Marcus, P S on Ninja Courses

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MEC ENG 106 (Spring 2014)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
57 40 58 50 79

Comment: Marcus is very eccentric. Compared to what appears in exams of other professors who've also taught this class his focus on certain topics is very different. The exams makes you definitely think on your feet, which I like as an idea because it makes me learn something over the course of the exam, but terrified me in that I didn't know what to expect. Some homework assignments were pretty tedious

MEC ENG 106 (Spring 2014)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 100 50 50 100

Comment: He's the kind of off-the-wall professor you go into Berkeley expecting. He knows fluids well and if you do the assignments you'll come out knowing them pretty well, too. His exams suck but they're open everything, so get lots of help from your gsis before then.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
21 19 3 70 79

Comment: Assignments are usually completely irrelevant to tests. they were removed as part of the grade half way through the class. the tests were also hit or miss. The best way to describe Marcus is a professor's professor. If you are interested in grad school or becoming a professor or getting your engineering hard on you will like his teaching style and material but for me it sucked and the interest level was non existent.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
43 50 26 50 83

Comment: 3 hour tests for 1 hour classes. The beginning of the semester was very well organized, but it tapered off from the middle of the semester and got very disorganized in the end. At the end, lectures devolved into him solving one or two problems for 50 minutes. GSI's make or break your grades here so choose wisely!

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
72 68 65 75 79

Comment: Lectures were interesting, and class workload was manageable. Marcus is pretty helpful during office hours, and willing to give 1-on-1 attention. Exams were kind of tricky, but curved anyway.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
34 50 50 38 50

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
57 39 44 67 89

Comment: Overall the class is fairly manageable. Marcus seems genuinely enthusiastic about the subject, but seems to cover only three topics: statics, Bernoulli, and control volumes; skipping a large portion of material that should be covered. This may make the coursework and tests easier for some. A drawback is that his homework and test questions can be very lengthy; you sometimes need to go through page long questions to weed out important information from example setup or story. He is, however, generous in extra credit; he offered a homework of one question after each midterm that almost resulted in full credit on the exams. This, however, essentially messed up the curve.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 50 72 50 100

Comment: Marcus is crazy and I don't think he taught us mainstream fluid dynamics. In any case, he loves the subject and halfway conveys it to us. His assignments are unique and he has a generous curve

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

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2 4 3 4 4

Comment: Absolute worst.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
64 78 30 80 100

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 64 59 59 90

Comment: This is one the professors who would spend a lot of time on detailed proofs and minimum example problems. A good professor if you want to be a professor, I guess.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
60 9 0 63 68

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
66 78 2 41 68

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
39 22 16 49 99

Comment: he is really into fluid dynamics, but his idea of helping you is giving harder longer homework. His exams are horrible because he things the problems from the book are too easy.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
36 71 70 32 72

Comment: The class was far too theoretical, we didn't learn a lot of basic fluid dynamics.

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 69 29 62 69

MEC ENG 106 (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
40 38 25 50 67

Comment: I didn't like this class much. We spent like two months doing statics problems underwater. The majority of the time we were doing statics, Bernoulli, control volumes, and dimensional analysis. Very little on flows and stuff, which was pretty odd to me. The exams were pretty out there. There was a FAT curve at the end of the class though.