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with Susan Watson2 months ago

The thing I appreciated the most about this course was that even though the material could be tricky, everything was super fair. Professor Watson let us know from day one what she expected of students, and what students could expect from her. Problem sets, labs, etc were always in a predictable format, and I appreciated knowing exactly how my final grade would be derived. There was also a good spread of how each element of our work would affect the final grade, so there was an impact on my grade that came solely from putting in the effort. Overall, a very good experience in this course.

The thing I appreciated the most about this course was that even though the material could be tricky, everything was super fair. Professor Watson let us know from day one what she expected of students, and what students could expect from her. Problem sets, labs, etc were always in a predictable format, and I appreciated knowing exa …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Paul Hess7 months ago

This class was a really good introduction to physics. A lot of time is spent on each topic and it's reinforced in textbook, homework, videos, and lecture so if you don't get it the first time you will eventually. Labs are very well thought out and take almost the whole time or less on average.

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Paul Hess7 months ago

This class was a really good introduction to physics. A lot of time is spent on each topic and it's reinforced in textbooks, homework, videos, and lecture so if you don't get it the first time you will eventually. Labs are very well thought out and take almost the whole time or less on average.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
5hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Paul Hess7 months ago

In order to succeed in this course, you defiantly need to keep up with the homework, go to the lectures, do the readings and watch the recorded videos. Practicing these physics problems is definitely important as well. The exams, thankfully, are graded on a curve which is nice. Professor Hess was also very enthusiastic about teaching physics and very helpful whenever I went to his office hours!

In order to succeed in this course, you defiantly need to keep up with the homework, go to the lectures, do the readings and watch the recorded videos. Practicing these physics problems is definitely important as well. The exams, thankfully, are graded on a curve which is nice. Professor Hess was also very enthusiastic about teaching …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingDifficult Exams
7hrs / week Very difficulty Average value Would take again
with Paul Hess2 months ago

The course was really good for learning about the physics of motion, and overall the professor is a really great teacher but I believe to be successful in this course you need to be prepared to put in a lot of work.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
8hrs / week Extremely difficulty High value Would not take again
with Paul Hess7 months ago

This is definitely a hard course but it's doable if you put the work in. There is a lot of homework- two problem sets a week and the exams are hard but he usually gives a nice curve. Professor Hess is an awesome guy and super accommodating.

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingDifficult Exams
7hrs / week Very difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Susan Watson2 months ago

This class was my introduction to physics and I felt overworked for most of the semester. The professor tried to explain the concepts to us but sometimes would not effectively explain it, and we had two problem sets each week that required significant effort. The exams were graded fairly and scaled. Overall I liked Professor Watson but she wasn't always the best at explaining concepts to students who have never taken physics before and I felt that the workload was excessive for an introductory course.

This class was my introduction to physics and I felt overworked for most of the semester. The professor tried to explain the concepts to us but sometimes would not effectively explain it, and we had two problem sets each week that required significant effort. The exams were graded fairly and scaled. Overall I liked Professor Watson b …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair Grading
8hrs / week Some difficulty Average value Would not take again