Arcak, M on Ninja Courses

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EL ENG 120 (Spring 2015)

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100 100 85 85 100

Comment: *phenomenal* lecturer... HIGHLY recommend taking 120 with Arcak. He gives you great lecture notes, is extremely clear in class, the homeworks are not hard, but make you learn the key concepts adequately. The exams are similar to homeworks in that they don't stretch your knowledge and make you have to do challenging things. I would say that if you know your stuff adequately in this class (i.e. you understand well the main material) then you get an A, no tricks or BS exams like the 61 series. A pretty laid back class after EE20.

EL ENG 120 (Fall 2013)

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100 98 89 100 92

EL ENG 120 (Fall 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
70 65 50 50 61

Comment: Definitely a change from Babak's enthusiasm. Good lecturer.

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2013)

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80 74 69 72 69

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
71 61 70 78 57

Comment: Pros: Straightforward, direct, if you learn what he tells you to learn there will be no surprises, kind and respectful to students Cons: Lectures straight from the book nothing more, can get boring, seems to treat each lecture as a trial he and the class must get through together, exams are too easy placing emphasis on not making small mistakes, just not that interesting of a class

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2013)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Arcak is the simplest, most direct, and coherent professor at Berkeley, hands down. Take his class and you'll walk out a better man/woman.

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2013)

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100 100 100 32 86

EL ENG 120 (Fall 2012)

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86 93 100 76 75

Comment: Lecture is dry and unnecessary because lecture notes are just as detailed. Homework is easy, exams are easy.

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2011)

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100 100 91 96 99

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 76 73 85 95

EL ENG 120 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
82 70 76 50 50

Comment: Not bad. A bit dry at times. Lectured pretty much straight out of the book. Covered a lot of material but didn't go into much depth. I actually liked is teaching style more than I liked Babak's style.

EL ENG 123 (Fall 2010)

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97 76 85 73 65

Comment: i'd like to make this review in bullet points, but i'm not sure if the formatting will work out... easy class. the material isn't very challenging but is very interesting and practical. i wish that the assignments had more practical examples. the exams are fair and reflect the material taught in lecture. arcak's lecture notes are fantastic so you probably don't need to take notes yourself. homework is easy and usually only takes a few hours. just go to lecture and pay attention and you'll get an A.

EL ENG 123 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
97 78 64 100 97