Reviews for Richard L. GreeneAverage Rating:
Grade Expected: B
May 13, 2012, 1:02 pm
|I'd like to preface this review by saying that I'm an english major, and that I can't handle basic math and the concept of physics blows my mind in general.|
That being said, Professor Greene made physics one of my easier classes of my semester. He's extremely helpful in class as long as you ask questions (he can't read minds), and even if you don't particularly understand lecture he always does demonstrations of the concepts he's going over which REALLY help, especially like me if you're more of a visual and hands-on learner.
Homework grades are based on effort rather than whether you're right or wrong (occasionally I wrote a paragraph of straight gibberish because I had no idea what the answer was and still got full credit).
There's a quiz every week on the homework, but it's only 3 multiple choice questions and you get 1 point for just taking the quiz. He takes the quiz grades for each student and adds them all up at the end of the semester and puts a giant curve on them, so getting a 1/4 doesn't hurt you. The average is usually a 2/4 or so which ends up being around a B at the end of the semester.
Everyone fails the exams, but some exam questions are the same as the ones he puts on the quizzes so those are free points, plus he has a review session before the exams where he'll hint at things that'll be on the exam that he doesn't mention in class, so go to those. Like the person below me said, the exams get a HUGE curve because as I said everyone fails. The average on our final was a 20/35 which ended up being around an 85% or so.
Basically, if you're going to take any non-lab for CORE, take this class with Greene. It was the only class I didn't skip all semester because I actually enjoyed it.
Grade Expected: A-
May 3, 2012, 10:01 am
|Great class; great teacher,if you put in 40 minutes a week doing your homework assignment you will get an A. You will need yo attend class 75% of the time.|
Grade Expected: A-
May 21, 2011, 1:53 pm
|Professor Greene is an amazing professor and he really makes the class engaging through his demonstrations. One demonstration I still remember was when he accidentally or purposefully exploded a thick pipe by exposing it to liquid nitrogen. The entire class jumped. Lol. Another one was when he popped a hydrogen balloon.|
All in all, this class is pretty easy as long as you attend the discussions, pay attention in class and read the book. The homework were an easy give-away points. He graded those based on completion. Quizzes and exams were tough but he followed it up by giving a massive curve in the class. I don't know how big the curve was but he said that average for exams and quizzes counted as a B+ even though if the average was in 40s or 50s. So, just hope to do better than the class average and you should walk away with an A.
I definitely recommend everyone to take this class with Professor Greene.