Professor Brandon Dixon Reviews

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Class Ratings

2Bad Class
1Very Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Professor Rating

1Awful Prof

Prof: Brandon Dixon / Spring 2022

Apr 26, 2022

Comments on the course

The class is interesting, the material is great. The professor is smart, but his teaching style is all over the place.

Course Content

The content was about dynamic program, max flow, and np problems.

Comments on the professor

The professor is smart, but his teaching style is all over the place. He was difficult to get a hold of outside of class. Later he had an emergency, which now understood the difficult of getting a hold of in class. Some might say he is a great teacher due to circumstances, favoritism, or just understanding his teaching style compared to other teachers, but I disagree.

Advice

Pray, have "friends" that actually help, have a "tutor" that won't just take your money. Do not trust "groupme" for advice. Look at youtube and practice outside of class a lot.

Course: CS 470Delivery: In personGrade: CWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Optional
Quiz HeavyExam Heavy
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Class Ratings

1Awful Class
1Very Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Professor Rating

1Awful Prof

Prof: Brandon Dixon / Spring 2021

Apr 26, 2022

Comments on the course

The class itself was interesting, but the language used in the class was C++, which was not helpful with projects. I would have preferred doing things in python for learning material in this course.

Course Content

This course focused on Circular Array, Trees, and linked list. This is all useful, but the way it was taught was hard to understand.

Comments on the professor

This professor is smart, but his teaching is extremely hard to understand. He is impossible to get in touch with after class and what he says does not always match what he means.

Advice

Pray, get some actual "friends" that will help you and not ghost you when you need them, don't depend on groupme because they are also not helpful, and get a tutor that will help and not just one that will take your money and refuse to get back with you to help you, but then will "help" you in another class. Look at youtube, which a lot more helpful than any groupme or tutor.

Course: CS 201Delivery: HybridGrade: CWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
Project HeavyExam HeavyQuiz Heavy
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Class Ratings

1Awful Class
1Very Hard
4Interesting
4Useful

Professor Rating

1Awful Prof

Prof: Brandon Dixon / Spring 2022

Apr 14, 2022

Comments on the course

The course is all over the place. This course only had quizzes and exams as grading leaving no room for getting more points. There was a syllabus, but no schedule. You could do great on the quizzes, but no matter how much you studied for the exam/ understood the material, you still failed. He has failed majority of the class each time for the exam.

Course Content

The content is interesting and helpful, until exam time came around. Then it was just disappointment.

Comments on the professor

The professor is knowledgeable, but he is so knowledgeable that the class cannot understand him. He is extremely difficult to get in contact with outside of the classroom. He would tell us to expect something on the exam, but it is never on the exam. One exam he put a question we never talked about on it and told us that he did.

Advice

Pray and try to either take the class somewhere else or take the class with a different teacher if possible. Read the book and look at youtube videos to understand topics for quizzes, can't say they will help with exams.

Course: CS 470Delivery: In personWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Optional
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Class Ratings

2Bad Class
2Hard
4Interesting
4Useful

Professor Rating

1Awful Prof

Prof: Brandon Dixon / Fall 2020

Apr 4, 2022

Comments on the course

Dixon is terrible. The projects were interesting but very difficult - red-black trees, b-trees, binomial heaps. Tests weren't terrible in my opinion.

Course: CS 201Delivery: HybridGrade: C+
Project Heavy
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Class Ratings

2Bad Class
2Hard
2Boring
4Useful

Professor Rating

3OK Prof

Prof: Brandon Dixon / Fall 2020

Apr 1, 2022

Comments on the course

Projects are brutal, tests are so bad

Course: CS 201Delivery: HybridGrade: B
Project HeavyExam Heavy
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Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
2Hard
4Interesting
4Useful

Professor Rating

5Amazing Prof

Prof: Brandon Dixon / Spring 2020

Apr 26, 2022

Comments on the course

Good course! Definitely not easy, but teaches a lot of good things and methods of problem solving.

Comments on the professor

Dixon may seem like a tough professor at first, but he is extremely understanding and has a wonderful teaching style!

Advice

Give the professor a chance – you won't regret it.

Course: CS 201Delivery: HybridGrade: A+Workload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
Exam HeavyProject Heavy