David Saarnio
School:Arkansas State University
Department: Psychology
Location:Jonesboro, AR
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I had Saarnio for Adolescent and Child Psy., they wwere very fascinating. If you came to class and actually listen you should do fine. Make sure you have a friend if you ever decide to miss. Missing class is not a great idea though! But I liked his courses, they were very fascinating!
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In class courses are fascinating, I always enjoyed going to class. Tests can be difficult, it's application based so you need to know the material well. He is very picky when it comes to grading. Oh, and if you're doing something incorrectly on projects he won't tell you; you will just have to wait until mid year exams to find that out.
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I had Dr. Saarnio for child psy & motivation. His courses are not mandatory but if u want to pass go to class. In motivation there is no book so dont be afraid to ask questions. He wants u to understand the material not just know it for the exam.If u dislike talking infront of ppl dont take this class presentations are a must.
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Dr. Saarnio was my advisor back in 1997. While, I did not always agree with him or his methods, I always had the highest respect for him as an individual and an amazing prof..
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Don't be late! Yes, he will make you explain to the whole class why you are late! Saarnio is one of my favorite psy. teachers because he actually wants you to learn and understand the material! Take great notes, study, and pick a great presentation group. Make sure to actually interact in class and ask questions!
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He's incredible!
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He's very accommodating. He talks very fast though. Be sure to take notes and read the blocks in the textbook. He's not too difficult if you pay attention. Remember, when taking his exams, think of a situation that might resemble the question. It helped me.
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i think he is great!!!
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Dr. Saarnio is a wonderful instructor if you want to actually learn something. His class is not too simple but not impossible either. Pay attention and study a bit and you'll do fine. Keeping in mind that if you are here to float through courses because mommy said you have to, this is not the instructor for you!
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He is an EXCELLENT teacher! Everyone says he is difficult but if you pay attention it all makes sense! He cares even though he has a tough act!! He dislikes tardiness so dont be late! He is the reason i changed my major to psych!Only teacher in my 4 years that kept my attention the whole class!!
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excellent!
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Dang, I don't even know what to say about DR Saarnio. His courses do require effort, and he will be straightforward about what he thinks and what you should be doing in and out of his class. Pay rapt attention to the syllabus. Life Happens.There is no great excuse. He is open minded, he will pursue topics you are interested in as much as possible.
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I had Saarnio for child, adol, & motivation. I personally think he's one of the greaexam teachers on campus. He's brutally honest, but very impartial. But for the love of God don't be late!!
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Don't be late. Sit in front and talk to him during class, he prefers those who participate. Tests are ridiculous, don't be late.
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Seems to favor the suck-ups, but makes the class fascinating. Don't be late.
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He does not return emails. He will not round up your grade. His exams are impossible. He will not help his students even those willing to work to get a great grade. Is arrogant and will not excuse ASU events unless it is football. DO NOT TAKE IF YOU CAN AVOID HIM! My cousin has all the notes and chapter key terms that he got from a girl in the honors college email me and he'll give them to you! He used them and got an A and only went to class on exam and quizz days!
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Very hillarious teacher,fun class exams are confusing and you have a comprehensive final. Presentations help because you take tests over each group presentation and that helps your grade, don't miss on these days bc tou cant make them up. Also, you cant make up exams, but you can drop them. It's okay to miss, he doesnt take roll and he justcourses
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He is a wonderful teacher. He is not simple by any means but if you do the work an A is no problem. He promotes critical thinking and discussions in class. I love the fact also that he is not afraid to say what he wants. During his courses you'll learn that he's realistic and thought provoking.
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Simply the greaexam prof. I've had in 4 semesters at ASU. He has a great teaching style that actually makes the class enjoyable and yet you still learn a lot. He tells you exactly what you have to do, to do well in the class. Such as read the text and attend class. If you do these things you should do well. He even drops the lowest exam grade!
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He is one of the greaexam instructors I know. He was great to watch and made learning very fascinating. I owe a great deal of my success to him. I took all of his courses and he worked with me on my thesis. He's the reason that I pursued a PhD.

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