Shawn Jackson at University of Arizona

Shawn Jackson

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/22/14

PHYS 141

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/13

PHYS 141

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/1/13

PHYS 103

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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"!

11/1/13

PHYS 241

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/24/13

PHY 141

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/25/13

PHYS 102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/30/13

103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I went to his office hours a lot, it really helped. He doesn't have any graded hw, which sucks b/c your entire grade depends on your exams, but he replaces the final score with your lowest and the final is pretty easy compared to the other exams.

5/11/13

PHYS103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really dislike physics, but Jackson makes it more than bearable. He's a great teacher that I would highly recommend.

5/8/13

PHYS 103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're going to take physics at UA, take it with him. He explains concepts with more detail than just what you need to know to do the homework--ie: he cares that you understand beyond mere regurgitation. Very low tolerance for BS, but other than that, cool guy. Final can replace your lowest grade. Prep for exams by doing hw AND class examples.

5/1/13

PHYS 103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Jackson is a good professor and his lectures are interesting and informative. He can come off as rude if you seem like you don't know what you are talking about, but he is a nice guy and is very passionate about Physics. If you go to class and study hard you can definitely get an A!

4/11/13

PHYS 103

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear professor; makes lecture easy to understand with demos and cool informational tidbits. On exams, understanding the problems he does in class is as important, if not more, than the homework problems. Redoing the lecture problems and the homework will earn you an A (still challenging though).

2/27/13

PHYS 103

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love this prof! He makes physics bearable. I absolutely hate physics don't get me wrong, but he makes it so that I can understand physics without having to kill myself studying (like i did in PHYS 102). I guess teachers really do make or break a class.

12/13/12

PHYS102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hate physics--love this guy. His demonstrations before diving into lecture helps clarify the material beforehand. Tests are pretty reasonable. I got the impression that he cares a lot about whether or not you actually understand the material, instead of just regurgitating it. Endearing professor. Almost makes me want to minor in physics.

11/10/12

PHYS241

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Jackson is the most fantastic lecturer I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. His exams may be somewhat hard, but he explains things so well. I looked forward to going to his classes every time. He is the man to take for Physics at the U of A

10/16/12

PHY141

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Jackson he has a great sense of humor and makes the class interesting. There is homework assign but he does't collect them. Do these and the class examples as the exams look just like them. It's hard to ask questions in class cause u feel dumb. If you are a self learner who is able to read the book and notes/lecture to study you'll do fine.

10/11/12

PHYS241

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has an interesting way of explaining certain concepts and has a sense of deadpan humor that makes going to lectures fun. I wish I understood what was going on though.

7/7/12

PHYS102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Summer session was very difficult. Think twice before taking the lecture with the laboratory. Lab will take almost all of your time away from lecture. Although it is possible to do well in both; just know that you will have no social life. Jackson is one of the best professors, makes physics interesting and funny. Review in class and H.W. problems.

7/7/12

PHYS102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was a 5-wk summer course. Dr. Jackson did an exceptional job presenting the material during lecture. Pay attention to his detailed examples & demos as they are often helpful for the exams. By no means was the course was easy. Unbelievably time consuming. WORK HARD; it will pay off. You will earn the grade you deserve. Great prof. overall.

4/26/12

PHYS103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved going to Dr. Jackson's class, and I looked forward to it throughout the week. His demonstrations were amazing, and I left every lecture excited to learn more. He was extremely helpful when answering questions, and he was able to make complex ideas exceedingly clear to the students. I can't imagine a better instructor.

4/23/12

PHYS241

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Graduating this year and to date this is the best professor I've had at the University of Arizona. Pay attention in lecture and do the homework and you can't do bad in his class. I learned more in his class than any class I've taken. Considered taking more physics classes, out of my major, just if Jackson was the teacher.

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