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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Jacob Folmer

Jacob Folmer
Professor (2005 – 2012)
NC State (NCSU)
Chemistry
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1.7407*+
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Rated by 27 students
2.73
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across 4 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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CH 101
CH 431
CH 434
CH 452
CH 452L
CH 499B
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4****
CH 101 - Chemistry - A Molecular Science
He is a great professor, but he has to slow down the pace of the class.
Pros: Patience
Cons: Fast Cirriculum
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on 12/11/10
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2**
CH 101 - Chemistry - A Molecular Science
Jaap has taught many upper level chemistry courses, so it is hard for him to dumb it down a little to teach basic chem 101. it is frustrating to be in his class because he doesnt follow his notes and he goes off into theoretical tangents when we just...
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Professor rated by: Zoology Student on 11/9/09
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
2**
Jaap has taught many upper level chemistry courses, so it is hard for him to dumb it down a little to teach basic chem 101. it is frustrating to be in his class because he doesnt follow his notes and he goes off into theoretical tangents when we just need him to do more practice equations in class. He also isnt very good at communicating if you have a question.
Professor rated by: Zoology Student on November 9, 2009
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: Smart Guy, knows the material well.
Cons: Very difficult to understand, and exams make no sense at all. There is no real way to prepare for his exams.
One of the worst professors at NC State. I recommend taking someone like Neyhart or Petrovich. Test are just way too difficult for an entry level class.
Professor rated by: Chemical Engineering Student on April 28, 2011
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
2**
Cons: Not good at explaining material and not straightforward. Very confusing. Also rude at times. Not very helpful on webassign homework. Rarely responds to student e-mails.
He was on academic probation during the time I had him.
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on May 3, 2011
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
This prof is terrible, he doesn't know how to teach I went to every lecture and wrote every note and made a C+. If you take him be prepared to live at the tutoring center or to teach yourself chemistry.
Professor rated by: Mechanical & Aerospace Engr Student on January 19, 2010
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: Doesn't Take Attendance

Easy Web Assigns
Cons: Kind of an asshole

Hard Tests
I wouldn't suggest him. Go For Petravich instead.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on December 10, 2010
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: Can easily skip
Cons: He will put 5 chapters on one test
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on November 4, 2013
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: none
Cons: terrible class very difficult
Professor rated by: Textiles Student on December 8, 2010
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
I am not a folmer fan. He is a terrible teacher. He teaches by powerpoint and sometimes does not even follow what is on there. He goes through material very fast like you already know it, and that will be very frustrating. He also has a "learn to learn" policy in which you have to apply several difficult concepts into one problem on exams and such. If you are in his class, I recommend switching out. There are easier, and BETTER teachers.
Professor rated by: Mechanical & Aerospace Engr Student on December 14, 2009
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: Huge curves on tests.
Cons: The huge curves are needed or most would fail.
I got an -A in this class and learned NOTHING. After the first test the class average was 64% and he wrote "WOW!!!!" on the board and told us what a great job we did. Of course there was about a 20 point curve and that's great for my CH 101 grade but what happens in CH 201? Take anyone else.
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on November 9, 2012
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: Nice guy and has a lot of wisdom on the subject.

If you pass then you will be well prepared for future chem classes.
Cons: Very old fashioned in his teaching styles.

Tests are very difficult no matter how hard you study.

Sometimes his European accent is hard to understand.
Professor rated by: Paper Science Engineering Student on October 12, 2011
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Cons: Test are hard, almost impassible

HW has nothing to do with test

Lectures are extremely difficult to understand



If you are not brilliant at chemistry already, avoid this professors class at all costs.
Professor rated by: Animal Science Student on November 10, 2011
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Cons: Do not take him...he wants like everybody to fail and he puts the randomest stuff on the tests.
Professor rated by: Industrial and Systems Engineering Student on November 18, 2010
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
4****
Pros: Patience
Cons: Fast Cirriculum
He is a great professor, but he has to slow down the pace of the class.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on December 11, 2010
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
3***
Pros: You will learn the material. The depth is intense and will leave you with a greater understanding of chemistry than any other professor.
Cons: He never checks his e-mail. If you don't do a lot of self studying or seek help to understand the information you will fail without a doubt. He goes off on some tangents and will mention useless information from time to time.
Professor rated by: Nutrition Student on April 26, 2017
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: Very Smart
Cons: The tests are horrible. The material is not usually taught in class, most comes from textbook but seems to be harder than any examples given. He sets the curve for each test BEFORE the test is given, thats how you know the tests are overly hard.
I would suggest taking another professor, but his class is doable with hard work.
Professor rated by: Environmental Science Student on March 14, 2018
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Pros: He's a friendly guy.
Cons: He has made mistakes with grading several tests. If you take the course with Folmer, understand the book inside and out.
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on December 3, 2012
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
1*
Totally worthless instructor. Does not teach well and should be fired from NC State.
Professor rated by: Chemical Engineering Student on May 6, 2009
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
4****
Pros: Willing to work with you during office hours
Cons: The level of the material is high.
Professor rated by: Electrical and Computer Engineering Student on December 19, 2010
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CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
2**
Pretty bad class altogether. Had a hard time deriving information from him.
Professor rated by: Electrical and Computer Engineering Student on November 4, 2009
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CH 431
Physical Chemistry I
3***
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Professor rated by: Engineering Student on July 26, 2013
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