Ralph Vernacchia at Western Washington University

Ralph Vernacchia

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/14/12

PE320

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Vernacchia was by far the most motivational professor I experienced in college. If you actually listen and apply the information given in class to life beyond the classroom, you will never be the same. Dr. V changed my life. If you seek to constantly improve as an individual in all aspects, take this class and listen carefully.

3/2/09

PE230

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He makes up equations out of WORDS (success= preparation*opportunity) and other ridiculous nonsense and actually TESTS you on them!! Grades on tests are also unfair, and he is NOT flexible on answers to questions about material that is completely MADE UP by him. Can't believe people buy into him and his lecture "material"! SO frustrating!!

11/28/07

PE320

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is fairly easy. Extreme bias towards athletes. Tests and projects are easy. Likes to tell stories and talk about himself a lot, which makes less stuff that you need to learn. Can be interesting if you believe what he is saying.

3/20/07

PE320

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class. Attendance is mandatory, which sucks. He only ever tests out of the book he wrote, I never even opened the other one. He was mildly entertaining, boring at times.

5/14/06

PE 320

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. V has lots of experience in the feild and tells lots of stories. For the test you just have to memorize the lecture slides. I really enjoyed the class but memorizing the 15 steps to goal attainment is tedious in irrelevent, however it was a good class.

1/24/06

301

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12/10/05

PE 320

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

yeah, he talks about things that he's done over the years, but you have to remember that he helped to CREATE the sport psych field. What else and who else do you talk about if you're the expert in the field? Great prof who really cares and has high expectations for his students.

10/23/05

Sport Psych

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Likes to talk about himself. Easy but fairly boring class.

10804727
9/17/05

Sports Psych

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good stories, but needs to realize there is more to sport than track & field

10517961
9/11/05

Sports Psych

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher-very knowledgable with lots of experience with the Olympic Committe. Likes to talk about himself a little too much though! Easy class.

10484642
8/30/05

PE 301,302, 323

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's passionate, but overly so. He talks more about his own experiences and brags about his time with the olympic team to a point that it is nauseating. Still, passion is something rarely found - so he's not bad.

7/27/05

PE 420

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an Italian Stalion. Great professor and has amazing experience he is the Sport Psychologist for the US Olympic team! very friendly but all about professionalism. Very passionate about what he teaches.

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