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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Philip DeShong

Philip DeShong
Professor (1998 – 2014)
Maryland (UMD)
Chemistry
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3.4545***
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Rated by 11 students
3.14
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across 13 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
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4****
CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry II
Great Teacher, Does a lot to keep lectures interesting, the curve is pretty good and the tests are not unreasonably hard. There are daily clicker questions which are half a way for him to grade attendance and half to grade if your keeping up with th...
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Professor rated by: Bioengineering Student on 4/9/09
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CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry II
DO NOT TAKE ORGO 2 WITH THIS GUY. Actually though, I had to change my major because of this class. The tests are impossible. I hope that you know orgo 1 backwards and forwards because that's all that the tests are on. The C cut off is at a 42%. He is...
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Pros: Can't really think of any pros.
Cons: everything.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on 12/15/13
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
1*
Pros: Can't really think of any pros.
Cons: everything.
DO NOT TAKE ORGO 2 WITH THIS GUY. Actually though, I had to change my major because of this class. The tests are impossible. I hope that you know orgo 1 backwards and forwards because that's all that the tests are on. The C cut off is at a 42%. He is the sassiest man on the planet and expects you to know the tiniest of details. Did I mention that the tests are impossible? I'd rather cut off my own hand before I take another class with him. Just don't.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on December 15, 2013
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
4****
Great Teacher, Does a lot to keep lectures interesting, the curve is pretty good and the tests are not unreasonably hard. There are daily clicker questions which are half a way for him to grade attendance and half to grade if your keeping up with the material. So you have to read the chapter ahead to get clicker questions right. This is meant to keep people from getting behind and it works for the most part.
Professor rated by: Bioengineering Student on April 9, 2009
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
5*****
Pros: He knows the material and is good at explaining. He's very approachable, and tries to make sure you really understand everything that is going on.
His exams are hard, like all other organic chem exams are, but he provides the class with a range of where you should be grade wise after each exam. The class is curved so don't worry about a bad grade on an exam. After an exam he tells you what the class average is and what your final grade would be according to your current grade after the exam. He is a professor that wants you to pass, he doesn't just talk at you when he teaches, he tries to really make you understand. He offers review sessions once a week that he goes to personally, and doesn't just send a TA. You can talk to him and get him to explain anything that doesn't make sense. I would recommend taking his class.
Professor rated by: Plant Sciences Student on October 24, 2013
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CHEM 231
Organic Chemistry I
4****
Deshong is a wonderful professor. Communicates very well with his students and is willing to help them. Holds a review session once week outside of the class and gives his students a chance to ask questions. If you attend all the lectures and understand the material that he goes over in class and review sessions and do the practice problems. U'll definetly get an A in the class. P.S. He curves big time! Also he tells you what's going to be on the first page of every single exam..know the pKas and know where the equilibim lies...free points!!
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on March 8, 2009
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CHEM 231
Organic Chemistry I
3***
Very well organized presents the material clearly. Tests are hard but fair. But he will not meet with students out side of class. He refused to hold office hours and had one review session each week which many students could not attend because it was too early in the day.
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on May 12, 2008
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
5*****
great professor, but tests are hard. class is curved considerably
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 26, 2009
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CHEM 247
PRIN ORGANIC CHEM II
1*
Pros: none
Cons: THIS GUY SUCKS DONKEY DICK. literally the devil and so many people failed.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on May 15, 2014
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CHEM 237
PRIN ORGANIC CHEM I
4****
Pros: Very sweet and approachable and helpful!
Professor rated by: Chemistry Student on January 31, 2013
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
4****
Professor rated by: Biology Student on March 4, 2011
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
4****
Professor rated by: Engineering, Chemical Student on April 12, 2009
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CHEM 241
Organic Chemistry II
3***
His class was challenging
Professor rated by: Microbiology Student on December 7, 2010
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