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CHM 160: CHM160
Missouri State University

Average Class Rating

Rated 2.9/5

Average Class Difficulty

3.3/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

B

Grade recieved

CHM 160 CHM160 is an Engineering course at MSU.
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  • Class rating 4/5
    If have taken high school chemistry it shouldn't be that hard. He is funny and will do anything to help you out. Look at his example tests in the library and you should have no problem passing the real ones! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is very hard. Although he is very funny! The test are hard, but he gives a lot of bonus on the tests. Be prepared to study your butt off! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is difficult, but not at all impossible. He even has examples and answers in the library. He has past tests and quizes in the library that you can copy. they are very helpful. I like him, he is funny. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is funny and tries to help in any way he can, but if no one ask questions how is he suppost to help&#63 His test are exactly how he said they were going to be. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is very hard, even for a person who took chemisty in high school. Take Dr. Toom if you can. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I tutor some of his students and I can tell you he sucks, I've seen his tests. I would recommend not taking this teacher, his tests are hard, be prepared to study a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Run, hide, and take someone else if you can. His tests are absurdly difficult and poorly done. His lectures suck too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This teacher is very hard to understand. His tests are hard although he does have sample test in the library. Lots of bonus on the test also which is a good thing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He seems to know alot, but has a hard time explaining it, and most of the test isn't covered in the lecture, it's from the reading and handouts. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He is a very smart man, but because of this i dont think he teaches well at all. He does offer help, but when you can't understand someone its hard. The tests are hard, and be prepared to study. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Wanekaya is a great teacher. He surely knows his stuff although its a little bit difficult to understand his accent. He grades fairly. he is one of the best teachers I have ever encountered ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Great Teacher! The notes are posted on blackboard, tests are only 2/3 of grade and pop quizzes are 1/3. 12 quizzes (drop 2 lowest), 5 tests (drop lowest). The class is altogether not that bad as long as you keep up with the work for the quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I'm a science major, and compared to the other science classes I've taken, this one requires relatively little time. Makes things very understandable. I dropped this class before with a different teacher and Mr. Wanekaya made it so much easier. Accent is tough to understand, but you get used to it. Does give pop quizzes which most dont like, but it actually helps you because it keeps you from having to cram before a test to know all the material. I ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His accent is way too strong for quality explanation. tests have way too much in them to do well in 50 minutes. His quizzes are the only thing that kept my grade afloat. His tests are ridiculous (each multiple choice is worth 5 points)...but you get to drop one. My advice&#63 Get 100% on all the quizzes, try your best on the tests, and never skip class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Horrible teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Horrible teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Does not speak English well enough for quality explaination. He messes up all the time when giving examples in class and it's the students that end up pointing it out to him, which I think is ridiculous. Gives pop quizzes, so you have to study every night to stay on top and make sure you're prepared. Drop one quiz and one test, which helps a little. Read the book and show up to classes and you'll be fine. Quizzes over every chapter usually the day after you finish the chapters lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His accent his hard to understand but I think his class was pretty easy. He tries to teach, but it does help at all. extremely hard to understand his acsence. no attendance, no homework collection --&gt lazy and encourage students to skip class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He makes a lot of errors while teaching, is not very clear,he just reads off his notes without explaning the information for class. Gives explanations and plenty of examples, but does not explain how he arrived at each answer in a clear manner. Expects you to memorize a whole bunch of formulas, and then never applies them to examples in class, so students get a mixed message. WAY too much detail and math for an entry level chemistry class! Not understanding at ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Dr. Wanekaya is a nice guy...but he has a strong accent, and doesn't relate well to college students. Gives explanations and examples but doesn't clearly explain how he arrived at an answer. Expects you to memorize a bunch of formulas and never applies them to examples in class. WAY too much detail and math for an entry level chemistry class! Not understanding at all for students with learning disabilities. AVOID!! I do not recomend taking him unless you know you are good at Chemistry. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    hard to understand, doesn't know hw to write his tests ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I don't even know how this guy gets to college. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This teacher is very hard to understand! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a great guy, the class is hard but he explains everything pretty clearly. Doesn't collect homework, but the exact questions appear on tests and quizzes, so be sure to at least do the odds. Randomly gives extra points for attendance (usually around tests). Make sure you do the homework it helps. He goes kinda fast and expects you to know alot about chm already. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very nice guy. But I believe that he's a very good teacher, and he's the only reason I passed. He does a lot of examples on the board to make sure you understand it. And he drops the lowest test and quiz grade ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best professors I've ever had in any subject. The class is hard, but, that's expected out of chemistry!! Pay attention in class cause he calls on about 20 people each period!!! DO THE HOMEWORK, cause I didn't and it killed me. Study and you should do good!! Take him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy chemistry teacher. its not the easiest material. but from a pharmacy student, if you're going to take chm160, take it from toom. he makes it easy through the way he conducts lecture. he's a good teacher and makes sure everyone in class knows whats goin on. I changed my major to chemistry because of this guy. He's that good! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Toom is fun and nice. Lectures are long and boring but are very helpful for quizzes and tests. Make sure to do the homework, he doesn't collect it but he takes the exact questions for quizzes and tests. About as easy as the chemistry could be. You WILL be called on, but if you don't know the answer he will help you or go to a different person. DO THE HOMEWORK!!! BTW he doesn't curve... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy to understand and does a lot of examples, but take good notes. If you go to lecture and do your homework it is a very easy class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    ok, so its chem. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I'm horrible at chem, so this class wasn't very easy for me. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    The class is kinda hard if you dont attend and do all his homework problems. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Toom is a good professor but I dont know what it is but the class is hard. Make sure you go to class or you will fall behind. Also do your h/w, I didnt the first couple chapters and now I am paying for it. He is a very upbeat professor and I recommend him. Just dont fall behind! He is very upbeat but I still did not do well. I would recommend him if you are good at Chem but I would try another professor if you arent. Also, dont take him early in the morning b/c he calls out on students to answer questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lectures arent too bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Overall the class was hard. He gave approx. 3 pts e.c. the whole sem. The quizes were pretty easy. Thew were the exact same as HW problems. However,the test were pretty hard. Questions were worth 6-12pts a piece. No curve or E.c. He isnt very helpful. He will just tell you the only way to learn chemistry is that practice makes perfect. He was very unclear on his syllabus and was not fair with his grading. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I didn't care for this professor at all. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Meints gets a little defensive sometimes when you correct him. Don't bother going to class. After that though the review stops and it gets tough. Anyway, he's usually pretty clear when he explains things. Not a bad professor after all. Besides, it was his first year. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you've taken some chemistry in high school, than this class will be a breeze for chap 1-4. He made only a few computational errors throughout the entire course and tries to use real-world examples to make things clear. He's a good instructor to take if Chemistry is going to be your major or minor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    With his average test scores in the low D range you would think he would want to change something in his teaching style, but he refuses. I wouldn't recommend him if you would like to retain information and get a good grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The class average for his tests were all D's and he doesn't curve at all. He makes mistakes in class all of the time. He does offer help, he even changed his office hours so more of us could attend. I don't recomend his course and if you take it study hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Totally disagree with the last comment. I had him his first semester too and his quizzes and tests were either identical to the problems in the book or just had different numbers. If you go to class he works those problems out too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is a nice guy and knows the subject pretty well, he just doesn't do a good job of teaching it. He tries to be helpful with a study session. KEEP UP WITH HOMEWORK! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I had Dr. Stearman his first semester teaching and it was horrible. I didn't go to class and just taught myself at home because he didn't teach what he would assign as homework or put on the test. Very confusing and seems to get frustrated when students ask him questions because they don't understand ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very nice and helpful. His tests are very lengthy, but a portion of the test is take home. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a nice guy, but this is a tough course. Made the lectures interesting by having fun every once in a while. He was serious about the course, but he tried to make it fun. If you really want to learn and are willing to study then take him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Nice guy. Dry, though. Will make you sleepy. Don't take in morning. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lectures are pretty dull. Nice but not very helpful when you have questions. Tests are hard until you figure out the format. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    he has the personality of a board... If you show up to class and pay attention and do the problems he assigns, you should have no problem. He's really nice too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dry lecture, and not willing to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His tests aren't that bad. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 4/5
    If have taken high school chemistry it shouldn't be that hard. He is funny and will do anything to help you out. Look at his example tests in the library and you should have no problem passing the real ones! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is very hard. Although he is very funny! The test are hard, but he gives a lot of bonus on the tests. Be prepared to study your butt off! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is difficult, but not at all impossible. He even has examples and answers in the library. He has past tests and quizes in the library that you can copy. they are very helpful. I like him, he is funny. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is funny and tries to help in any way he can, but if no one ask questions how is he suppost to help&#63 His test are exactly how he said they were going to be. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is very hard, even for a person who took chemisty in high school. Take Dr. Toom if you can. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I tutor some of his students and I can tell you he sucks, I've seen his tests. I would recommend not taking this teacher, his tests are hard, be prepared to study a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Run, hide, and take someone else if you can. His tests are absurdly difficult and poorly done. His lectures suck too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This teacher is very hard to understand. His tests are hard although he does have sample test in the library. Lots of bonus on the test also which is a good thing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He seems to know alot, but has a hard time explaining it, and most of the test isn't covered in the lecture, it's from the reading and handouts. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He is a very smart man, but because of this i dont think he teaches well at all. He does offer help, but when you can't understand someone its hard. The tests are hard, and be prepared to study. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Wanekaya is a great teacher. He surely knows his stuff although its a little bit difficult to understand his accent. He grades fairly. he is one of the best teachers I have ever encountered ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Great Teacher! The notes are posted on blackboard, tests are only 2/3 of grade and pop quizzes are 1/3. 12 quizzes (drop 2 lowest), 5 tests (drop lowest). The class is altogether not that bad as long as you keep up with the work for the quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I'm a science major, and compared to the other science classes I've taken, this one requires relatively little time. Makes things very understandable. I dropped this class before with a different teacher and Mr. Wanekaya made it so much easier. Accent is tough to understand, but you get used to it. Does give pop quizzes which most dont like, but it actually helps you because it keeps you from having to cram before a test to know all the material. I ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His accent is way too strong for quality explanation. tests have way too much in them to do well in 50 minutes. His quizzes are the only thing that kept my grade afloat. His tests are ridiculous (each multiple choice is worth 5 points)...but you get to drop one. My advice&#63 Get 100% on all the quizzes, try your best on the tests, and never skip class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Horrible teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Horrible teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Does not speak English well enough for quality explaination. He messes up all the time when giving examples in class and it's the students that end up pointing it out to him, which I think is ridiculous. Gives pop quizzes, so you have to study every night to stay on top and make sure you're prepared. Drop one quiz and one test, which helps a little. Read the book and show up to classes and you'll be fine. Quizzes over every chapter usually the day after you finish the chapters lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His accent his hard to understand but I think his class was pretty easy. He tries to teach, but it does help at all. extremely hard to understand his acsence. no attendance, no homework collection --&gt lazy and encourage students to skip class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He makes a lot of errors while teaching, is not very clear,he just reads off his notes without explaning the information for class. Gives explanations and plenty of examples, but does not explain how he arrived at each answer in a clear manner. Expects you to memorize a whole bunch of formulas, and then never applies them to examples in class, so students get a mixed message. WAY too much detail and math for an entry level chemistry class! Not understanding at ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Dr. Wanekaya is a nice guy...but he has a strong accent, and doesn't relate well to college students. Gives explanations and examples but doesn't clearly explain how he arrived at an answer. Expects you to memorize a bunch of formulas and never applies them to examples in class. WAY too much detail and math for an entry level chemistry class! Not understanding at all for students with learning disabilities. AVOID!! I do not recomend taking him unless you know you are good at Chemistry. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    hard to understand, doesn't know hw to write his tests ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I don't even know how this guy gets to college. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This teacher is very hard to understand! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a great guy, the class is hard but he explains everything pretty clearly. Doesn't collect homework, but the exact questions appear on tests and quizzes, so be sure to at least do the odds. Randomly gives extra points for attendance (usually around tests). Make sure you do the homework it helps. He goes kinda fast and expects you to know alot about chm already. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very nice guy. But I believe that he's a very good teacher, and he's the only reason I passed. He does a lot of examples on the board to make sure you understand it. And he drops the lowest test and quiz grade ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best professors I've ever had in any subject. The class is hard, but, that's expected out of chemistry!! Pay attention in class cause he calls on about 20 people each period!!! DO THE HOMEWORK, cause I didn't and it killed me. Study and you should do good!! Take him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy chemistry teacher. its not the easiest material. but from a pharmacy student, if you're going to take chm160, take it from toom. he makes it easy through the way he conducts lecture. he's a good teacher and makes sure everyone in class knows whats goin on. I changed my major to chemistry because of this guy. He's that good! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Toom is fun and nice. Lectures are long and boring but are very helpful for quizzes and tests. Make sure to do the homework, he doesn't collect it but he takes the exact questions for quizzes and tests. About as easy as the chemistry could be. You WILL be called on, but if you don't know the answer he will help you or go to a different person. DO THE HOMEWORK!!! BTW he doesn't curve... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy to understand and does a lot of examples, but take good notes. If you go to lecture and do your homework it is a very easy class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    ok, so its chem. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I'm horrible at chem, so this class wasn't very easy for me. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    The class is kinda hard if you dont attend and do all his homework problems. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Toom is a good professor but I dont know what it is but the class is hard. Make sure you go to class or you will fall behind. Also do your h/w, I didnt the first couple chapters and now I am paying for it. He is a very upbeat professor and I recommend him. Just dont fall behind! He is very upbeat but I still did not do well. I would recommend him if you are good at Chem but I would try another professor if you arent. Also, dont take him early in the morning b/c he calls out on students to answer questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lectures arent too bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Overall the class was hard. He gave approx. 3 pts e.c. the whole sem. The quizes were pretty easy. Thew were the exact same as HW problems. However,the test were pretty hard. Questions were worth 6-12pts a piece. No curve or E.c. He isnt very helpful. He will just tell you the only way to learn chemistry is that practice makes perfect. He was very unclear on his syllabus and was not fair with his grading. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I didn't care for this professor at all. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Meints gets a little defensive sometimes when you correct him. Don't bother going to class. After that though the review stops and it gets tough. Anyway, he's usually pretty clear when he explains things. Not a bad professor after all. Besides, it was his first year. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you've taken some chemistry in high school, than this class will be a breeze for chap 1-4. He made only a few computational errors throughout the entire course and tries to use real-world examples to make things clear. He's a good instructor to take if Chemistry is going to be your major or minor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    With his average test scores in the low D range you would think he would want to change something in his teaching style, but he refuses. I wouldn't recommend him if you would like to retain information and get a good grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The class average for his tests were all D's and he doesn't curve at all. He makes mistakes in class all of the time. He does offer help, he even changed his office hours so more of us could attend. I don't recomend his course and if you take it study hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Totally disagree with the last comment. I had him his first semester too and his quizzes and tests were either identical to the problems in the book or just had different numbers. If you go to class he works those problems out too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is a nice guy and knows the subject pretty well, he just doesn't do a good job of teaching it. He tries to be helpful with a study session. KEEP UP WITH HOMEWORK! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I had Dr. Stearman his first semester teaching and it was horrible. I didn't go to class and just taught myself at home because he didn't teach what he would assign as homework or put on the test. Very confusing and seems to get frustrated when students ask him questions because they don't understand ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very nice and helpful. His tests are very lengthy, but a portion of the test is take home. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a nice guy, but this is a tough course. Made the lectures interesting by having fun every once in a while. He was serious about the course, but he tried to make it fun. If you really want to learn and are willing to study then take him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Nice guy. Dry, though. Will make you sleepy. Don't take in morning. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lectures are pretty dull. Nice but not very helpful when you have questions. Tests are hard until you figure out the format. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    he has the personality of a board... If you show up to class and pay attention and do the problems he assigns, you should have no problem. He's really nice too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dry lecture, and not willing to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His tests aren't that bad. ...Continue reading