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Jeffrey Dorale
Professor in the Geology department
at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
2.9
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36 Student Ratings
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09/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
geology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher. I feel bad saying it but he truly was one of the worst I've ever had. Makes interesting material very boring.

12/21/2013
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
012008 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

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.

12/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENVSC1080 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/20/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENVI012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/30/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENVSCI Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/18/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
qwfadfa Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

05/11/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENVI008 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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?

05/10/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
envi012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/08/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENV15 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

05/06/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENV159 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

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