Ratings for Calendar, R

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Fall 2015)
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Comment: Professor Calendar is one of the best professors I've had in college. He clearly says what he wants us to know for the exam (and they were on the exam). He also ends the lectures early and he's very nice at office hours

Submitted Dec. 28th, 2015

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Fall 2014)
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50
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70
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90
Enthusiasm
89

Comment: He tells you what is going to be on the exam, unlike the other two professors, but the exam was much harder this year. This section of the course is overloaded with information compared to the other two sections, so make sure you keep up with the material. I liked how he ended many lectures with a song, and posted lecture note PDFs and slides online.

Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2014

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Fall 2014)
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50
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72
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
19

Comment: I didn't like Calendar's lecture style (reading basically of the slides), but he's really good person when it comes helping students (office hours or in class). He tells you EXACTLY what you need to know on the exam although this time the GSIs just made his exam harder, so everybody failed. The average on his exam was 51, which was his lowest ever. He also has a reader, so you don't need to read the book in his section, which helped a lot. Go to this office hours before the exam, and he'll tell you even more in terms of what is not going to be on the exam, so you can eliminate many useless facts and concentrate on the "real stuff".

Submitted Dec. 21st, 2014

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Spring 2014)
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76
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50
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50

Comment: He's not the best lecturer, but his lecture slides and extra material are very helpful to study from. Exam was very fair with no surprises.

Submitted Oct. 14th, 2014

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Spring 2014)
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51
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40
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42
Enthusiasm
42

Submitted July 14th, 2014

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Spring 2013)
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75
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75
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65
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: Not a good lecturer. Paces himself poorly, so finishes too early. Talks fast, reads directly from slides, puts in strange songs and videos. However, slides show you everything you need to know and he tells you which information to learn, which to ignore. Exam had no surprises.

Submitted June 24th, 2013

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Spring 2013)
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50
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93
Helpfulness
50
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100

Comment: Lectures are pretty disorganized and each one feels like a scattered collection of topics that are only loosely related. There's a lot of material, and he goes through lectures very quickly, which is weird because about half the time he finished lecture 10-15 minutes early and let us leave. That time could have been spent going through the material at a slower pace and more in depth. He tells you exactly what's going to be on his exam though, and his exam was very fair.

Submitted May 18th, 2013

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Calendar, R (MCB 110, Spring 2012)
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50
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50
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50

Submitted Oct. 2nd, 2012

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Calendar, R (MCB 110, Spring 2012)
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100
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76
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32
Enthusiasm
86

Comment: Calendar's teaching style is really different, he taught out of his reader, but the reader is rather difficult to follow. The only tips to A's this part is to go to discussion!!!!

Submitted July 24th, 2012

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Calendar, R (MCB 102, Spring 2011)
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49
Exams
58
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
86

Submitted Nov. 9th, 2011