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Shawn Jackson
Professor in the Physics department
at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
2.3
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08/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Great professor. He explains things well, he has a passion for the material, and he is always available for questions at the end of class or in his office hours. I think I saw some people even working on the homework in his office and asking questions on areas they got stuck on. Overall great professor. Textbook is required for the homework.

05/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Had Jackson for PHYS 141 and 241. Awesome professor with super entertaining demonstrations in 241. You have to work HARD, to get an A in 241, but Jackson is probably the best person to take it with.

05/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-

The best lecturer that I have ever had before. He explains things with excellent clarity and precision. His exams are somewhat based off of the homework, which are also extremely difficult. The worst part of the class is that the entirety of your grade is only from the exams, which means that there is no grade buffer.

05/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Physics 241 is hard no matter who teaches it. That being said, Jackson is a very good teacher. His tests are fair, similar to the given examples, and fairly graded. His lectures are clear and filled with an extremely dry sense of humor that made even physics a little more bearable.

01/22/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Jackson does a lot of demonstrations which makes the lecture really useful. He also has a really great lecture style and I would definitely recommend him as a professor.

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you have to take physics, take Dr. Jackson. He is very clear in the lectures, his exams are doable if you did the homeworks and went to lecture. Do not procrastinate. Physics itself tends to be a hard subject, but you cannot go wrong taking Jackson.

12/01/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is very nice, and explains things fairly well. However, the class is hard if you don't understand EMF or EMN. The only thing that gets graded are the four exams, and there is no rounding. TA's aren't good at grading, so if you think something is right, ask for a regrade or go into his office hours. Do the "homework"!

11/01/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

In class examples are good but could be better. Everything is out of the book. Outside class he's unapproachable. I met with a TA and saw Jackson sitting in his office with the door open so I asked a quick question (would have taken 2sec to give me an answer) he just rolled his eyes and told me to come back during office hours. Tests are HARD.

09/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHY 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

attendance is not mandatory, But you won't miss any class. He describe things very will and use in class simple experiments to show how theories work. Totally recommended and I will take phi 241 with him.

08/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Probably the best science teacher Ive had at UofA. He is extremely smart and teaches in a way that is so easy to follow. His tests are not easy at all. He barely provides enough time so if you mess up at all you probably wont finish. However, if you thoroughly understand all the in-class problems you will be fine on the test.

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