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Richard Hubbard
Professor (2005 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Chemistry
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3.8040***+
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Rated by 301 students
2.40
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across 3 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
Add to schedule M 12:20pm-1:10pm,
M 1:11pm-3:20pm
Add to schedule M 3:35pm-4:25pm,
M 4:26pm-6:35pm
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CHEM 2100
CHEM 2100L
CHEM 2211
CHEM 2211L
CHEM 2212
CHEM 2212L
CHEM 7005
CHEM 9005

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5*****
CHEM 2212 - Modern Organic Chemistry II
you will need to practice a lot (around 20-25 hours per test for me) for this class. learn the mechanisms and memorize reagents. know all constraints and be able to pull them out of your ass quickly for each test.
Pros: -hubbard has his shit together. plain and simple. very organized and neat with his lectures. he doesn't get really sidetracked like morrison, and while it may not be as funny or interesting of a lecture, you aren't rushing through 2 chapters the week before the test. he's not boring though and usually mentions some interesting things throughout the lecture.
-extremely nice and approachable. answers plenty of questions after class and will talk with you on the way to his office, maintaining eye contact and being polite and informative. unlike morrison who after lecture will sit there with a mad look on his face scribbling junk on his computer while half answering questions.
-posts lecture notes online that are really useful. pretty much all the info you need to know is on the notes.
Cons: -extremely difficult tests. much harder than morrison's. our averages this semester are around 46.
Professor rated by: Microbiology Student on 4/13/12
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3***
CHEM 2211 - Modern Organic Chemistry I
Ochem is hard either way and all the professors suck at teaching for they could make it interesting but choose not to.
Pros: Better than the rest of the professors
Cons: Can sometimes bore you to sleep
Professor rated by: Biology Student on 12/11/10
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
5*****
Pros: -hubbard has his shit together. plain and simple. very organized and neat with his lectures. he doesn't get really sidetracked like morrison, and while it may not be as funny or interesting of a lecture, you aren't rushing through 2 chapters the week before the test. he's not boring though and usually mentions some interesting things throughout the lecture.

-extremely nice and approachable. answers plenty of questions after class and will talk with you on the way to his office, maintaining eye contact and being polite and informative. unlike morrison who after lecture will sit there with a mad look on his face scribbling junk on his computer while half answering questions.

-posts lecture notes online that are really useful. pretty much all the info you need to know is on the notes.
Cons: -extremely difficult tests. much harder than morrison's. our averages this semester are around 46.

you will need to practice a lot (around 20-25 hours per test for me) for this class. learn the mechanisms and memorize reagents. know all constraints and be able to pull them out of your ass quickly for each test.
Professor rated by: Microbiology Student on April 13, 2012
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
3***
Pros: Better than the rest of the professors
Cons: Can sometimes bore you to sleep
Ochem is hard either way and all the professors suck at teaching for they could make it interesting but choose not to.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 11, 2010
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
5*****
Hubbard is the best ochem teacher. Get him if you can. Phillips and Popik weren't so great. Phillips was worst of all.
Professor rated by: Microbiology Student on February 17, 2011
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
3***
Pros: Personally, he's pretty nice and is willing to answer any questions you have. He puts his note templates and completed notes on ELC. In lecture, he doesn't make you feel stupid for asking questions.
Cons: Like the rest of the Organic professors, the tests are beyond difficult. You can study for two weeks before a test and easily fail it. If the class does well on the first exam, then they are sure to make the next one twice as hard. Having a test average in the 40s for two consecutive exams doesn't even faze them. They wouldn't think twice about failing the entire class. Either they're ignorant about how badly their students perform, or they're just mean-spirited. I'm not sure which it is.
He's probably the best Organic professor, but that's not saying much. It's like trying to pick your favorite method of execution. The o-chem classes at UGA not only live up to their awful reputation, but they actually surpass it. All pre-med/pre-dent etc. students know that organic chemistry is a horrible course, but the professors don't make any effort to ease the pain.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 11, 2012
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
5*****
Pros: Prepares you well for the tests. He doesnt try to trick you or fail you like the other ochem professors.
Cons: The class is hard either way so you have to put in the effort if you want a good grade.
The best Ochem teacher out of all of them. He does an excellent job explaining things. He genuinely wants you to succeed, which is rare in the chemistry department. If you go to class do the book problems, and study routinely, the material isn't as bad as people say it is.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student on April 14, 2011
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
4****
Pros: Good notes
Cons: very difficult
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 10, 2010
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
5*****
Pros: Fair tests. The final is the ACS and compared to the exams they give us, the ACS is super easy.
Cons: Difficult material. Must study far in advance for this class, but that's obvious anyways.
Of all the ochem professors, Hubbard is by far the best. His tests are fair, for the most part. There's usually only one question that wasn't straight out of the book, so you have to use critical thinking and general knowledge of organic chemistry to get it. BUT for the Morrison, Popik, Beagle semester, the majority of the test is a surprise. One test had a 20 point question flow chart with reagents most people didn't know at the top...so then you miss the whole 20 point question. Hubbard does not do this. I got a D in ochem with Popik and a high A with Hubbard. If chemistry isn't your best subject and you're worried about ochem, its DEF worth the wait to just take ochem with Hubbard whenever he is teaching. I wish I would have because then I would have passed the first time.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on September 30, 2013
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
5*****
Pros: The reactions and mechanisms he gives in his notes are the same that he uses on his exams. He is a very nice guy and he is very helpful during office hours.
Cons: He (like all o-chem teachers) has over 100+ students most of whom are pre-med....so he gets swamped with students especially on days before the exams. This goes for all o-chem teachers, but just fair warning you should do the work ahead of time so you can take advantage of his help.
Very useful notes--which he posts online (but gives extra stuff in class--often times telling you specifically what to focus on or disregard for the exam). Tough class, but this guy does not waste your time or give you useless/cryptic information in lectures.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on November 7, 2011
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
5*****
Pros: Clicker questions not graded for accuracy, just participation.

Partial Credit awarded on Exams

Hubbard was an amazing teacher! Always open to answering as many questions as he could. Even with such difficult material, he never got tripped up or confused, which made in class lecture learning so much better!



Cons: It's a TON of material. NOT an Easy A.

Tests are application-- NOT regurgitation

I took the class in the summer, so it was at a fairly accelerated pace.

TIPS: BUY the molymod kit. Pay for scienceguyz if at all possible. Hubbard's not kidding when he says do ALL the practice problems. The material may seem straightforward when you read it but you HAVE to make sure you can apply it.
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on August 8, 2013
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
5*****
Pros: Ridiculous grading scale, 70 or above is a B, 87.5 or above is an A. All notes were posted online. Tests were very fair.
Cons: Distracting bald spot.
Hubbard is the man. WORK THE PRACTICE PROBLEMS IN THE BOOK and you should have no trouble doing well on the tests.
Professor rated by: Genetics Student on December 7, 2011
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CHEM 2212L
Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
5*****
Pros: easiest chem lab yet our of all of gen chem and ochem 1. Same deal as last semester but easier. i normally got our and 1-1.5 hours early
Cons: learn how your TAs grade
Professor rated by: Animal and Dairy Sciences Student on April 18, 2011
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
4****
Pros: Excellent lecturer
Cons: Busy
Dr. Hubbard is an excellent teacher. Of all the chemistry teachers, he is the best. He is clear and concise in covering the material.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on February 25, 2011
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
3***
Pros: Excellent teacher, explains things well and clearly.
Cons: Very difficult. Makes things hard on those who do not know the material forwards and backwards.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student on April 5, 2011
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
5*****
Pros: -Excellent professor.

-Humorous

-Truly cares about how his students do. GO TO HIS OFFICE HOURS!!!!

-He will give hints in class as to what will be on the test.

-He uses questions from all of his old tests.

Cons: -Makes tests difficult.

-Hates when the class average is high, so he will make the tests harder to bring down the class average.

-Hates seeing that the class is using Science Guyz, so don't let him see your red packets.
Organic Chemistry is an extremely difficult course. It's going to take a lot of studying and will be a lot of hard work but to say that you got a B or even an A in Ochem is well worth the time it will take. GO TO CLASS! READ THE BOOK! DO THE PRACTICE PROBLEMS! Practice problems end up being on the test. Dr. Hubbard loves when you stop by his office hours and wants to make sure that his students are studying efficiently and correctly. He will help give you tips as to how to study for the class and will even review over your notes/flash cards to see if they are effective.
Professor rated by: Science Education Student on August 12, 2013
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CHEM 2212L
Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
5*****
Pros: The class is curved depending on which TA you get. Some TA's ask for different information on their lab reports and thus at the end of the semester the grades are all normalized.
Sometimes you get stuck with a TA that dumps a ton of work on you while your friend gets a TA is not very strict. At the end however the grades are normalized and your extra work will have better prepared you for the the practical. Don't sweat it to much if you are not doing well on your lab grades--check with other people in and out of your lab group to see how they are doing---if your lab group has lower grades then other lab groups chances are you will get a hefty bump once grades are normalized. My TA's average was somewhere around a 76 (based on the people I poled)---another TA's group had mostly 90's(again based on my poling)---I had around an 80 average......not sure how I did on the lab final (I thought it was really hard), but I ended up with an A overall lab grade.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on November 7, 2011
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
5*****
Pros: Hubbard is the best OChem teacher right now. He doesn't go off on tangents like Morrison, and isn't Russian like Popik. His lectures are structured and he's easy to talk to after class or during office hours.
Cons: He asks clicker questions randomly, he may not ask one question for six classes straight then all of the sudden ask three in one class period.
Hubbard is a nice guy, he may have a bad reputation but that is solely from the fact he is an OChem teacher and 75% of his students will hate him no matter what. If you have to take organic I or II you need to take it with him. During the summer our first was a book test, even though this didn't help the average. This course is difficult but doable if you study, a lot. I finished with a 98% in the class and by no means consider myself a "chemistry-guy". Also, Organic II during the summer and would recommend it.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on August 3, 2015
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
4****
Pros: Hubbard is the best OCHEM teacher. His office hours are so helpful, and he will not let you leave without understanding a concept completely. Start going the minute you do not understand something. I waited until the third test and it was really hard to get one-on-one help because everyone was basically failing the class and needed his help. YOU CAN DO IT!
Cons: The material is not what makes this class super hard; it is the way it is presented on the tests that makes is impossible. I recall being able to do all of the book problems with ease for one test and I still failed. The class is hard because the lecture and notes are so straight forward, but the test questions are difficult derivatives of what was presented in class. Memorize the mechanisms forwards and backwards and keep up with the reagents even from ochem 1 because they all show up again.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on July 4, 2012
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
5*****
Pros: Always willing to help students. Tries to keep lectures as interesting as possible. Isn't monotone. Posts lectures after every class on eLC.

Cons: Speed (at least during summer classes).



O Chem isn't a "fun" or "interesting" class in my opinion, but Hubbard does well at trying to keep things as lively as possible. He does do periodic clicker questions which count as participation. Although sometimes random, he always does one on the day of (or after) a test. Great professor! Unlike other o chem professors (uuhhmm...Morrison and Popik), he makes his own tests, so you don't have to worry about material being on the test that you haven't covered yet.
Professor rated by: Banking and Finance Student on July 17, 2012
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CHEM 2211
Modern Organic Chemistry I
4****
Pros: Hubbard is probably one of the best professors when it comes to organic chemistry. He makes it clear that he is not trying to fail you but at the same time, organic chemistry is a very difficult (well, for most of us) subject in and of itself. He is explains everything very well though so as long as you pay attention and actually study for the tests, you should be fine! It also helps to go to science guyz review sessions. Definitely worth the money.
Cons: It's organic chemistry. Just about everything about this class is a con, unless you actually enjoy the subject.
Professor rated by: Student on May 10, 2013
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CHEM 2212
Modern Organic Chemistry II
4****
Pros: i had him for OCHEM I too and i loved him. I understand when he teaches and he is normally the one who writes the tests even if there are other teachers teaching that semester
Cons: you HAVE to study and practice problems help. Don't slack on learning reagents because you will fall behind fast. This is with ANY OCHEM teacher
cool guy, he wants to help you. he can have tricky tests questions but most of them are fair. He isn't afraid to call you out if you are on your computer, fall asleep, or leave early
Professor rated by: Animal and Dairy Sciences Student on April 18, 2011
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