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INFO ON AOS 105
- Professor Deutsch was very knowledgeable about the topics presented in class to where he simplified them quite a bit for our understanding.
- Every lecture is sent via email to you prior to the start of the class, so you know exactly what topics lie ahead. There is NO textbook for this class. (By the way, make sure you have a working email address, because that is where all class info, class announcements, and HW assignments will be sent to you – he finds CCLE hard to navigate and work properly.)
- He also has a great sense of humor and applies it well within the lectures; there was never a lecture where the class was not humored.
- 30% of the overall grade is approximately a HW assignment a week. (As you will find, the questions will certainly make you think and make connections to come up with the answers – I definitely recommend attending the discussion section for help on those because there, the questions were certainly explained and worked out to the point where it made more sense of what the question was asking and what kind of answer we should get.)
- In the case of the midterm and
the final, there are a couple of scenarios, and the one that gives you the better grade is used: 30% of the grade is each, or 45% of the grade is the better one of the two, and 15% is the other. (The exam questions are more straight-forward, and they primarily test concepts with the only calculations being very simple at most, if there are any. The final exam is cumulative, but leans a lot on the material after the midterm.)
- 10% of the grade is participation. How the professor does this is that a half-sheet of paper is handed out to you at the beginning of class. You write down a question, comment, or some interesting fact that came up sometime during that day’s lecture and turn it in. Sometimes, he does use a small amount of time at the beginning of class to answer some of the most interesting questions posed.
- If the class in the future ends up in a classroom without any clock (like ours was), then be ready to volunteer to give the professor the two-minute warning before the end of lecture.
- Overall, as long as you keep up with and comprehend the material, you should not have a problem getting a decent grade.