Ratings for Dreger, D S

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75

Based on 14 ratings for this instructor.

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74
Exams
82
Helpfulness
82
Enthusiasm
74

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Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2014)
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50
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50
Helpfulness
32
Enthusiasm
74

Comment: Not a good lecturer, especially compared to Michael Manga. He knows a lot about his field but he is difficult to pay attention to.

Submitted May 12th, 2015

93
Dreger, D S (CEE C178, Fall 2013)
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35
Exams
90
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
98

Submitted Dec. 28th, 2013

70
Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2011)
Assignments
70
Exams
63
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: Doug's lectures were very dull and dry, while Michael's were filled with more energy. Both are great professors and are very helpful. Labs are tedious at times and assignments can take a while. 1 field trip required. Not a hard class since they give you exams ahead of time

Submitted July 17th, 2013

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Dreger, D S (CEE C178, Fall 2012)
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95
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100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
91

Comment: Dreger co-taught this class with Rector, and it was his first time teaching this course. Dreger and Rector were so yin and yang; I felt Dreger honestly wanted to help the students, but this may not have been his strongest subject and in many portions he himself was learning from Rector. Rector seemed to be the master of this subject, but disinterested in making an honest attempt to share his wealth of knowledge unless Dreger formulated questions about material that was too unclear for the rest of us to keep awake. I'll be honest, Dreger's powerpoints need work. The main thing that makes his presentation style unclear is it's equation heavy, there's no time to copy the information, and the slides aren't always up before hand. If he was a clear presenter this would be fine, but too many times variables pop up that either aren't defined, were defined on a slide he skipped over, or are supposed to be obvious. The net result is that I felt like I was staring at equations but had no idea what they physically represent. That said, Dreger is a very nice guy and I would definitely talk earthquakes with him. This class would have been significantly worse without him around.

Submitted Jan. 24th, 2013

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Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2010)
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96
Exams
95
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
46

Submitted Nov. 29th, 2012

82
Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2011)
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71
Exams
78
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
65

Submitted Oct. 3rd, 2012

93
Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2010)
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100
Exams
90
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
92

Submitted July 15th, 2012

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Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2011)
Assignments
50
Exams
77
Helpfulness
90
Enthusiasm
27

Comment: His poor presenting skills make him hard to hear or pay attention to. Aside from that, he's extremely helpful and approachable.

Submitted March 20th, 2012

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Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2011)
Assignments
59
Exams
93
Helpfulness
89
Enthusiasm
56

Comment: Dreger isn't the most exciting lecturer, but he clearly knows his stuff and wants to help students out. The exams were very fair (Dreger and Manga post a question bank beforehand and give you a cheat sheet). Labs aren't very exciting and the field trip seemed like a waste of time though. But you have to take this class as an EPS major, so you should choose Dreger/Manga.

Submitted Jan. 26th, 2012

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Dreger, D S (EPS 50, Fall 2011)
Assignments
85
Exams
85
Helpfulness
93
Enthusiasm
96

Submitted Jan. 16th, 2012