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James Cooney
Professor in the Science department
at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
2.7
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08/10/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
AST 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As a college senior I thought it would be an easy class. This was the most difficult & time consuming of my summer classes. The tests are difficult & I found that reading the textbook & not listening to the Prof made it easier for me to understand the material. I spent 6+ hours studying for each test. Do extra credit if offered only way I got a B!

08/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AST 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you do not like astronomy take another class. This is not an easy class at all. I took this class in summer: 3 tests, online homework, clicker questions in class, extra credit book to read. If you take the class make sure to read the extra credit book as it can boost your grade. He teaches well and he knows his stuff, the tests are just hard.

08/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Ast 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Really cool and funny professor. Go to class and ask questions if you don't understand

05/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AST 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

This class is not an easy A, but if you work hard its possible! Cooney is very passionate about AST and very sweet/helpful. iclickers are used for attendance, textbook is helpful for homework. I mostly got B's and a C on his tests and did well on hw, ended up with an A since he curves your grade at the end. he makes astronomy interesting!

05/08/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
AST 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C

Professor Cooney is a really nice guy. I found his exams to be insanely hard. I have no interest in science, but I spent at least 6 hours studying for each exam in addition to attending almost every class. I barely passed every exam, but I came out with a B. If you are not interested in astronomy, I would suggest another course.

05/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHY 2048 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Having to rely on randomly assigned groupmates was the worst part of this class. I did much better on the tests when I went to Jim's review sessions. You have to read the book before coming to class or risk spending the entire class unnecessarily confused. The TAs were slow to grade and not very helpful but Cooney is great!

05/02/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY2048C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

The tests were very difficult, and he spent very little time lecturing in class. He expected you to know almost everything from reading the book, but the book was poorly written. Class average on the tests was a D and the average on the final was in the 50s. Don't do scale-up; you'll learn way more in a regular lecture.

05/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY2048C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

For Physics 1 he's a great choice. Very funny and clear. He cares about teaching and his students. Makes a hard subject like physics manageable. The book really helped me learn. Tests were pretty tough but the grading scale of the class was pretty fair. I did scale-up which i think was a good type of class.

04/29/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
AST 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Funny guy, homework assignments are a good way to boost your grade. Warning! Exams are hard!! Read book, and pay attention in class to do well.

04/23/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
AST 2002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This was a great class and I really enjoyed it. It's a GEP class so people were obnoxious, but Cooney is hilarious and a great teacher. As long as you put in a decent amount of effort, you'll do well.

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