Ratings for Lester, W A

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55
Exams
49
Helpfulness
20
Enthusiasm
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Lester, W A (CHEM 120A, Fall 2009)
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Helpfulness
41
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18

Submitted Oct. 9th, 2010

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Lester, W A (CHEM 1B, Spring 2010)
Assignments
50
Exams
37
Helpfulness
0
Enthusiasm
10

Comment: Horrible lecturer. Lucky no one else has to experience this guy, he had his last lecturing semester in the spring. I'm purely reviewing him out of spite. He's condescending to his students, anal retentive, isn't there to lecture as much as he is to mouth off to students. I stopped going to lecture shortly after he took over. Such a polar opposite from Saykally, who is a boss.

Submitted Aug. 19th, 2010

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Lester, W A (CHEM 1B, Spring 2010)
Assignments
50
Exams
40
Helpfulness
30
Enthusiasm
39

Comment: This was his last semester teaching before he retired and he acted like it. His lectures reflected his knowledge of the topic which I don't doubt was extensive but that didn't help us really learn anything. Those lectures were more for clarification of things we should have already read instead of actually trying to teach us something, which I guess is how college is a lot of the time. His test was more or less straight forward (in hindsight) and he said he was going to write his portion of the final. I think that ended up not being the case as we were given a final a lot like Saykally's old finals. He's retired from teaching now so I'm not so sure this commentary will be of use to anyone but here it is.

Submitted July 1st, 2010

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Lester, W A (CHEM 1B, Spring 2010)
Assignments
47
Exams
77
Helpfulness
0
Enthusiasm
0

Comment: easy exams. lecture doesn't help at all. do the problem sets + reading

Submitted June 9th, 2010

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Lester, W A (CHEM 1B, Spring 2010)
Assignments
57
Exams
62
Helpfulness
29
Enthusiasm
71

Comment: Knows a lot about the topics but is totally unhelpful. Lectures consist of him showing pictures on the powerpoint and expecting students to spontaneously make some amazing revelation without any explanation on his part.

Submitted May 7th, 2010