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Best and Worst Professors


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  • bernie2012bernie2012 Registered User Posts: 614 Member
    Yeah, it doesn't affect As at all. Are you one of those who would agree on the thing about Shepherd being kind of distant? A certain SI leader/TA even got that vibe lol.
  • Colleges00701Colleges00701 - Posts: 1,790 Senior Member
    ^^^ I really liked his teaching style, he stuck to the material and didn't go off on tangents. We had Spell sub for him one day, and she was very engaging, but she went off on A LOT of random tangents throughout the lecture.
  • bernie2012bernie2012 Registered User Posts: 614 Member
    In what way were they random? As far as I am concerned, as long as she was talking about relevant issues in biology, it was not random. It's boring when they just stick to the powerpoint slides (amazing that they really use the powerpoints, they should learn to teach w/o them). I suppose it is at least somewhat inappropriate given the fact that she was subbing.
  • lionsrcute3lionsrcute3 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    colleges007..... im truly inspired by your work-ethic. wow that is perfect.

    jw, no offense, but do you have a social life? is it hard to manage both?
  • kbl812kbl812 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    what about psychology? sociology?
  • bernie2012bernie2012 Registered User Posts: 614 Member
    lionscrute, colleges did do an awesome job, but I promise you that managing both aspects of life at Emory is completely doable as a freshman. Just don't become overzealous with ECs if you have a challenging courseload. This isn't highschool. It's not about turning into a resume whore as soon as you get here lol.

    kbl812- I said Edwards for psyche. If you are majoring in psyche, you will have to take 110, and it's going to be pretty tough (normally the curve/scale in all sections is similar to that in organic chemistry. Having roughly a 70 in it will get you a C+/B-, in Edwards, it's a solid B-) no matter who you take (though admittedly, Edwards testing style can be brutal if you don't learn how to study. But again, the grading scale is nice. And only 2/3 of tests count toward final grade), so I say get the best in-class experience, which is Edwards. Can't tell you anything about sociology.
  • lionsrcute3lionsrcute3 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    haha alright, that is good news bernie.
  • Colleges00701Colleges00701 - Posts: 1,790 Senior Member
    no its not hard to do both, lol,even with my work ethic, I managed to hang out with my friends for a couple of hours everyday. I spent around 5 hours a day (on average throughout the year) on homework/studying outside of class, but the rest of the time I was hanging out with people (more so on the weekends). Even during finals, I was able to hang out with friends over meals.

    Its important to hang out with friends, because if you are constantly studying and not hanging out with people, you may burn out quickly....

    I am not that involved in Ecs though. I played a couple of intramural sports, and became the member of a couple of clubs, but that was about it.

    Although, I do envy the social lives of my friends back home who go to state schools, they get so little work, and have so much time to party.......And the parties at their state schools are 20X better than the ****ty parties at Emory....ROFL

    the parties here blow....the girls at my friends state schools are so much hotter than the girls at Emory, which makes the parties at their schools A LOT MORE FUN.
  • bernie2012bernie2012 Registered User Posts: 614 Member
    I love the party scene at UGA, but I don't know about the women, most of the ones I saw were white, and not as attracted to white women, though some have pretty faces. Sorry to come off as racist, but this is one of the reasons I don't judge the attractiveness of Emory so harshly. It wouldn't be fair b/c I naturally wouldn't even be that attracted to many (I won't say most b/c I don't know your standards) of the females which you would consider hot. As for the work thing, total agreement. I thought some people here had time on their hands, but man...., some of these state schools take the cake. I can only wonder why their average GPAs are lower than that of a top private school. Maybe b/c UGA is so much harder than Emory lol (sarcasm over!). However, I love going over to Tech (only one of the most intense schools amongst public and privates) to visit all of my stressed out friends. Makes me feel better about my situation sometimes :) . Though admittedly,even intro. courses such as orgo., gen. chem, and gen. bio in natural sciences (except physics, but I don't think that's natural science, not sure) are slightly easier over there, at least if you don't factor in the homework. Plus the curve is actually better for those courses over there contrary to popular belief. It's those damned engineering courses that murder souls. I can't imagine Emory w/an engineering school (it seems comparably difficult to peers w/them right now). If Emory had engineering, we would have said goodbye to our social lives.

    Colleges: That's a decent amount of ECs actually. You have good time management. Keep it up! You'll need it for the tougher courses.
  • SimplySalineSimplySaline Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Francis for ECON 201 or ECON 305: Both are very, very good for non-Econ majors with interest in economics. Bannerjee econ electives are considered good (but I haven't taken any). Patrick Allitt for HIST 232 is considered amazing, and though I've never taken it, I took a freshman seminar with him. If you have an interest in math, Math250, Foundations of Mathematics is a great course in that it will teach you basics of pure math, and it doesn't require a strong math background: You will learn proofs, etc. M. Hamilton and Powers are very good lecturers and very fair for Math250.
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