Teaching College Physics
--ASTR 5-- Final Grade: A+ Grading: Generous Curve. Examinations: MT 1- 50ish mcq mt2 - 60ish mcq final - 79ish mcq with repeats Lecture: Unnecessary How to get an A: I had Julia as a TA. Go to discussion the day before the midterm, and she tells you everything. Professor: He explains it well.. He's not the most personable, and most eloquent guy but he knows his stuff. Everyone who got confused in lecture (I heard a lot of complaints after classes) is just dumb-- very simple concepts. Astro is in the middle of a breakthrough area in its science, so a lot of the material is young (exoplanets just a few decades) and it's a large part of the class, so it's obvious some of the stuff said isn't 100% explainable and frankly, some of it's bullshit. If you're looking for a GE, this is very very easy and interesting, but I also took Astro 3 with Mclean and liked that better.
Astronomy 3 evaluation I don't know where these positive evaluations are coming from but this guy is a crackhead. He gets very red while lecturing, he's very twitchy, he always seems to be out of breath, and he scratches himself vigorously during lecture...I only made up two of those things. Anyways, I think he made this class way more difficult than it should be as his tests were a lot harder than those of other professors. Not a difficult course but a weird guy and I would advise you to take this class with a different professor.