Overall Quality Based on 32 ratings
Dana Naldrett
58%
Would take again
2.9
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Lecture heavyParticipation mattersSkip class? You won't pass.Gives good feedbackLots of homework

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    Dana is a really nice guy. Overall his grading is really easy. I believe there were two midterms and a final, combined with 10% for "movie day" quizzes. All his tests were MC and almost word for word off of the lecture slides. He does although mention random facts/details in class which can show up on exams, so pay attention. Quizzes are VERY easy.
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    tests on material not in the lecture slides, rather small things he's mentioned in the class. he assumes we know and memorize every single rock and rock type even though he barely teaches about it. long boring lectures. movie day quizes are the only benefit and easy marks for the course.
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    Good teacher and a really nice guy. This class was easy, and fun occasionally, but neither the course or the prof are life changing. Show up for the notes, enjoy the video days, and pay attention. Dana definitely knows his stuff. Sometimes put random, unrelated things in the exams, and a generous marker.
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    I found him wonky- the lectures are super boring and the material is very easy, love the video days and he obviously knows his stuff with this topic. but his explanations are sometimes not understandable and the tests are so much harder than they should be- including studd not ever mentioned in the material. super nice guy and good prof though.
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    Rocks for jocks is a good title for this class. The assignments and tests were very easy and the tutorials even easier. He posts all his lectures on blackboard and has video days. Although he has boring lectures this is a very easy class. Take this class!
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    Dana is awesome, he wears cool Llama sweaters and his classes are quite easy. Field trips are fun and good for a cheap lawl. But srsly great teacher, easy tests, and no hard projects.