Ken Friesen - University of Winnipeg

Professor: Ken Friesen
Department: Chemistry
College: University of Winnipeg
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Friesen takes the time to explain his material and allows students to ask questions during his lectures. He assigns textbook questions which are not graded but is essential to do well on tests and exams. To all my fellow Sisler High School students, if you took Carrington, its easy stuff :)
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Since it's an online class, exams were made harder. Assignments were def challenging too. But he's very nice and he explains topics very well.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Friesen is very good at explaining his material. He does give out lots of homework but those homework really helps you to get familiarized with the type of questions that are on the exams. He is very nice and teaches with enthusiasm.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM3601
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Such a sweet guy and really cares about his students. While the course isn't exactly easy he makes it seem easy and super interesting. He's always there to help and super nice about questions, he really makes it seem like there is no such thing as a stupid question.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1112
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a gem! Best prof for first-year chem for sure, the others are quite questionable... He is really nice and explains things clearly, gave us a bunch of practice questions that he made himself.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1112
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Probably the best prof for first year chem
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1112
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Friesen teaches using powerpoint slides, so I'd recommend having a way to annotate them for lecture notes. They are provided for you, which is really nice. He explains topics really well and gives you useful examples for homework and studying. If you do your work, he is an awesome teacher and I recommend him to all first year chem students.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great guy. Super caring and wanted the best for his students. He did a good job at keeping the students engaged and didn't have super boring lectures.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I absolutely loved CHEM-1111 with Dr. Friesen! He does't make university chemistry as scary as most people think. My advice is to show up to all the lectures, do the homework and ask him question or book an appointment with him. The tests are fair and are similar to the homework questions. Be sure to read the question! some may trip you up. ;)
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
For a hard class like chemistry, he made sense of the material. He was the reason I passed first year chemistry. Very funny, respected and knows what he's talking about. Would 100% take his classes again. Highly recommend taking his first year chem class.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1112
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Frisesen is the best first year chem prof you can get. Big papa. 10/10
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1112
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
So much love for Professor Friesen. Took both CHEM1111 and 1112 with him. Term Tests and Exam were easy, just need to study his lectures and understand. Come to class for the examples because he tells you how to start them off, those questions are also similar to the tests/exam. He's definitely my favourite prof in U of W!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1112
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Friesen is one of the best profs you can take for intro Chem. His lectures are organized, and time will go by quickly in class. If you need help/clarification on something, he is always accessible outside of class, and is more than willing to help. Fantastic prof- would take again any day!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing, organized, and very caring. Explains concepts clearly. Tests are fair. Assigns specific questions to practice w/c saves you so much stress when doing/writing assignments/test! try to do all the practice!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Get him while you can. Really great 1st year chem prof
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a great prof and presented the material with passion and interested. Always reviewed if something wasn't understood, also showed how much more is there in Chemistry than just the exams. Made the subject very interesting and would highly recomend for any of the first year chemistry courses. Side note participation is not madatory, but helpful
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Friesen is an exceptional professor, as indicated by his knowledge, lecturing ability, and accessibility outside of class. His class notes are used as a template for his lectures, but you should reference the textbook as well. Tests and exams are not easy, but fair. Simply put, Dr. Friesen is the professor you want for first year chemistry!!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Friesen was one of the best profs that I had in my first year of university! His lectures are interesting and flow very nicely. His tests are fair, and are based on his lecture notes. Dr. Friesen is also EXTREMELY helpful outside of class if you require extra clarification on a certain topic. Would take his class again in a heartbeat.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of my favourite profs, he's great at giving lectures and makes them so interesting and easy to follow along with. He is more than happy to help you after class and re-explain things to you.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Fantastic prof, regret not taking CHEM1112 (the follow-up class) with him. His in class explanations are valuable to students, and he gladly re-explains concepts to students if they need it. His slides are nice and condensed, although you need to attend in person to see him explain things.
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