Ratings for Winickoff, D E

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Fall 2012)
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Comment: The course material is extremely relevant to today's problems, but Winickoff's lectures are pretty dry. He just talks at you. If you raise your hand, he expects a lot, so be warned. If you take the challenge, he really makes you think. The midterms were way too nit-picky, so he gave us a holistic final. I don't understand the change in his rationale now, since he 's been teaching this course for years.

Submitted Dec. 26th, 2012

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Fall 2012)
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50
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51
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Comment: He's one of the more boring professors I have had. The way he lectures induces sleep...That said, he has the feel of a standard college (stereotypical) professor, with "meh" lectures (previous comments said a lot of group discussions, which were good and bad; i feel overall they were a negative aspect), reasonable assignments and reading lengths. He somehow never got his exams straightforward - of the 2 quizzes, 1 midterm, and final, they all had different formats which i disliked much because it doesn't let the students adapt / know what he's looking for, what his style is in deciding grades.

Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2012

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Fall 2012)
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100
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100

Comment: Great professor, Medium to Hard Class. Do all the readings and create a study group and you'll probably be fine.

Submitted Dec. 20th, 2012

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Fall 2011)
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78
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100

Comment: The only reason I took this course is because it satisfied my upper division, ethics, and series requirements all with one class. It's pretty straightforward. Lectures are often powerpoint and not very effective at conveying the main points. The readings can get pretty dense but the weekly section assignments are easy. Exams are also straightforward. I learned a lot, but it was mainly from my GSI, who had this habit of making snarky comments about scientists and engineers. He was funny. I think a lot of people hated him though, but that might have just been because of his goatee. I think he hated us too because most of us just sat really still during discussion and answered his questions with blank stares and grimaces.

Submitted Dec. 29th, 2011

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Fall 2011)
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65
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62
Enthusiasm
66

Comment: Class was very boring most of the time. Weekly reading assignments were fairly easy and the exams were straightforward.

Submitted Dec. 19th, 2011

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 98, Fall 2010)
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Submitted Dec. 4th, 2010

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Spring 2008)
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100

Comment: Winickoff is one the best professors in the department. One of the best classes I've taken at Berkeley.

Submitted July 20th, 2010

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Spring 2010)
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50
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42
Enthusiasm
69

Comment: The (assistant) professor knew the material pretty well but wasn't very clear in explaining concepts. He sometimes lectured with run-on sentences so you would be pretty confused as he tried to explain a concept. Lecture was very boring and put most people (if they showed up to lecture) to sleep. Tried to make the lecture a big discussion section were everyone would discuss with each other but that didn't really work out since not that many people participated. A lot of reading for the class and weekly 1 page assignments due during in your discussion section. Midterm and final exam were somewhat difficult but he provided a rough outline of what was expected to be on the exams.

Submitted June 23rd, 2010

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Winickoff, D E (ESPM 162, Spring 2009)
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50
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Helpfulness
59
Enthusiasm
69

Comment: Decent course. Reading load wasn't too heavy, but was somewhat boring and the debates in class were never that great.

Submitted May 10th, 2010