Dan Swartling - Tennessee Tech University

Professor: Dan Swartling
Department: Science
College: Tennessee Tech University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Not a good teacher, worked problems inside of teaching the concepts, never answered an email all semester( which was all online). If you have a choice get a different teacher!!!!!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM3010
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Dan is the GREATEST! I heard so many bad things before this class, but I'm so glad I had him as a professor. Doesn't just give you things to memorize, actually shows you how to work through hard problems. His exams are at night outside of class, but he works around schedules easily. Had out of class study sessions weekly to prepare for quizzes
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM30103020
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Swartling is a great professor for organic chemistry. I struggled with organic 1 (and am currently doing well in 2), but without him there's no way I would've passed organic 1. He always makes jokes and snarky remarks in class, and explains organic concepts very well. By far the best professor that teaches organic chemistry!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I had Swartling for Honors Chemistry Recitation and his class was pretty experimental and fun. We made molecules out of balloons, got to use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, and we played periodic table battleship. I highly recommend taking this if you are a chemistry major having to take an honors credit course. We only met once a week.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The class has a lot of information in it, but he explains it pretty well!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Gen Chem is hard, there is no way around it. Pay attention in lectures and study hard for quizzes and tests. Out of all the Chem 1 professors, he is one of the best. Not a bad professor, just a difficult course. He provided extra credit throughout the semester for dressing up on halloween, volunteering, etc.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM3010
  • 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:
He is by far my favorite professor in the chemistry department! He will go out of his way to help his students by offering study session at night and extra credit. He is awesome, and keeps class interesting
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM30103020
  • 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:
Dr. Swartling is an amazing professor! Organic is a tough subject so be prepared to work hard! He makes sure to do a lot of examples for you in class. Make sure you do as many book problems as possible to be successful. If you need any extra help he is there for you. He gives you 3 hours to take exams so you do not have to be stressed for time.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dan Swartling is just awesome, dressed as Gandalf in our class and some of our class dressed as HIM. He was a great teacher for a decently difficult class. Dr. Swartling gave the class his number so that we could text him questions even during lectures and he would answer them. Some of the best days were his make-shift experiments in class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: 1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor! Really great at explaining things, and has help sessions before most quizzes! the quizzes are hard, but help prepare for the exam! his class always has the highest exam grade averages! Take if you're willing to put in effort and if you want to learn the material!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Dan is a good professor, the subject is just generally difficult. My only problem was that his lectures are extremely long and boring, but his quizzes do help prepare you for the exams.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
One of the better teachers I've had here. Funny in class, knows the material very well, and willing to help. The textbook was almost completely worthless except for the mandatory online homework. Quizzes in his class are on paper exactly like the exams (other profs have online quizzes). Exams aren't hard if you're prepared. He's a good professor.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: 1110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great teacher. Quizzes aren't as hard as people say. The connect homework he assigns is really easy, and he is always pushing back the deadlines. His exam grades are always the highest, and it's because he's really a great teacher. He also lets you text him in class and he will answer it so you don't have to try to raise your hand.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • 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:
His class is harder than others, but his exam averages were the highest of all sections. No pain, no gain. I would take him again. I wish he was teaching Chem1120.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I do not recommend taking Dr. Swartling if you are looking for an easy A. Although sometimes challenging, his quizzes are an accurate reflection on what you can expect your exams to be like. He assigns more OWL homework than the other professors too. I received an A in this class, but it was not easy.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • 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:
Although he is a nice guy and seems funny, he is a TERRIBLE Gen Chem teacher. OWL is triple times more than any other class. And the way he teaches will make you want to skip his class. Do NOT take.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • 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: Mandatory
Comment:
Don't do it! Take Resniack or anyone other than Dr. Dan. Though He communicates, is course is very demanding and hard to keep up with.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His tests are the most difficult in the department and the OWL homework assigned is generally 2-3 times the amount of other professors proctoring the same course. If he gets behind in a section, he will skip it and move on. I am attending both his lecture and Dr. Rezniak's lecture, and of the two, I would recommend Dr. Rezniak any day of the week!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Honestly, every student that has had him before will tell you this semester he got awful. Despite any comments made before, he reads off the slide in a monotone voice everyday as well as gives the HARDEST quizzes in the chemistry department. DO NOT TAKE SWARTLING. I am a straight A student, and had to struggle to obtain a B. I do not recommend.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM30103020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very helpful. Lectures clear and to the point. Gives extra credit opportunities. Really cares about students.
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