David Von Minden at University of Central Oklahoma

David Von Minden

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/14/14

CHEM1103

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Purchase the DVD, his tests are pure memorization. I memorized every exam and passed, but chem was also not that hard for me since I already took ap chem in high school. I didn't enjoy the class at all and his lectures were boring. Like I said the DVD helps and to understand it even more the book and youtube helped so much.

1/13/14

CHEM1103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

tough love kind of professor, but if you show him you're making an effort he will go above and beyond to help!

12/22/13

Chem 1103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Von Minden is one of my favorite professors I've ever had. Show him you're trying and he will work with you. Study the old tests and quizzes and you will be just fine. I ended up with an A in the lab and class when he probably should have given me a B. DR V ROCKS

12/22/13

Chem 1103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. V is one of my favorite professors I've ever had. Show him you're trying and he will work with you. Study the old tests and quizzes and you will be just fine. I ended up with an A in the lab and class when he probably should have given me a B. DR V ROCKS

12/16/13

Chem 1103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor. He goes quick in class but if you have any questions and show an interest in learning, he will help. He dumb proofs the class by giving you old quizzes and exam. Study those and it is hard to fail. Also he gives tons of extra credit and curves test grades. He cares about your grades and try to set realistic deadlines.

8/18/13

CHEM 1103

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedC

As others have mentioned, purchase the DVD that he offers at the beginning of the semester. Reviewing the old quizzes and test is the only way I got through this class. Attendance is mandatory which is unfortunate because the lectures are boring and you hardly learn anything from them. I didn't purchase the book, got through w/o it.

7/29/13

Chem 1112

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

his class is very easy.. at least for me because i've always been good at chem, but he is seriously boring!!!! I never listened for a day. i just looked over the powerpoints, did my equizzes and homeworks, and worked past questions. if you're not that good, please take someone else

6/28/13

Chem

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He really makes an effort to get to know his students and works to make sure everyone understands the material. Very nice man. I enjoyed his class!

3/23/13

CHEM 1103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does not teach chemistry. His lectures are off powerpoint. Does not work out problems. I've spent the semester teaching myself. He is old and can't remember things at times. If you take him, make youtube FusChemistryVideos your homepage for learning this class. Those videos are taught from the same textbook. Good Luck.

3/5/13

Gen Chem 1

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very hard professor. He goes quickly over the powerpoints and doesn't go back over them. Everything that I know about this class I've had to teach myself. When you ask questions in class, he answers in a condisending way.This professor should consider retiring.

2/27/13

CHEM 1103

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He uses powerpoints and is very softspoken, I do not recommend taking him, because even though he gives you the previous exams on a disk, he doesnt TEACH you anything.

10/15/12

Chem1103

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Von Minden is very aged and speaks very softly, so sit in the front! His lectures are monotone but his powerpoints are clear. Print those out. Buy his CD. Practice the quizzes and tests and you can't get below a B. He is very nice. If you don't have a background in chem, you're gonna have a very hard time. If you do, stay ahead for an A.

8/12/12

Chem1103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. V was an okay professor. His lectures are boring but he does base attendance on 150 points. He also sells a DVD with past quizzes and exams dating back to 2004 so these are what will save you if you are not good at chemistry. Study the past exams, quizzes, and do the online homework and you will do fine. Class grade was worth over 2000 points.

11/18/11

CHEM1112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pros: the CD he lets you buy. Cons: if you're a girl, expect to receive complete favoritism - he'll even give you his personal cell number and let you talk/text with him during the lecture that you are missing. If you're a guy, expect to be ignored and graded very harshly.

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4/16/11

Chem1103

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is an okay class but if you ask him a question, he doesnt explain the answer well and you end up more confused. He is a really nice man but I dont recommend taking his class if you plan on going on to chem 2. He does sell CD's with past tests and quizzes on it so if you do take him make sure to study those and you will do decent

3/7/11

CHEM1112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pros: very nice man, knowledgeable. Cons: does NOT respond to e-mails (at least not mine...not ONCE during the semester), soft-spoken (difficult to hear during lecturs), doesn't really explain how to work the lab problems (expects you to know it). This was my experience; others may differ. Judge for yourself. I, personally, would take someone else.

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11/15/10

chem113

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is not clear and gives you no time to write notes

10/2/10

CHEM1103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I learned a lot in this difficult class and still made an A. I recommend it.

8/20/10

chem1

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow, this class was seriously boring. I don't know why people like him, I could barely pay attention to his unmotivated, monotonous voice. That being said, he does sell that DVD, and if you know the old exams, you can do well. I probably would have rather taken from someone else.

12/11/09

chem1112

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best chem 1 professors. He sells a dvd with previous tests, and also has review sessions the night before tests, and if you use those, you will do fine in his class. Very nice guy too.

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