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All of my lecturers are ok.. the "shittest" is one of my English lecturers (Guy Davidson), who says "um" about 15 times in every sentence, and 10 minutes into the lecture I want to stab him with something very sharp.
 

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It's not so much the lecturers this semester but rather some of the students... why on earth should some of these kids be allowed to breathe let alone enroll in uni.
 

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Can I strangle all of them? I've met like 3 normal people in my classes.

Being first year again sucks.
 

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Josie said:
All of my lecturers are ok.. the "shittest" is one of my English lecturers (Guy Davidson), who says "um" about 15 times in every sentence, and 10 minutes into the lecture I want to stab him with something very sharp.
wait.. is guy davidson the canadian one? that specialises in film?

if so, he is awesome.


ps. WHO IS YR POLITICS LECTURER?
 

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Born Dancer said:
wait.. is guy davidson the canadian one? that specialises in film?

if so, he is awesome.


ps. WHO IS YR POLITICS LECTURER?
I dropped politics cause it was pissing me off.
But it was Rebecca Albury, the crazy american feminist who's obsessed with porn.

And Guy could quite possibly be the Canadian one. He's cool.
 

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Nah that's Gerry Turcotte that you guys are talking about - Guy Davidson is one of the lecturers for ENGL120 (introduction to literature and screen studies) - Guy was pretty crap, but Gerry is/was awesome :)
 

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a second ago u said he was ur shittiest lecturer :p

I didn't mind him so much as a lecturer, but he's an awful tutor. His tutes were so so boring.
 

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I said he was shittest, comparatively, all my lecturers are good. He just says um way too much (ie 300 times a sentence)
 

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It could be worse, he could be part of the medievil society and command a legion of 17yr old muppets who declare some of the most stupid things ever concieved.
 

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I don't even count bob as one of my lecturers... unibar is so the better option.
 

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Scanorama said:
Spring Session 2006 report:
CSCI213: Java Programming and Object Oriented Design
Associate Professor Neil Gray - bad
Others said he is awesome but my experience with him is the otherwise.
This dude is so up himself. His lecturing speed is ridiculously fast, and doesn't really explain much, covers too much in one subject. What really makes him bad is that I emailed 3 times on questions of assignment 2 - no reply. The next day I went to the lecture he said 'A student emailed me about the assignment, but I didn't bother to reply, the questions are too easy'. Those easy questions took me 12 hours and still couldn't solve it. Nevertheless I dropped the subject the week after.

CSCI213 is good if you knew how to program in Java already. Neil Gray has a serious attitude problem.

CSCI205: Development Methods and Tools
Aneesh Krishna - bad
OK a confession here: I didn't even go to one of his lecture. More details below.
However, as a subject coordinator, I had trouble with the group project therefore I went to him.

I worked in a group of 4. Throughout the project 2 other group members were very uncooperative. One of them went back to China 2 weeks prior the project was due because of family emergency. I said to him that's fine just do the work while you are over China, he could still use pen and paper right? He came back on the 2 days just before the project was due: nada and get this, he did nothing before he left, so it was a big zero from him.

Then the other guy went on hiking as a guide during stuvac for 10 days, again before he left, he did nothing. He came back 3 days before it was due.

As for the 3rd member, he was only slightly better than the other 2, I did the majority of the work.

I told Aneesh everything about the group and he assured me when they marked the assignment, our marks will reflect upon our contribution. When I got the assignment back, our marks were the SAME. I put down our workloads: 40%, 20%, 15%, 15%. Aneesh's reason: There is no evidence to support they did less work than me. What a load of shit! From this point onwards, I lost all my respect to SITACS staff. Shit department filled with shit staff.

Oh not to mention the useless exam revision lectures. What was in the revision notes was completely different to what was in the exam. Moron.

Aniruddha Dasgupta - bad
I had this guy in CSCI205 for the first 8 weeks. At the beginning 30 people went to his lecture. By the time I stopped going, only 15 left. All he did was just read straight off from the notes. The mid term was a joke, 25 multiple choice questions, the worst questions I've seen, they weren't hard, its just the wordings were bad. Negative marking applied initially, but at the end, Aneesh got rid of it, average was 10/20. In week 8, only 5 people went to his Thursday afternoon lecture (80 people were enrolled in the subject)

I also had him in CSCI222, same crap, I stopped going to the lectures in week 4.

CSCI222: Systems Developments
John Fulcher - bad
Again I didn't go any of his lecture. HOWEVER this subject was taught by 2 people. Our group had some questions on the lecture notes (Anirudda's part). Since Anirudda wasn't available that day, we went to Fulcher. His answer was: Oh that's not part of my course, I don't know anything about it, don't ask me, ask Anirudda." Mind you he is Professor and the subject coordinator.

Also what's with the announcements are made during lectures only but not on WebCT? Assignment 3 demonstration wasn't mentioned in the spec at all. But Fulcher decided it was on the week after in the lab. Even the tutor didn't know about it.

STAT131: Exploring variation and uncertainty in Data
Chandra Gulati - good
Like Jerome said his lectures were crap, very very boring, hopeless.
BUT he was excellent in replying emails. He answered all my questions and made sure I actually understood it. He pointed out where to look in the lab manual and sometimes even provided the answers! He really wants everyone to do well, the best lecturer I've met this year!

I agree with the quality of the tutor. I had Raed and his accent was difficult to understand and not helpful. Once we had Loai, he was worse. He talked in a very soft voice and the accent was also difficult to understand, not sure about Clive.

For the record I got 67 in CSCI205; 83 in CSCI222 and 80 in STAT131.


What a coincident, I took same subjects (but I completed all four). Some comments:

CSCI213: Java Programming and Object Oriented Design
Neil Gray - He is average. Knows the subject matter and if you can catch what he is upto then great. Lots of classmates failed this subject.

I fully agree, CSCI213 is good if you knew how to program in Java.

CSCI205: Development Methods and Tools
Aneesh Krishna - Good Lecturer
He is a great guy, very helpful, good lecturer, knows about the contents well (specially software engineering concepts, data modeling, software architecture was great in csci205), You can interrupt him whenever you want during lecture (will explain everything with lots of practical examples). He is motivated to help students. I remember walking into his office when he was having his lunch (during exam time) - immediately came to my rescue. Simply Great!

I think provided sample questions were helpful.

I think Aniruddha screwed CSCI205. Aneesh was good.

Aniruddha Dasgupta - Very bad
I fully agree that he is the worst lecturer in SITACS. He was the one who was the weak link in csci205.

CSCI222: Systems Developments
John Fulcher - Very bad
I found him boring too. He is in the same category as Aniruddha. Changes/retracts from his announcements. I think he should retire from SITACS.
I got 76 in this subject. Though, tutors were fine in 222.

STAT131: Exploring variation and uncertainty in Data
Chandra Gulati - Average
Lectures were very very boring. Yes, he is very lenient with marks too. I think this is the reason people like him.
 
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I wonder what you guys think of COM 327 lecturer? He is very enthusiastic and probably very well informed but I just don't understand half of what he is saying. It is such an interesting subject with lots of interesting topic and stuff where we can actually participate in a discussion. I just wish I have a decent lecturer who speak fluent english such as Debbie (Law lecturer/Tutor).
 
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Aryanbeauty said:
I wonder what you guys think of COM 327 lecturer? He is very enthusiastic and probably very well informed but I just don't understand half of what he is saying. It is such an interesting subject with lots of interesting topic and stuff where we can actually participate in a discussion. I just wish I have a decent lecturer who speak fluent english such as Debbie (Law lecturer/Tutor).
lol.
 

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zimmerman8k said:
My worst lecturer:

Lecturer: Some lawyers can earn up to $5000 a day.
Student: So how come you don't practice as a lawyer.
Lecturer: I used to but I was not very good.

We didn't even laugh we were so embarrassed for him. This guy really sucked.
Who was that? I've probably had them at one point or another.
 

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mongabudi said:
Neil Gray (Java CSCI/ITCS 213) is the worst lecturer:eek:, avoid like the plague. He hates students, openly tells them that he hates them and that they are all stupid, he won't answer emails or any questions, and his main aim in life is to fail students and laugh at them. Total Ass--@#$@#ole. This guy should retire. He doesn't update his notes often, so i don't even know why they pay him - everyone teaches themselves then panics come assesment time, majority fail and if your luck you get a pass conceeded.
I would second that, but i was beaten to it by many sharing similar sentiments.

It would be an awesome subject if some of us new java, but as for those of us who don't, we dont give a toss about the history of java and other random shit. We just want to know how it works with some real examples.

Oh, and btw, does anyone else get really random comments in their emails from him? (and by email, i mean assignment results, as they are the only emails you will ever get from nabg)

I for one was told to "try attending lectures" !!!@#$!$#^!^!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF!!!

I do! And it wasn't for stupidity, (actually did well in that assignment) just for documenting a silly mistake i made and how i fixed it. So what if i missed his warp speed comment on canvases in the lecture. i fixed it.

Stupid assignment report pdf's, and congrats and i hate you to all those who photo shop their entire assignments and get full marks.


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Spiked_Phate said:
Oh, and btw, does anyone else get really random comments in their emails from him? (and by email, i mean assignment results, as they are the only emails you will ever get from nabg)

I for one was told to "try attending lectures" !!!@#$!$#^!^!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF!!!

I do! And it wasn't for stupidity, (actually did well in that assignment) just for documenting a silly mistake i made and how i fixed it. So what if i missed his warp speed comment on canvases in the lecture. i fixed it.

Stupid assignment report pdf's, and congrats and i hate you to all those who photo shop their entire assignments and get full marks.

spike
Got 2 emails from him on assignment results, in both occasions he didn't bother leaving any message.

Do people actually photoshop their assignment? lol they should go a get a life!

Yeah this guiy is a moron.
 

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