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Robert Hamilton
Professor in the Multimedia department
at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
are you Robert Hamilton?
Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
3.5
Helpfulness
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08/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Multimedia 1B03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

He was an absolutely amazing professor. He used rubrics for all of his assignments and was clear as to what he expected for each assignment, providing examples of poor and exceptional quality with explanations. There were no surprises and the exam was exactly as he defined it. I would take any course with him again.

04/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MMedia 2B03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Biggest joke at McMaster. The man does not even know how to make a website, yet grades students on their skills. I consistently wonder where he found his degrees

12/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MEDIA3H03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His marking is terrible. It is entirely opinion based, and he gives no criticism of value. He does not deserve to teach at any institution. His lectures are filled with watching YouTube videos that are not relevant to anything.

08/29/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
media1b03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof is straight forward about his expectations. On one assignment I got carried away and didn't pay much attention to his advice..I didn't end up with a great mark although I thought I did an excellent job. My point is - pay attention to his expectations. If you do, its an easy 80+ on assignments.

08/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MMED1B03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Overall, Professor Hamilton was a very easy person to get along with, and was very helpful when i reached out for it

10/25/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MM2A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Extremely opinionated, not willing to give help when you ask and doesn't seem to care about his students. He will act like a kind, understanding person in class, but if you go talk to him personally, he is cold, insensitive and uninterested in whatever you have to say. I hope I never have him as a prof again - 2 classes was more than enough.

07/05/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MEDIAC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dumbest class I've ever taken doesn't have any marking scheme and gives good marks to whatever he thinks looks nice. Also doesn't explain how we are marked, as he told us at the beginning of the term 20% would be marked on tutorial attendance. Went to every class and still finished with only 75% of the tutorial mark without any explanation

05/19/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
mm1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

terrible

04/09/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MM3H03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Students get to caught up in his wittyness, and forget the fact that he is a poor instructor. He seems to have no understanding of others creativity and claims not to have a bias against others work. but its whatever. Ok person, but poor professor

04/09/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Media3H03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A less than mediocre instructor, and an intellectual light-weight. He gives very aimless lectures. He is inconsistent with marking and his criticisms are highly invalid. When you look at the work he's done, any credibility for his artistic sensibilities you may have had go right out the window. That said, his classes are fairly easy.

03/10/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MEDIA2K03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Terrible professor. Doesn't help you, is vague with instructions and has no patience whatsoever. He is also extremely opinionated and doesn't ever give you the mark you deserve.

01/14/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MMEDI2H03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Somewhat lacking in confidence, and very inconsistent. Uses no rubric of any kind. Course book was a great coffeetable book, but we never used half of it, and it barely related to the assignments. He knows a fair bit about animation, but is weaker at leading a class or relating to his students. Failed to live up to my expectations.

06/15/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MMEDI1B03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wish he could make his lectures more interesting and go in depth on how to use certain software. Final test was easy. He tells you what will be on the test so it is important to show up to every class. >Take notes!!

01/07/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MMED2a03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took both 2a03 and 2h03 with Hamilton. To start, I'll say that I did very well in both classes. Classes were for the most part interesting and fun, however, his criticism was problematic. It seemed to be based on personal taste and not at all academically grounded-NOT constructive and very unclear. I will avoid his classes in the future.

08/29/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MEDIA3A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He has no idea what he's talking about. He plays favourites and does really come down harder on people who know what they're doing. His taste levels are pretty questionable, and he doesn't use a rubric of any kind when marking. As the previous commenter said, arc the quality of your work to avoid getting crapped on at the end of the semester.

04/20/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MMed3A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy has absolutely no idea regarding what he is talking about nor what he wants. Often says one thing then contradicts himself. In addition, he is very awkward and is unable to justify the BS that comes out of his mouth. At the end of the semester, he showed his work to the class and it was dreadful making his teaching hard to take seriously.

04/13/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MM2A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ignore the people saying negative things about Hamilton; they're just angry that they didn't do good in his class (because they aren't any good themselves), and are taking it out on him. These are second and third year courses, you're expected to have some prior knowledge to the stuff he teaches us. He's not gonna hold your hand the whole course.

01/02/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MEDIA3A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very direction was given to students in regards to final project and presentation. Changed his mind often and played favourites with some students.

10/24/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Mul2A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He plays favourites to the MAX. YOu can tell who he loves and their marks show it. Moreover, he DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. I think his very limited artistic background has made him very closed-minded and UNacademic.

07/13/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
2A 3B, etc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This guy has some incredible graphic design and multimedia experience... I think I cought his CV online and it was full of amazing things he's done and schools he has attended. Yes, HE IS CRITICAL, but at least he's honest and wants good work unlike some profs in multimedia who continually accept mediocere work. Sometimes he's off the mark tho.

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