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Peter Clark
Professor in the Chemistry department
at University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
3.1
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17 Student Ratings
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06/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you have another choice take it! He basically tells you to learn everything on your own. With him you will be spending a lot of quality time with your textbook.

04/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

He seems to have learnt from previous years of teaching this course on how to improve his teaching skills, and it has certainly paid off. He taught us using the chalkboard so basically everything he wrote down is required for answer to be considered A+. Very concise and entertaining lectures.

08/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem-425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: F

Dr.Clark is a brilliant Industrial Organic Chemist. He is very kind, approachable, and knowledgeable.A very interesting and applicable course for Chemists

11/01/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I thought he was a good prof, he knows his chemistry. Hand writes his notes with some powerpoints. Be prepared to do most of your learning out of the textbook. Textbook is very good for this course.

07/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Course is easy, prof is very bad. Doesn't seem to care at all about teaching, and only wants to talk on and on about industrial chemistry. That would be great if this course, general chemistry, was on industrial chemistry. It's not. Avoid at all costs if you actually enjoy chemistry.

06/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CHEM203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clark is a really interesting prof, i found his teaching to be very good, easy to follow. Plus he always links what you are doing in class to real world examples which I enjoyed. The course itself isn't even hard either, its mostly Chem30 stuff with extra topics added on. Would recommend Dr.Clark. STUDY for the final though, its hard!

05/02/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Fairly easy course. First half is pretty much high school review but the end is much more difficult. For our semester, the notes were either handwritten or powerpoint. The handwritten slides are useless and are nearly impossible to read. Read the textbook and just do as many practice questions as possible.

04/21/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would recommend you stay at home and study from the textbook. The course isn't hard, but his teaching is very dull, I could never pay attention to him. He posts stuff on BB, which is very useful. Midterms were fair but long, final seemed really hard.

04/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a great prof. He is enthusiastic however goes off topis really easily. He is just like an high school teacher. he goes over every single topic clearly! Attend the class and read the textbook. Final is hard!

04/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
CHEM03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not very good at teaching. Had to teach myself the entire course.

04/17/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I have to say that Dr.Clark was by far the worst prof that I had in my first year. If you actually plan on learning anything in class, and not teaching yourself the entire course, do not join his class. He keeps the same powerpoint slide up the whole time, and does not acknowledge it at all.

04/15/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was his first time teaching CHEM 201. He's good, explains the material clearly, often funny. But goes off-topic too much. I guess that can be accounted for a bad thing and a good thing.

05/26/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

These were my Grades. Pretest, worth 10%, 30% First Midterm, 20%, ~55-60% Second Midterm, worth 20%, ~55-60% I studied for these tests but its just so much stuff.when you write yourformulas make sureyou have a few Sentences to explain. The finalI did AWESOMOME I GUESS!!!

08/02/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clark was a fantastic teacher, unfortunately he teaches what I thought was a very difficult course (although I found it very interesting and enjoyed it despite my mark). If you have the right answer he will give you the grade you deserve but it's a lot of memorization. And unfortunately you actually have to use the knowledge of the prereq.

12/25/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
chem425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Unfortunately, this is one of those courses where you just have to memorize blindly a whole lot of mechanics and processes (olefin refinery, Clauss process, Ziegler-Natta polymerization...). Key to getting an A: Memorize the 3 processes I mentioned above, plus two more and you will get an A on your midterm and final, as they have similar questions

05/26/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clark is a poor prof at best. He takes his teaching very casually. That is to say he has a somewhat structured lesson plan and delivers it haphazardly. I learned more from two lectures delivered by his colleague Dr. Sarah Bourke than I did in a couple months worth of his lectures.

05/09/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clark is always trying to teach knowledge in an interesting way (in CHEM 357). And he likes to find out how much sdudents have understood as long as he has time. .......... He likes coffee, but he does not like emails. :)

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