Vinod Goel - York University - Keele Campus

Professor: Vinod Goel
Department: Psychology
College: York University - Keele Campus
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The worst prof at York U. Doesn't care about students. Makes us read his own research that isnt even related to the course. (legit every reading was something he wrote) We had a test with 18-20 short answer with only 40 mins to complete it. I got 3 A's and 3B+ this year and got a C in this class so obviously its not my study habits
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
BELIEVE the 1 ratings. I'm not one to step away from a challenge but this course with this prof is NOT worth your time and money. The delivery of the content is unreasonably convoluted. Workload immense. Only 'W' on my transcript among A/A+ grades. Taking it now with another prof. Delivery and content is clear. Easily the right decision.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This course was NOT easy, and the TA was rude at times... But besides that, I think I enjoyed the challenge. The readings gave lots to think about so you have to be willing to watch ALL lectures, attend office hours, and think deeply about the material to pass. The prof was always there to help and generously increased scores with the bell curve!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof seemed very rude and didn't care for his students especially mental health giving major assignments on breaks and making tests harder when averages were already low
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
i should've listened to these reviews before taking this class. DO NOT take his classes unless you want to sit around listening to incredibly boring lectures in a monotone voice for 3 hours while learn absolutely nothing. tests are hard, paper is long with unclear grading. do yourself a favour and avoid him at all costs.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
hes horrible. worst prof. bare readings that literally make no sense and expects us to spend 10-15 hours PER WEEK on a 3 credit course. hes so boring and monotone and doesnt teach anything. no instructions for his 40% paper. worse class and prof ive ever experienced. dont go for him
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Worst prof ever. Save yourself the time and effort and DO NOT take any course taught by him. I'm an A student, his exams are extremely hard and barely relate to the lectures. You would think that he would be more accommodating and communicative because of the class being taught remotely, but no. Also, the TA is responsive unless it's important.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • 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:
You must spend a lot of time reading not just the required textbook but readings he provides as well. This is the first semester of the online course due to covid. Each test was only worth 15% but it was as if you were studying for a test worth 40%. His exam paper is worth 45% with not much directions. This class should not be in 3000 range.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Don't. Just don't. I am the type who does not get scared off by bad reviews but this is the first time I regret it. Heed my warning (lol)
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ugh thats all I have to say
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I have no words. I am basically teaching myself. I will say he is well knowledgeable about his field of study but thats it. He doesn't explain anything and in order to reach him it will take a long time for him to reply. He assigned an essay worth 40% of our grade and gave us ZERO information on what is required in the essay. Its disappointing
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
One of the worst professors I've had in my academic year. He doesn't explain the course material well and usually bounces between conversations. I do not recommend having this professor at all!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3550
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
this guy is terrible holy wow I actually couldn't believe it. I wish I read these reviews before I took a class with him. He literally rambles about nonsense in his lectures and looks at this nonsense straight from the syllabus "You must allow yourself 10-15 hours each week if you are going to succeed." for a 3 credit online course.....
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Expects a twenty page essay for a second year, three credit course. Lectures were like watching paint dry, if paint also talked the whole time in circles and didn't make any sense. Only uses his own writings as a textbook, which is pompous enough, but then when you actually read it, his writings are a bunch of nonsensical craziness.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Trust the other reviews. Drop whatever you have with this man, promotes his own writing which is literal non-sense. He talks around in circles and arrives at exactly nothing but towards a different starting point that is somehow the same. Which would be fine if it were philosophy based but it is not. DROP DROP DROP!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You will have a hard time understanding his lectures. He does absolutely nothing to help you out and when he does it is so vague you don't know where to begin. LOTS AND LOTS OF READING, BEWARE! And he sets a 15-20 page essay during reading week, this course is not worth the 3 credits you'll be so OVERWHELMED TRUST ME!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS PLEASE!!!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
York University should be held accountable for Professor Goel's unacceptable performance. Being a teacher requires high EQ, and exercising good judgement. Prof Goel showcased the opposite. He treats students as though they are beneath him. "Stupid questions' he said in a lecture. Referring to typical student questions about his essay assignment.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You can tell that he is very knowledgable about his field, but he gives you NO explanation on anything. His lectures are so boring and hard to follow - half the time he has to stop and think about what to say based on the slides he wrote. The only good thing about this class was the TA. Says its a 2nd yr course, it's def a 3-4 yr course.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC2260
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This course is very lecture heavy. Would not recommend taking this unless you want to write a 15 term paper. No feedback is provided on anything. A lot of readings required for tests - they're long and require a lot of time. His lectures are not very helpful - reads off slides without explaining anything. ;( regret taking this course
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH2260
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You can tell, 100%, that he's insanely knowledgable. His publications are mesmerizing, but I will be upfront and say it's the most difficult class I've taken at York yet. He will make you read, he will make you PROVE you understand by making you write lots. I respect his reasons for this but if you're not up for a mega mega challenge don't take it.
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