Thomas Figurski - Eastern Michigan University

Professor: Thomas Figurski
Department: Psychology
College: Eastern Michigan University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSY323
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He was nice and knew what he was talking about, however he went on tangents quite often. He also doesn't use canvas to it was hard to know what your grade was in class. He does offer extra credit in class, so coming to class is a good idea because they are on random, unassigned dates. He's a nice guy but if you want structure, I don't reccomend him
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSY103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Not great. His "lab lectures" were of simple concepts but he spent seemingly years to explain them. The lectures took the majority of the LAB and we had around 30 minutes to finish the lab once he was done, which just wasn't sufficient. Not worth it in my opinion for a class that should be quick and easy.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSY103
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE HIM. A lot of homework and lectures heavy for psych LAB. You will be in class for the whole 2 hours never will you leave early. Hard very hard grader. I made a mistake taking him. Boring lectures , youll want to fall asleep
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSY322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Taking him two time a week is manageable. Taking him once a week might be lethal. He lectures heavy- and it can be boring sometimes. But, He has an awesome personality he really is a good guy! You have 4 test- If I could do it again- I would read the book and attend the lectures, I probably could of gotten an Solid A. Overall good class & professor
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSY103
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Taking this prof was the worst decision I made. He would lecture for an hour and a half and only leave 30 minutes to actually do the lab. Other students with different profs in the same course told me they would get to leave class early due to short lectures and their work was graded a lot easier. You will be endlessly annoyed. NEVER TAKE THIS PROF
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSY323
  • 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. Figursky was in of my few favorite professors at EMU. I have taken every single class he taught. He is a very fair grader, and offers extra credit. He is very passionate about the material, and will always offer good feedback on the papers. He is one of the main reasons I became a psych. Major. His study guides are helpful. Awesome Professor!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSY322
  • 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:
Professor Figurski is such a great professor, he offers extra credit if needed ad you can really tell that he cares about teaching.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSY322
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Figurski gave me an interest in developmental psychology. He wants students to participate in class discussion; this helped me better understand materials. Tests are difficult but he gives you all the information you need to study from in the syllabus and on Canvas. There is an extra credit paper which helps your grade and he curves exams.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSY321
  • 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:
He genuinely cares about the success of his students and does everything in his power to help you succeed. He provides study guides. He drops your lowest test score and curves every test. Your entire grade is based off the tests and there's quite a bit of reading but if you pay attention in class and read, it's a fairly easy A.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSY323
  • 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:
This was a larger lecture so there wasn't much course work. 4 exams and some extra credit. He drops your lowest exam score. GO TO CLASS, most of the exam is based on lecture material and he does not post copies of his notes. You need to get them from other students if you must miss. He is very helpful and willing to work with you. READ THE TEXT
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSY322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Good class. There are four test, he drops the lowest one! Also the test are on curves so getting a 90 could be A! Gives extra credit at the end of semester. Lectures can get boring, but if you pay close attention you will be successful in this class. Lectures and textbook reflect test EXACTLY. Take PSY 322 with him.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSY101
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Tom is a good man, however a bad teacher. He knows his stuff but his lectures are all over the place. He is not organized and comes late to every class. It is an easy class, I could have skipped every class and read the book and done fine.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSY322
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this class in the summer as a hybrid- do the readings + pay attention in class and you'll pass easily. Thomas was a really nice guy, he always made himself available to answer questions and made lectures as interesting as possible. I would take his class again.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Adolescent PSY. GREAT CLASS! Need to be at lectures; 4 exams drop lowerest score; exams based mostly on lectures, and a few questios from book. Need to study but material is common sense and not hard. Prof gives 1-2 extra credit assignments worth 10 pts each in addition to exams. Exams on a curve, which makes fair.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The tests are kinda tough even if you study! You need to come to class and pay attention to do well... but the lectures are boring
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSY322
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He's my kind of professor. Show up, shut up, and take notes. If you don't go to class and take notes you won't pass, 50 questions on the exam and only 5 of them will be from the book. He's between 5-10 minutes late to every class but his lectures tend to drag so it works out. He's funny and friendly, I would gladly take him again.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is pretty difficult. Testing is based off of the book and lecture but they are tricky o you have to read them carefully an always study the things you don't think will be on the test hard. He's a very boring lecturer. His answers to questions are always long and by the time he finishes you forgot what you asked. He's pretty impersonal.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSY321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor, but his lectures can be kind of boring. You need to come to class in order to pass the exams though because a majority of his questions on the exams come from his lectures. Easy class and a very nice professor. I recommend him and would take him again :)
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ADOLSCENCE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You will pass this class if you show up &take notes. He doesn't give much homework (if any). His exams are difficult but he usually curves the results. Exams are based on class notes & assigned text reading. Get the book!! He's very nice & loves to answer questions & makes it a goal to get you to understand if you're confused.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSY321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His lectures are all over the place and don't really prepare you for the exams. Get a study group quickly and do all the extra credit you can.
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