Professor Gary Toop Reviews

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Class Ratings

3OK Class
2Hard
2Boring
4Useful

Professor Rating

3OK Prof

Prof: Gary Toop / Fall 2021

Apr 21, 2022

Comments on the course

It wasn't a dreadful course, but it wasn't particularly interesting either. Lectures were organized so it was regular each week- you knew what would be discussed each class.

Course Content

The course focuses on logical thinking and reasoning. Specifically zones in on building and tearing apart strong/weak arguments, and understanding what techniques made them strong/weak.

Comments on the professor

A knowledgeable professor that actually teaches (yay!). Can come off as condescending sometimes, and if you try to answer a question and guess wrong, he may get upset. Gary is strict, marks hard, but not unfair with his grading.

Advice

Do the practice questions (in the textbook) either by yourself, or go to the lectures when he takes them up with the class. It helps a lot with understanding the material and applying it to the exams. Start the final assignment early! It is time-consuming and hefty.

Course: PHL 214Delivery: OnlineGrade: A-Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Exam HeavyAssignment Heavy