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Thomas Lapen
Professor in the Geology department
at University of Houston, Houston, TX
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.5
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04/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEO1330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He made this subject really fun to learn about. I paid attention to him in lectures and got A's on all my tests. one of the best professors I've had at UH. wears the same three outfits the entire semester.

09/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOL3370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very smart guy. Laid back and friendly. He helped me get into the class even though it was overfilled. Teaches well and loves the subject. It is a tough but enjoyable class

05/30/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL1330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hated his class. He is passionate about geology maybe too much. His test were so hard I could never make an A and I studied the notes and the book. Some stuff on the test wasn't even in the book. I am a straight A student and this was my first B-. I would not recommend him unless you are really interested in geology

05/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL3370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Really makes the subject interesting. e made my interest in Geology grow to a different level. Your grade is based off of three exams, and your labs(SO DONT MISS LAB). He does random pop quizzes for attendance, but they're really easy. Overall great professor....oh, and is soooooo Hot!!! :)

05/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geol 1330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Class was easy if you attended, but the class was boring. He didn't care about the class, but he was very interested in Geology. You could tell he was passionate, but cared more for geology than his students. Only 3 tests and an optional make up exam, so you don't get much room to make errors. I wouldn't take him again personally.

05/05/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL 1330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are boring, tests are over powerpoints, don't bother buying the books or attending the class. Would not recommend this teacher or this subject. Better chance of getting an A in chem with Bott.

05/21/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geol1330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great prof! Knows his stuff. Class was interesting if you like geology. Always willing to answer questions. Kept class funny and entertaining. Good professor over all. Grades based on 3 tests, optional final. Study power points for the tests well. Tests not bad at all if you study. Taking him for a dif geo class next year and looking forward to it.

03/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Geol3373 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very good professor

01/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOL1330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very passionate about the subject, and knows his stuff. Also, super hot.

07/19/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GEOL3370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mineralogy. Relatively easy. Just do as he says and attend lectures. Ask questions, he likes that. DO ALL LABS. Tests come directly from slides. Read to understand the slides better. Get the book by Klein, not the one by Dyar, regardless of what he asks. You will learn a lot about crystal chemistry but only a very few minerals.

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