End of Quarter Course Evaluations
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 95 17:52:47 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: End of Quarter Course Evaluations
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Josh Osborne)
Taken from the MIT Course Evaluation Guide, Fall, 1991
The Best and Worst Comments Received
"This class was a religious experience for me...
I had to take it all on faith."
"Text makes a satisfying `thud' when dropped on the floor."
"The class is worthwhile because I need it for the degree."
"His blackboard technique puts Rembrandt to shame."
"Textbook is confusing...
Someone with a knowledge of English should proofread it."
"Have you ever fell asleep in class and awoke in another?
That's the way I felt all term."
"In class I learn I can fudge answers and get away with it."
"Keep lecturer or tenure board will be shot."
"The recitation instructor would make a good parking lot attendant.
Tries to tell you where to go, but you can never understand him."
"Text is useless. I use it to kill roaches in my room."
"In class the syllabus is more important than you are."
"I am convinced that you can learn by osmosis by just sitting in his
"Help! I've fallen asleep and I can't wake up!"
"Problem sets are a decoy to lure you away from potential exam
"Recitation was great. It was so confusing that I forgot who I was,
where I was, and what I was doing -- it's a great stress reliever."
"He is one of the best teachers I have had... He is well-organized,
presents good lectures, and creates interest in the subject. I
hope my comments don't hurt his chances of getting tenure."
"I would sit in class and stare out the window at the squirrels.
They've got a cool nest in the tree."
"He teaches like Speedy Gonzalez on a caffeine high."
"This course kept me out of trouble from 2-4:30 on Tuesdays and
"Most of us spent the 1st 3 weeks terrified of the class.
Then solidarity kicked in."
"Bogus number crunching. My HP is exhausted."
"The absolute value of the TA was less than epsilon."
"TA steadily improved throughout the course...
I think he started drinking and it really loosened him up."
"Information was presented like a ruptured fire hose --
spraying in all directions -- no way to stop it."
"I never bought the text. My $60 was better spent on the Led
Zeppelin tapes that I used more while doing the problem sets
that I would have used the text."
"What's the quality of the text? `Text is printed on high quality
© 1995 Peter Langston