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Richard Copeland
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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04/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

This teacher really wants his students to pass. He curves the exams, dropes the lowest score and he gives extra credits.He gives homework for each chapter, but being that they are worth 50% of the grade it's like taking exams at home and if you have questions he is there to help in addition to that the learning commons is helpful for H/W questions.

04/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A+

If you attend class regularly and do your homework this is not a hard class. He does go a little fast but he will stop and help you if you have any questions. 50% of the grade is homework and he curves test grades. The book is definitely needed as well as mystatlab.

04/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

When first entering this class I was hesitant because of the reviews.He is a REALLY good teacher he go above and beyond to make sure you understand.when asked a ? He will stop and explain throughly even come to your desk.HW is 50%of grade so like a take home test & he give you a week to do it!He curves test grades!He loves what he do!Put in effort

01/06/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

LOTS and lots of homework, which counts for more than the tests do (and he grades more harshly). Talks really, really quickly in class and can get distracted. Very friendly and helpful. Has trouble explaining concepts clearly sometimes, but not a terrible teacher. If you aren't good at keeping up with homework, though, then TAKE A DIFFERENT CLASS.

05/15/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STA 2122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Do not take his class if you do not have ANY prior knowledge of stats. Copeland is a good guy. He just cannot teach the material. He goes through stuff very fast and you will be stuck if you do not have that prior knowledge. I survived with a C. YOU WILL LIVE IN THE LEARNING COMMONS!!!

01/04/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He knows Statistics, but he is absolutely horrible at teaching it. He also has no patience what so ever and got annoyed when we asked questions. No idea why hes a professor. I got an A in the class, but I was teaching myself. 40% is homework grades, so be prepared to do the homework. Youll have to in order to pass.

08/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
STA2122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If hes the only one to choose from, don't freak out, hes not that bad but he wouldn't have been my first choice. He is very willing to help. He is not very good with explaining things so you will be teaching yourself most of the material. His grading is fair and gives many chances to earn to a successful grade.

04/24/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's extremely difficult to understand in class. Attendance isn't' mandatory. Homework is everything!!! 40% of your grade. There's 3 tests and a final but he drops the lowest test score and if you end up with an A average you're exempt from the final! I recommend him cause he's an easy grader, but i suggest a lot of time in the learning commons!

02/08/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
STA2122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So overall I say he is a pretty good teacher. Sometimes he is pretty inconsistent with the lectures and it is kinda easy to zone out but if you read some before attending class and just pay attention than everything becomes much more clear. He is always willing to help and the tests don't have anything on them that we haven't covered in class.

10/04/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STA2122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. copeland is all over the place.. im debating whether i should drop the class because i find it very hard to follow his lectures.. im currently teaching myself out of the book. He is inconsistent and confusing to understand. he doesnt know how to teach. i wish i came on this site before i added this class.

07/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STA2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I suspecte from the start of the class I might need the support desk to keep up with all the computer technology used. Good teacher bc he was not difficult to ask for the neccessary practice. The course is an intro class with no prerequisites. I did not feel I had anonymity. The professor knows your name when come to class! software intensive test

12/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you want to pass the class attend class! take notes and pay attention. Go to his office hour and he pretty much does the homework for you. DO YOUR HOMEWORK! its 40% of the grade. and do the extra credit. good thing is i didnt have to take the final if you had an A by a certain time.

04/25/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT2122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

21 at the start of class, probably 8 of us actually went to every class and did our homework. 4 of us had A's before the 3rd test and were DONE! Just go, do your homework and realize this is an entry-level statistics course. You will understand it if you ask questions and stop Dr. Copeland if he gets ahead of himself.

12/23/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Copeland knows statistics and is in-love it. He is an excellent teacher, but can be hard to follow. I think its b/c he is so smart and gets ahead of himself. Best part of his class is the hmwk prepares you for tests. He drops lowest test grd & if you go into final with an A you are exempt from final. U will lose points from hmwk if you are late

09/25/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Like others have said, this guy can't teach. He's all over the place in his lectures and often gets the answers wrong. I'm currently teaching myself out of the book, which I wouldn't recommend.

07/15/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
statsSTA2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He can't teaher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you take his class you will have to teacher yourself and if have to do that then why is he there?

04/16/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Sta2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor gives homework the entire sesemster and it is worth 40% of grade. He wants it done in a particular way and will take off pts. Will not recommend this class if you dont have time to do homework all week long

11/15/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT2210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREAT AND EASY CLASS...IF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO MATH AND EXTRAPULATE FORMULAS...

10/25/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
sta2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr Copeland will confuse the heck out of you. I cannot follow his lecture and found myself spending extra hours in the library, alone trying to teach myself from the book. His tests are Brutal and he wont give you credit on a lot of your homework because you diddent do it in his wacked out confusing way. His class makes me want to quit school.

09/08/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
stats2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Copeland is a very difficult professor. I understand statistics when I read the book, but his lectures are really confusing. He tends to ramble from topic to topic......no consistency whatsoever. I will not recommend this individual. He's a nerd and he know's his stuff, but he is far from a good teacher in my opinion. Speeds through everything.

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