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Dewey McCafferty
Professor in the Chemistry department
at Duke University, Durham, NC
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Overall Quality
2.9
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
2.9
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24 Student Ratings
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02/08/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

McCafferty's a nice guy, but this class involves a lot of self-teaching

06/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He does everything he can to make the class as easy as possible. In class you will learn absolutely nothing so just read the textbook religiously and you will be fine. His tests are not hard just read and do his practice tests and you'll be golden. I recommend him even though the class is "teach yourself" because his exams are so easy.

05/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

While maybe not a great lecturer, he cared about his students and did assignments, such as the review sheets, to prepare us. The other professor kind of left her kids to take care of everything.

04/26/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM201DL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy, terrible teacher. One of the most confusing lecturers I've ever had. Kept talking about his research, his wife, and his life. Normally this would be fine, except nobody was understanding the chemistry he was teaching, and it was frustrating.

04/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a really nice guy but his teaching could use a bit more work. He's been doing a lot to help all the students pass and get good grades. The final this spring semester is going to be multiple choice so yeah.

04/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pf. McCafferty really tries hard so that the students can succeed. He doesn't try to trick the students. He is a nice guy. However, oftentimes it's hard to get the core concept of the materials because he talks about other things in lecture that students can't understand.

01/01/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easiest Orgo professor at Duke , if you think he's the worst and most difficult Orgo professor reconsider your career path. He's a nice guy and he is very involved in other things outside teaching. TA's were extremely helpful. Exams were very fair and he didn't try to trick you.

12/26/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM151L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. McCafferty really cared for his students and wanted us to succeed. He even tried to create a more collaborative atmosphere, especially since pre-med classes at any college can get cutthroat. He was a very funny lecturer and an all-around nice guy. However, I wish he made the material more accessible to us... he wasn't the best teacher per say.

12/10/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM151L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dewey is absolutely hilarious. His anecdotes and jokes make a class that would otherwise be very dull very funny. He is an incredible guy and really wants to see you succeed. He knows how tough orgo can be and is not trying to kill anyone. Don't be fooled by the other comments. Dewey is a great teacher to have. Very enjoyable class!

11/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

extremely helpful professor. Always going out of his way to make the subject easier for the class

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