Evaluation Comments
Course:Introduction to Compiler Design

Quarter:Winter 08/09
Time: W 17:45 - 21:00
Location: Loop Campus
James Riely PhD

Associate Professor
Instructor homepage

Select a Page:  
Summary     1       

What are the major strengths and weaknesses of the instructor?

1.   Strengths = NULL (non existent). Weakness the homework assignments were not explained clearly, the tests were ambiguous, and they were very hard. The material was presented very fast and the professor did not care that I did not understand it. The professor was short tempered with me when I complained about this. He was dismissive in office hours. He was unclear in his explanations and told us "review the notes if you did not understand". If I did not understand the notes and did not understand the lesson then I will not understand the notes by "going over them again."

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

1.   None: I should have not taken this class. I wish I could go back in time and stop myself.

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   New professor, better organization, better textbook, better office hours, better grading system. The fact is that this course sucked.

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

1.   Unfairly graded and were ambiguous and open ended in nature. The questions were from snip bits of class that were not emphasized at all or only talked about partially.

Other comments?

1.   I want my money back: unfair grading, unclear homework, and too fast paced lessons all made this class a horrible experience.