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Fred King
Professor in the Chemistry department
at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
are you Fred King?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
1.8
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12/18/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King is too smart for a 100 level class. The lectures are long and much of the material will have to be taught during office hours or you do it yourself. He makes the exams frustrating and tries to cram way too much material into a semester. If you are a nursing major or a GPA consciuous premed or prepharm student, I'd get the fuq out.

12/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: WD
"Lectures are long" "Tests are tough"

King is a very nice guy but the speed of this class was WAY too fast. I loved chemo through high school and I know it is going to be harder here but this was ridiculous. I ended up withdrawing from his class about halfway through the semester. If you take him, get a tutor from the start and do the notes like he says. DON'T get behind because that i

03/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

It really wasn't that bad or a teacher once you got used to him. He is by no means easy, but once you learn his teaching method he really isn't that bad. His homework assignments are ahead of the lecture, so those are challenging but if you go in for help he is willing to give tips.

01/20/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King is really scattered when he talks. He reads right off the powerpoints that he has on his own website. He teaches his class like it's a 300 level when it's a 100 level. If you see him one on one he will try and help you though so that is nice. All tests are comprehensive.

01/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King has very high expectations for his students. If you complete the homework assignments, do the recommended problems from the book, read the objectives and GO TO HIS OFFICE FOR HELP.. you will be fine! Yes this class is hard, but it gets you prepared for all other classes a science major will need!

12/25/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

It's not how well you do, it's how well you do compared to everyone else. Stay well above the curve and you will be fine. Challenging class.

12/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King expects you to work hard at this class, and if you do you will do fine. His power points have all the info you need to know, and if you work on the assignments you will do fine on the exams. He is very approachable, knowledgable, and willing to help. I was not excited to take this class, but I feel like he's prepared me very well.

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King is a challenging professor, yet he is very clear in his expectations for exams. Also, he wants to help you succeed so don't be afraid to ask questions. I feel well prepared to move onto the next level of chemistry. Great professor, well recommended if you want to actually learn.

12/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Do not take this class with him. This class with this professor is the sole reason my GPA is falling.

11/23/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nearly Impossible!! DO NOT TAKE CHEM WITH HIM UNLESS YOU ARE A CHEM GENIUS!!!!

11/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is made hard by the professor. He is so smart and knows chemistry so well that he has a very hard time explaining himself and the way he comes up with his answers.

11/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

THIS CLASS IS SUPERRRRRRRRR HARD. DONT TAKE UNLESS NECESSARY OR IT IS A PASSION OF YOURS.

03/22/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King is defiantly an intimidating prof. I learned a ton but the biggest help was my study group. Get one. and go to the review sessions. Believe it or not, he's a funny guy

12/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King expects a lot from his students. I originally had mixed feelings about him, but I realized that he truly cares about the success of his students. That being said, he doesn't just hand out good grades. You're expected to work. The tests and quizzes can be tough, but none of them were ever unfair. You'll learn a lot of chemistry from him.

12/12/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am not sure why Dr. King is bashed so much. He's awesome. The fact alone that he's Australian makes lectures fun to listen to. He's always in his office, so drop by if you need help. Exams and quizzes are straight forward - he always gives practice ones. Super fun labs. Overall, great class, great prof.

11/07/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King is a great prof. His exams are straight forward, nothing ever suprising pops up. He gives sample problems practically identical to the ones on the exams. I rarely used the textbook and labs are easy, you rarely turn anything in for them. Also, he's super helpful. He may seem intimidating at first, but he always wants to help. Fun class!

10/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CHEM115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. King is honestly one of my favorite professors. If you need any help, all you have to do is stop by his office. He's always willing to give advice. Great guy, and a fairly easy class!

06/26/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class will make you or break you if you are a chem major. You will need a strong chem background if you don't want to be completely overwhelmed and even then it's a huge challenge. It's more of the structure of the course then Dr. King that makes this class so hard. Decent professor. Horrible class.

03/14/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He flies through the material without really clarifying the notes. He also uses powerpoint notes and provides alot of info that really is not useful for the class. But he is really helpful if you are struggling in the class.If you don't need the class that semester then do not take it with King.

03/05/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The bottom line is, if you like to be frustrated this is the class/professor for you. I feel like he just knows the material too well to be teaching it to beginner students. Our last test the low score was in the teens, the high was almost 100 and the average was in the 50's. I have never been in a class with that much of a range. Not recommended.

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