Introduction to Programming

T C Wittman

Introduction to Programming

Program in Computing department

T C Wittman

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Winter 2010
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Fall 2009
33.3%
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Fall 2006
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 19, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

he is great
take him if u have to take pic
he puts everything on his powerpoints
its good that you read it over at the end of each week
he helps with any stupid question you may have
he has a lot of old midterms and stuff online, so if u look over them and get them
you'll do good on the tests
and there are always extra credits on the homeworks that you can do =]

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 9, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

fall2009

best advices (assuming you've little knowledge of c++):
-DON'T MISS LECTURES. although he provides lecture notes which you can just look at home, he thoroughly explains concepts and examples (which aren't shown on the slidenotes) in class
-DO YOUR HOMEWORK. really this is the best way for you to learn C++, by practicing and applying the concepts he teaches you. if you copy homework then you're gonna be screwed for midterms and the final.

overall, great teacher and friendly guy who's enthusiastic about teaching C++ and making sure his students pass and learn. tests are fair. he gives plenty of past exams for you to practice.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 7, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Ultra ultra ultra organized professor. He always comes to class on time, starts exactly on time, and ends on time. He's a pretty good lecturer and has pretty useful slides.

A very cool tool he gives you is the course website: there are tons of old exams, all his lecture notes, additional notes from the book, etc. Lots of material to use to study with for sure. I've noticed that it seems like every time he teaches the class, the exams get a little harder though. So even though I was able to breeze through all his practice exams I still had a lot of difficulty when it came to the real deal. So best advice to do well in the class is to study absolutely everything, even if it hadn't come up in previous years on the midterm.

Wittman himself is a very nice guy. I would recommend taking PIC10A with him if you can.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 27, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

He is SO organized!! His lecture slides are always prepared and he really lectures (and not just reads off the slides like so many other professors). He posts past exams, handouts, and practice tests all in advance for your covenience. I would really advise students start the homework EARLY. At least read it over on Sunday night just to see what is expected. Because this is an introductory clas, some people mighgt find it easy, but be mindful that the average is quite high and almost all students receieve perfect scores on the homeworks. Doing the past exams is a PERFECT way to prepare for his exams. Although he posts his lecture slides, I would advise you to attend lectures because he may show examples by 'free-styling' codes on visual studios (not included in slides) and these are helpful for hw & test problems. Lastly, don't go to the computer lab Thursday evenings!! The professor is probably bogged down with 374823087 other students to help!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 21, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

By far one of the nicest professors I've ever had. Wittman is such a great guy. He's that typical really nice and funny nerdy guy that you can't help but love. He makes the lectures funny and simplified. This was the first computer course I've ever taken, and he presented it in a way that just about anyone could really understand. Every homework assignment was related to Lord of the Rings, and included "background stories" for the code. The homework took me a lot of time to finish, so unless you've taken a C++ class before, you shouldn't wait until the last minute to work on it.

It's very obvious that he really is concerned on whether the students understand or not. He's not snobby or rude about answering any questions. When he's in the PIC lab, he'll help you out with your homework.

There's two midterms and a final. For all three of the tests, he has like, 5 previous tests (with solutions) on his website, so you basically know exactly what kind of questions are going to be on them. His lectures are all online as well, so honestly, you could easily get an A without going to class.

So definitely take Wittman if you have the option.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 21, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

wittman is a very good-hearted individual. if you can get past the fact that he is absolutely in love with lord of the rings and everything that you do will somehow relate to gandalf or frodo, you'll like and enjoy the class. he tells you what types of questions/what he expects you to be able to do for the finals and midterms. as long as you do well on all the homeworks, that can propel you to where you want to go in that class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 15, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

one of the most amazing professors I've ever had at UCLA. Very clear and easy to follow lectures, fair tests. Homework was fun to do because he'd always use a LOTR or Star Wars theme every quarter, and being a nerd it's icing on the cake. He's also a very kind and fun professor, sometimes you can actually find him in the PIC lab helping students on homework, and even when some people are being completely rude he never says anything. The quarter I took him he even held his own review session for the midterm and brought snacks for us and for the review session held by the TA he brought food for us then. If I ever had to take a programming class again, it'd definitely be with him.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 15, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wittman is a pretty good teacher. His lectures are well organized and have helpful examples related to the tests and homework. The homework is really important in learning the material because it forces you to apply what new topics were covered. Homework is worth 40% of your grade and its very easy to get 100% on each on and over 100% if you do the extra credit. The midterms are each worth 15% and the final is worth 30%. You have plenty of time on the tests. To do well on them, do all the practice tests. He puts up 3 past tests and answer keys for each midterm and test. I highly recommend taking him, especially if you enjoy Lord of the Rings, which all his lectures and homeworks are themed.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 25, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

great prof. lectures easy to follow. hw not too hard. best thing is he actually gives enough time to complete tests, even though it doesnt seem like its enough while youre studying for them.

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