Robert Hamilton at McMaster University

Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton
  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/21/13

Multimedia 1B03

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

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.

4/14/13

MMedia 2B03

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/14/12

MEDIA3H03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/29/12

media1b03

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/7/12

MMED1B03

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/25/11

MM2A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/5/11

MEDIAC

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/19/11

mm1

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

4/9/11

MM3H03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/9/11

Media3H03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/10/11

MEDIA2K03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/14/10

MMEDI2H03

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/15/09

MMEDI1B03

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!!

1/7/09

MMED2a03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/29/08

MEDIA3A03

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/20/08

MMed3A03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/13/08

MM2A03

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/2/08

MEDIA3A03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/24/07

Mul2A03

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/13/06

2A 3B, etc

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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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