Professor Laidlaw Reviews

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Class Ratings

2.7OK Class
2Hard
2Boring
4Useful

Prof: Laidlaw / Fall 2019

Apr 6, 2021

Comments on the course

Laidlaw is hard on his students, pretty dull, but also gets the job done, most people don't like him because he tells it as it is. If you have a basic understanding of Physics 12, this class is just Physics 12 (BC Curriculum) with a third dimension.

Advice

Make sure you understand how to do the homework questions.

Course: PHYS110Grade: C+Attendance: MandatoryTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

1.3Awful Class
1Very Hard
1Very Boring
2Barely Useful

Prof: Laidlaw / Spring 2021

Mar 23, 2021

Comments on the course

This class is TOUGH and it’s incredibly time consuming. If you have no physics background prepare to study you ass off haha. The labs are very long however if you start early they are doable. The lectures are not that bad tbh. I would argue some of the examples r fairly useful. However, the biggest issue I ran into were the tests amd grading scheme. You have roughly 6 minutes per question and once you submit the answer you cannot change it, or go back to the previous questions. NO PARTIAL CREDIT IS GIVEN. If it’s wrong, you get a 0 which makes for averages around 5/10 most of the time. Even if your off by a decimal or two, you get a zero.

Advice

Break this class up throughout the week and honestly spend as much time as possible on the material. This class sucks but it’s one of those you just have to deal with.

Course: PHYS110Grade: DAttendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
4Easy
5Very Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Laidlaw / Spring 2021

Mar 19, 2021

Comments on the course

It's a tough course with really low averages, but I thought Laidlaw was good, I liked hid vids, thought the quizzes were fair, and he was a pretty entertaining prof. The labs are way too long but they give out good marks for them if you do them right. The grading for the quizzes was tough since it was one-directional tests and not multiple choice, but they are scaled a bit.

Advice

Do ALL the review questions before a quiz. Start the labs ahead of time. No need to go to the live lectures.

Course: PHYS110Grade: A+Attendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: No