Professor Paul Sell Reviews

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Class Ratings

4Good Class
2Hard
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Professor Rating

3OK Prof

Prof: Paul Sell / Fall 2021

Feb 22, 2022

Comments on the course

This course was not an easy A. You have to put in a lot of work to get a good grade. I read every chapter of the textbook and took notes, which I believe is what got me an A. Although Dr. Sell does not take attendance, there are pop-worksheets in class that cannot be made up. Not doing the worksheets can affect your grade more than you think. He does offer extra credit, which is super easy (DO IT!! it is worth it). The online homework is easy (everything is on Quizlet). The observing project was pretty easy, although the instructions are a bit vague which made some parts harder. The exams were difficult. I studied many hours for each exam (I got a B for midterm 1, an A for midterm 2, and a B for the final).

Course Content

Personally, I found the content interesting. I liked reading the textbook more than the lectures, though. Sometimes the lectures can be very boring and I would not pay attention.

Comments on the professor

He likes to make jokes during class and they can be funny... sometimes. Ask questions if you have them because he likes hearing questions. I went to his office hours once to go over my midterm exams before the final and he was helpful and nice.

Advice

It takes a lot of work to get an A, but it is manageable.

Course: AST 1002Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Attendance HeavyAssignment Heavy
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Professor Rating

4Good Prof

Prof: Paul Sell / Fall 2021

Jan 8, 2022

Comments on the course

Of all the State Core Gen. Ed, this one seemed the most appealing to me. It was not that difficult; the course consists of about 1 hour of homework per week, attendance (worksheets are randomly given out approximately 1/3 of the time), a project (pretty interesting, you observe Jupiter and Saturn then write a total of 5-6 medium-long paragraphs answering some questions, this is 20% of the grade), 2 midterms (I studied 3-4 hours for each and averaged an 80%), a final (studied 6-7 hours and got an 87%), and extra credit (highly recommend, not much work for a 3% bonus to the overall grade). One of the easier/easiest State Core Gen. Ed classes, but keep in mind that it's not a free A: one needs to put in some (not too much, but some) effort in order to get an A. Lectures are interesting enough...read more

Course: AST 1002Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Project HeavyExam Heavy
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Class Ratings

2Bad Class
3Avg. Difficulty
1Very Boring
2Barely Useful

Prof: Paul Sell / Fall 2021

Nov 23, 2021

Comments on the course

The class is boring. You have to try to stay awake in class, I took this for the Gen-Ed requirement, and thought it would be a breeze. I studied for the exams but I don't follow the course. You have to try to get an A

Course Content

No

Comments on the professor

Funny once in a while but very boring

Advice

Not easy

Course: AST 1002Delivery: In personGrade: C+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Exam HeavyAttendance Heavy