Joseph Thrasher - University of Alabama

Professor: Joseph Thrasher
Department: Chemistry
College: University of Alabama
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CH1010H
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Thrasher is a cute, funny man who is obviously very intelligent. However, He often lacked a connection to his audience because he goes off on tangents that aren't needed for the test. I personally found it more helpful to visit other teachers' office hours.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CH101H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy speaks in a monotone the whole duration of his 50 minute lecture. For those who do not immediately just understand chemistry like he does this class takes alot of work to achieve a decent grade.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Im going to start by saying that he is not completely impossible. But you definitely cannot blow off the lectures and expect to make an A. If you study hard, read the book, and complete all the homework assignments you should do fine. He acknowledges the fact that his class is hard and he scales the final grade. Attend his extra credit lectures.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
VERY HARD teacher. Expect to spend about 6 hours a week in class and lab and another 10+ hours studying in order to receive a good grade. If you must take his course do not take any difficult courses at the same time.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very tough teacher!!! He knows so much and cant imagine why you dont get it much less already know it. What others say is true, and he is proud of his rep as a hard teacher. So he strides to maintain it!!!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I'm an elementary education major so Chemistry isn't my forté (don't ask me why I chose Chemistry over an easier science because I still don't know). But I didn't find the class THAT bad. It wasn't easy but I still came out with a B. I read the textbook, studied hard and went to every class. Sure he's a little boring but if you try, it can be done.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I can't stand Dr. Thrasher. He offers reviews the day before the test, yet it amazes me that all the material we went over in the review was not applicable to the test. The final was also ridiculous. Only choose him if there is no other choice for chemistry.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I was a senior taking this entry level chem class and took a college chem class before, too, but I had a hard time in this class. The easiest thing about this class are the labs and homework. Otherwise, quite the challenge. He is boring and likes to go circles around your questions in class. Final is insane. A smart friend of mine did average on it
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
VERY hard. Tests are impossible and nothing like the HW. The final exam is impossible. I would take someone else if you could. The only plus is that he scales your final grade, but he has to since the majority of the class was failing his class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a horrible teacher!! If you are really depressed and want to kill yourself...take this class because it is going to make you jump of a cliff!!! test are horrible and quizzes are too!! hopefully he will retire before anymore people fail his class...you have to attend class but it does not matter for you grade!!! he is so horrible!!!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Sometimes his lectures were hard to listen to, but if you can he is very good at explaining. The tests are difficult, so you much study a lot and understand the concepts very well.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Thrasher fits the stereotype for a college professor. He lectures like you already know the material, and he has a very monotonous voice. If you ask a question during lecture, you get a very long drawn out answer that leaves you confused. His test are short and moderately difficult. If you have AP Chemistry experience, he is for you.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Thrasher ois very monotone. This will cause you to be very bored and uninterested in the class. The test are very hard. You might think you know the material but the test will change your mind. Find another pofessor!!!!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Look, this class really isn't as difficult as everyone on here says. He is tough but fair. He speaks with a monotone voice and is difficult to pay attention to, and you have to go to every class. The homework is pretty difficult, but he will help you if you go see him. I probably wouldn't take him again, but his class is not terribly difficult.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His tests are EXTREMELY hard and he is very, very boring, but if you show that you care he will help you out. I wouldn't recommend him at all, but if you do have to take him, go see him in his office every now and then and you'll see that he's actually a pretty nice guy who cares about your grade.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The only reason I passed is because he scales the final grades. Our class test averages were awful! Attendance is mandatory, his lectures are boring, and his tests are ridiculously hard. Avoid! Try to take one of the other 101 profs. They were subs for our class and were awesome in comparison. Don't take him!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
SUCKS ....STAY AWAY HE IS AWFUL TAKE STREETS CLASS
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Thrasher's lectures made me cringe. I'm sure I made C's on the tests because I just could NOT listen. I had never made such horrible grades in my life until this class. HOWEVER, many extra credit opportunities as well as mandatory attendance and homework really bring your grade up! I actually ended up with an A in the class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is ridiculously hard! His lectures are extremely boring and he does not make any sense. His test are the hardest I have ever taken and half of the questions don't make any sense. I would try to take someone else if you could.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Don't take Dr. Thrasher if it is at all possible. He's a smart guy but terrible at teaching. In class he reads straight from the powerpoints provided by the publishing company. Going to class was pointless becasue I still had to go back and teach everything to myself. I failed 2 of his tests and I have always been an A B student. Extremely hard
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