Alexander Gates - Rutgers - State University of New Jersey

Professor: Alexander Gates
Department: Science
College: Rutgers - State University of New Jersey
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: GEO311
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ask people about the final exam. Thats what brought my grade down. I was averaging an A on papers, he gave me a B+ because I semi-bombed the final. Stay next to him in the field, like right next to him. Sit in his van, talk to him, make him laugh, and try to sit in the front seat. He loves to talk, make him talk and hell be kind to your grades.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GEO460
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He has been my greatest mentor during my university years. I HAD to take his upper-level classes and they're NO JOKE. He is wellknown in his field and does care for his students. Record classes and field trips-if you want the A. Take pictures, ask everything. A lot of writing Don't miss lectures They are LONG but you'll need for writing your papers
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: GEO406
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
the way midterm questions are put is why everyone fails.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: NATURALDISASTER
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Follow his paper guidelines to the T or you won't pass
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GEO460
  • 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:
Alec Gates. His a Gneiss guy, took field problems with him and got C's on the 1st few papers but got a B+ in the class. write done word for word on what he says in the field and your paper will not have too many red marks. Also ask questions in the field even if u think they are stupid coz he'll explain everything so u can understand
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: GEO300
  • 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:
Gates is the man, he may seem tough at first but the guy is just passionate about what he does-and will always help students when they ask for help. I took him for most of the higher level Geology classes. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE GOOD NOTES AND PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT HE SAYs.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PEAR101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took him for Planet Earth and he was pretty easy. You just have to print out the slides and write down all the notes he gives during lectures. You don't need to buy a book if you don't want because all the exams are form the notes. Also go to class because it's an easy way to get an A for 10% of your grade
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GEO400
  • 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:
Dr. Gates has made me the person I am both professionaly and personaly. He is one of greatest mentors I have had in my life and there haven't been many. He is always there for his students and is one of the most intellegent and professional men I've met.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GEO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I love prof. gates! He really is a good professor, don't need the text book just pay attention in class and take good notes, study the slides and you should be able to get at least a B+. Plus he curves his exams by at least 17 points. He's awesome!!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PLTERT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I never really spoke to the professor and I missed a few classes. What I can is, if you are going to miss class-- you better buy the textbook. If you go to class, write great notes, study your toushy off; then you might end up doing good. You have to virtually understand the material and what his says in class, to even get close to an A.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PE101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
his teaching style is nice. Dont buy the book but take thorough notes he askes only from notes, hard grader exams r hard makes u study but if you get a paper from before u get an idea what type of questions could be asked.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: NADIS203
  • 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:
Great Professor! You actually learn in his class. He breakes his lectures into slides - very easy to learn and Study! His tests are a bit hard but he gives big curves. He aslo gives a 2-3 pg paper which is a breeze! His class could be a little boring but he uses sarcasim which helps !!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: NATDIS
  • 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:
(Attendance is mandatory(10% of your grade). He wrote the textbook(about $25 - Rutgers Bookstore). Print out PowerPoint slides prior to class and take notes on exactly what he says about each slide) = grade B to A
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PLANEART
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had him for planet earth. He's funny and explains very well but his exams are hard. He curves 20 pts the max. Take good notes n you'll get a B or C.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: EARTH103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is a great class for non science majors. All three exams are from the slides and what he taks about in class. Never really used text book. Exams are a little hard, but he gives a 20pt curve. I got a B in the class.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PLANEEART
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
All you have to do is come to every class and take good notes. I did really bad on the first test (like failed) and improved on the sec. and third test and earned an a. He's curves as really good, like 20 extra points. Very good teacher.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PE101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst class ever! so boring and the tests are extremely difficult. He does curve which is very needed.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: NATURDIS
  • 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:
If you pay attention in class it's pretty easy and the lectures are all in powerpoint. Gates explains things well and is funny.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PLANETEARTH
  • 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:
Yeah, this class is pretty boring but still fairly easy. All you have to do is go to class and take down some good notes and you're already guaranteed at least a B. Plus, he gives HUGE 20-pt curves on his exams so even getting an A is possible. All in all, I would highly recommend taking this guy for geology.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PLANETEAR
  • 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 took Gates for my planet earth class: HE'S A GREAT PROFESSOR! MIDTERM & FINAL straight from the notes.. just take down what he says. he doesn't talk fast so its not hard to take notes. he curves by 20pts!! doesn't get any better than that. he's VERY helpful in and out of class.. and he's also very entertaining. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
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