Boggs, S E on Ninja Courses

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ASTRON 299 (Spring 2011)

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50 67 62 78 64

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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33 83 30 50 100

Comment: Easy enough. But wait for a different professor if you want the real physics for future presidents experience. He loves his job, I just don't like physics. I actually struggled with how little math there was. the assignments were essays due every sunday (big pain in the butt). and the multiple choice were online already.

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
40 37 29 30 74

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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81 76 70 82 71

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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96 89 88 98 98

Comment: Totally awesome! He explains concepts clearly and does all sorts of fun experiments in class. Really helpful in office hours. It's great to learn physics with minimum math.

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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31 30 22 31 34

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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41 41 30 50 43

Comment: monotonous, class super boring, did not live up to reputation

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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66 31 32 50 82

Comment: super boring, didn't really learn much physics. graded pretty harshly for a "non-major" course. boggs is fun and enthusiastic though.

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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43 41 36 50 28

Comment: Snooze fest. Boring lecturer, stupid in-classes quizzes that are supposed to motivate you to come to class. If you are even somewhat math oriented person, do not take this class. It'll feel like a major BS

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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93 81 90 94 100

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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52 69 22 50 76

Comment: The class was interesting, but not easy. Do not expect an easy A, or even a B. The exams are very tough, you actually have to understand conceptual physics. Because we can use laptops during lecture, I often got distracted, and I think this was the same for many of my classmates as well.

L & S C70V (Fall 2011)

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60 55 50 42 62

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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50 50 50 50 50

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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75 70 71 70 74

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
61 62 65 62 62

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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50 50 50 50 50

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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75 19 30 55 70

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: ok lecturer. tests were ok, cept for the second mt which was ridiculously hard, but it was curved. getting a b is easy in physics. getting above is harder.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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97 70 70 90 94

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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86 59 21 73 77

Comment: I wish Boggs was my physics teacher for all my classes. He has an interesting voice (not the type that puts you to sleep) and actually goes through and shows you how to solve problems. His exams were deathly hard though.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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100 36 21 85 100

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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83 56 27 83 88

Comment: Boggs sounds like Snape. His tests are very challenging.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 54 39 74 82

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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87 71 68 72 78

Comment: Great professor. Very humorous and good at teaching. Exams were really difficult, and he kept the average very low for a big curve. Reminded me of Stewie from Family Guy.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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100 77 100 100 100

Comment: His exams were fair. Be careful though, like other physics professors, he will make you go beyond the book material when it comes to exams

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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92 90 76 83 97

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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76 73 42 72 74

Comment: It seems like there's a inverse relationship between the effectiveness of the lecturer and the difficulty of the course. Professor Boggs was definitely a clear lecturer but followed by some tough exam questions. I never missed his 8 am lectures, but I didn't feel quite happy with the grade I received after all that dedication. Hint: sign up physics 7A with another professor and attend Boggs's lectures.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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94 83 83 90 95

Comment: physics is hard, no way around that. Boggs made it not so bad. Lots of example problems, and did a good job at making 8 am class not so bad. Exams were still brutal though.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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87 50 50 50 85

Comment: Was a clear lecturer of physics principle. He did many problems in class which was helpful. Exams are fair.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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67 59 50 73 51

Comment: Exams too hard ->insane curve Some strange mannerisms while teaching.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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36 36 26 41 29

Comment: Never went to lectures because it was too early and his lectures sucked ass. He talked about high school level physics the whole time then tested us on intense material. Don't take Boggs!

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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78 83 65 93 90

Comment: Very cool professor with great demos. Exams were quite challenging.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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86 75 36 77 79

Comment: He is a good lecturer who teaches the material well. His midterms are challenging but not impossible.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
86 64 54 72 77

Comment: I woke up to go to his 8 o'clock lectures. That's how much I needed them. The exams were very, very difficult but in the end the curve saved everybody.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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78 61 67 64 90

Comment: One very easy midterm, one very hard midterm, and a fair final. Very enthusiastic professor, especially for an 8AM class. Very attentive to students. Would recommend!

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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79 55 78 73 84

Comment: One midterm was really easy, and one was really hard. His lectures are pretty good, and spends lots of time working out problems in class. Mastering Physics was a pain to do every week, and I learned nothing from it. Overall a pretty good teacher, although the final was tough.

PHYSICS 7A (Fall 2009)

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76 81 50 50 75

Comment: Boggs was an extremely clear and thorough professor. However, I stopped going to lecture since I had taken AP Physics B in high school, so most of the material was review. I found that applying calculus to physics (something my high school class did not teach) was a minor struggle that eased with time. The textbook was a useful supplement that reminded me of what I had forgotten and provided instructive examples and strategies. Bogg's tests were more difficult than Ramesh's - some believed this was because Boggs taught the morning class with fewer slackers. This is pure speculation, however, and we were graded on a curve anyway. MasteringPhysics takes some getting used to, but I actually started to find it somewhat useful.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2008)

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86 69 72 69 69

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2008)

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93 50 100 80 87

Comment: Tough exams. MasteringPhysics is somewhat frustrating, but tolerable overall. Boggs is a fine lecturer, and his demos are pretty fun.

PHYSICS 7C (Spring 2009)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: good

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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73 45 50 72 73

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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68 73 71 67 60

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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46 58 67 50 63

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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56 50 53 59 70

Comment: There is a small essay every weekend, and it is extremely difficult to score full points. He is enthusiastic in his lectures, but it's important to read the chapter to do well on the exam.

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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87 74 81 78 100

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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72 80 77 70 63

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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77 94 76 92 92

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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93 100 91 88 86

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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100 100 73 61 100

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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19 57 18 3 41

Comment: Teacher is way overrated, he's not entertaining and it's not worth taking.

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 64 67 73 75

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
76 50 63 90 91

Comment: He does have enthusiasm, but his voice is a bit monotonous. Definitely go to his office hours or ask him questions after class; he's very helpful and patient when you speak to him one-on-one. PffP is a kind of hard for people who weren't in AP Physics. There is a little bit of number-crunching in the class. Be sure to know basic formulas for tests! Some questions in the weekly homework assignments and quizzes will show up in future tests so pay attention!

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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92 81 86 86 88

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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65 50 100 40 72

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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85 83 77 84 86

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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74 100 100 67 100

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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59 40 40 50 63

Comment: Exams were graded fairly hard and sometimes inconsistently. Also sometimes picky on grammer and wording on exams and assignments. Weekly short essays were sometimes graded unfairly depending on the GSI. Lectures were ok but Boggs uses a lot of filler words and makes you think he isn't prepared. Demos in lectures were interesting.

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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70 73 59 65 58

Comment: Class does give you the vocabulary of physics but it can be more difficult than easy. Probably the most interesting part of the course are the demos

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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62 56 40 40 43

Comment: The exam grading was tough and the practice exams that were given out for class was way easier than the real exams which didn't help. The gradings for the weekly essays were graded unfair sometimes-even when you knew the answer the gsi's wouldn't give you the points because they wanted it a specific way.

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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40 26 11 44 66

Comment: Grading on exams are VERY hard!

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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71 36 33 86 78

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

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89 100 81 100 100

Comment: He is an amazing professor!!! The assignments are very interesting and they make you think. You are not tested for right answers, but rather correct logic. Also, Boggs is very passionate about Physics and you can just feel that! And he will help you as much as he can in office hours, all you have to do is go there and ask for help!! Exams, well, Physics is hard, but the best thing is that its conceptual. As long as you have the concepts in place, you should do great!!

PHYSICS C10 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
79 45 9 53 93