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CHM 1220: General Chemistry 1
Wayne State University

CHM 1220 General Chemistry 1 is a Chemistry course at WSU taught by the following professor: Maryfrances Barber.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    This class is not hard, but if you dont put in the effort, like any other science class, it wont be the easiest. Doing it however, pays off big time. She gives you a lot filler points for it and provides many extra credit opportunities. If you go to class, quiz section, and do your homework, you can get an A in this class fairly easily, but studying BEFORE the exams is critical. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber genuinely cares about her students. Very easy to talk to, extremely helpful and nice. To get an A in her class: Make sure you get 100 on her prelectures and quiz, it's an easy A attend all her lectures and review her notes (which she posts on blackboard!) Utilize the material she gives to you especially study guis and practice exams, DO THEM! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Your best friend in this class will be the previous released exams from peer mentors and friends. Drop out of college,as there is no hope for you. Dr. Barber truly cares about her students, and it sickens me that people would attack her dress style or her teaching methods in order to cover up their own inadequacies, for shame. Take this professor if you want to learn a wealth of information. ALEKS was the worst homework website ever, though. If you don't do your homework by x time before the test, you get a 0 on it until the semester ends. She gives extra credit at the end. Overall, she was very clear and explained chem well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Barber is probably the nicest professor at Wayne State. Her exams are difficult but there is a lot of extra credit to cushion your grade. She expects A LOT from her students but gives you so many chances to bring your grade up. Don't get behind on homework and don't be pessimistic, it really helps you learn the material. I give barber a B+ or A- overall. She has the best heart. She is very good at teaching her material. She does make her exams a little tough, but that because the material is tough. However, she compensates for them by giving extra credit opportunities. Overall, I was very happy with having her as my professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She gives out so much extra credit its almost impossible to fail. Practice exams are helpful. OWL hw is AWFUL. She talks to her class like they're kindergartners, but she cares about her students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber is a very good professor. I hated chem in high school, but the way Dr. Barber explained things definitely made the concepts click. Her use of clicker questions makes sure you aren't lost. I didn't use the book at all, I used her notes and the old practice exams and I did great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She teaches the beginning chem, if you think she's hard-change your major. I never did any of the Aleks, but did well on the exams. Dont memorize the math, understand the chemistry and you will do fine. She is an amazing professor, and always willing to help students. PRACTICE I am surprised she doesn't have higher ratings...she was easy! Just stay caught up with Aleks and OWL (dont complain about it if your wasting time on facebook, twitter, etc.) It does take time, but I learned most of the material from Aleks anyways. GOOD LUCK, even though you really dont need it ! =D ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Barber is a wonderful Chemistry professor. I learned a lot, her exams are very long. Everyone was failing, but at the end the final was straight forward, so most of us got A's. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is an amazing professor all around. She is willing to help you, she offers extra credit, she gives practice exams prior to the actual exam. One of the best science teachers I had. I dare anyone to fall asleep in her class, you just can't. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber is a wonderful professor. Very easy-going and willing to work with you. Those that think that she is ruff around the edges have not spoken to her one-on-one. I suggest you give her try. She is much better than Lindvedt!!! Not easy, but she is fair and approachable. Class is well taught. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Like everyone says, she gives a ton of homework. Uses iclicker for attendance, and OWL for hwk (required). Has five exams and curved one since we did really bad. Offers extra credit throughout semester which adds up. Don't like her schedule though - have an test right before the final, and finish a chapter just a day before the test on it. (Not just because she used to be a nun either!). She made chemistry so easy and understandable! Gives TONS of extra credit and tells you exactly what she wants you to know for exams! She is SO sweet and adorable. I secretly adopted her as my grandmother. <3 her!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    LOVE THIS CLASS! Gives study guides and practice tests before the exams. Has LOTS of extra credit opportunities. Anyone not doing well in this class aren't putting in effort... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This class demands TIME MGMT. I failed two exams, but she gave us the opportunity to replace two exam scores with our final. I would've had a C grade but thanks to her extra credit and exam replacement I received an A. But don't expect it to be an easy A, actually try because exams get harder every semester. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you want an A, focus on her study guides/practice tests she creates and go over her lecture slides. She walks you through the steps of the problems. Yes, she uses OWL but I don't think the workload is that bad (about 36 probs/wk)and it really helps bring the material together. Also, she gives you an outline of what will be on each exam AND a practice exam! If you're not doing well in her class it's your own fault. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Barber was an amazing Chemistry teacher. That was partly because I came from high school. She helped out a lot. The total amount of extra credit she gave the entire class was 72 points. My scores on exams were around 80%. I got a 102% on final. That and extra credit left me 1 point away from getting a 100% in the class. Also, do ALL of the homework from Aleks and OWL. I recommend taking photos or writing down notes for Aleks and starting as early as possible. The content itself isn't difficult-- Barber likes to throw in some challenging questions, though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I had her as a sub once and didn't really like her that much at first, but after having her as a professor, she's great. The material is not that hard and all you really have to do is study her powerpoints. I studied 2-4 hours the day before every test and ended up with an A. First time around I absolutely hated her, This time I took the night class and did much better. She is extremely helpful and very clear and approachable. She responds via email very quickly. OWL does suck, but if you stay on top of it, or do it in bits its really not bad. Do the EC as it comes and youll do fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    dr. barber is VERY clear. She gives practice exams (which has solutions FULL of mistakes, so its not good to rely on them.). Shes always making mistakes and errors in lecture. I had 2 bad exam scores and still managed an A! OWLS will make you angry but really help in the end! Study and go to SI! She is by far the most generous instructor i've had at wsu. Offers tons of extra credit opportunities. You have to study in order to pass her exams. I would recommend her to anyone without any hesistation. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof Barber is an angel! Pay attention to lecture if you haven't had chemistry before. The old exams are GREAT practice for the real ones. Thats the only thing I would use to study. Homework is a waste of time, but necessary for the points. Quizes are easy since you get to retake them until you get 100%. I would recomend taking her. Easy and fair. Good class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Great personality - VERY unorganized. She is extremely helpful and goes out of her way to make sure you succeed. There is a lot of work in this class, but its only there to get you used to that much work for an upper level class. Dr. Barber always answered your emails and answers any questions you might have for the next test. Excellent teacher but u need to put some effort and quizes and hw are really heavy but u have multiple attemps to do them ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Don't be fooled by the people that are complaining. Tests are much harder than they need to be. Yes, I agree, the exams are tough, but she gives a lot of extra credit to compensate for it. If you go to the SI sessions, discussion, and peer mentor sessions, you will do fine. I nearly failed every exam, but passed with a B+. (I did not do much extra credit). Office hours are helpful as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is an amazing professor, and for a person who is going to be studying chem for a long time, she is a perfect foundation. She always had a positive attitude and made sure to push her students to success. Her teaching technique gets you to discuss problems with each other, so make friends in the class! If you do your homework and take advantage of all of the extra credit opportunities you will pass with an A. Also, make sure you review all of her practice exams that she gives you, they look very identical to her tests. The final exam was all of the questions that the class scored below 70% on all other exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is overall friendly, but her class is extremely difficult. Ive never been in a chemistry class, which gears students to do good more than this one. If you actually do the webassign and get perfect and come for attendance you will automatcally get like an extra 8% boost on ur final grade. If you go to quiz class and read her slides ull get an A.dont co ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I was struggling at the beginning of the year. you dont really need the book nor the lecture audio, really just the lecture slides will get you by easily. she is very approachable and very sweet. she really wants students to succeed and learn chemistry. i would really recommend dr b. if you need help or something happens (say youre sick or so) she will be there to help ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is my favorite professor of all time!! Dr. Barber is one of the most AMAZING professors at Wayne State University. She is so caring about her students, and does a great job ensuring that each and every student is doing as best as they can. I have had her twice, and wish I could have her for all of my other chemistry classes as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Clear enough, exams are fair enough. very helpful. answers e-mail quickly. VERY fair grader. gives extra credit towards the end of the year. final was a lot harder than expected. you learn a lot throughout the course. dont' have one negative thing to say about her. i would recommend her! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This is my 2nd time taking the class. Is very clear in her lectures. Shes a really great chem teacher. Now her tests are hard. She didn't give us enough time to finish our tests too many problems for the amount of timewe had. Don't give up even if don't bad bc her final is based off the example tests she give She's really great, fair, and tries to understand the students. But you need to study in order to pass. Your grade doesn't only depend on tests,but also on the online hw and quizes. She gives extra credit which really helps with your grade. Overall, I loved her and would take her again! :D ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easiest class I have had in college so far. But I could not imagine having any other professor. She was by far the best professor I have had at WSU. Not an easy A but possible. be ready to work. She is also very approachable. So if you need help she is more then willing to sit with you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good professor, really clear and helpful. Webassigns were but OWL was too crazy sometimes, I had to skip like 3 of them. Exams aren't that hard if you know the material, most of the questsions are typical book problems / sample exam qs, however she sometimes adds a question you've never seen but still can be solvable if u have enough time lol. Key is to practice as many probs as u can and try and finish webassigns and owls the moment she assigns them or ull get crammed! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best professors ever! YES, she does assign what may seem to be an absurd amount of homework. BUT, She's doing it for your own benefit--don't be lazy! This is a pre-req for Organic Chemistry where homework is optional yet essential to understanding the material--she prepares her students for their future Chem courses! Not only does she care about her students, she also is great at teaching. I don't know why anyone wouldn't like her. Owl is long but it is useful. If you keep up with it, it't not so bad. Her tests are fair and she gives extra credit. I highly recommend her : ) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best science professors. She is very well versed in the subject and really wants all of her students to do well! Do the homework, take notes, and DEFINITELY review posted sample exams- easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This was the most time consuming class I have ever taken. way too much work for this class. exams are HARD. i stuy my butt off and still get c's and d's. and when i say study my butt off i mean every night at least2 hours the whole week before the exam then 4-5 the night before. shes alright but be prepared to study ALEKS takes forever, if you try to guess. Read the book, attend lecture and it's not so bad. DO ALEKS FIRST THEN DO OWL. She makes sure you know what to do on the exams so GO TO CLASS. The practice exams help, and you can challenge qualification, so TAKE IT ANYWAY. She should be the only prof for Chem. Shes the best. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Class is not as hard as you think, it's just there's a LOT of work. Offers a lot of extra credit, and the final exam is composed of questions from old exams, which is great. She gives study guides which are super helpful. You need to put the effort to do well. Too much homework though ugh. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she's a really nice lady. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a good teacher, best way to prepare for tests is to look at old tests however i heard she changed from a four test semester to a six test semester you should read the book on any part that you didnt understand in class otherwise you should be fine Her exams are redicioulus. Trust me you will hate yourself because of her. Extremely approachable. If you try hard in her class, there is no excuse why you can't get an A. Her methods of teaching really helped me understand the material. One of the best professors I've ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Barber is actually a very nice woman and great teacher. She is extremely helpful and goes out of her way to make sure you succeed. There is a lot of work in this class, but its only there to get you used to that much work for an upper level class. Dr. Barber always answered your emails and answers any questions you might have for the next test. Excellent teacher ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Barber is a wonderful chemistry instructor. If you ask her for help, she'll really help you. She uses a clicker, so you might need one if you take her. Her homework problems are online, and required. They help A LOT though. Definitely the practice you need. Also on exams, if you felt any questions were unfair she'll turn it into extra credit. I definitely recommend he ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent professor. She's awesome! Teachers at a research schools don't care about teaching (only there for research), she does! If you ask, she will help! A lot of hw but it helps you, too much to teach in one lecture. I love her, wish she taught more classes! She made me love chemistry! Then, in the end she will do a some kind of curve that many will get an A. She is clear most of the times and easy if you do all the ACE questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber was so nice. She gave good advice as to how to study, and I'm sure it'll help me do just as well in future classes! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not bad, it's just extremely irritating that you have an online quiz due at least once a week and have to use CPS in class. She isn't THAT hard. Really. If you had the time to really go over her lecture notes they are the EXACT same types of problems on the test. I did really well for the most part, however, it was the final (class average 49%! C'MON!) is what killed my grade. :( ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she is really a good professor and she offers credit credit every now and then, she posts old exams and they are really similar to the real exams. Crystal clear when she is lecturing and her lectures are very helpful. It is not an easy class but not confusing at all. Just do the work and practice the problems and you should be fine. She takes most of her problems from the book so use it. OWL is time consuming but easy points so do it for points at least. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome instructor! Got an A- because I missed a bunch of them, even though I had a test average of 99%. If you are like me and like courses that are just 3 exams and a final, go with a different prof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's an AWESOME and wonderful teacher! The OWL homework is sometimes tedious, but are overly simple for the types of problems that were seen on the exams. Yes, there were study guides and practice exams but once again they were very simplified compared to the actual test. If you take this class make sure it is you #1priority Go to Lecture and pay attention will pass class do the homework and online assignments will help you also if you practice sample exams that she gives and get old exams will help you alot...must be willing to put in time to get A otherwise pretty easy class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easy class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is an aight teacher, but the class made me fall asleep. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's one of my favourite teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's one of my favourite teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very good teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    AMAZING Professor! take her if you can! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Everyone who complains about her class: you are idiots. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    her lectures are boring and she seems to complicate things that I thought I already knew. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    This class is not hard, but if you dont put in the effort, like any other science class, it wont be the easiest. Doing it however, pays off big time. She gives you a lot filler points for it and provides many extra credit opportunities. If you go to class, quiz section, and do your homework, you can get an A in this class fairly easily, but studying BEFORE the exams is critical. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber genuinely cares about her students. Very easy to talk to, extremely helpful and nice. To get an A in her class: Make sure you get 100 on her prelectures and quiz, it's an easy A attend all her lectures and review her notes (which she posts on blackboard!) Utilize the material she gives to you especially study guis and practice exams, DO THEM! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Your best friend in this class will be the previous released exams from peer mentors and friends. Drop out of college,as there is no hope for you. Dr. Barber truly cares about her students, and it sickens me that people would attack her dress style or her teaching methods in order to cover up their own inadequacies, for shame. Take this professor if you want to learn a wealth of information. ALEKS was the worst homework website ever, though. If you don't do your homework by x time before the test, you get a 0 on it until the semester ends. She gives extra credit at the end. Overall, she was very clear and explained chem well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Barber is probably the nicest professor at Wayne State. Her exams are difficult but there is a lot of extra credit to cushion your grade. She expects A LOT from her students but gives you so many chances to bring your grade up. Don't get behind on homework and don't be pessimistic, it really helps you learn the material. I give barber a B+ or A- overall. She has the best heart. She is very good at teaching her material. She does make her exams a little tough, but that because the material is tough. However, she compensates for them by giving extra credit opportunities. Overall, I was very happy with having her as my professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She gives out so much extra credit its almost impossible to fail. Practice exams are helpful. OWL hw is AWFUL. She talks to her class like they're kindergartners, but she cares about her students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber is a very good professor. I hated chem in high school, but the way Dr. Barber explained things definitely made the concepts click. Her use of clicker questions makes sure you aren't lost. I didn't use the book at all, I used her notes and the old practice exams and I did great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She teaches the beginning chem, if you think she's hard-change your major. I never did any of the Aleks, but did well on the exams. Dont memorize the math, understand the chemistry and you will do fine. She is an amazing professor, and always willing to help students. PRACTICE I am surprised she doesn't have higher ratings...she was easy! Just stay caught up with Aleks and OWL (dont complain about it if your wasting time on facebook, twitter, etc.) It does take time, but I learned most of the material from Aleks anyways. GOOD LUCK, even though you really dont need it ! =D ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Barber is a wonderful Chemistry professor. I learned a lot, her exams are very long. Everyone was failing, but at the end the final was straight forward, so most of us got A's. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is an amazing professor all around. She is willing to help you, she offers extra credit, she gives practice exams prior to the actual exam. One of the best science teachers I had. I dare anyone to fall asleep in her class, you just can't. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber is a wonderful professor. Very easy-going and willing to work with you. Those that think that she is ruff around the edges have not spoken to her one-on-one. I suggest you give her try. She is much better than Lindvedt!!! Not easy, but she is fair and approachable. Class is well taught. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Like everyone says, she gives a ton of homework. Uses iclicker for attendance, and OWL for hwk (required). Has five exams and curved one since we did really bad. Offers extra credit throughout semester which adds up. Don't like her schedule though - have an test right before the final, and finish a chapter just a day before the test on it. (Not just because she used to be a nun either!). She made chemistry so easy and understandable! Gives TONS of extra credit and tells you exactly what she wants you to know for exams! She is SO sweet and adorable. I secretly adopted her as my grandmother. <3 her!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    LOVE THIS CLASS! Gives study guides and practice tests before the exams. Has LOTS of extra credit opportunities. Anyone not doing well in this class aren't putting in effort... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This class demands TIME MGMT. I failed two exams, but she gave us the opportunity to replace two exam scores with our final. I would've had a C grade but thanks to her extra credit and exam replacement I received an A. But don't expect it to be an easy A, actually try because exams get harder every semester. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you want an A, focus on her study guides/practice tests she creates and go over her lecture slides. She walks you through the steps of the problems. Yes, she uses OWL but I don't think the workload is that bad (about 36 probs/wk)and it really helps bring the material together. Also, she gives you an outline of what will be on each exam AND a practice exam! If you're not doing well in her class it's your own fault. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Barber was an amazing Chemistry teacher. That was partly because I came from high school. She helped out a lot. The total amount of extra credit she gave the entire class was 72 points. My scores on exams were around 80%. I got a 102% on final. That and extra credit left me 1 point away from getting a 100% in the class. Also, do ALL of the homework from Aleks and OWL. I recommend taking photos or writing down notes for Aleks and starting as early as possible. The content itself isn't difficult-- Barber likes to throw in some challenging questions, though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I had her as a sub once and didn't really like her that much at first, but after having her as a professor, she's great. The material is not that hard and all you really have to do is study her powerpoints. I studied 2-4 hours the day before every test and ended up with an A. First time around I absolutely hated her, This time I took the night class and did much better. She is extremely helpful and very clear and approachable. She responds via email very quickly. OWL does suck, but if you stay on top of it, or do it in bits its really not bad. Do the EC as it comes and youll do fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    dr. barber is VERY clear. She gives practice exams (which has solutions FULL of mistakes, so its not good to rely on them.). Shes always making mistakes and errors in lecture. I had 2 bad exam scores and still managed an A! OWLS will make you angry but really help in the end! Study and go to SI! She is by far the most generous instructor i've had at wsu. Offers tons of extra credit opportunities. You have to study in order to pass her exams. I would recommend her to anyone without any hesistation. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof Barber is an angel! Pay attention to lecture if you haven't had chemistry before. The old exams are GREAT practice for the real ones. Thats the only thing I would use to study. Homework is a waste of time, but necessary for the points. Quizes are easy since you get to retake them until you get 100%. I would recomend taking her. Easy and fair. Good class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Great personality - VERY unorganized. She is extremely helpful and goes out of her way to make sure you succeed. There is a lot of work in this class, but its only there to get you used to that much work for an upper level class. Dr. Barber always answered your emails and answers any questions you might have for the next test. Excellent teacher but u need to put some effort and quizes and hw are really heavy but u have multiple attemps to do them ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Don't be fooled by the people that are complaining. Tests are much harder than they need to be. Yes, I agree, the exams are tough, but she gives a lot of extra credit to compensate for it. If you go to the SI sessions, discussion, and peer mentor sessions, you will do fine. I nearly failed every exam, but passed with a B+. (I did not do much extra credit). Office hours are helpful as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is an amazing professor, and for a person who is going to be studying chem for a long time, she is a perfect foundation. She always had a positive attitude and made sure to push her students to success. Her teaching technique gets you to discuss problems with each other, so make friends in the class! If you do your homework and take advantage of all of the extra credit opportunities you will pass with an A. Also, make sure you review all of her practice exams that she gives you, they look very identical to her tests. The final exam was all of the questions that the class scored below 70% on all other exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is overall friendly, but her class is extremely difficult. Ive never been in a chemistry class, which gears students to do good more than this one. If you actually do the webassign and get perfect and come for attendance you will automatcally get like an extra 8% boost on ur final grade. If you go to quiz class and read her slides ull get an A.dont co ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I was struggling at the beginning of the year. you dont really need the book nor the lecture audio, really just the lecture slides will get you by easily. she is very approachable and very sweet. she really wants students to succeed and learn chemistry. i would really recommend dr b. if you need help or something happens (say youre sick or so) she will be there to help ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is my favorite professor of all time!! Dr. Barber is one of the most AMAZING professors at Wayne State University. She is so caring about her students, and does a great job ensuring that each and every student is doing as best as they can. I have had her twice, and wish I could have her for all of my other chemistry classes as well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Clear enough, exams are fair enough. very helpful. answers e-mail quickly. VERY fair grader. gives extra credit towards the end of the year. final was a lot harder than expected. you learn a lot throughout the course. dont' have one negative thing to say about her. i would recommend her! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This is my 2nd time taking the class. Is very clear in her lectures. Shes a really great chem teacher. Now her tests are hard. She didn't give us enough time to finish our tests too many problems for the amount of timewe had. Don't give up even if don't bad bc her final is based off the example tests she give She's really great, fair, and tries to understand the students. But you need to study in order to pass. Your grade doesn't only depend on tests,but also on the online hw and quizes. She gives extra credit which really helps with your grade. Overall, I loved her and would take her again! :D ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easiest class I have had in college so far. But I could not imagine having any other professor. She was by far the best professor I have had at WSU. Not an easy A but possible. be ready to work. She is also very approachable. So if you need help she is more then willing to sit with you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good professor, really clear and helpful. Webassigns were but OWL was too crazy sometimes, I had to skip like 3 of them. Exams aren't that hard if you know the material, most of the questsions are typical book problems / sample exam qs, however she sometimes adds a question you've never seen but still can be solvable if u have enough time lol. Key is to practice as many probs as u can and try and finish webassigns and owls the moment she assigns them or ull get crammed! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best professors ever! YES, she does assign what may seem to be an absurd amount of homework. BUT, She's doing it for your own benefit--don't be lazy! This is a pre-req for Organic Chemistry where homework is optional yet essential to understanding the material--she prepares her students for their future Chem courses! Not only does she care about her students, she also is great at teaching. I don't know why anyone wouldn't like her. Owl is long but it is useful. If you keep up with it, it't not so bad. Her tests are fair and she gives extra credit. I highly recommend her : ) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best science professors. She is very well versed in the subject and really wants all of her students to do well! Do the homework, take notes, and DEFINITELY review posted sample exams- easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This was the most time consuming class I have ever taken. way too much work for this class. exams are HARD. i stuy my butt off and still get c's and d's. and when i say study my butt off i mean every night at least2 hours the whole week before the exam then 4-5 the night before. shes alright but be prepared to study ALEKS takes forever, if you try to guess. Read the book, attend lecture and it's not so bad. DO ALEKS FIRST THEN DO OWL. She makes sure you know what to do on the exams so GO TO CLASS. The practice exams help, and you can challenge qualification, so TAKE IT ANYWAY. She should be the only prof for Chem. Shes the best. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Class is not as hard as you think, it's just there's a LOT of work. Offers a lot of extra credit, and the final exam is composed of questions from old exams, which is great. She gives study guides which are super helpful. You need to put the effort to do well. Too much homework though ugh. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she's a really nice lady. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a good teacher, best way to prepare for tests is to look at old tests however i heard she changed from a four test semester to a six test semester you should read the book on any part that you didnt understand in class otherwise you should be fine Her exams are redicioulus. Trust me you will hate yourself because of her. Extremely approachable. If you try hard in her class, there is no excuse why you can't get an A. Her methods of teaching really helped me understand the material. One of the best professors I've ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Barber is actually a very nice woman and great teacher. She is extremely helpful and goes out of her way to make sure you succeed. There is a lot of work in this class, but its only there to get you used to that much work for an upper level class. Dr. Barber always answered your emails and answers any questions you might have for the next test. Excellent teacher ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Barber is a wonderful chemistry instructor. If you ask her for help, she'll really help you. She uses a clicker, so you might need one if you take her. Her homework problems are online, and required. They help A LOT though. Definitely the practice you need. Also on exams, if you felt any questions were unfair she'll turn it into extra credit. I definitely recommend he ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent professor. She's awesome! Teachers at a research schools don't care about teaching (only there for research), she does! If you ask, she will help! A lot of hw but it helps you, too much to teach in one lecture. I love her, wish she taught more classes! She made me love chemistry! Then, in the end she will do a some kind of curve that many will get an A. She is clear most of the times and easy if you do all the ACE questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Barber was so nice. She gave good advice as to how to study, and I'm sure it'll help me do just as well in future classes! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not bad, it's just extremely irritating that you have an online quiz due at least once a week and have to use CPS in class. She isn't THAT hard. Really. If you had the time to really go over her lecture notes they are the EXACT same types of problems on the test. I did really well for the most part, however, it was the final (class average 49%! C'MON!) is what killed my grade. :( ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she is really a good professor and she offers credit credit every now and then, she posts old exams and they are really similar to the real exams. Crystal clear when she is lecturing and her lectures are very helpful. It is not an easy class but not confusing at all. Just do the work and practice the problems and you should be fine. She takes most of her problems from the book so use it. OWL is time consuming but easy points so do it for points at least. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome instructor! Got an A- because I missed a bunch of them, even though I had a test average of 99%. If you are like me and like courses that are just 3 exams and a final, go with a different prof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's an AWESOME and wonderful teacher! The OWL homework is sometimes tedious, but are overly simple for the types of problems that were seen on the exams. Yes, there were study guides and practice exams but once again they were very simplified compared to the actual test. If you take this class make sure it is you #1priority Go to Lecture and pay attention will pass class do the homework and online assignments will help you also if you practice sample exams that she gives and get old exams will help you alot...must be willing to put in time to get A otherwise pretty easy class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easy class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is an aight teacher, but the class made me fall asleep. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's one of my favourite teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's one of my favourite teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very good teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    AMAZING Professor! take her if you can! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Everyone who complains about her class: you are idiots. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    her lectures are boring and she seems to complicate things that I thought I already knew. ...Continue reading