Professor APSC 100 Teaching Team Reviews

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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: APSC 100 Teaching Team / Fall 2020

Dec 27, 2020

Comments on the course

Overall decent course. The group work and projects are quite enjoyable and are a great introduction to Engineering. Much of the other stuff you cover can often be dry and the tests are somewhat ambiguous multiple choice that covers literally anything and everything.

Advice

The tests are kind of a crap shoot that just tests your working memory. Taking detailed notes may help with the tests. The best way to boost your mark though comes from working on the group projects.

Course: APSC 100Grade: A-Attendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Apsc 100 Teaching Team / Winter 2020

May 4, 2021

Comments on the course

There is one word I would like to use to describe this course and that is LUCK. Everything in this class is done by the roll of a stacked die with your odds stacked towards failure. The course starts off with you being placed in teams which is where it will be decided whether you will love or hate this course. Get placed in a lazy group and you will be doing all the work and your mark in this class, as well as others will plummet. Get placed in a tryhard group and you will get points deducted for making the slightest jokes and the projects will feel monotonous and boring. You may even get placed in a group where two out of the six members do not speak English making it impossible for them to do their fair share of the work (lots of this class is writing and speaking). Get just the right gr...read more

Advice

Just be lucky. If you are religious pray, if not search up ways to attract good luck. Doing both certainly wont hurt either! Good Luck!

Course: APSC 100Grade: A-Attendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
2Hard
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Apsc 100 Teaching Team / Winter 2020

Mar 16, 2021

Comments on the course

More like Ambiguity 100. Quizzes and especially midterms/exams are loaded with multiple choice questions with virtually the same answer across all choices. You could argue that every answer is correct, but a minute discrepancy based on the prof's "feeling" towards a question would seem you observations invalid. Like others have noted, while the course material is objective, the exams are nothing but subjective opinions from the profs. Proctorio for exams is just plain stupid - imagine staring at a screen for 2 hours without being able to stretch or rest your eyes. Oh, they didn't tell us until the final exam that you could go on washroom breaks, which defeats the damn purpose of proctorio in the first place¿! Group projects are alright provided your teammates are knowledgeable. Projects w...read more

Advice

Go through all the screencasts and do the short learning quizzes (not for marks) before attempting the actual quizzes. For the midterm/final, review all concepts learned (especially the little details) and hope for the best.

Course: APSC 100Grade: AAttendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: No