Ratings for McBride, J R

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Helpfulness
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McBride, J R (LD ARCH 110, Fall 2012)
Assignments
68
Exams
74
Helpfulness
93
Enthusiasm
69

Comment: I think this course's only pitfall is that it is geared towards landscape students and is at 8AM. Joe is always super helpful and enthusiastic about what he teaches. The labs can be a tough hike, but there is always something to learn from them. The exams aren't difficult if you go to lectures. Going to and staying up for lecture is another story...

Submitted Jan. 14th, 2013

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McBride, J R (LD ARCH 110, Fall 2011)
Assignments
88
Exams
69
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
78

Comment: McBride is such a kind and helpful person if you connect with him individually. He has unlimited patience and knowledge but you have to actually want to learn from him and go to his office hours, etc. I think the point of this class (for landscape architects) is to have a basic understand of all these concepts in order to consider them during the design process. Even if you don't remember exactly how to do everything you learned in labs, you will remember to consider slope, types of rocks and soil, runoff and all that. The tests are kind of challenging but doable.

Submitted Sept. 29th, 2012

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McBride, J R (LD ARCH 110, Fall 2011)
Assignments
52
Exams
62
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: The course covers many topics briefly... easy to fall asleep in lecture (but this is mostly due to the fact that its at 8am and he doesn't use a mic). assignments are easy and basically just busy work. exams are reasonable, seems to test more over the memorizing of facts (and there are many facts covered in this course) then the actual understanding of the concepts (which is disappointing). labs are decent in helping to apply the material, but nothing to call home about. A good course to pair with studio since the time commitment is minimal.

Submitted Nov. 19th, 2011