Jeffrey Dorale at University of Iowa

Jeffrey Dorale

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.9Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/21/13

012008

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC

Dorale is literally the worst professor I have ever had. From the first day he stepped in to the lecture hall he seemed so uninterested in teaching us. He only shows videos and has guest lectures. I recommend trying not to get him as a professor if you can. He seems like a nice enough guy and he has cool stories, but he is a horrible professor.

12/8/12

ENVSC1080

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He only teaches half the class and I wish he had taught the whole thing. He reads a lot of stories form magazines, but that is ok because it lightens the mood. Gives study guides for every test and he is really helpful. He is just a really chill guy. I would totally take another class from him.

12/20/11

ENVI012

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Must go to lecture to do well. There are random easy questions on the exams that you will only know if you go to lecture. Must do readings and assignments as well. He puts up 10 exam questions on ICON the night before the exam. So if you don't know anything, at least you'll know those 10. Good teacher, good class, but you must study.

5/30/11

ENVSCI

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you show up to class and pay attention you will get an A. Yeah the test questions aren't comprehension questions but they're super easy if you paid attention in class. He basically tests you on if you read the book and showed up to class. He also drops one of the three midterms, as well as posts 10 questions that will be on the exam on ICON.

4/18/11

qwfadfa

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

interesting class but he makes it terrible. probably the worst test writer that i have ever experienced. take the class if its with another professor

5/11/10

ENVI008

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid this professor at all costs! There honestly is nothing positive I can say about him. Reading the previous three comments will give you a good summary of his "teaching" methods. I worked my ass off in this class and barely passed -- and I don't party or drink at ALL. Prior to taking this professor's class, I had a 3.6 GPA....... now who knows?

5/10/10

envi012

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dorale is a horrible teacher! He does not teach at all. His exams are a joke, he randomly will pull a sentence out of the book and put it on the exam expecting you to know it. For the final he does not even give you an idea of what is going to be on it. I recommend not taking this teacher- even though the class is interesting.

5/8/10

ENV15

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is boring in lecture. You never know what to expect for his exams. Sometimes during lecture he literally just read a story with his monotone voice from Nat Geographic or something and expects you to know every detail of it for the tests. Fairly easy material but no cake walk

5/6/10

ENV159

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring, doesn't get or earn respect from students.

12/4/09

EnvSci

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

For Environmental Science, definitely do not miss the lectures. Tests contain a lot of questions from films and guest lectures.

5/10/09

EnvSc008

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this courseif you have a busy semester. Prof. Dorale is not helpful and he is a tough grader in terms of projects. His tests are more like trivia exams, and contain more questions from films and guest lectures than from lectures and the text. Each test covers about 7 text chapters, 4 readings, 3 videos, and 2-3 guest lectures.

5/10/09

ENVS008

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a really challenging course. Don't sign up if you're not ready to go to lecture, read the entire textbook, read additional material, etc. A lot of the material is presented in a very liberal manner. The tests are very tough & nit-picky on concepts and facts, but he drops your lowest (midterm) test grade.

5/4/09

envscie

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Environmental science is HARD. GO TO LECTURE because he doesn't post lecture notes on Icon. Also, the book is soooo long and boring, but you have to read it to get a decent grade. Take something else.

4/6/09

ENVIR008

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Course material is very interesting. But Dorale is not helpful and really harsh when you ask a simple question. Be prepared when you email him questions.

4/6/09

ENVIR008

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The course material is very interesting. But Dorale is not helpful and really harsh when you ask questions. Be prepared when you email questions to him.

4/5/09

introenv

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I adoreeee Jeff Dorale. He's first and for most, very easy on the eyes and also very approachable.

2/25/09

AaBb

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jeff is a wonderful speaker, and whoever thinks that the tests are hard should shut up and quit complaining. I find myself surrounded by a bunch of idiots who party too much, and sit in class looking stoned. I've always had an interest in environmental science, but Jeff has increased the interest tremendously for me.

8/1/08

EniSc002

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor and great material. Everything discussed was pertinent to current world issues. Tests can be difficult, but are almost entirely from the text book. Do reading and show up to class. He pulls questions from movies and lectures that will really kill your grade if you miss class. Great guy.

5/30/08

geotrip

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

sweet trip

5/16/07

EnvroScie

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really awesome professor and great class! And he isn't BORING! Don't believe the papers!

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