Fred King at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Fred King

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 1.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
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3/30/14

chem 104

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/20/14

CHEM103

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/1/14

Chem 103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/25/13

Chem 103

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/13

Chem 103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/13

CHEM103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/13

103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/23/13

Chem 103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/18/13

Chem 103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/12/13

Chem103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

3/22/13

CHEM 115

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/20/12

Chem115

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/12

CHEM115

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/7/12

CHEM115

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

10/13/12

CHEM115

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

6/26/12

Chem115

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/14/12

Chem104

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/5/12

Chem104

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/25/12

Chem115

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chem 115 was difficult, especially since it's accelerated, but it's totally doable if you put in the work. Some people didn't like King because he wouldn't tell you an answer directly, instead he would direct you on how to find the answer, which, in the end is a much better teaching style. I learned a lot about chemisty from his class.

12/25/11

Chem115

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. King is a great professor he taught the class extremely fast but that is to be expected with a accelerated course. He is extremely helpful if you ever have a question he will definitely help you. The test are very difficult but there are not unbearable. As long as you study and look at his objectives sheets you'll do fine. I suggest taking him.

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