Ratings for Harrington, L A

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78
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Harrington, L A (MATH 1B, Spring 2014)
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63
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29
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27
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35

Comment: bad at everything

Submitted Dec. 9th, 2014

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Harrington, L A (MATH 1B, Spring 2014)
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50
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22
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0
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted May 17th, 2014

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Harrington, L A (MATH 1B, Spring 2014)
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23
Exams
50
Helpfulness
0
Enthusiasm
0

Comment: Quizzes twice a week, stares at the board all lecture, told students he made the curve "while drunk." Don't know why I'm writing this review, he's leaving the school after this semester.

Submitted May 16th, 2014

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Harrington, L A (MATH 16A, Spring 2013)
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66
Exams
50
Helpfulness
13
Enthusiasm
42

Comment: The midterms are easy because the problems are basically given, but the final is super hard. You have to get a 90 on the midterms to be considered "passing". His grading system is kind of confusing, but go to discussion (can only help and not hurt your grade) and take ADJUNCT. Take ADJUNCT and you won't have to go to his lectures which are completely useless. Should be an easy A if you do the work and not get over confident from his midterms that don't prepare you for anything.

Submitted Sept. 4th, 2013

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Harrington, L A (MATH 16A, Spring 2013)
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73
Exams
29
Helpfulness
42
Enthusiasm
27

Comment: Grade expectations are unclear from the start. Homework is reasonable and participation in discussion means showing up and taking a quiz. I normally left soon after that was done, but I had a terrible GSI. I thought the class was crazy easy, because the midterms were exactly like the practice midterms he gave out. I got 95 on the first, 100 on the second, and utterly screwed on the Final (C+ semester grade, ridiculous). Everyone was totally unprepared unless they were in the adjunct. Even then, it was really hard for them. He is a monotone Santa Claus who inspires no love of math.

Submitted July 14th, 2013

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Harrington, L A (MATH 16A, Spring 2013)
Assignments
89
Exams
60
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: Homework and quizzes were pretty easy. Midterms were too. The final was very hard. Pretty much just read the book and went to section.

Submitted May 22nd, 2013

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Harrington, L A (MATH 16A, Spring 2013)
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77
Exams
69
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
60

Comment: Lectures are a waste of time, midterms were too easy, and final was a giant curveball (way too hard). TAKE THE ADJUNCT

Submitted May 18th, 2013

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Harrington, L A (MATH 135, Fall 2012)
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41
Exams
40
Helpfulness
25
Enthusiasm
85

Comment: i really wish i could give him a better rating, because he's a really nice guy and is very approachable in office hours, but he is disorganized, has terrible handwriting, has an ambiguous grading system (homeworks were graded with adjectives and no scale was ever explained,) and was very unhelpful about solutions to the homework problems. i knew all of these things would be a problem from the first day of class and decided to stick it out anyway, and it was a bad decision.

Submitted Jan. 8th, 2013

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Harrington, L A (MATH 16A, Fall 2010)
Assignments
91
Exams
91
Helpfulness
51
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: Do the practice tests. His actual tests are almost exactly the same.

Submitted Nov. 29th, 2012

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Harrington, L A (MATH 16A, Fall 2010)
Assignments
73
Exams
100
Helpfulness
19
Enthusiasm
72

Submitted Oct. 26th, 2012