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Eric Hedin
Professor in the Physics department
at Ball State University, Muncie, IN
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.5
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22 Student Ratings
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09/22/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Physics112 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hes a really nice guy and funny but not a great teacher. Lectures are pointless and mostly I taught myself the material, gets sidetracked easily. Requirements for exams are unclear, basically all you know is that there is an exam. No formula sheets or study guides given prior. If you try hard you'll do fine, fair grader.

04/23/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTRO 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would definitely not recommend. The class would be pretty easy if you take your own notes off the textbook AND show up to class and take his notes BUT he makes class so boring and doesn't take attendance so it gives you no incentive to show up. He's super nice, and gives chances for extra credit, but other than that, not a good experience.

04/09/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ASTR 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hedin is a really nice guy. However, his class is extremely boring. All he does is stand up in the front of class and lecture with a slide show. He does offer A LOT of extra credit! Always do the extra credit! Tests are extremely difficult. So make sure you study as well.

11/16/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ASTR 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I loved astronomy. he made me hate it. I'm sure he's a great guy, he seems very nice. but I couldn't stand his voice, the layout of his lecture hall (not his fault), and didn't understand the way he explained things.

11/14/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASTR 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good professor, I was expecting the class to be quite fun because I like astronomy, but his lectures are very boring. All he does is stand in front of a slideshow and lecture. Other than that, easy course to pass

06/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ball States finest. He does a lot of open discussions in class and really gets you thinking.. Is willing to work with you and your schedule. Tests are easy and if you show up to class you will know everything needed. Helps with labs and gets to know his students if you let him.

05/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
AST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy. Was very helpful with all of my questions and he seemed to be a very fair grader. I had my best science grade ever in his class.

04/06/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HONRS296 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nicest.guy.ever. I came into this course with zero physics experience and about the same level of interest, and although he sometimes loses everyone but the science majors in lecture, it's not too hard to manage a decent grade. Pay attention in class and you'll do well.

01/15/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYSC112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Hedin is the nicest guy ever...but not the best teacher. I had to learn everything by myself in that class. However, he is super fair with grading! He gives partial credit for multiple choice and homework and is available for help if you need it. He also curved grades at the end of the semester.

12/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYCS112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Favorite teacher at BSU. Very helpful and so willing to work with you. Nicest man ever and also gives a lot of partial credit. Open to ideas and opinions for what you want out of the class. Learned more about physics from him than I ever did before. Physics 112 is a lot more conceptual than 110 but he made it seem easy.

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