

7/30/13

Envs Geol

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was by far the easiest class I've taken. Even without a geology degree in a Graduate level geology class I got an "A". The secret is to take everything he says and repeat it back to him even if its dead WRONG. Ex. He will tell you that Hg is not poisonous and that you could drink it and be fine.

11/30/12

GEOL2225

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took him for the Fossil Record class and that has become my new favorite class. The material was so interesting and I learned a lot. The amount of material is slightly overwhelming though and there are a lot of lab samples you must study. He is a genius and has so much to offer. I would recommend that class to anyone, it was amazing.

5/3/11

GEO1105

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

People complain a lot about Dr. Schwimmer's classes, but they're really pretty good. His lectures are informative, but be advised, you need to pay very, very close attention to what he says. Take good notes, because every tiny thing will be on the exam.

3/25/11

GEOL1121

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible! First day of class he states that the majority of the class will fail. I am an overall good student.. I have HOPE. During the class I studied every night, read every chapter, did the chapter outlines (which were for my own good, not required by teacher) and even had a tutor.... still ended up with a D. Tests are extremely hard!!!!

5/10/10

GEOL1121

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent class. He covers a lot of material. He doesn't read straight from the book, but he doesn't need to. He knows the subject matter. His tests are challenging. He wants you to understand the subject, not just memorize the terms. You can get an A if you attend class, pay attention, take notes and thoroughly read the test questions.

12/10/09

GEO1121

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent professor but his test are mad hard. it's the way he words em. if you don't like to study, you miss a lot of class, or you don't take good notes don't even attempt to sit before him. this class will own you if you are not on top of your game. i failed the first two test, did well on the last two and ended up with a C.

1/4/09

GEOG1101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is not for anyone who misses a lot of school. His tests are exclusively taken from his lectures and you need to take real good notes, if he says it in class write it down and you will do fine. If you want to learn this subject take his class and you will be satisfied. However, if you are looking for an effortless A look elsewhere.

12/17/08

Geol1121

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Learn cool stuff about the planet. Good humor sometimes. Monotone voice brings the sleep ninja.

4/28/08

GEOL1105

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's really interested in the subject matter and tried to get the class interested. The test are a little tough. You don't really need to purchase the text book for the class (for the lab, you do). Test come basically from his lecture notes. TAKE REALLY GOOD NOTES and REALLY study your notes, & you'll be fine. Just remember to study!

11/6/07

GEOL2225

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've learned more in his class than any other class I've taken, but it takes a lot of after class time to get acquainted with the lab specimens and lecture material. If you're looking for an easy class, this isn't it.

4/19/07

geol2225

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher! he is not easy but answer all questions.

1/27/07

AnySECT

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had him for several classes now and as I've continued to have other classes with other professors, I've found that he is still one of the best at CSU. While Dr. Schwimmer is not "easy" you will walk out of the class more educated than when you walked in. Take notes, listen, study those notes, you'll be fine. Exceptional professor.

11/8/06

Geol1121

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the smartest Professor at this school. Take HIM!!

11/2/06

Geol1121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

bad teacher- do not take unless you have to!

8/31/06

geol0000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took the Fossil Records class and thought that it was great. Yes, he can be difficult but this is college. I had never taken a geology before and am interested enough now that I would like to take another.

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