Paul Kaplan - Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Professor: Paul Kaplan
Department: Psychology
College: Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably one of the best teachers ive had here so far. He is a great teacher and keeps the class engaged and he loves what he does. He has great stories to keep you interested. To do well you must read the book, which he wrote. His tests were straight forward and if you read, you should be fine. I didnt go to class but was ok.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Didn't care for this topic at all, but this became my favorite class. He clearly knows what he's doing/talking about, he is funny/cute and tells interesting stories. You have to go to lecture and read the txtbk. Rvw sheets for every exam! = got me an A. I wanted to t.a. for him but he's not coming back next semester. So sad =/
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Textbook is needed as his lectures can be quite broad. He also sometimes strays from the subject at hand but that's good since it's a 1 hr 20 min long class. He's very interested in what he teaches, but his tests can cover a big range. He also does not post notes on BB. Textbook is definitely needed if you want to get a good grade in this class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
amazing professor ... loves what he teaches. very clear about what's on the exams and very straightforward questions. highly recommend!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
doesn't give work other then to keep up with the reading in the textbook. tests are fair. relle nice person and makes class enjoyable
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Prof. Great Course. Easy A if you do the reading (and are relatively intelligent)
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Experienced lecturer, gives helpful examples of each concept/term, funny. I've taken several psych classes, he is my favorite psych prof! Txtbk is necess, & should attend class. Exams are about 70 ques & not hard unless u don't read or memorize vocab. Chs are long, don't read in 1 sitting (but doable). No curve, drops lowest grade, optional final.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • 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:
I seriously think he's too hard on the gradings. Take it if you are ready to memorize everything in the textbook!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • 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:
I would say that it's nearly impossible to get an A in the class unless you are a thorough reader and are able to remember little details. The class is very enjoyable; Kaplan is by far one of the most enthusiastic and well spoken lecturers. He knows his material but he goes through a lot of material in class so get ready to write a whole lot.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kaplan's lectures are so entertaining; he truly loves what he does. The class is very difficult however due to the fact that all the midterms go into specific details that is not just based on understanding concepts. The textbook is required and the lectures help a lot. Bring a laptop to class since he speaks very fast and go through slides quickly
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSY344
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Kaplan loves the subjects he teaches and he is a really great professor. Some people probably find his class to be challenging because you think you know everything because he makes it so interesting and keeps your undivided attention but you must study hard and read the textbook to do well. His tests are fair but not easy. Awesome teache
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
absolutely loved Dr. Kaplan! He is clearly interested in what he teaches and is always very enthusiastic
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSY344
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Keeps lectures interesting with his own stories. However, course is VERY textbook heavy. You must read the book because he tends to skip some slides during lecture and assumes you read the book. The info on these slides also tends to end up on the following exam. He also doesn't post up slides on blackboard, so you better take notes / read book
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I love this man! He is so passionate about what he does & he is such a good professor as well. His exams are not that difficult if you read the textbook. Problem is most kids don't go to class, &/or don't read so they think it's hard. Go to class! It's actually fun and interesting, and it helps A LOT for the exams. I wish he taught every class here
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSY344
  • 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:
I took this class because I aced his 220 class. WARNING- dont assume they are the same. He didnt write this textbook so you have to guess what you will be tested on and how. His lectures are too general and anecdotal while his tests are way too specific,expects you to remember ridiculous details. This class is not worth it, dont mutilate your gpa.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC344
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher, this class is harder then 220, you have to read the book and go to class for an A. The exams are hard but he drops the lowest test and there is an optional final. Well worth taking.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a great teacher and he konws a lot.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
hes a great prof, really knows what he's talking about. Lectures are interesting& he keps things entertaining. I've read previous comments& his tests arent impossible. If you take the time to read the tb thoroughly&study what you learned, the test are reasonable& fair. Do NOT take this class if you dont have a lot of time to put into reading the TB
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's really smart.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSY220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is definitely worth taking. Kaplan is truly dedicated to what he does. He is passionate about what he's teaching and you can tell by his excitement when he teaches. He keeps the students captivated with his stories related to what he's teaching at the time. However, the class and tests are highly revolved around the textbook.
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