Charles Sharpless at University of Mary Washington

Charles Sharpless

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
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3/18/13

Chem 111

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an awesome guy, but he moves very quickly! His tests are very hard and he throws lots of curve balls. He has office hours and tries to help, but he is so smart that it is hard to be able to relate to him. Lab is structured well, but lab exam is a killer. Final exam is death.

10/19/12

Chem5

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a good professor, but he is really tough. His labs are insanely hard, he likes to use simulations for the reports, which makes the lab reports harder for you to comprehend.

10/16/12

Chem332

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Prof. Sharpless for environmental chem lab. He is pretty intense and takes his stuff seriously. That said, environmental lab isn't a lot of work, but it isn;t an easy A. You need to make sure you know what he's looking for in the lab reports.

10/25/11

Chem111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of people will tell you that Prof. Sharpless is really hard, but it's really the subject matter that is difficult. If you're looking for an easy class, this is not for you. However, if you're willing to put in the time and read the book, then you'll be fine. I personally liked having him as a professor and thought he was a nice guy.

7/21/10

Chem111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sharpless is an incredibly smart guy. He knows pretty much everything and goes a little fast in lectures. He expects you to work to understand chemistry and gives you all the tools for success if you are dedicated. Fairly easy to get a decent grade because there are so many assignments.

4/3/10

Chem111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher

3/11/10

CHEM111

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sharpless is hard to say the least. I am not a chemistry person at all so it is a difficult class for me. I had him last semester and this semester but my grades are just average. Tests are difficult.

9/17/09

CHEM252

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful man, helps students whenever he can. Does have a monotone voice, but really gets into his subject matter. Has parties at his house for chem folks.. You really should invest in him, it'll pay off. :)

8/19/09

Chem111

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sharpless has gotten a bad rap in these reviews, but i thought he was actually a good professor. He made the material available and his tests were to the point with no surprises. It's the MATERIAL that's sometimes tricky, not the way he teaches it. With little chem background i got an A in his class. Anyone can if they just READ the book

3/25/09

CHEM111

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I actually liked him, even though I thought the class was hard and his lectures were boring. He pushed me to do well.

1/3/09

Chem111

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher is extremely, extremely boring. He made me hate chemistry with a passion. I would avoid his class at all costs. I rarely went to class. He is extremely picky with his grading. Not really approachable. Overall, a bad experience.

11/17/08

Chem111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lecture is sometimes confusing, but like he say, you should read the text beofre lecture and it does make more sense. But the key to doing well is seeking him out and discussing problems with him. He is helpful and available outside of class.

11/16/08

CHEM111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I want to fall asleep EVERY MWF at 9 am. He has a radio voice so that doesn't help with ANYTHING! He's a picky picky PICKY grader and the online quizzes hardly ever have anything you've learned in class in them. He's a picky on the test. I started off wanting to be a chem major, and now I NEVER want to take a chem class again.

10/30/08

Chem111

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chemistry in general is a hard subject. he doesn't help in making it easier. he expects you to have background knowledge in the subject, he is VERY VERY picky when it comes to doing labs and projects, and when i asked him for help, i was even more confused. He talks really fast and mumbles, too. only thing i liked was that he offers extra credit.

8/17/08

CHM111

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a nice guy, but I found the class to be very difficult. He expects you to have had some background in chemistry. I had to spend a lot of time reading the book and even then?

4/30/08

CHEM112

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

After having silly chem teachers & the like in highschool i thought science wasn't for me. Then, Dr. Sharpless made me love science again; i basically switched my major to science and took more Chem classes than i had originally planned! And if you are bad at science and math you shouldn't be taking Chem in the first place, try Geography instead!

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3/12/08

chem111

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

sharpless is a really nice guy, does his best to teach the material. however, this class is extrmely hard and very time consuming. if ur into chem its probably ok..but if not, its brutal.

3/18/07

chem111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is a good professor, he cares about his students and will help you if you need help. His tests are ok and much easier than other professors' tests.

2/27/07

Chem111

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

HARD, HARD, HARD! Not very clear, expects you to know a lot about chemistry on an entry level, very hard grader, in general nice guy though. He also talks fast and mumbles when he speaks sometimes.

11/28/06

chem111

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for both gen chem 111/112. He's a very nice guy, but as a teacher so-so. You'll have to read the book to clarify stuff. Office hours were not helpful to me, since he confused me even more. But do your work and you'll do fine. He grades fair, and curves a lot too.

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