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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Victoria Long

Victoria Long
Professor (2000 – 2014)
Virginia Tech (VT)
Chemistry
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2.5294**+
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Rated by 34 students
3.36
Avg GPA
across 2 classes
Spring 2014 Schedule
Add to schedule W 12:00pm-1:50pm
Add to schedule R 12:00pm-1:50pm
All Classes
CHEM 1045
CHEM 1046
CHEM 4014
CHEM 4074
MSE 4544

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5*****
CHEM 4014 - Survey of Chemical Literature
Dr. Long is an excellent teacher for this course. I really learned to write effectively in this class thanks to her persistence and effective class layout. This class really isn't that hard at all. I don't understand how anyone can complain about it.
Professor rated by: Chemistry Student on 5/11/09
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1*
CHEM 1045 - General Chemistry Lab
This is a terrible introductory lab. Making your life difficult seems to be her motive in the class. Hours of pointless bullshit lab reports will waste your time. All this work for a one credit class but unfortunately for certain majors you need it t...
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Cons: The class in general.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on 2/10/13
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Student Ratings 1 - 20 of 34

 
CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Cons: The class in general.
This is a terrible introductory lab. Making your life difficult seems to be her motive in the class. Hours of pointless bullshit lab reports will waste your time. All this work for a one credit class but unfortunately for certain majors you need it to graduate. The lab manual is poorly written and is often confusing and hard to follow. The T/A's are nearly impossible to understand and the work you do in the lab is mindless, pointless, and time consuming. Just put your head down do the work and take the class and never look back at it again because you surly wont want to. Oh yeah one more thing, if you don't show up to lab "prepared" you get bitched at and sent away and get an automatic 50 for the lab, so make sure you have all your work done because for each lab you will have at least a two hours of out of class work to do. This class is a pain in the ass.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on February 10, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Pros: Can leave class when your done
Cons: Very strict on time policy

Easily lost on what to do
Late for lab because TA and teacher didn't see me standing behind the people they were talking to. Same day a guy was a few seconds late and was not allowed in either. Most of what is done is through the Chem Lab Manual and it's easy to get lost on what needs to be done and how it should be done. Class isn't that hard, but the work can be confusing and sometimes teacher/TA are hard to handle (ie. story above). It's probably an equivalent to a virtual class.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on September 20, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Brush up on your Mandarin.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on May 23, 2013
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CHEM 4014
Survey of Chemical Literature
5*****
Dr. Long is an excellent teacher for this course. I really learned to write effectively in this class thanks to her persistence and effective class layout. This class really isn't that hard at all. I don't understand how anyone can complain about it.
Professor rated by: Chemistry Student on May 11, 2009
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
2**
Pros: Fun when you have good lab partner.

Fun if you like hands on activities.
Cons: Very long labs.

Lab Reports take up soo much time.

Labs don't relate to class at all.

Very strict.

TA hard to understand.
The labs aren't that bad and some can be done very quickly. There is a lot of things you can get in trouble for... whether it's not wearing goggles or missing goggles. The TA is a really lenient grader, but Victoria Long is very strict. It's an okay class, but the lab reports take forever to write and they're such a pain to write. Other than that, it's an okay class.
Professor rated by: Aerospace and Ocean Engineerin Student on May 11, 2013
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CHEM 4014
Survey of Chemical Literature
4****
Pros: -Knowledgeable teacher

- Fair grader

-Work is spread out over the semester so you're not writing a 20 page paper the night before it's due
Cons: -In class assignments can occasionally go over the allotted class time
Overall, she was a good teacher. I became a better writer and learned a lot about the different type of search engines. Just show up to class, do the homework, and you should get at least a B pretty easily
Professor rated by: Chemistry Student on December 13, 2013
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CHEM 1046
General Chemistry Lab
2**
Cons: -do I really need to mention any?

-everyone knows she's a bitch

-she came in to our final and was as like make sure you cover your scantron...because of course we're all going to cheat

-lab reports take 3-5 hours
Your grade really depends on the leniency of your TA. Oh and how bad you do on the final (that's the main deciding factor)
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on May 17, 2013
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CHEM 4014
Survey of Chemical Literature
4****
Pros: Mrs. Long is super nice and structured the class really well!
Cons: None in my opinon
Do the writing assigns and you'll be fine. This is a strictly writing course! Brush up on your writing skills...
Professor rated by: Chemical Engineering Student on January 14, 2012
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Cons: This class is the worst, just get it out the way
Professor rated by: Civil and Environmental Engin Student on January 27, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
3***
Seriously though, she was my professor (General Chemistry Director) and I never saw her face. I only know her by name and what people say about her. Which are not very good representations of a person. I did not really enjoy the Chem Lab Curriculum. I felt like I was thrown to the wolves and was kind of at loss as to how to complete the labs most of the time. I did not really learn much chemistry but I did learn how to properly site sources, write lab reports, and use electronic tools such as Endnote and Microsoft Excel. The course did give me the realization that college classes are serious business and they should not be meddled with. The lab policies are strictly enforced. That is what I learned.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on December 24, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
3***
Pros: If you take the labs and lab reports seriously, you should be fine! Also, it depends on your TA; mine was pretty laid back and helped us a lot so it just depends.
Cons: Pre-labs and lab reports take up a lot of time... And there will be general assistants who will walk around sometimes, so just make sure you're following code because they will kick you out if they notice something.
Overall, it's an easy class if you put the effort into it. I would highly recommend going to at least a couple of the final exam review sessions, if you can. The final exam was pretty easy by just glancing over the lab notebook, but it would've definitely helped to get some extra feedback.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on December 8, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Pros: You have two options in the class: work as hard as you are in physics and get a B, or get an F. If you work hard, the work is pretty easy though.
Cons: She is extremely strict about many things and will give students honor code violations for an enormous range of generally acceptable activities. She is referred to as the "bitch devil" by students in her classes. A great deal of 'would be' chemical engineers have switched to other fields just because of Victoria Long.
Professor rated by: Student on April 30, 2013
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CHEM 1046
General Chemistry Lab
2**
Pros: Labs can be fun.
Cons: Fuck chemistry lab. Seriously all the work that goes into this one credit course isn't worth it. The chemistry department takes itself way too seriously. Luckily it's easy to get A's on the lab reports if you do the 7+ hours of work for every single one and get to lab on time and fit all their arbitrary guidelines to even get into the lab.
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on April 21, 2014
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Wrote my first lab in pencil and for the whole lab report grade(12 labs) I got a 95. It's not a bad grade but the final is tough so every grade counts. The written part for the first lab was also due before the first class so no one was told that it had to be in pencil.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on January 21, 2014
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Terrible teacher

TA was horrible - couldn't even speak english

Barely even understood the labs
This class is fairly easy to pass, but you will wonder what you even learned after taking the course.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on December 16, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
3***
Pros: She had an awesome TA.
Cons: Never saw the professor.
The experiments are easy as long as you read the instructions earlier and the essays just need a lot of details.
Professor rated by: Natural Resources Student on January 15, 2014
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
4****
Pros: Labs can be completed quickly.

The TA can easily be contacted by email.
Cons: Lab Reports are difficult.

Couldn't understand the TA.
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on January 13, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
5*****
If you have an good TA you're set. If not... well good luck. There is sooooooooooooooo much work for this class though.
Professor rated by: Electrical & Computer Engineer Student on January 8, 2014
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
1*
Pros: Depending on your TA, good grades are easy
Cons: Honestly ~7-9 hours of work per lab
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Student on December 4, 2013
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CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab
3***
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on January 13, 2014
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