Ratings for Williams, E
Based on 3 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: He has the most unorganized lectures you could ever get. The "lectures" he gives in class are mere topic outlines. The way he taught made it seem like he could have just given a topic outline for daily lectures - we would have been better off this way, because we wouldn't have had to waste our time going to lecture. Self-studying is the only way you can get by in this class because you learn nothing from lectures. He spends very little time talking about something, so you ultimately don't know anything about that topic he talks about unless you google it up. He doesn't give any useful information in class so its up to google and you to figure out what to know for his exams. It was a pain studying for his exam because you just didn't know what to expect from his disorganized, pointless lectures. Also, if you ever have guest lectures on electrochem - don't spend time studying it - it's never going to come up on exams even if instructors and GSIs say they would. He might be slightly enthusiastic about what his analytical chemistry, but at the end when he gives you no information about it and makes you google up everything about it, it's more like a pain to learn about all the chromatography and spectroscopy stuff. I'd say I was really interested in chemistry in high school, and 4A met my expectations. But when I took 4B with Williams... yeah none of what happened in this class met my expectations for how good a chemistry class should be. I guess you could excuse the way he taught this semester since it was his first semester, but I didn't see any improvement through the course of the semester in his teaching style (it kinda actually got worse), so definitely expect to SELF-STUDY everything! Good luck
Submitted May 19th, 2016