Ratings for Sitar, N

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77

Based on 15 ratings for this instructor.

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77
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77
Helpfulness
72
Enthusiasm
78

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Sitar, N (CEE 176, Spring 2015)
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57
Exams
66
Helpfulness
76
Enthusiasm
70

Comment: Interesting course. HWs and exams weren't too bad, but they were confusing. I felt that the HWs don't really cover what's taught in class. It's one of those classes where you can find the entire class in office hours.

Submitted Dec. 9th, 2015

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2014)
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75
Exams
88
Helpfulness
79
Enthusiasm
90

Comment: Sitar is very laid-back and cracks jokes in this class. However, there is A LOT to learn and memorize like the rock and mineral quiz and the early chapters done in the class. You will need to get on the top of your game from the start, otherwise you will keep going back waiting for time to catch up. This is true for pretty much every technical class. Also pay extra attention while doing structural geology as this is a top hit for exams. The course is do-able but can be dry and boring at times. The dim spot-lights in class can also put you to sleep.

Submitted Jan. 24th, 2015

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
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100
Exams
94
Helpfulness
90
Enthusiasm
95

Comment: This class made me love geology and helped me decide to do geoengineering! It's a great class, and Sitar is the professor in the Civil Engineering department most suited to teaching the class. His coverage of the "sustainability" part of this class is hilarious though (although probably not what it's supposed to be). 7 billion people in the world? Nope, not sustainable. The honest truth -- and he's a good judge with justification. I liked this, but some other people might be looking for more...

Submitted Dec. 24th, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
Assignments
84
Exams
83
Helpfulness
73
Enthusiasm
82

Comment: Assignments were reasonable and not very time-consuming. Exams were pretty straight forward and not complicated.

Submitted Oct. 23rd, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
Assignments
66
Exams
71
Helpfulness
87
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Great guy. The field trip is incredible.

Submitted Sept. 25th, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
Assignments
93
Exams
81
Helpfulness
79
Enthusiasm
77

Submitted May 7th, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
Assignments
69
Exams
72
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: 4-5 random assignments throughout the semester. A rock/mineral quiz. Lots of memorization. Cool field trip though.

Submitted April 29th, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Spring 2011)
Assignments
67
Exams
50
Helpfulness
68
Enthusiasm
68

Comment: pretty cool guy. goes really fast in lecture. rather intimidating but really nice

Submitted April 10th, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
Assignments
50
Exams
89
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
70

Comment: easy exams, bad lecturer

Submitted April 8th, 2012

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Sitar, N (CEE 70, Fall 2011)
Assignments
73
Exams
64
Helpfulness
70
Enthusiasm
71

Comment: Very interesting and knowledgeable guy- but not easily approachable. Fair hw assignments. The GSI's did a great job of prepping us for the mineral and rock quiz. The field trip was really cool.

Submitted March 18th, 2012