Professor Sawyer Reviews
Ridiculous amount of discussions every week, webassign will be your best friend, weekly homework assignments, lots of extra credit opportunities. 2 open book exams, final is difficult in comparison to midterm.
Do the discussions and homework. Midterm is based off of homework.
My SO had Biehl, I had Sawyer. Similar classes both using Cengage Webassign, but Sawyer is significantly less busy work, offers more extra credit, has the same schedule every week, and provides useful study guides. Biehl has a video assignment that is high effort, and his assignment schedule can be really random. Biehl did have a better connection between Webassign and webcourses, and his class had less technical problems. Once you get used to the way Sawyer does it, it’s ok. Sawyer is really picky about how you contact him: only webcourses messages, only with the TA CC’d, or he won’t respond. He is also more active on the forums than Biehl. Biehl has more puzzles, which are useful, and his grading seems easier on the discussions, which both classes have. He also seems more willing to allo...read more
Take Sawyer if you like a regular schedule, and will do all the work. It’s really an easy A, and less work than Beihl. If you’re the kind that forgets homework sometimes, Beihl is more likely to forgive you.