Diana Driscoll at Case Western Reserve University

Diana Driscoll

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/28/14

PHYS 115 116

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/21/13

PHYS 115 116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

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.

9/18/13

PHYS115 116

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

5/9/13

PHYS 116

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/25/13

PHYS121L

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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).

11/4/12

Phys122

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/1/11

Phys115

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's so nice!

3/13/11

phys121

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/2/09

PHYS115

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/2/09

PHYS115

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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...

11/24/09

PHYS115

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/21/09

PHYS121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/23/09

Phys116

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/30/08

phys121l

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

3/12/08

PHYS115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/2/08

PHYS116

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

12/22/06

phys115

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/8/05

PHYS 115

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/05

phys 115

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Physics professor

11/29/05

PHYS 122 LAB

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not cool. Lab TA's can be unhelpful and unappriciative as well as very unclear. She is okay, but not understanding at all when it comes to writing lab reports. MyDropBox.com is a joke and needs to be updated.

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