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Shawn Flanagan
Professor in the Physiology department
at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
are you Shawn Flanagan?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
3.3
Helpfulness
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Clarity
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22 Student Ratings
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05/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys of Nutriti Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Shawn knows her stuff. She can be a bit absent minded sometimes. Tests come off of her lectures. Offers extra credit on random lecture days. Valuable class. I think everyone should take it because it is information that can be used in real life. Third exam is the hardest because of all the memorizing. She is super helpful in her office hours!

01/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
27 50 Fund Phys Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Flanagan is a really nice instructor. She tries to explain harder concepts in an easier way using real life analogies, however some made the concepts more confusing. She writes on the white board a lot so sit in front. Memorize stuff highlighted in her ppts, book was hardly used. Not the brightest professor, but always helpful

01/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HHP 151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Shawn is my favorite professor is the HHP department. She's very friendly and helpful and makes class lively by opening up discussion and giving students the chance to answer questions. She is very knowledgeable about her field, and sometimes lectures may be a little out of order but it's not a big deal.

12/29/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HHP 143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

At times, she is confusing, but overall, she is decent at teaching. Study extra hard for the third exam because this is one is the hardest. She DOES give extra credit so attend lectures! Read the book and take notes. Like any other classes, put in the time and effort, and it's an easy A.

12/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HHP 143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Worst HHP professor. Super friendly, but very unorganized and scatter-brained. Doesn't talk in full sentences. Test questions poorly written and confusing.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HHP 4390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

I had her for Understanding Human Disease. Test and online quiz material comes straight from notes. Sometimes would give bonus point quizzes. Class was not mandatory. Overall very cheerful and helpful.

12/12/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys 27-50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

She is very absent minded and does not organize notes well. she breezes through the most difficult material and spends excessive amounts of time on easily grasped content. She writes alot of notes very messily on a small whiteboard so going to class is necessary, Her tests focus on the harder parts that she barely covers but they aren't aweful

10/21/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys 27-50 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+

She is not a great professor. Speeds through notes. I could barely keep up with her when I was typing my notes. I did not use the book very much. The tests are pretty simple. Weekly online quizzes are an easy way to get points.

10/17/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
HHP1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Her lectures are VERY fast-paced and confusing. She doesn't seem very intelligent, but it super nice. Exams are straight-forward and weekly quizzes help with points. I didn't use the book much because it went into too much detail, but was helpful for organization of notes.

05/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
027.177 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's pretty confusing and seems to confuse herself sometimes. Not the smartest professor I've had. That being said, she's a very nice person. Very understanding, tests are pretty straightforward, and always has a good attitude.

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