Ratings for Fox, A

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Fox, A (CS 169, Fall 2013)
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19
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63
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61
Enthusiasm
93

Submitted Jan. 30th, 2014

78
Fox, A (CS 169, Fall 2013)
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91
Exams
42
Helpfulness
77
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted Dec. 25th, 2013

70
Fox, A (CS 169, Spring 2012)
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19
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50
Helpfulness
72
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted Oct. 21st, 2013

55
Fox, A (CS 169, Fall 2012)
Assignments
55
Exams
59
Helpfulness
46
Enthusiasm
96

Submitted March 30th, 2013

81
Fox, A (CS 169, Fall 2012)
Assignments
66
Exams
83
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
71

Submitted Dec. 20th, 2012

85
Fox, A (CS 169, Fall 2012)
Assignments
80
Exams
75
Helpfulness
85
Enthusiasm
90

Comment: No exams - only quizzes, which make or break your grade (1/3 of the class, the other 2/3 being evenly split between hw and project). Both Patterson and Fox taught this course (the ratings should be identical but nj uses a slide scale system). The hw's were fairly straightforward, with the exception of one or two. None of them required much work, although to do the hw "right" you would need to put in more time (the bare minimum for full credit submission was often just a few lines) The project is entirely dependent on your group and client. I can't stress how important it is to choose a group you can work well with (and hopefully rely on). Having competent group members goes a long way (3/4 of my group members had the magic ability of breaking any code they touched), but being able to communicate quickly and efficiently is even more important! Note on quizzes: At least within my group, it seemed that attending lecture was pretty useful for understanding the material. You can certainly get by with just reading the book or lecture slides, but getting an A will be harder.

Submitted Dec. 15th, 2012

91
Fox, A (CS 169, Spring 2012)
Assignments
84
Exams
76
Helpfulness
83
Enthusiasm
95

Submitted June 3rd, 2012

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Fox, A (CS 169, Spring 2012)
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2
Exams
4
Helpfulness
14
Enthusiasm
61

Comment: a Fraction of cs169 teaches about good web technologies, but mostly its about software organization, testing, pair programming, deisgn patterns, refactoring code, etc etc (totaly not worth taking a class on, as you can learn all this in a few weeks during an internship)

Submitted March 20th, 2012

83
Fox, A (CS 194, Fall 2009)
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83
Exams
58
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
97

Submitted June 4th, 2010