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CHEM 200: General Chemistry
San Diego State University

Average Class Rating

Rated 2.8/5

Average Class Difficulty

3.6/5

Rated hard

Average Grade

B

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CHEM 200 General Chemistry is an Engineering course at SDSU taught by the following professor: M.bennett.
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    Nice grading curve, but the tests are kinda hard. ...Continue reading

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    he teaches his theory on criminal justice. The test is on his theory not the real criminal justice system. fyi. .read the book! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    very good teacher, knows what hes talking about, just read and go to class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easiest class in the world...its a joke really...I don't even understand why it is a requirement for the comm major. Prof. funny. Open book/notes. Aztec notes helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very easy&interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    i was simply amazed at how boring the class could be. he was a nice guy and attempted a few jokes here and there but no. be ready to see 10 plus articles per class and save ALL your notes for the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    if you need to take rws200, take this class! Soooo easy and its not even that boring. shes very helpful but you have to put in the effort ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    she asks discussion questions, but doesn't like answers that disagree with hers ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    don't take the class if you can't write based on her liberal point of veiw. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I love her! Everything she assigns is for a purpose. She is a little boring but she is always willing to help and is passionate about what she does! GREAT teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    she is a very nice teacher, gets you interested in subject. essays are not too hard and she helps a lot ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Burkey was a great teacher. He gave you everything you needed and more to get a decent grade... if anyone got below a C in this class, it was because of pure laziness. I worked my butt off in this class, so I got the A I deserved. I was sad to see him leave... he was a great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    At fist I thought was he was kind of a strange old man, but after a while I realized I was wrong. You turn in your paper, he corrects it, you re-edit the paper and include his corrections, turn it in, and you've got an A paper. Show that you care about the class and he will notice. He's a good guy ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    so great at explaining stories. .if u can buy a recorder!! but essays are hard. he dont help much with the comments...he makes ur write a certain way and its hard!!! good explainer but essays not good. u think u did good&#63 think agian. good story explai ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    An excellent professor!! A little boring sometimes but he really knows how to teach. If you do the practice exams and go to review sessions there is no excuse for not getting an A in that class...even if its chem ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is absolutely amazing. He's friendly, passionate about the topic, and very good at explaining the material. It is ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL to read the textbook before class. If you want to do well on tests, do lots of practice problems, he makes plenty of those available. Over all, he is amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dude, the guy eats chalk! I'm a chem major & I must say this was a horrible class. If u r rusty on Chem, he will not explain it clearly,so find study guides. What's taught in lecture is a 180 from what's on tests/quiz. Super curve, but u still come out of it like vietnam ended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    It's a bummer that Spring '04 is his last semester because he's one of the few good science teachers out there. How can anyone say he has no personality. Just because he has a scientist/teachers sense of humor. The class was totally hard, but it is Chem!!! Chem IS hard! Doesn't really matter, hes gone anyway. I'll miss him ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    this is a very hard class however he does try to help. lectures give you an idea of what to study in the book. Yes, he can be a little tough, but he makes things as interesting as possible and the exams are pretty fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Burkey is great. He gives you everything that you need to get an A, but its alot of stuff. Best way to study is to keep doing all the quizes over and over, exams are almost identical to quiz questions, and this isnt a class you cancram Greatest attribute: made students think--the hardest theory for most students to learn. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    class was pretty straight forward. Complainers can't even spell his name. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Thank you Dr. Burkey for a wonderful semester! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very helpful. go to the reviews cause tests are hard! Tests are hard, but he is nice and willing to help. He talk too much if you ask him one little question. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He was a good teacher. Offers study sessions and a help room. I had an awfull TA, but at the end of the semester he gives a TA adjustment. Doing the practice problems in the book will help a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I think he's a great teacher who cares for the student's progress. As long as you put a little effort into learning he will answer any question you ask. good teacher but if you ask a simple question he will ramble ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent teacher, very helpful, cares a lot about his students and will go out of his way to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Wow! Very enthusiastic in class. Has a lot of body language when he speaks -- quite interesting. Tests are not SO hard. Understand the material and you will do fine...it helps to go to lecture and to read the book! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he has old tests and the final posted, so if you study those you are okay. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    form a study group, look at old tests and quizes and you should be fine. some of the TAs are a little hard to understand so if you need help go to his office hours!! I hate chemistry but for me this class was a good experience. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Hes not that bad but the test are hard, luckily the grading scale isn't too bad although its been a struggle. Your class was challenging (as it should be), and your style of teaching expanded my liking for chemistry even more! Kids: DO your homework, DO those practice tests. Keep it up and you'll do great. He used lots of examples that helped alot. I don't see how the lab corresponds to lecture though, probably have a crappy TA. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    he puts **** music before class starts. Tests hard, but it IS chemistry ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    burkey moves his hands around as if he were constantly drowning or swatting a million flies from his face. If you flunk this class two times then you are a looser.... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The book is more helpful than his lectures, but if you need to reinforce the material, his lectures are great. I found it very distracting. one good thing is that, due to the size of the class, one can easily get away with sleeping through his droning on. He uses vivid examples and analogies to help you understand what's going on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher! Tests & quizzes are hard, but if you put enough effort into it and go to extra hours, it shouldn't be a problem. Good curve, that elps A lot! Too bad they aren't giving him tenure:( ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    good teacher, very interesting, makes class fun and easy to understand ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good teacher, taught the material well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He taught the material as if my little brother could learn it, but from there, students had to apply the theory for more difficult problems. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is funny. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great instructor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    stresses theory and neglects examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    smile on his face and enthuisim for examples make it worth the class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    tests are hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good lecutres, go to them! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    lecture is helpful , better than cooksy ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    actually made you think ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class was not as bad as you might think just study and you will do just fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I feel bad fo the Kids he's going torture next! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Going to lectures was pointless for me as long as you get the notes from someone else. Read the book, it helps more than him, go to reviews. He made all the study tools available on the web which helped a bunch. I never went to class and I did fine and I am not what you would call a genious. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Smart guy, cant teach. Not great but not bad either. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    lectures confusing, study quizzes and old tests! He did not keep us interested at all. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 3/5
    Nice grading curve, but the tests are kinda hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    he teaches his theory on criminal justice. The test is on his theory not the real criminal justice system. fyi. .read the book! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    very good teacher, knows what hes talking about, just read and go to class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easiest class in the world...its a joke really...I don't even understand why it is a requirement for the comm major. Prof. funny. Open book/notes. Aztec notes helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very easy&interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    i was simply amazed at how boring the class could be. he was a nice guy and attempted a few jokes here and there but no. be ready to see 10 plus articles per class and save ALL your notes for the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    if you need to take rws200, take this class! Soooo easy and its not even that boring. shes very helpful but you have to put in the effort ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    she asks discussion questions, but doesn't like answers that disagree with hers ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    don't take the class if you can't write based on her liberal point of veiw. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I love her! Everything she assigns is for a purpose. She is a little boring but she is always willing to help and is passionate about what she does! GREAT teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    she is a very nice teacher, gets you interested in subject. essays are not too hard and she helps a lot ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Burkey was a great teacher. He gave you everything you needed and more to get a decent grade... if anyone got below a C in this class, it was because of pure laziness. I worked my butt off in this class, so I got the A I deserved. I was sad to see him leave... he was a great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    At fist I thought was he was kind of a strange old man, but after a while I realized I was wrong. You turn in your paper, he corrects it, you re-edit the paper and include his corrections, turn it in, and you've got an A paper. Show that you care about the class and he will notice. He's a good guy ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    so great at explaining stories. .if u can buy a recorder!! but essays are hard. he dont help much with the comments...he makes ur write a certain way and its hard!!! good explainer but essays not good. u think u did good&#63 think agian. good story explai ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    An excellent professor!! A little boring sometimes but he really knows how to teach. If you do the practice exams and go to review sessions there is no excuse for not getting an A in that class...even if its chem ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is absolutely amazing. He's friendly, passionate about the topic, and very good at explaining the material. It is ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL to read the textbook before class. If you want to do well on tests, do lots of practice problems, he makes plenty of those available. Over all, he is amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dude, the guy eats chalk! I'm a chem major & I must say this was a horrible class. If u r rusty on Chem, he will not explain it clearly,so find study guides. What's taught in lecture is a 180 from what's on tests/quiz. Super curve, but u still come out of it like vietnam ended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    It's a bummer that Spring '04 is his last semester because he's one of the few good science teachers out there. How can anyone say he has no personality. Just because he has a scientist/teachers sense of humor. The class was totally hard, but it is Chem!!! Chem IS hard! Doesn't really matter, hes gone anyway. I'll miss him ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    this is a very hard class however he does try to help. lectures give you an idea of what to study in the book. Yes, he can be a little tough, but he makes things as interesting as possible and the exams are pretty fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Burkey is great. He gives you everything that you need to get an A, but its alot of stuff. Best way to study is to keep doing all the quizes over and over, exams are almost identical to quiz questions, and this isnt a class you cancram Greatest attribute: made students think--the hardest theory for most students to learn. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    class was pretty straight forward. Complainers can't even spell his name. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Thank you Dr. Burkey for a wonderful semester! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very helpful. go to the reviews cause tests are hard! Tests are hard, but he is nice and willing to help. He talk too much if you ask him one little question. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He was a good teacher. Offers study sessions and a help room. I had an awfull TA, but at the end of the semester he gives a TA adjustment. Doing the practice problems in the book will help a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I think he's a great teacher who cares for the student's progress. As long as you put a little effort into learning he will answer any question you ask. good teacher but if you ask a simple question he will ramble ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent teacher, very helpful, cares a lot about his students and will go out of his way to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Wow! Very enthusiastic in class. Has a lot of body language when he speaks -- quite interesting. Tests are not SO hard. Understand the material and you will do fine...it helps to go to lecture and to read the book! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he has old tests and the final posted, so if you study those you are okay. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    form a study group, look at old tests and quizes and you should be fine. some of the TAs are a little hard to understand so if you need help go to his office hours!! I hate chemistry but for me this class was a good experience. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Hes not that bad but the test are hard, luckily the grading scale isn't too bad although its been a struggle. Your class was challenging (as it should be), and your style of teaching expanded my liking for chemistry even more! Kids: DO your homework, DO those practice tests. Keep it up and you'll do great. He used lots of examples that helped alot. I don't see how the lab corresponds to lecture though, probably have a crappy TA. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    he puts **** music before class starts. Tests hard, but it IS chemistry ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    burkey moves his hands around as if he were constantly drowning or swatting a million flies from his face. If you flunk this class two times then you are a looser.... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The book is more helpful than his lectures, but if you need to reinforce the material, his lectures are great. I found it very distracting. one good thing is that, due to the size of the class, one can easily get away with sleeping through his droning on. He uses vivid examples and analogies to help you understand what's going on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great teacher! Tests & quizzes are hard, but if you put enough effort into it and go to extra hours, it shouldn't be a problem. Good curve, that elps A lot! Too bad they aren't giving him tenure:( ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    good teacher, very interesting, makes class fun and easy to understand ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good teacher, taught the material well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He taught the material as if my little brother could learn it, but from there, students had to apply the theory for more difficult problems. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is funny. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great instructor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    stresses theory and neglects examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    smile on his face and enthuisim for examples make it worth the class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    tests are hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good lecutres, go to them! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    lecture is helpful , better than cooksy ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    actually made you think ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class was not as bad as you might think just study and you will do just fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I feel bad fo the Kids he's going torture next! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Going to lectures was pointless for me as long as you get the notes from someone else. Read the book, it helps more than him, go to reviews. He made all the study tools available on the web which helped a bunch. I never went to class and I did fine and I am not what you would call a genious. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Smart guy, cant teach. Not great but not bad either. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    lectures confusing, study quizzes and old tests! He did not keep us interested at all. ...Continue reading