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Samy Missoum
Professor in the Engineering department
at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.4
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
1.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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15 Student Ratings
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04/17/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very demanding and maybe a bit arrogant, but very helpful if you show interest in his class. While the material of the class is far from impossible, he is a very difficult grader, where very few minor mistakes (sign errors, final steps, equations) can often be the difference between an A and an E in a test. Study his examples.

12/18/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Condescending, skips material, tests on material before hw is due, test on material before hw is graded, tests often arbitrary grading ie, points deducted for nothing or miss word like "diametrically opposed". AVOID

10/21/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a good teacher. Good at getting you to understand things. His tests can be pretty tough but make sure you know how to do the examples he gives you in class. And if you go to his office hours for help on homework, he is always happy to help. The only bad thing is that homework counts for a very small percentage of your grade.

12/22/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He was late to class but refused to let students that arrive even minutes after him turn in homework. He kept us late to make up for his tardiness. His first test was hard, but he does prepare you for them. He says that all test and quizzes are based mostly on in class example and homework problems. So before a class, look at your notes.

12/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very strict attendance policy with heavy influence on grade. Takes personal offense if you show up late/leave early. Constantly holds class overtime. Multiple times we had to remind him we had class after his. Huge ego. Exams and quizzes have lots of in class examples - if he does a problem more than once, memorize it!

11/16/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
AME324a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people complain about Missoum. I was of this group initially. As time passed however, I was able to appreciate the effort he placed into the course. He genuinely wanted hi students to understand the concepts. Office is almost always open and free for students to come in for help. Challenging course, but an overall good class.

02/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A very good teacher. Lectures were very clear. I feel like I learned a lot in this class.

02/16/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This man is the worst teacher alive. He chased a student when they left leaving early, followed them outside. The worst teacher at UA, hands down. Try CE 215 instead

01/18/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A challenging class with a good teacher. The lectures were very clear. He clearly cares for the sucess of his students.

01/15/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't give pop quizzes and take attendence for the students- he seems to be on a bit of a power trip. So arrogant he won't even let grad students doing research with him call him by his first name. Lectures aren't too bad. Tests are very hard, but he does the problems almost verbatim in class. Also a hard grader and doesn't answer emails.

01/09/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lectures were very straight forward and clear. The exams pretty much consist of the problems he does in class and a few homework problems. I felt he cared about the success of his students, because he doesn't let you slack by taking attendance and having pop quizzes, which makes you study. I learned a lot in his class.

12/15/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy is terrible, and he ruined the class. Make sure to take the CE version of this class. Basically you have to memorize entire problems to do well on the exams. Terrible Teacher.

12/15/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

useless in class, gives tests that he never prepares you for.

09/01/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Sloppy diagrams and writing. Generally unclear teaching. Not a skilled educator with a general disinterest in his students' learning. TERRIBLE BOOK.

12/16/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
AME324a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very difficult class. His expectations are unreasonable and often unclear. The lectures and reviews do not prepare you for the homework or exams. Make sure your work is always extremely neat and contains thorough explanations off to the side or you will lose substantial points. He can also be very rude to students, he once demanded to see the death

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