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CHINESE 161 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 82 81 89 84

EA LANG 98 (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 100 100 50 68

MEC ENG 40 (Fall 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
90 62 31 80 86

Comment: Personally, I think these ratings are way too low. Looking back, I liked him because he used common sense. Professor Chen could have easily spent lectures going over mathematical details or asked us to prove things that are essentially just exercises with little application. Or, he could have been overly concerned with abstract concepts that we were really not mature enough to *truly* understand in an intro class...but he wasn't. He was concerned that we understood conservation of energy, conservation of mass, and know how basic steady-state systems work. Was he tough? Eh.... haha. Kinda. The averages were about 20/30 for each quiz (5 of them). There were no "midterms." I'm sure everyone thought the final was hard......... but what else is new? P.S. I'm not sure if this was intended, but some of the "numbers" he threw out in lecture tended to be answers to quiz problems (i.e. if he says something is 30% efficient, then you might end up with an answer of 28.9% efficiency). The mysteries of Cal.

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
23 50 50 20 50

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
8 50 19 24 24

Comment: Exams are overly difficult and unnecessary. He is tough to understand and lacks the charisma for me to learn from him

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
15 85 26 10 68

Comment: Test difficulty ranged all over the place, midterm 1 was easy, midterm 2 way difficult, and the final was literally impossible.

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
58 66 75 32 42

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
43 53 50 50 50

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
9 81 14 50 65

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
29 75 70 17 50

Comment: everything was off of a powerpoint. His lectures were messy and hard to follow

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
31 86 40 25 92

Comment: I feel bad giving him such a bad rating because he's such a nice guy! But Chen really isn't cut out to be a professor. He's very hard to understand sometimes and he lectured off of cluttered powerpoints, which was a huge pain. I gave up on lecture eventually and let my more competent GSI teach me the material. Problems sets came straight out of the book and weren't too bad. Exams were pretty tricky though, especially the final. He worded questions in strange ways sometimes so it took a while before you could even figure out what he was asking.

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 100 60 100 100

Comment: Really enthusiastic about the subject, I think he's a pretty funny guy. Always does this handshake in the air every time he gets really excited about an equation. He's a really nice guy, his office hours are helpful. Assignments are somewhat easy, they're straight out from the book. Nothing too crazy that he makes up, unlike other professors. Lectures are useless because it's powerpoint and he teaches straight from the book. Exam 1 was easy Exame 2 was doable his final was impossible! Like literally...

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2011)

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8 50 11 8 50

Comment: Lectured with powerpoint; more often than not his lectures were just a bunch of equations while he talks about arbitrary examples. Assignments were easy, but were dissimilar to his tests. Did not provide past or practice exams. Gave exams that were too long for their time slot. Final was cumulative open book, open note and was therefore extremely complicated. I do not recommend this professor.

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
77 91 95 50 95

Comment: Straightforward and funny professor. His tests and exams are very doable if you review the problems in the book. Also, he brought a piston from his car to class one day.

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2009)

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31 31 27 50 79

MEC ENG 40 (Spring 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
33 41 50 50 42

Comment: He's super boring. Teaching style was not effective and hard to follow. I don't feel like I was prepared for the homework / exams just by going to lecture, so discussions and OH were a must. Class is doable if you put in your own time towards learning the material.

MEC ENG 107 (Spring 2012)

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65 59 50 58 75

Comment: Took 107 with Chen. He's a nice guy and all, but he just doesn't have a presence in the classroom. That being said, he's a fairly good teacher and works hard to get the concepts of DoE across.

MEC ENG 140 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 52 61 66 68