professor
Stephen O'Brien

May 2005

Wow, what a horrible professor. He literally teaches by reading what's on his powerpoint slides and notes. His teaching style is extremely unstimulating and easily puts people to sleep (many didn't even bother to show up after the first few classes). The subject is supposedly interesting; however, his teaching sucks the life out of the material. That's pretty sad considering how young he is... His midterm and final are a test of how much and detailed you could memorize, which is kind of stupid considering that's not the focus of this class. Just memorize everything he wrote down, then you'll be fine. He seems to be a nice person outside of class, but he definitely needs to improve his way of teaching!

May 2005

BORING is the word that comes to mind. He's a horrible teacher with a very boring teaching style. He repeats word for word (I kid you not) whatever he put on his slides and notebook. The course is split into two halves: polymers up to the midterm, and ceramics for the remaining time. Tests are heavy on the theory side. Memorize his lectures is the only way to do well on the test, as questions are very very detailed.