Ajoy Basak at University of Ottawa

Ajoy Basak

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 4.2Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/11/14

HSS 2305

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

1)Accent is thick but it makes you pay attention more so I liked it 2)He colour codes the slides so you know exactly what will be on the examinations. 3)The material gets very difficult at around lecture 7-11 4)Problem? Examination questions are so CONFUSING, so good luck.

2/2/14

HSS2305

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Very nice teacher, but can be sometimes confusing. He skips a lot when he can't finish the material, but comes back to it the next class. His tests are easy, and you don't need the textbook at all to pass this class. Overall, he's a good professor. Recommended.

1/16/14

HSS2305

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA-

Prof has really good intentions and loves what he teaches. The midterm is very difficult and is worth 40% so if you do bad it's hard to recover. The quizzes are very easy but the exam is hard too. His slides have everything labeled in colour so it's easy to know what to learn, just a dense course. Overall professor is good, he just has an accent.

1/10/14

HSS2305

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Exams are insanely confusing and you will always do worse than you expect. The course material is already so heavy and complicated, that it doesn't help that his exams are so difficult. Overall, he's not a bad professor, just a very very tough one.

12/19/13

HSS2305

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

He's an intelligent, kind, and very helpful person. If you go to his office hours, or talk to him after class, you'll see how genuinely helpful he is. However, this course IS SO HARD. It's not simply memorization, but integration of many difficult concepts. On top of that, his exams are extremely confusing. Just pass this class.

12/16/13

HSS2305

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bull. I feel like these other reviews were written by ajoy himself because not one of my friends (all of whom have above 3.9/4 GPAs) liked him. Not too bad in the classroom but his tests are absolutely horrific. Every MCQ has a)... b)... c)... d) A and B e) all the above --- absolutely brutal. Everyone flopped and he didn't bell curve at all.

12/10/13

HSS2305

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice prof. Tests and midterms were fair. Answers emails and questions really quickly. He tries to help his students as much as he can:)

12/5/13

HSS205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof is awesome. He is clear in his explanations and listens to students. A lot of the people taking this course didn't have a chem background, so he took out any chem things that we were supposed to know for the tests. Only issue with him is that his quizzes are very fair and easy vs midterm which was difficult/not as fair. Good prof though!

11/22/13

HSS2305

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really great professor ! I think one of the best I've had so far. He takes the time to explain everything throughly and you can tell that he wants everyone to do well. Such a kind person too ! Definitely recommend.

9/9/13

HSS 2305

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor, very responsive to student feedback and is approachable. HSS 2305 had extremely difficult material and we didn't have the biochemical background. He took that into account and changed the course to dumb it down a few notches. Very patient and will repeat things until you understand.

6/11/13

HSS 2305B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent teacher, mentor and communicator, Prepared slides in an easy to understand manner, Very helpful and understandable, Willing to go extra mile to make student understand, Highly knowledgable and caring Professor

5/3/13

HSS 2305

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice and very smart. But he really didn't seem to have gotten a briefing on what is to be taught prior to instructing the class. The course was not well structured and very unclear!

3/15/13

HSS2305

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The course itself is quite content heavy, but he does a good job at conveying the material. Study his slides well, and you're sure to do well. He goes into depth with pathways, but if you can follow along, it's actually more understanding than memorization.

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