Paul Kolen at San Diego State University

Paul Kolen

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/23/13

EE 330

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Kolen is the epitome of a real professor. He knows his stuff and explains things in a way any civil engr would comprehend. If you understand the HW's, and I MEAN UNDERSTAND THEM, the tests and projects should be cake. I got an A and honestly I would have given a B for my performance. 4 midterms, relatively easy. Just watch out for the test 2.

2/6/13

EE340

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't know how this idiot is still teaching! If you want to take a class and learn absolutely nothing useful, this is what you want, otherwise it's a horrible experience. If you like vector calculus (like me), it should be easy but completely pointless. If you aren't good at it, prepare to suffer. He is unenthusiastic and boring.

5/22/12

EE340

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the worst teachers I have ever had the misfortune to suffer through. He is dull, lazy, and makes reduces a fun subject to memorization of homework problems. You will learn nothing in this class. People like him (and the ones who love him) make SDSU seem like a joke university. Stay away at all costs.

8/23/11

EE330

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Kolen was straight forward, easy to understand and an easy grader. Do all the homework. Although, he will take it late finish it early, some of the test questions are homework problems with numbers changed! Attend the last day of class and take notes 20% of my final was based on the last 10min of class!

5/13/11

ee340

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is very interesting. If you liked physics electricity and magnetism...this is part two. Kolen is funny which keeps you awake during lectures. Challenging class but worth it.

2/5/11

EE340

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is good professor

5/14/10

EE330

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, but lectures a little fuzzy; he doesn't read the book for you, he just surveys it, your responsible for your own reading. The tests are exactly like the homework. His grading is fair, but no curve. If you read the book like he tells you, do your homework when your supposed to, your OK. One of the better SDSU EE prof's.

1/11/09

EE330

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kolen is a decent teacher, but is obviously not enthusiastic about this course. Other than that, his tests are predictable, his SPICE assignments are doable, and there is a solution guide for the homework that'll point you in the right direction.

12/30/08

EE330

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Grading: 8 HW (10%), 3 PSPICE (10% each), 2 Midterms (15% each), Final (30%). Some love him, some hate him, I didn't like him. His weird personality overtakes his lectures at times so it's hard to learn. The book is crap. I am a COMPE, not a EE, so good luck to those taking this and future courses that follow after. Study old exams!

1/26/08

EE330

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed this class and feel like I learned a lot. Prof. Kolen focuses the material toward the pragmatic side and is a bit eccentric - but I would recommend his class and will take more of his classes if I can. Tests are very straightforward.

7/12/07

ENG300

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

You must attend and do the homework. I passed only because the class avg on the tests were in the low 40s. very hard subject matter. kolen even says the book is useless yet you have to buy it "not cheap". best advice is to get study groups

5/23/07

EE330

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Lots of material covered, follow syllabus, do the work early, and you will be OK!

5/15/07

ee330

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not the best person in the world but teaches the subject extremely well - his way. Takes the time to break the book material down for students but you must go to every class. Tests are tough but straightforward.

2/11/07

EE539

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He may know his stuff, but he is rude to students who ask questions and aren't satisfied with a "turn the crank" approach. grading was harsh because he won't give you points unless you do the work EXACTLY like he tells you in class. very unprofessional outside of class too. no idea about your final grade until the report card.

1/12/07

EE539

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was the first class I took as a graduate student here at SDSU. The tests were fair, although you have to go to class to understand what is going to be on the Exams. Other then that it was a good course.

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12/28/06

EE330

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to class every day, do the HW, and finish all the PSPICE. Exams are tough, so don't fall behind. And go to class early because he always starts writing 5 mins before class.

12/18/06

ee330

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do the HW and all the pspice assignments and do avg on the exams and youll pass with a B. My buddy Pete did below avg. (by below avg i mean a Z+) on every test but did the pspice and hw and pass with a C+. Wow. So study with your homies for great success.

12/18/06

ee330

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Cool guy. The dude has a monocle! The earlier reviews don't reflect my experience. He was always early to class, never missed a single day. Taught the material well, and always answered my questions. If you do the work, and study, the class is not too hard.

5/28/06

EE230

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hate this professor. So RUDE! SO UNPROFESSONIAL! you won't know his grading scale until he gave you the grade! stay away. MEAN dude

5/28/06

EE330

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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