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Diana Driscoll
Professor in the Physics department
at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.6
Helpfulness
0
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12/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
phys 115 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Gives good feedback" "Tests are tough" "Hilarious"

Hard exams but a great prof. Just the class is really hard

07/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 115 116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I loved Dr. D. Shes very helpful and good with students, although she doesn't teach the labs. The lab manual for the course essentially does all the thinking for you. The lab reports seem difficult until you realize that the TAs don't actually read them-- just make sure you put in relevant error calculations and you'll receive an A very easily.

12/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 115 116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Driscoll is super NICE despite first impressions. Her tests are a simple but easy to over think. Literally find a formula and plug in numbers, do NOT over think things. Try to participate in class because she does try pretty hard to get you to like physics. She gives a lot of extra credit and do your homework/ labs (grade boosters.

09/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS115 116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Driscoll is an awesome professor! She is very clear about her expectations, approachable, and always willing to work with you if you have questions or don't understand something. Her tests can be hard, but if you actually do the homework and study, then you're fine. I was indifferent before, but Dr. Driscoll actually made me like physics!

05/09/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I didn't have her for 115, but I heard she was much better for that. Quite honestly, she wasn't very good for 116. She wasn't comfortable teaching the material and it showed. The final was so difficult it was uncalled for. Don't rely on the final to boost your grade--without a ton of studying, it won't happen.

03/25/2013
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS121L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Compared to the BS that is Biol lab (easpecially 214L...) -- this class is a complete joy. For those of you that are complaing about the confusing nature of PHYS 121/122 labs REALLY should take Biol 214L -- I bet you won't be complaining NEARLY as much once you do. Anyway, just follow the lab manual,and you'll get an A (for the lab portion anyway).

11/04/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Driscoll is great. She doesnt teach the labs herself, but she runs the lab well and she is always available for help with lab reports. The guys that TA the labs are extremely well trained and helpful also. Dr. D is one of the best lab teachers I have had. I would recommend her.

08/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She's so nice!

03/13/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Driscoll is a fabulous physics lecturer. She's very clear and willing to answer questions. And her office hours are really great if you take advantage of them.

12/02/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you don't accept her (sometimes) condescending sense of humor, she can seem really disrespectful. Oftentimes she confused students, who would then ask questions, which would then confuse her. I guess she's nice. I think this course is the nail in the coffin for my career in medicine, which is interesting because it's not even that hard.

12/02/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor is extremely helpful; may seem unapproachable to begin with but ask for help and she is very willing to work with your schedule. Is strict on plagiarism but that should be expected in college...

11/24/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a physics professor; she wants you to learn physics. You learn by doing work, not memorizing the answers she writes on the board. If you go in with the mindset that you get as much out of the class as you're willing to put in, then you will definitely find the class very interesting and compelling.

10/21/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is the most disrespectful professor in this entire school. she has very bad attitude and she really condescending. for someone that does absolutely nothing, she has no right to be as mean and rude and pompous as she is. I hope Case takes notice of her and takes some action.

03/23/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Driscoll is a very nice professor, and is also one who has clear and reasonable policies. She seem strict on checking for plagiarism in lab reports, but it's actually pretty reasonable. Never had a problem with a TA. If you attend class and actually *do* the homework and practice exams, you'll do well.

08/30/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
phys121l Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She lets the TA's do all the work, and scoffs at the idea of helping. Also, the TA's for the lab mumble so it is very hard to understand them

03/12/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

What can I say? The lecturing was useless and the exams were impossible. The labs featured poorly written, unclear instructions and emphasized pedantic nonsense (i.e., error analysis) over actually understanding the physics at hand. The TAs were rude and condescending and Driscoll was neurotically obsessed with catching "plagiarism". It was awful.

03/02/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS116 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

fair

12/22/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
phys115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Driscoll was very nice, helpful and a good professor. Expectations are set out clearly. Lab is very organized, however, the TA's can be questionable.

12/08/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is a very clear lecturer and the tests aren't too hard. Physics is not a fun subject, but she does the best she can to make it interesting.

12/03/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Physics professor

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