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David Schwimmer
Professor in the Geology department
at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.1
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07/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOL 1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you're not a Geology major please do not take him. especially if you hate science. if you cant wait until another semester and have to take him...PLEASE FIND A GOOD STUDY PARTNER. FIND A PERSON WHO MAJORS IN GEOLOGY OR SCIENCE AS A PARTNER!

05/03/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOL 1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

For a freshman level class insure was hard. The tests are worded weird and confusing. Be sure to take good notes.

02/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL 1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

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.

01/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO 1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

12/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO1125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

10/12/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Geol. 1211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

10/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOL1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

07/30/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Envs Geol Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/30/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL2225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/03/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEO1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

03/25/2011
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOL1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!!!!

05/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/10/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEO1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

01/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOG1101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/17/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geol1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

04/28/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

11/06/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOL2225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/19/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
geol2225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

01/27/2007
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AnySECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

11/08/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geol1121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

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Posted on: 01/14/14
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Glad a recent grad student believes she received an easy A. Had she taken notes, she might have recalled that I said elemental mercury passes through the gut and is poorly absorbed, thus not very harmful. Mercury vapor and methylated mercury are of course highly toxic.

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