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Jeff Tang
Professor in the Science department
at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.7
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19 Student Ratings
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09/08/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ISAT231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tang is a pretentious a**hole. He has an attendance policy because his class is boring as all heII. I had him for 131 also and had the same experience, unfortunately I had no choice. His tests are impossible and he gave me a C+ on a brilliant paper.

11/02/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Isat231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good Teacher. Tests are HARD!! Easy online quizzes...Not very understanding if you need to miss class even with a reasonable excuse.

04/14/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ISAT131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not an easy class. Its so boring. Tang and McGraw are the best, i've heard bad things about Ivory. Its really boring but they try to make it interesting. Taking notes is useless because the powerpoints are online. Easy online quizes. You can only miss 2 days so use them wisely. Its not too bad, and the profs are cool dudes.

05/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ISAT491 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not that you have a choice here, but you definitely have to keep up with this class to pull of passing. Compared to other professors, you'll definitely be going through a more rigorous class - the most work you'll have to put up with for one credit.

04/29/2008
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ISAT131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took this with Tang and McGraw. Tang can be pretty hard to understand because he tries to talk faster than his mouth can move. Midterm was really difficult with the class average around a 50%! Easy online quizzes form the readings. If you can, get these guys together, if you can't, don't take Tang.

12/19/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ISAT231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Many of the ratings here are unnecessarily harsh. He does expect a lot from his students, but he curves the entire class. He has some of the most riveting lectures I have ever heard as is probably one of my favorite teachers at JMU. You do have to come to class to be prepared because there is no textbook, but i would take any class he teaches.

11/09/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ISAT231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's really out there and gets off topic, and it's difficult to know what to study on tests, but he's my favorite teacher at ISAT.

04/10/2007
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ISAT131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took 131 and 231 from him, both very similar in structure with same professors(w.McGraw). Tang is def. an interesting teacher.He talks really fast but he knows his stuff, you just have to keep up with his lectures. Tests are really hard, be careful, he expects you to pick up everything he has said. Overall a great guy with a positive attitude.

04/08/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ISAT131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr Tang gives some of the most interesting lectures I have ever heard, this being said however, his tests are very difficult.

01/07/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
GISAT160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Interesting class but unclear because there is no text book. Unclear objectives, but participate and you will do well.

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