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PHYS01119 days ago

Durst constantly asks for feedback on exams, homework and generally how the course is going and then honors the feedback to change the course depending on what the students need. The labs are pretty long but interesting and I liked the format in an excel sheet. The exams were quite long but they reflected what we had learned in class and seemed fair if you did the work in class.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingDifficult Exams
6hrs / week Very difficulty Average value Would not take again
PHYS011110 days ago

Prof Durst is super nice, but can be intimidating when teaching. He moves super fast and it is crucial that you pay attention in lectures. He records and posts lectures, so if you miss stuff in lecture you can go back and re watch the videos. The homeworks are pretty hard, but TA hours are super helpful. The exams are also hard, but if you understand the homeworks, they are manageable. Durst is chill with grades, he weighed the lowest exam score to 10% and dropped the lowest lab and homework grade.

Prof Durst is super nice, but can be intimidating when teaching. He moves super fast and it is crucial that you pay attention in lectures. He records and posts lectures, so if you miss stuff in lecture you can go back and re watch the videos. The homeworks are pretty hard, but TA hours are super helpful. The exams are also hard, but …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
5hrs / week Very difficulty Low value Would not take again
PHYS011119 days ago

Durst is an excellent prof. During the harder times of our semester he was more than ready to give us flexibility, and even told us which labs would count and which ones wouldn't. Not to mention, he did revise our syllabus and grading metrics to accommodate to student feedback of how heavy the semester was. That said - PAY ATTENTION DURING LECTURE - there were certain math tricks and methods that he used maybe once or twice during lecture that were key for our exams.

Durst is an excellent prof. During the harder times of our semester he was more than ready to give us flexibility, and even told us which labs would count and which ones wouldn't. Not to mention, he did revise our syllabus and grading metrics to accommodate to student feedback of how heavy the semester was. That said - PAY ATTENTION …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingDifficult Exams
7hrs / week Hardcore difficulty Low value Would not take again
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