Dennis Schell - George Washington University

Professor: Dennis Schell
Department: Psychology
College: George Washington University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: REL2945
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Would've been hard to pass his exams in person, honestly, so watch out for that. But he's so nice, so funny, and the material is just so interesting, it's worth the time! He's so attentive to student questions during class, more than anyone I've seen. He really wants you to understand, and will help you. And he's super nice. Take him, but work hard
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: 2011W
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Do NOT take this professor. His lectures are a lot of his anecdotes and "check page whatever of the textbook." Really tough grader on papers with little to no explanation as to why. Does not accept any excuses or appeals on grades, will just call you a "grade grubber." Please save yourself from this prof.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Schell is amazing. Please take this class if you can. He makes it so easy to get an A-<. The only thing I don't like is how test-heavy the course is -87% of your grade-but there are 100+ people, so it's inevitable. Lectures amazing and Schell is the kindest. He covers things that we want to learn more about and genuinely cares about his students.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr Schell is so cute and iconic. Very interesting lecturer and tests are fair. Recommend re-writing slides, skimming textbook afterwards for good grade. Don't forget to go over course documents for exam 1. I didn't need to go to lecture for A, but went bc I love this man so much!! Hope to take again in the future! 4 exams and drops lowest :)
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH1001
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Intro to psych is naturally a boring class, and even though Dr. Schell's lectures can be a bit dull sometimes, you can really tell he's passionate about what he does! Taking notes and reading will save your life. This class is not hard if you READ. Weekly open-note quizzes, three exams, and an optional final. His dry humor makes going to class fun
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is amazing! All people in group chat for this course love him. Of course textbook reading and reviewing pot are required but if you spend time on that it worth it and can get good grade! He is very kind. He loves to talk to his students. He answers to every question. He responses to email very quick. Now im considering taking his another course!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dennis Schell is a GEM he's one of the sweetest teachers I've ever had. He's super caring and very knowledgable about what he's teaching. I took his class online and the lectures could sometimes get redundant because he mainly just goes over the reading, but you learn a lot! The quizzes are easy and you can retake them, and there are three exams.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2508
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I have taken Schell before and loved him but never take humanistic psychology with him. It is so boring, you have to read 4 full length books, 10-15 articles, and much more. The class doesn't really feel like psychology - much more philosophy. DO NOT TAKE HUMANISTIC PSYCH WITH HIM. IT IS SO BORING AND YOU WILL REGRET IT. HARD TO STAY AWAKE IN CLASS
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Super nice guy. People in class seem to love him. All answers to the test are from textbook readings, however, he covers some of the material again in class. The Final is optional and the class overall doesn't require much work. Use Quizlet and make sure to know material from reading and you'll do fine. Very generic class no surprises.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Sweetest man and so funny, I loved his class & you'll learn a lot from it. Exams are mostly based on the book so study in advance bc there's a lot of material; TAKE NOTES of what he says in class that aren't in the slides bc it will most likely be in the exams too. Only thing is he doesn't round up but definitely take his class. He's awesome!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • 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:
Easy-ish tests if you read the book. READ THE BOOK. TAKE BOOK NOTES. You can skip lecture and still do well but he's really funny and entertaining so I honestly liked going to class. However he moves super slowly in lecture and that drove me bananas.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Schell is such a sweet and caring professor. He can be a little old-fashioned, but his decades of clinical experience are a huge plus. Incredible real-life stories and engaging lectures. Tests are easy if you pay attention in lecture and read the (free!) textbook.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2945
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Schell is such a nice guy and a great professor! His personal stories help clarify a lot of concepts in class and class is always interesting! Make sure to take good notes and study them in detail before exams! I recommend taking this class!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't call him old! This was by far my favorite class of the semester. All the information in the exams are in the textbook. The textbook was free. He takes attendance but it doesn't affect your grade. Super chill guy with great stories. Research credit is super easy to do. TAKE HIM.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2011
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The professor is funny and includes many anecdotes to support what you're learning. You don't need to go to class since the tests are from the book but I did because I like the professor. I did well on the two papers but did terribly on one of the three tests and it messed up my chances at a better grade. So be sure to read the textbook!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2508
  • 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:
The goat! Took him for gen psych and again for humanistic. 3 multiple choice exams, 2 papers, and 1 discussion group activity. Memorize lecture slides and do the readings and youll do well on the exams.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a sweetheart, I adored his class! I've always wanted to take a Psych class and I'm so happy I did. It's such a fascinating discipline. Schell teaches the concepts well--he shares situations we can relate to, which work really well to teach us info. Grade is 90% based on 3 exams, with an optional final to replace your lowest grade! Take him!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC1001
  • 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:
LOVE Schell. Uses a lot of his real-world experience as a psychologist to help explain complex topics. 3 exams collectively worth about 90% of your grade. Final is optional (can replace the grade of your lowest exam). STUDY FOR EXAMS. Read the textbook and take notes or you will NOT do well. Definitely would recommend. Made me wanna major in Psych!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is entertaining in class, and it's clear that he's so passionate about what he teaches. He has inspired me to add a psych major, and I cannot wait to take more of his classes! Grade is based mostly off of 3 exams that are fairly difficult (as well as reading check quizzes due before each class, but they don't count for much). Take this class!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC001
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
take! this! class! professor schell is a really great teacher! class can be a bit dry but interesting content and very easy! for every chapter you have to take a quiz that is 10 questions, but he gives you unlimited tries and it's open notes! there are 3 exams and an optional final that will replace your lowest exam grade! posts notes online too!
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