Sarah McMains at University of California Berkeley

Sarah McMains

  • 2.2Overall Quality
  • 2.1Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
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2/25/14

E 28

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Assigns a ton of work. Homework can range from 5 to 9 hours a week, and the labs often go over the 3 hours allotted. She will actually give a lab assignment (ie: lab is not time to work on the homework). Project was very unorganized and took a lot of time to sort through. Her assignments are not very clear and its difficult to know what she wants.

2/15/14

ENG 28

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her assignments take forever to complete. Really loves taking points off in exams & HWs. Also, spent way too much time discussing minor details and breezed through important stuff. Extremely paranoid and asked too much of stuff to turn in just to prove you had been working on the project every week. Highly recommend avoiding this professor.

12/23/11

ME101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST PROFESSOR EVER! Lectures were dry, inconsistent and incomprehensible. She is extremely paranoid, doesn't post hwk solutions online thinking future students will cheat. Only dishonest people like her can doubt others honesty. Extremely anal about everything and has a terrible grading scheme. Stay away from this freak at all costs!

7/24/10

E28

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was very very hard. Homework takes forever (some assignments took over 10 hours, while most assignments averaged about 5 hours of work). The most painful tests I have ever taken in my life; test averages were all around 50-60%. Prof is okay, but is an extremely hard grader. Wait for another professor. You'll thank me.

10/2/08

E28

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures were pretty interesting and for the most part useful. HW wasn't too bad, just go to OH if you need help. Midterms were hard. Most of the questions came out of nowhere (definitely not representative of the hw questions). Do the past midterm/finals

5/16/07

E28

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's OK professor. She's pretty clear and I like her slides, but there were several times that she didn't cover enough materials for our hw assignments which left us confused and frustrated. I tried to use book, but it wasn't helpful.

5/6/07

e28

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Darth McMains. Homeworks took way too long. Did not inform us on how to do required material, extremely long midterms. All around poor teacher. Take it with any other professor. She is also extremely stingy when it comes to any kind of grading.

9/9/05

ME101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

These sophomores didn't like her, but if you're really studying to be an engineer or are a grad student, she's fine. she does her best with boring material and she's always there to help you out. And come on! this is Engineering school. who cares if the professor is hot? Jeez

9/7/05

E28

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome prof.

9/4/05

e28

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

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7/6/05

ENG 28

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is incredibly horrible teacher. She was my first engineering teacher and I tell you I wanted to drop out. Long homework assignments that were not explained how to do in class and scrutinized in grading. Meticulous and Absurd. Take Lieu if you need to take this class. Avoid McMains.

6/30/05

e28

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

material is straight out of the book and cd, her lecture slides are straightforward, pretty easy to learn. but she is totally anal on the homework and midterms and must be careful on every tiny detail

5/14/05

E 28

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Forced to go to lecture through PRS, brutal because they were at 8am (a tradition, I hear). However, I never read a page of the book but understood all of the material and doing pretty well on exams-- largely through staying awake during her lectures. Which aren't too engaging, c'est la vie.

4/26/05

E28

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

mcmains can easily be made fun of as Harry Potter, the Glad commercial lady, and just a straight up nightmare. the GSI's did not like her when i was in the class because she forced us to be absurdly accurate to her own specifications. hw is horrible. midterms aren't a walk in the park either.

4/8/05

28

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

2/21/05

E28

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

stupid stupid. aiya.

12/13/04

E-28

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is a reason why she doesn't have tenure. Take Liu if you can, she uses all of his materials, so why not get the guy that wrote your text book and lecture slides.

6/23/04

e28

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

is not a mechanical engineer, should not be teaching engineering graphics to mechanical engineers... she only parrot's Lieu's lectures.

5/5/04

E28

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her lectures were prepared and she tried. I learned quite a bit in lecture...

12/7/03

Engin 28

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

worthless teacher, take class with lieu

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