Scott Wimer

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Easiness 3.6/ 5
Clarity 3.4/ 5
Workload 3.2/ 5
Helpfulness 3.8/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Summer 2020 - I was looking forward to taking this class as I find this topic very relevant and interesting. However, how this class was conducted was disappointing. Perhaps because it was during pandemic that made it even more disappointing and confusing. The grading breakdown is follow: Class attendance and Forum participation 15% Paper 30% Group presentation 25% Final 30% 1. He is extremely unclear. The requirement for group presentation and paper assignment is that it have to be informative, clear, fun, etc. There is no explanation or requirement such as having to form your own groups (at least 3 and maximum of 4), citations, grading criteria, and so on. He didn't really provided in class time to form group and he created about 2 weeks before presentation start separate forum to exchange contact information and form groups. My group only found out these requirements 5 days before presentation. I really wish he listed out all those requirements clearly at the syllabus or early on the quarter as summer quarter goes by really fast and is stressful. It also said presentation starts on August 24th so I assumed all presentation will be due on 24th. However, it turns out he only allow 2 groups at the time and latest presentation was 9/9? Pretty unfair as not everybody is turning work at the same time or given benefit of presenting early and having less time to prepare? Additionally, how can we know to achieve good grades or how it will be graded? There is basically no grading criteria beside making presentation and written assignment informative, fun, etc. 2. The class is like 40- 70% discussion. I was looking forward to learning and hearing examples from him working with variety of clients, but like 40- 70% of class time was used for discussing with few peers in the breakout room. You can imagine how breakout rooms in zoom lectures often go so go figure. Lectures were inconsistently recorded, so if you miss a lecture there was no way to access lectures if professor forgot to record. I also found that lectures are based off the book, so I didn't learn a lot of new things from the lecture. Lecture also seems disorganized as lectures are freestyle. He was also not familiar with zoom which I can understand, but having 40-70% of class time being in breakout room and having problem frequently made experience unpleasant.
Easiness N/A/ 5
Clarity N/A/ 5
Workload N/A/ 5
Helpfulness N/A/ 5
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