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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for David Laude

David Laude
Professor (2006 – 2014)
Texas (UT)
Chemistry
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4.5600****+
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Rated by 50 students
2.98
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across 2 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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CH 301
CH 302
NSC 110
NSC 301C
T C 310
UGS 303

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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: great teacher funny and keeps you interested..one of UT's most-loved professors
Cons: does not always explain things clearly
Take his class, he's pretty much a legend..easier than other CH301 classes, especially Mccord
Professor rated by: Public Health Student on December 10, 2010
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Dr. Laude is a great teacher. He's very smart and knows what he's doing. His class takes a lot of work, though. His tests are pretty hard, but he gives you the question types that will be on the tests or quizzes a week or so before they occur. That way, you know exactly what will be on the test and exactly how the question is asked. I never had to read the book--it went way farther in depth than was necessary. I studied his course notes, which you can buy the first week of class and contain all of his lecture notes and past quizzes and tests. Dr. Laude is really funny and his lectures are entertaining, for the most part. His TAs are awesome and really smart. His class is always extremely full, but I highly recommend taking his course if you can.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on October 29, 2009
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
5*****
Pros: He is a great lecturer! He is the Dean of the Department and knows what he is talking about. You will never fall asleep in his class because he is so good. He gives you alot of ways to study but you have to figure out which one is the best for you. He gives alot of extra credit and curves grades according to how the class is doing overall. He is the BEST chem professor at UT and therefore, it is very hard to get a spot into his class. For each test and quiz, he gives you the types of questions that will be on them, so you only have to study for that.



The best thing i loved about his class was that if you got an A on the final, you got an A for the class. Also, if you have an A before the final, you get exempt.



Overall, AMAZING!
Cons: He goes a bit fast in class and therefore you have to do either two things. One is to go to office hours, where he often gives out the answers to the questions for tests and quizzes and tells you exactly how to work the question on the quiz. Two is that you can go home and learn the stuff on your own. Make sure you know high school chemistry, otherwise you will get lost and it will be hard for you to catch up.
Professor rated by: Business Administration Student on January 11, 2011
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: - good lecturer

- funny, energetic, easy to understand

- very organize

- great TAs + a lot of recitations throughout the week from Sunday to Thursday

- sample exam/question type

Cons: - clicker questions can be hard

- HWs are learning module which is just watching a video. It is an easy grade but sort of time consuming and redundant when he teaches again in class.

- hard to get into his class! but if you can't get in...go to the first day of class and put your name on the list!
- go to the recitations!! I went to all the recitations when it is a week before exam or the week of the exam! it was a great test practice!

- it's pretty much an easy A class for me but I did learn a lot from this class! Dr. Laude makes chemistry easy for me. Also, if you are in his chem 1, it's pretty much a guarantee seat for his chem2!
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 7, 2014
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3***
Pros: Entertaining

Funny

Cons: Lectures are of more entertainment value than actual learning of material.
I enjoyed Laude's class. He's a brilliant, funny professor who's very passionate about what he teaches. However, I feel he is not the best at actually teaching material. He leaves that up to you, the student to do on your own outside of his lectures. So if you're good with self-teaching yourself Chemistry, Laude is perfect for you. However, if you want to be spoon fed the material, I suggest you take another Chem course.
Professor rated by: Human Dev and Family Sciences Student on November 20, 2013
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
4****
Pros: Great professor that offers many different ways of presenting course material. (ex: lecture, learning modules online, video clips) Don't really have to go to class, lecture is recorded and posted online.
Cons: Sometimes the number of options you have for learning material is a bit confusing because you don't know which one is best. There's not really interaction between him and the students, only the TA. He starts lecture with nothing but his voice - no outline or papers, really.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on May 17, 2012
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
5*****
Pros: He gives you the question types that are going to be on the test and also has review sessions where he goes through each one and gives you little hints. He also posts up video clips where he explains certain topics and worksheets with video solutions. His tests are fair and he also gives extra credit and drops 2 of the 6 quizzes he gives.
Cons: His review sessions were usually at night and he also spends only about three minutes on each question.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 4, 2011
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: He is a great and interesting lecture. He doesn't care if you miss class and puts his lectures online.



He also wants everyone to make an A. To do this he tells you exactly what stuff to know for the tests at his review sessions.



There are also TA review sessions each week, where you can go and ask questions and do problems that are essentially identical to the ones on the quizzes and exams except have different numbers.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on February 13, 2011
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3***
Pros: Great person

if you get an A in the class you are exempt from the final

If you get an A in the final (regardless of your previous grade) you get an automatic A
Cons: Lectures are not helpful

lack of homeworks hurt performance

no calculators allowed
Attend TA office hours they are the most helpful
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on May 2, 2012
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: He's a very good teacher and provides everything needed to receive a good grade. He has a review session before every exam and he gives you the types of questions that will be in the exam.
Cons: The only thing I can think of is that sometimes his writing is messy, but other than that nothing much
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 3, 2011
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4****
Pros: Great teacher, very entertaining, awesome demonstrations, engaging classroom
Cons: Moves quickly, may need to seek outside tutoring if you don't have a niche for chemistry. Tests and quizzes are very difficult.
Study the textbook, even though he never references it. May increase understanding.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 8, 2010
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
4****
Pros: Great, funny professor

fair exams

4% extra credit
Cons: no calculators

lectures could be unhelpful

No homework
Go to TA sessions if you want to learn and pass the exams
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on May 2, 2012
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
5*****
Pros: His lectures are interesting and TAs VERY helpful.
Cons: The material is very difficult and sometimes difficult to master on just his lectures and online materials.
Professor rated by: Geological Sciences Student on March 15, 2012
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
4****
Pros: Everything is online! Millions of office hours!
Cons: He can be a pretty obtuse lecturer - you're almost better off teaching yourself from the material online.
Professor rated by: Economics Student on February 19, 2012
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
5*****
Awesome teacher!! Use the question types he gives and go to the discussions and academic communities offered by the TA's.
Professor rated by: Public Health Student on April 9, 2013
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: Very active in his lectures and puts all his materials up online!
Cons: Sometimes jumbles up his material during lectures
Professor rated by: Geological Sciences Student on March 15, 2012
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
4****
Pros: Fun lectures, easy tests if you go to the sessions, nice curves
Cons: teaches you his test, you dont really learn anything
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 8, 2010
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CH 302
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
4****
Pros: many extra credit assignments

if you get an A on the final, you get an A for the course

Professor rated by: Pharmacy Student on October 5, 2012
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: Fairly straightforward class, several TA's so likely at least one will be helpful.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on October 14, 2011
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CH 301
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
5*****
Pros: extra credit, easy grading system so there are several ways to get an A
Professor rated by: Nutrition Student on November 29, 2011
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