Susan Oatis at Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Susan Oatis

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 1.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/14/13

CHE 131

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took her for both summer session 1 & 2. CHE 131 & 132. I had no other choice. She is not the most helpful professor. I mean im not the type to stop by during office hours but during lecture she would always end early. She couldve been more considerate into asking us if we needed more of anything. TA's teach everything! she is VERY tricky. very hard

8/13/13

Che132

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tests are harder than examples in class. All multiple choice, very tricky. Go to class and do the practice exams. The lecture slides dont really help, nor does the textbook, just listen to her explanations. The TA's teach most of it.

8/3/13

CHEM 132

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a really helpful professor who is great at explaining the material. She really is a good teacher. This class is hard as is ALL gen chem classes at ALL colleges. Those who are premed, you will be prepared for the MCAT chemistry section after taking her class.

7/19/13

CHE 131

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is very dull. She always makes exams way harder than they need to be. The TAs pretty much teach the students everything. Also, not only only is she a poor teacher, she's also not very nice of a person. I heard that she made a student cry right before the final. The curve is the only way people pass in this course! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

7/16/13

CHE 131

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I worked sooo hard, did everything what is required, I even forget to register with gpnc because I was so focused on studyng for chem. Got only B-. Class average was about 56. Don't be fooled with first midterm, it is the easiest one. Exam is much harder than homework. Prof is dull. She just read lecture but she don't try to teach you to pass exam

1/23/12

CHE132

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was soo helpful!! Although the class was tough, she was very helpful when i went to her office hours. I would take her again without a doubt. I learned so much.

7/15/11

CHEM131

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't be afraid to question her. Test answers and explanations are often wrong. Study the book if you really want to know the material. Her lectures are elementary overviews.

7/13/11

CHE131

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Oatis was great. Honestly she made everything clear and if you had a question she would gladly answer it. Her choice of TA's were great except for one. Besides that, the tests were a bit harder than they needed to be. However if you put in the work you will get a good grade. Will gladly take her for another class!!

7/1/11

CHE131

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures are pointless reiterations of slides clearly made by the manufacturer of the book, which is itself, convoluted and endlessly wordy. Chemistry is much easier than the teacher and tests make it out to be. Advice: seriously consider taking 133 with different teacher, especially during the summer session.

12/23/10

CHE303

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

two-faced

7/21/10

CHE385

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sometimes she could be mean. Just remember not toh piss her off.

5/29/10

che385

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hate this class. All my hard work just for a C. She never gave us any feedback about our work. It was all peer review and all the kids knew about the same as you.

5/10/10

CHE385

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was useless, and on top of that, she hardly explains anything that you need to do. "Oh, there's a paper due. go do it", and won't explain what it's really on. VERY dull - doesn't make lectures interesting, and put even the most hard-core students into a dull slumber (or at least looking like they've gone through shock therapy).

4/1/10

CHE385

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of writing for a one credit course. And she has a habit of making all her papers due the same week CHE326 or CHE384 has an exam. Read my lips..nightmare..

1/28/10

che385

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Alot of writing just for a one credit course.

8/19/09

CHE131

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Decent professor, but she makes a habit of making tests far too hard. She'll put esoteric exceptions in the beginning that you would only know after completing the course. Still, everything works out okay with the curve, though. She doesn't ever answer e-mail.

7/9/09

CHEM131

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teaches decently but her test are so much harder then all of the homework. No partial credit multiple choice test. Doesn't give fair test.

6/19/09

CHE131

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She doesn't respond to e-mails and is nowhere to be found during her office hours, you'll do better to read the book than try and learn anything from her.

4/12/09

CHE132

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She teaches the subject well although she really isn't enthusiastic about it at all. Do the hw, pay attention, study and you'll do well. Main thing to watch out for are her horrible choice of TA's. They were never fit to teach, and she will hold their word over yours.

2/27/09

CHE303

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is willing to help, yet sometimes she doesn't succeed. Procedures were vague and never told you what you needed to write in the lab manual. She speaks in a manner that makes you think that she is annoyed. She is a lot better than Johnson by comparison.

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