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Raymond F. Coughlin
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.5
Easiness
3.6
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11/13/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
math-0828 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B
"Tests? Not many" "Lectures are long"

The concepts in the class are easy but he over explains everything so much that people doubt themselves and get confused which leads to him no explaining it any better and even more confusion and frustration

01/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 0828 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Personally I enjoyed this class! It is not easy it relly works your brain and you'll only fail under a few circumstances not studying or visiting the msrc for help. I received As on his exams by actually practicing problems at home. However, I do not recommend this place for anyone who will not come to class regularly.

12/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH0828 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Coughlin is very interesting to listen to. I used the textbook to help reinforce the concepts that were taught in class. You'll actually have to put in work for the A. However, if you receive an A on the final, you get an A for the class. I encourage people to take this class! It helps change the way you think of/solve problems.

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math 828 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the easiest classes at Temple. Kind of boring, but it's definitely the best Math Gen Ed you can take.

12/03/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH0828 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Coighlin's Critical Reasoning and Problem Solving class was all over the place. He places random personal anecdotes about his life in the teaching and then you end up completely lost. If you take him stay after for the TA review sessions because they will save you from failing.

11/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math0828 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Critical Reasoning is the most boring and confusing class you could ever imagine. His TA's are the only way you will pass. Only take this if you want to be a lawyer. Just when you think you understand, he explains it in the opposite way.

11/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Class can be boring because of how easy the material is. As long as you show up and pay attention you should get a decent grade.

10/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math0828 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took this class thinking it would be easy. The course description sounded pretty interesting but Coughlin is not a good teacher. He does not explain things clearly and rambles on making jokes that half the class does not find amusing. I would not choose this class if you are not good at math.

11/27/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math0825 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took math patterns with him, he is a nice guy but rambles about things not related to the class alot...thus making it hard to follow..the only reason I passed was help from the TA's and the MSRC.

11/06/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took his class because I thought it would be interesting and fit my GenEd. Unfortunately, I dreaded it. Coughlin is a really nice guy, but sort of hard to follow. Especially in a big lecture hall it's really easy to get lost. Really think about taking this class before you commit. If you do make sure you go to the MSRC!

07/31/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I had Math Patterns with Dr. Coughlin. He tries very hard to connect with students but I feel that he may cater to younger underclassmen. As a 24 year old, this class was a waste of my time. Utilize the help of the TA's! You will get by with zoning out for his tangents and snapping back to reality when he starts teaching.

05/15/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is very confusing, extra credit available but won't do very much for your grade. Only take this class if interested.

05/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

You learn more about his life than the subject matter of the class. But the class is not hard if you go to the MSRC,but though some of the TA's are just as lost as you are so make sure you find a TA who understands the work

05/03/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Coughlin has good intentions, but he gets carried away with his own tangents. The class is really easy if you pay attention. I have missed so many days of this class and am still getting As on my exams. All Coughlin wants is for his students to understand the material. He doesn't seem very approachable, but his assistants are extremely helpful.

04/27/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Class started off pretty easy, and not a lot of math (if any) is needed. However, he doesn't do a good job at explaining things especially when they start to become more than basic stuff. He speaks fast, and if you don't understand something, you'll get behind. Also, tests/quizes arent handed back so you have no clue what you need to fix.

03/31/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Ridiculously hard to understand, but it doesn't even matter because the material is ridiculously easy. There's almost no math even involved. Hardly went, missed several quizzes and homeworks, and still got an A. If you don't do well in this class you're messing up somewhere.

12/19/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH0284 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

ended up with an 87 in the class. I did all the quizes and wrote 3 out of 4 papers for extra credit. He wouldn't help me out with 1 point for a B+. Said i missed quizes. Really bad at teaching. MSRC had to clarify all topics. Im not good at math, so MSRC carried me through the semester. Extra credit was pointless and a waste of my time.

12/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy, very repetitive. Extremely easy class, but try not to skip because you may get behind or miss a quiz.

09/07/2011
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH0824 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would say...he is a ridiculously easy teacher. He gives us puzzles to solve for like 3rd grade level. Honestly, when I applied to Temple University, I felt so proud of myself, I felt as an adult, as something important happened to my life, but in this particular class I feel like I'm a 22 years old idiot, who solving these stupid problems...He al

08/10/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
mat099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Being that it is a 7 week course, it is fast but good.

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