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Sally Solomon
Professor (2008 – 2013)
Drexel (DU)
Chemistry
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4.0714****
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Rated by 77 students
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Spring 2014 Schedule
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CHEM 101
CHEM 102
CHEM 103
CHEM 108
CHEM 493
CHEM 497
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5*****
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry III - Honors
After getting an A in chem 108 i thought i was golden for 103. I was wrong. It is so hard, my average in the class is a 58 which is considered a C in her eyes. That is good that a 50 is passing even though technically a 72.5 is supposed to be passing...
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Pros: -can skip this class and still pass
-she is awesome- i would deff hang with her
-she can be seen smoking outside the disque before class which signifies her coolness
-she does really cool experiments
-very easy grader- if you get a 50 in the course you pass
Cons: -if you are going from chem 108 to chem 103 then be scared, it is ridiculously hard and a lot harder than 108
-sally's class can be very boring and she is ridiculously smart but not the best teacher
-chem 103 is very hard
-other than face to face communication, you can not contact her- no e-mails or phone calls
-no website to check grades
-you never will find out your finals grade just your final grade for the class
Professor rated by: Nursing Student on 3/11/11
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2**
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry III - Honors
Sally is one lazy person. She does not answer any questions, and does not review for anything. Also, she is clearly on drugs. The only good thing about her is that she curves grades really well, but I guess that is too makes up for her laziness. O yea, she looks like a hobbit.
Professor rated by: General Business Student on 6/7/11
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
5*****
Pros: -can skip this class and still pass

-she is awesome- i would deff hang with her

-she can be seen smoking outside the disque before class which signifies her coolness

-she does really cool experiments

-very easy grader- if you get a 50 in the course you pass
Cons: -if you are going from chem 108 to chem 103 then be scared, it is ridiculously hard and a lot harder than 108

-sally's class can be very boring and she is ridiculously smart but not the best teacher

-chem 103 is very hard

-other than face to face communication, you can not contact her- no e-mails or phone calls

-no website to check grades

-you never will find out your finals grade just your final grade for the class
After getting an A in chem 108 i thought i was golden for 103. I was wrong. It is so hard, my average in the class is a 58 which is considered a C in her eyes. That is good that a 50 is passing even though technically a 72.5 is supposed to be passing for chem, but i am not complaining. I love sally and i would hang out with her outside of class but as a teacher, no thanks.
Professor rated by: Nursing Student on March 11, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
2**
Sally is one lazy person. She does not answer any questions, and does not review for anything. Also, she is clearly on drugs. The only good thing about her is that she curves grades really well, but I guess that is too makes up for her laziness. O yea, she looks like a hobbit.
Professor rated by: General Business Student on June 7, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
2**
Pros: She really doesn't care.
Cons: She REALLY doesn't care, do not ask her questions she will yell.
You best be teaching yourself the material because the most you'll learn from her is how to make bombs, meth, and calm down from an acid trip.
Professor rated by: Nutrition & Food Science Student on June 10, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
3***
Pros: Crazy old bat but she knows her stuff. If you study and pay attention, you'll be all right.
Cons: Doesn't take any excuses and not very tactful. Tests are hard to prepare for because of the textbook (which doesn not really help much) and she refuses to use technology.No practice tests. You have to use your connections if you want to prep for tests properly.
Just take it and you'll be ok.
Professor rated by: Bioscience & Biotechnology Student on May 11, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
3***
Pros: down to earth

test review

curves grades
Cons: a little weird

sometimes expects you to know more than you do

no past tests given as review
shes a pretty good teacher but you do need to study for her tests
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 8, 2010
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
5*****
Pros: MASSIVE CURVE

Super easy exam, just memorize the book.

If you dont get an A+ in this class, Chemistry is not for you, in fact, College is not for you.

2 Midterms, you can just not attend the second one if you get a 100 in the 1st midterm. Lab exam is super easy as well.

Elaborate lecture, although I attended only 1 lecture and basically memorized the book. Got the highest grade in the class.

We should have more teachers like her and more 5 credit classes like this to bump up our GPAs in a rough college like Drexel.

The TAs are excellent. Ask them to help you.

Provides back exams and almost 30% of the questions are repeated.



I heard she was funny, but cant give you feedback on that coz i never attended lecture. You should though, because the lecture might help you understand the material.
Cons: No emails/ electronic services i.e. No grades posted online, you just see the final letter grade. So ask the TAs.



She passed. :(
Professor rated by: Biomedical Engineering & Sci Student on January 24, 2013
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
5*****
Pros: Very caring, actually wants students to pass (HUGE CURVE)

Doesn't give C-

Lets you out at least 10 minutes early

Funny

Does live demonstrations/experiments

Doesn't require participation grade in recitation or anything (knows this is College not High School)
Cons: Tests are kinda hard

No e-mails

No questions during lectures (must ask after)

No excuses
A lot of people complain about Dr. Soloman, but honestly I failed the first test, did the practice tests for the next two and ended up with an A in her class. Just copy down everything she says, go to recitation, turn in your labs, and do practice tests. She's very funny and down to earth. Live demonstrations are cool too.
Professor rated by: Nursing Student on April 1, 2012
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
4****
Pros: Professor Solomon can be pretty funny during lectures. She curves A LOT on final grades. Her grading scale is unbelievable, I believe 87-100 is the "A" range, but a 71 counts as a B. You have an option on taking the second exam based on how you did on the first exam. TAs have a very large say in your grades so talk to TAs! Recitation is also not required, but I highly recommend that you attend.
Cons: Its a 5.0 credit course so if you take it lightly it can hinder you GPA.



Prof. Solomon has this no excuse no email (till after the course policy) so DO NOT complain to her. She can and will give you a rude response.
Professor rated by: Bioscience & Biotechnology Student on September 18, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
5*****
Great teacher. Go to her lectures, they are very good and they will help you a lot. For someone who got D's in both chem 101 and 102, I can only thank Prof. Solomon for doing so well in chem 103.



She expects a lot of you, but if you do what she says you will get good grades. She's very old school.
Professor rated by: Student on May 10, 2010
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
5*****
Pros: Very good teaching professor. Keeps class interesting. Enjoys chatting with students in person and will listen to anything you want to talk about
Cons: Can't email her or call her.
Grades very easily with large curves. Will do everything in her power not to give someone anything lower than a C.
Professor rated by: Mechanical Engr & Mechanics Student on November 19, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
5*****
Pros: Easy class, there is no question what you have to study, she is very strait forward. Shes kind of crazy in a funny way.
Cons: Shes a but nutty... but who isn't?
DO NOT email her, she will eat you alive. Deff recommend going to her office, and "talking about life" with her. If she remembers you it could help your grade. Also suck up to the TA's they play a large roll in the grade. Labs are an easy A, you could answer everything wrong and still get an A. but remember what you are doing as there is a Lab test at the end that decides like half the lab grade...
Professor rated by: Bioscience & Biotechnology Student on December 7, 2010
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
2**
Pros: She is funny

Curves enough to make sure that the lowest grade that anyone will receive in the course is a C
Cons: She us unapproachable and you can never email her during the quarter: face-to-face contact only

Her lectures are constantly off topic

She does not prep students for exams and that makes them hard to prepare for - exams are a bit on the difficult side and they are half written/half multiple choice

She is lazy

Pretends like she cares about her students, but she doesn't

Professor rated by: General Business Student on June 18, 2012
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CHEM 101
General Chemistry I
0
Very interestign wman. very left wing, is also very intelligent. Her classes are kind aboring, but if you enjoy class you wil enjoy hers. she probably does hate teaching, but unless you are truly retarded you will get a C. her curve is huge; to get an A you need to do relatively well, by that i mean dont fail anything.

hher kids are chess geniuses to- so you know this is one smart family.
Professor rated by: Student on December 11, 2003
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CHEM 102
General Chemistry II
0
She knows her stuff. She will do experiments in class and entertain you with interesting comments, questions or stories. She will be more than happy to talk to you about any problem, question or comment you may have about anything relating to life, sports, the course,etc. She teaches you the necessities of chemistry without too much of the unnecessary filler.
Professor rated by: Student on March 12, 2004
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
3***
Pros: Massive grading curve
Cons: It is still almost impossible to get an A
Good old Dr. Solomon...like in 108, a massive grading curve. If you want to learn chemistry...she is not for you. She is great for nursing majors because she understands that chem isn't the most relevant course we are taking. She is a great lady, but as far as teaching goes...not great.
Professor rated by: Nursing Student on March 3, 2011
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CHEM 101
General Chemistry I
0
Completely understanding that most people were taking Chem 101 because they had to not because they wanted to. Its nearly impossible to fail her class, if you just need chem as a required course take her! The homework is pretty light and if you dont get it shes readily available to help you!
Professor rated by: Student on August 15, 2003
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CHEM 108
Health Chemistry I
5*****
Pros: She gives a nice curve at the end of the course
Cons: Sometimes it's hard to follow her, so it's best to read the book on your on.
Make sure you attend recitation sessions, especially if you get a good TA. They can really help you understand the material and boost your test score.
Professor rated by: Nursing Student on March 4, 2012
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CHEM 108
Health Chemistry I
2**
Pros: Curves grades
Cons: Completely insane. Difficult to follow. Tests are ridiculous and don't seem to relate to anything she talks about. Goes off on tangents that take up most of the class. Such a waste of time. I would not recommend this professor to anyone.
Professor rated by: Communication Student on September 18, 2012
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
3***
Her class proved to be decently hard. She doesn't really tell you what you need to know. She gives a lot of information and can be unorganized. She does help students out by curving exams and weighing your best ones more than your worst ones.
Professor rated by: Health Sciences Student on October 21, 2011
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CHEM 103
General Chemistry III - Honors
4****
She is a little batty and can come off as crazy but if you pay attention she actually knows her stuff and you will learn a lot. She is also entertaining and lets you out 5 minutes early so the class is pretty enjoyable and hardly ever boring
Professor rated by: Bioscience & Biotechnology Student on May 19, 2011
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