Howard Patterson - University of Maine

Professor: Howard Patterson
Department: Science
College: University of Maine
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you attend his lectures and do the practice quizzes you will be fine! His exams come from the practice quizzes so if you go over them before the exam you will be fine. He's also hilarious because he's old and has no filter. He refers to himself as "HP" and makes a lot of funny comments. He also wears the same shirt everyday but he's awesome.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • 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 interested in chemistry, and knows his stuff. Tests are extremely difficult and multiple choice questions ask you to pick between right answers(which is more right). Way past his prime, handwriting is unintelligible. Grade is based on tests and recitation attendance, where the TAs were of much more help than Patterson.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's easier than Rowe, in particular because he gives out practice quizzes that give examples of the "type" of questions he will ask on the exams. The class is based entirely on exams, which aren't entirely difficult and are scaled 5-10 points on average. Take notes in class, read the examples in the book, you'll be able to pull off a B at least
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHY123
  • 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:
He was not clear about any concepts or what was expected of the students. He also refused to have any form of communication with students other than if you could find him in his office (which wasn't often). Do not take his class unless you hate good GPAs.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awful teacher. Completely useless and tends to get offended when questions are asked. He should retire. He doesn't seem to care about the class anyway. Tends to show up late. The only way to pass is to teach yourself, because the lectures are likely to be incorrect.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • 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:
very hard to understand, the only reason for my 4.0 average to go away. tests are very difficult often scaled, exams are 25% a piece x4... pulled an A+ in CHY121 with Stewart, stuggled to get a B in Pattersons 122 class attending every lecture, doing all practice quizzes, and studying. want a good challenge, take it haha
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • 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:
Just don't..... if you can't get stewert save your money an don't take the class
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • 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:
Horrible this guy dosnt care if you pass or fail i went to him like three times for help and each time he asked me how i would feel about taking the class over and each time i wwent to talk to him i had like a c! He rambles and tells the same storiies over and over again. Terrible professor for a class that i already wanted to shoot myself in, i go
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a very informative professor. He just does not make it easy for people to understand. To much weight on each exam, his quizzes only match up alittle with the actual test. He is unclear in class and in person. Messes up all the time on the board, and on the tests. Would not recommend him for the Summer, dont know how he is in the Fall. :(
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nicest teacher ever. Very helpful.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • 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:
Should not be still teaching. His only instruction tool is a piece of chalk. Too much of grade weight on each exam. His practice quizzes only partially match what is on the exam. Comes in late. I was turned away during office hours a few times even when no othere students were there. In to his work, but explains things poorly.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very nice guy and very approachable. Gives lots of practice quizes so you know where you're at. But I found that he went a bit too fast and I couldn't read his handwriting
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Excellent Profesor! He is genuinely interested in teaching students the elegance of chemistry. He conveys the material in such away that it seems very elementary. He makes himnself very available as well. I took it as an accelerated summer course and walked out with and A.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Great teacher. He lets you know exactly what is on the quizes and exams by giving you lots of practice quizes. He is very helpful if you have a question or need some extra help after class. When you finish the course you will know everything you need to know. Again Excellent Teacher.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very knowledgeable, will help students any way he can. Class is very interesting, with fun in-class experiments and side-stories. Tends to explain things in complicated terms, but will work with you if approached.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Gives practice quizzes/tests so you know what to expect on the exams, copies and pastes quizzes on exams, lots of chances for extra credit. Great professor
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I dunno about this guy..
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very nice guy, always willing to help students not only in class but with future endeavors. He gave lots of "real-life" examples and told funny little stories to loosen up the class. =)
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHY12
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very Nice man but has atrocious handwritting. It is truly impossible to decipher. If you have any questions he will help you but it's not easy to understand...I think he is too smart to teach to normal people.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHY122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very good
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