Professor Ghioca Reviews
Prof: Ghioca / Fall 2018
Dec 21, 2020
It's been a while since I've taken this course, so I'll answer to the best of my ability. I can't speak for other professors, but I found Ghioca to be a great professor! Does a great job in making a dry subject as calculus to be interesting! On the topic of final exams, this may just be a rumor but from what I understand - before Fall 2018 the MATH100 final exam was the same as the MATH184 exam, a course for students who HAD NOT taken high school calculus. This may explain why previous year exam's were significantly easier. In Fall 2018, the department decided to make separate final exams. Not sure if they've stuck with that decision. I found the final to definitely test harder on your understanding of theories and concepts than previous exams.
For people who have credits from AP Calculus - DON'T USE THEM! I had credits for it but I am so glad I didn't use them because the level of difficulty will definitely ramp up for the latter half of the course. This course will also set you up for future math courses since it's only going to get harder from here. Really try to nail your understanding of the theoretical side of this course for the final (since I found the final for my term focused on this). There are great online resources like patrickJMT on Youtube or even Khan Academy since it's a 100 level course. For incoming first years: if you don't get the grades you were hoping, you are definitely not alone. I know how it feels to get an exam back and seeing the grade be like 30-40% lower than expected. Do make an effort to make ...read more