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Jeb Kegerreis
(Chemistry)


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Subject: Class overview  (Jan 10 2013, 04:46AM)
Student: Anonymous (Biology)
Class:Chem Bonding (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Basically if you do your homework and go for help you can't do bad. The amount of time you put into the homework pays off because there is a quiz every class period. This sounded bad in the beginning but if you do your homework you will do good on the quizzes. The quizzes encourage you to do your homework and it benefits you when you do. Also, they are great to look over for a test.
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Subject: Awesome prof--take him!  (Jan 02 2012, 08:22PM)
Student: Anonymous (Biology)
Class:Chem Bonding (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 When Dr. K first walked into class, I was shocked. He's a very young guy, and at first hit me with the sense of being unapproachable. He definitely acts a bit tough in class, but, once you get to know him, is actually pretty awesome. Not only is he VERY approachable, he's more than willing to give you help when you need it, and doesn't let you leave his office without a better understanding of the concepts you needed help on. And of the chem profs I've had (I've had 2 other than him), he has the BEST teaching style. Unlike the other profs who tend to jump around and not make it clear WHAT topic you're learning about, Dr. K's lectures are very clear and organized, and you KNOW what chapter/topic you're learning about. He usually starts off with definitions (write these down!), then moves on to explain the concepts, and finishes off with a few examples. Good note taking is a MUST for this class, as it will make notes so much easier to understand come time to study. Dr. K assigns reading and homework out of the book after every class period, which you will then be quizzed on at the beginning of the next class. DO THIS WORK AND DO IT WELL! If there is something you don't understand, go to his office and get some help--he's more than willing to offer it. The quizzes every class period are worth 20 points, and usually have a combination of definitions and math-related problems. The quizzes really aren't bad, and are super easy if you study and understood what you've been doing (I scored from 17 to 20 points on nearly every quiz). Sometimes a problem or two will come straight from the previous night's assigned homework, so it's good to keep up with the homework. Yes, having a quiz every day sucks, but it REALLY helped me keep up with the material, and pressed me to understand it. Now the exams...The exams are long, and, honestly, pretty rough sometimes. There usually consists of definitions, then the rest is just working through calculations. The definition part is fairly easy--make sure you study the definitions HE gives you IN CLASS (not from the book, not from your high school chem course) because he is a bit of a stickler on wording. However, the calculations are not all that easy. Sometimes he throws in questions that you may not have seen in class (but were on homework! Once again, do the homework and get help!), or they seem "harder" than what he taught in class. But something I realized quickly--those questions are altered to LOOK harder, and to test your understanding of whole concepts (duh, this is an exam). So as long as you understand the concept, and could do the homework questions, it's not so bad. Sometimes you may need to step back, take a breather, and stop thinking so much into a question. Partial credit is given, so at least attempt something even if you don't understand it--you'll at least get 1 point for trying! Keeping up on the homework, and going to his office to make sure you understand it and are getting it right are SO important. Everyone needs to realize that chem courses are not a breeze, and you can't get by without putting forth a decent amount of time and effort. That being said, Dr. K was definitely the best chem prof I've had so far, and I wouldn't have done so well in the course if he wasn't such a great prof!
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Subject: Great Professor  (Oct 04 2010, 03:45AM)
Student: Anonymous (Biology)
Class:Chem Bonding (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kegerreis was a great professor. I failed my high school Chemistry midterm and was deathly afraid of taking college chemistry. I took Dr. K and he was the best chemistry teacher I could ask for. He had office hours every day and was always clear and helpful. Yes, the material is hard and yes there is a quiz every class but if you do the homework the quizzes are the same types of problems. Exams are a little harder and really long, but if you apply yourself and keep up with the material, you will do fine. I'd take Dr. K again if I had the opportunity
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Subject: Very good!  (Jan 10 2010, 07:42PM)
Student: Anonymous (Biology)
Class:Chemical Bonding (A)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 First of all, everyone needs to realize that no matter who you take for Chem bonding it is going to be a hard class and you are going to need to put a lot of work into it. But, Dr. Kegerreis is willing to help and wants you to do good in his class. There is a quiz every class, but it causes you to keep up with the homework and reading, which really helps when tests come along. If you do the homework and reading these quizzes are pretty fair and they count for 40% of your grade so it is important to do good. Also, he assigns homework problems where the answers aren't in the back of the book. Go to his office and check your answers. He is always willing to take the time to explain anything you do not understand, no matter how long it takes. There are about 3 tests, which are very hard. He tries to make the concepts harder in order to get you to think a little deeper, but as long as you understand the concepts and beat the class average you will be fine(our average was usually around 50%). Overall, I think Dr. Kegerreis went at a really good pace and did a great job of making a hard concept like Chem very understandable. I have never been good at Chem and his teaching methods helped me to learn it. He is also very nice and will never make you feel dumb for asking questions. I definitely recommend him!
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Subject: Freindly Warning  (Oct 16 2014, 07:59PM)
Student: Anonymous (Biology)
Class:bonding  (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I'm sure he is a great guy and all but unless you are a chem major you have ABSOLUTLEY no business taking this guy's class. I have a 3.7 in biology and had to drop this to save my GPA. His lectures aren't bad to sit through and if you do the work and all that you get a good grade on the quizzes...but then his exams come. Even if you master everything he taught in lecture. The exam is chem lab scenarios and you have to pull information out. Normally this is easy but its not when you're trying to find the titration point of a redox reaction. It's difficult to explain, but bottom line is if you need this class for anything other than your degree in chemistry, find another professor because this guy isn't for you.
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Subject: Avoid At All Costs!!!  (Jan 19 2010, 07:01PM)
Student: Anonymous (Secondary Ed)
Class:Chem. Bonding (D)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This guy is horrible. Straight up. He is pretty much a young kid all bright eyed and bushy tailed straight out of grad school who JUST started teaching, and he walks into class with the attitude of a tenured professor. That attitude meaning "I will be as strict and uptight as possible so all these kids who aren't chemistry majors will know what I went through to get here." This is exactly the aura I felt from him. Here is pretty much how the class goes, and I honestly and truly promised myself I would not exaggerate on here. He assigns reading at the end of each class. At the beginning of the next class, you take a 20 point quiz (there is a quiz EVERY class period). But the majority of what is on the quiz is what you read the previous night and have yet to go over in class. So, naturally, you take the quiz and bomb it, pass them to the front, and THEN he proceeds to lecture and explain the material on which the quiz you just took was based! So literally, he teaches a day behind your quizzes. He will go out of his way to offer help to anyone who needs it, and does do optional review sessions before each major test (there are 3 tests, plus the midterm and final), but he is so icy and distant when you go to his office, it really seems more like you are annoying him (especially if you aren't a star student or a cute chick) and less like he genuinely wants to help you. I never once during the semester got the feeling like he cared whether people failed miserably or not. His class killed my GPA (a 3.6 before his class). Unfortunately, it looks like he's the only one teaching Bonding so if you have to take it you are pretty much stuck with him, but otherwise avoid this guy at all costs until he cleans up his act. Sorry this entry is so long, but I have never felt such genuine dislike for a professor's teaching methods before and I have had some bad ones. And as far as the person who gave him a positive rating, I'm not sure what version of this professor they had but it definitely wasn't the same one I saw in class everyday.
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