Ratings for Devine, T M

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2011)
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Comment: Incredibly time consuming and difficult. Homework assignments were long, and half the course was on quantum. Maybe with a Physics 7C background/different professor, this course would have been more doable.

Submitted May 9th, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 10, Fall 2010)
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Submitted May 6th, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2011)
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46
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22
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: Very disorganized professor. It seemed like communication with the GSIs was nonexistent. In each rough third of the class, Devine covered quantum, corrosion, and metal properties, which is not what E45 traditionally consists of. His lectures didn't really help because he rambled on about the material, often repeating the same information within the same lecture and several lectures in a row. Exams and HWs were kind of tricky mostly because he explained the material poorly. Even the GSIs disagreed with the material he taught (some came from his upper-div corrosion course) because it deviated from traditional E45 material so much. Labs are once every 2 weeks, with 6 total. The formal lab write-ups take a while to do. I would take this course another semester if Devine is teaching.

Submitted April 22nd, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 10, Fall 2010)
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Submitted March 20th, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 10, Fall 2010)
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50
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Comment: Devine is not divine. Avoid his module if you don't have a particular interest in circuits, batteries, etc. The GSIs, Adam and someone else, weren't helpful at all. All they would ask is "What do you think you should do?" If I'm going to a GSI for help, then I don't know what I'm doing.

Submitted March 20th, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2011)
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46
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50

Comment: His homework assignments from the textbook is pretty close pattern for midterms. However, you need to take all lectures. Don't skip the lectures! If you miss it, I think I would be hard to understand what it is going on for the next lecture.

Submitted March 19th, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2011)
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Comment: most fragmented, unorganized teaching. taught material completely out of the realm of the course. even GSIs were thrown off by the irrelevance of the material to traditional E45 coursework

Submitted March 1st, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2009)
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57
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76

Comment: Devine is an odd lecturer. The class wasn't much property of materials as it was corrosion and quantum. His homework wasn't that helpful, and the tests were pretty odd. The labs were time consuming and graded pretty hard. The final had a lot less math and more short answers than i was expecting. Worked out ok, I didn't spend that much time on this class, and have no idea what quantum he was doing.

Submitted Feb. 22nd, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2011)
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100
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87
Helpfulness
51
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Devine is a pretty chill guy who cares about you learning the material. Though he teaches the class a bit differently I suppose. I didn't like how the lectures didn't go with the labs. I liked the labs though. pretty fun

Submitted Feb. 16th, 2012

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Devine, T M (E 45, Fall 2011)
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23
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57
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: A bad class. It was so disorganized. The professor tried to change the schedule of the class and he barely covered 1/4 of what he said he was going to cover at the beginning of class. To give insight into how bad this was, we were sent an email the night before the final (less than 12 hours before the start of the final) that we were allowed to have a sheet of notes for the exam after I sent him an email the week before where he said that it wasn't allowed. It was not worth it. Wait for Gronsky if you can.

Submitted Dec. 19th, 2011