Ratings for Chen, J

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46

Based on 18 ratings for this instructor.

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67
Exams
50
Helpfulness
46
Enthusiasm
66

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Chen, J (ME 40, Fall 2013)
Assignments
62
Exams
31
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
86

Comment: Personally, I think these ratings are way too low. Looking back, I liked him because he used common sense. Professor Chen could have easily spent lectures going over mathematical details or asked us to prove things that are essentially just exercises with little application. Or, he could have been overly concerned with abstract concepts that we were really not mature enough to *truly* understand in an intro class...but he wasn't. He was concerned that we understood conservation of energy, conservation of mass, and know how basic steady-state systems work. Was he tough? Eh.... haha. Kinda. The averages were about 20/30 for each quiz (5 of them). There were no "midterms." I'm sure everyone thought the final was hard......... but what else is new? P.S. I'm not sure if this was intended, but some of the "numbers" he threw out in lecture tended to be answers to quiz problems (i.e. if he says something is 30% efficient, then you might end up with an answer of 28.9% efficiency). The mysteries of Cal.

Submitted Feb. 20th, 2015

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Chen, J (ME 40, Spring 2011)
Assignments
50
Exams
50
Helpfulness
20
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted Sept. 17th, 2012

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Chen, J (CHINESE 161, Fall 2011)
Assignments
82
Exams
81
Helpfulness
89
Enthusiasm
84

Submitted Aug. 28th, 2012

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Chen, J (ME 40, Spring 2011)
Assignments
50
Exams
19
Helpfulness
24
Enthusiasm
24

Comment: Exams are overly difficult and unnecessary. He is tough to understand and lacks the charisma for me to learn from him

Submitted May 22nd, 2012

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Chen, J (ME 107, Spring 2012)
Assignments
59
Exams
50
Helpfulness
58
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: Took 107 with Chen. He's a nice guy and all, but he just doesn't have a presence in the classroom. That being said, he's a fairly good teacher and works hard to get the concepts of DoE across.

Submitted May 5th, 2012

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Chen, J (ME 40, Spring 2011)
Assignments
85
Exams
26
Helpfulness
10
Enthusiasm
68

Comment: Test difficulty ranged all over the place, midterm 1 was easy, midterm 2 way difficult, and the final was literally impossible.

Submitted April 13th, 2012

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Chen, J (ME 40, Spring 2009)
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91
Exams
95
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
95

Comment: Straightforward and funny professor. His tests and exams are very doable if you review the problems in the book. Also, he brought a piston from his car to class one day.

Submitted Feb. 1st, 2012

50
Chen, J (ME 140, Fall 2011)
Assignments
52
Exams
61
Helpfulness
66
Enthusiasm
68

Submitted Dec. 12th, 2011

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Chen, J (ME 40, Spring 2011)
Assignments
66
Exams
75
Helpfulness
32
Enthusiasm
42

Submitted Nov. 20th, 2011

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Chen, J (ME 40, Spring 2011)
Assignments
53
Exams
50
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted Oct. 28th, 2011