Achille Messac at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Achille Messac

  • 1.4Overall Quality
  • 1.4Helpfulness
  • 1.4Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/27/11

MAE400

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man rocks my world.

4/5/11

MANE4280

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy just blabla in class. A lot of homework, 20 hours. The worst course I ever took.

12/6/09

ENGR2050

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst prof ive ever had here

1/20/08

MANE4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Messac is no doubt the worst professor I have ever had. I showed up at his office hours 3 times. The first two he wasn't there, and the third was useless. He looks at you like you're absolutely nothing compared to him. I've even considered dropping my Aeronautical Engineering major just so I don't have to put up with him ever again.

1/2/08

MANE4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

13932127
11/17/07

MANE4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Structures with him 4 yrs ago. I don't know how he could have even one positive review. The fact that he is still teaching shows the admin does not care about the students and the course evals you fill out are meaningless. Not even any of the other profs could stand this man's arrogance and his only friends resided in mirrors. Avoid him!

10/16/07

mane4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is horrible. Arrogant, condescending, conniving, and a jerk. Seems to be happiest when no one understand the material. Gives negative scores for homework. One on one questions are useless becasue he will tell you to stop talking before you ask question. Talks down to you then walks about. Worst teacher I can imagine. Go back to MIT

5/8/07

mane4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

13131844
9/14/06

MANE4060

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Appears to be a nice guy on the first day, then it's all down-hill from there.

12/21/05

Aerostruct-ures

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Book was horrible, and class was little more than a complete transcription of the book itself. Immense homework assignments (15-20 hours) every week. Thought he might be a decent guy, until the day he de-exempted people from the final b/c of "class participation" grades... one week after he exempted them for their outstanding performance.

12/7/05

Mane 4060

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this class was challenging, but the professor has a method to his madness. He is actually very nice and makes sure every class that the student takes home the overall concept, not just the boring lecture. His tests are hard but he leaves room for improvement with make ups. This class is a piece of cake compared to other similar courses.

10/26/05

MANE-4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

As the message below this one states "He is not as bad as they say" HE IS WORSE!!!!. The only way he could have gotten a positive review is if he wrote it himself. THIS GUY IS TERRIBLE! I get more from the course by not attending and just reading the book, BECAUSE THAT IS ALL MESSAC CAN DO.

10/24/05

Aero Structures

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not as bad as people make him out to be. One of the professors that actually care about teaching the material to their students. Takes the time to make sure the students understand the basic concepts. Might not make sense at times but tries really hard to be good. Also, the hw isnt too bad if you keep up on it and it helps on the tests.

9/2/05

MANE-4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The worst professor I have ever had. All the man can do is read word for word from the awful text he requires and yank his own chain. He is his own greatest hero.

8/13/05

MS thesis

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was at Northeastern Univ., Boston, before joining RPI. He worked there for around five years and could not produce a single PhD! Grad students used to run away!! Crazy guy!! needs Phychiatric help!

4/8/05

mane 4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

1/13/05

AeroStruct-ures

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst professor ever, even more so than Scarton. Totally arrogant ****. Gives -100% for bad scores homework. I dropped the class, because I didn't need it, and it was definitely not worth the effort. Feel bad for the Aero's.

12/15/04

mane 4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst prof i've had at rpi and i've had scarton and feesor. he wont let you have your book in class because he just hand copies it onto the projector. the book is horrible too. get help from people who already took it because messac is an idiot and the ta is too

11/10/04

MANE 4060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Likes to give long homework assignments especially before tests. I thought he was a nice guy the first day of class...but that changed very quickly..what a jerk!

11/4/04

aerostrucs

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

total jack@$$... teaching style is repitition of material already in the book; no elaboration of concept. few example problems - too conceptual. Homework takes for freakin ever! gives 2/3 large problems then adds 4-6 problems from the text. gives major - pts for incomplete or hw < 50% correct=(

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