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12/28/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst Chemistry Experience I have ever had at Chico State. I would go as far as saying he was one of the worst teachers I have ever had. He is a very nice guy but knows nothing about teaching students. I can't imagine that anyone in my entire class was inspired. It was a terrible experience, and I hate to say that, seeing as I am a chem major.

12/22/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is an okay teacher, nothign special. The class averages on test were always around 49% which resulted in a HUGE curve. Pay attention and go to class and its not that hard. On a side note, he is a ass for not letting me take the final a day early, i ended up missing my BROTHERS wedding because of this....hated him for that

01/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Postma is a great teacher. He is very willing to help you you persue him. His chem 111X class really helps. if you want a good grade in his class, go to the chem 111X class. he pretty much gives you the answers to the test. but go every week, not just before a test.

01/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Postma is a very intelligent professor. He knows what he is teaching. Tests may be hard, but he does curve them. Also he's always willing to help and is available during office hours. Great professor!

04/24/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

lectures totally do not relate to lab, sample exams are absolutely NO HELP in preparing for the tests!! class average on the tests are around 33%, he curves but theres something wrong with the prof if thats the average!! nice guy, willing to help, but only explains things one way! definately DO NOT TAKE CHEM FROM HIM!!!!

12/20/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Postma is very intelligent and knows the ins and outs of chemistry. Highly recommended! He is available during office hours and is very patient. Just ask for help when needed and always attend classes! Study off sample exams and attend the chem x classes. Also reminded me of good old Saint Nick :D

01/04/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I think he is the most pateint teacher in the world.He is very intelligent and a nice guy. He talks very slow so we all can follow. It's a really hard class. The easier way to pass the his tests is to study off the sample exams.

01/04/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 37 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a great professor overall especially for chemistry. Out of all the prof. I have had he is the best. He makes his lectures so easy to understand and his homework is simple. I would also recommend the problem session. Its and extra unit and he gives you questions that would be on the test. Very nice guy and loves to see his students do well.

09/25/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM 111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You gotta give it to the guy, he gets up there and lectures this stuff semester after semester. He is pretty clear in most of his explanations, and if you actually do the homework, then it gives you the conceptual practice that you need for the tests. The lectures help in the labs, I have found out. And in the Chem 111X he will help you step by friggin step for each problem if you need it. Great guy, cool professor.

09/15/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
chemistry Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

so i love this guy but, his lectures are very unclear. yes, his grading is amazing 'cuz the curves so help way much but even though you show up to every class i can't grasp what he says. it seems like he just does practice problems and not explain the material. i love chemistry but, it's going to be a long semester

01/25/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem 37 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guys a chemistry nut! HW is beyond easy and the tests are curved so much, its hard to get less than a C on them. Funny guy and very approachable! If you have to take this course take it from him, He can be funny and you will pass if you show up.

11/19/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem 37 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Postma is a funny guy, and he looks a lot like santa. He's jolly, and makes chemistry fun. I thought he did a great job of teaching a difficult subject, and although his tests are almost impossible to finish in 50 mins he curves the grade so that a 40% can still be a C! Take his class.

11/02/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem 37 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

his tests are really tough but the curves are great if you pay attention in class you will do fine!

04/20/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 27 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

He looks like Santa, minus the beard! He's super nice, and he curves his tests SO much! Average grade on tests around 50% which he makes a "C". Tests are long and hard but worth the curve! He did a really good job explaining the book. Take him!

04/09/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem27 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

I thought he was one of the most understandable science teachers that i have had, he makes the hard material easier to understand

03/30/2004
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 27 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very difficult to understand. Lecture is complicated and leaves you confused. He doesn't have the ability to teach students at a level at which they understand.

12/02/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 27 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very intellegent, but is too advanced to teach a chem class for the applied sciences. Assumes that you know more then you do.

09/22/2003
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem 27 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

For a beginning Chemistry course he's too over-qualified. He assumes we know what he's talking about since Chemistry is his life.

05/21/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem 38 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

A great chemistry professor. He understands what he's talking about and is very good at explaining it. Most importantly he is very accessible in his office, despite being the Chemistry CHAIR. I still seek this professors council.

04/07/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 38 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Whenever we'd ask him to clarify something, he'd simply state what he said again and again. Very unhelpful, very frustrating.

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