Daryl Pedigo at University of Washington

Daryl Pedigo

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 1.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/26/14

PHYS 121

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer, I'm sure he's helpful if you go to office hours. Physics is just really hard. The tests are unbelievably hard but curved decently. Defs would recommend the professor, just not the class.

2/22/14

PHYS 121

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I like physics especially mechanics. Pedigo is a great prof. He knows his materials and very enthusiastic. However, his lecture notes are terrible don't study from them. And his test are awful. In the multiple choice he puts like 5 questions in one problem so if you miss one you'll miss the whole 5. Maybe I found it hard because I'm a freshman.

1/22/14

Phys 225

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He cared about whether you learn or not. And he prepared a lot in his ppts and worksheets. However, the way he presented this materials is not clear enough. He talks too fast, without focus. Many important points will be missed even if you pay attention. You can take his class, no hurt.

1/9/14

PHYS 121

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

To make things clear, Pedigo himself is a great professor. He is very enthusiastic about the class and does his best to keep us interested and entertained. But the class itself is definetly not an easy one. The work load is heavy and the tests are very difficult. But it will be like that for all physics class at UW, so good luck and be prepared !

12/16/13

PHYS 121

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the worst profs I've encountered. Routinely fell behind schedule on lecture material, actively campaigned for us to not get practice tests. The prelectures are more useful than his lectures. The quality of the instruction shows with the test averages, at least the curve is easy as a result.

12/7/13

PHYS 121

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most people writing on here don't realize how terrible most of the physics profs are at UW. As someone who is having to retake the entire physics series, Pedigo is AWESOME. Enthusiastic, designs lectures so that students have an opportunity to understand etc. Physics is not a cakewalk at UW, but Pedigo makes it possible to learn if you work hard.

12/7/13

PHYS 121

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of people don't like Pedigo because they don't like Physics. Pedigo is extremely committed to helping students and very good at explaining concept. If you can, take his class.

12/6/13

PHYS 123

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think what it comes down to is this: If you like physics, you'll really really like Pedigo. If not, you really really won't.

11/25/13

PHYS121

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pedigo definitely knows the subject matter of this physics course. While he is knowledgeable it was clear to me that he does not care whether or not students learn in class. Virtually every component of lecture with him is useless and clicker questions are not helpful. Avoid him if you can.

11/22/13

PHYS 121

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pedigo is always enthusiastic in class. Unfortunately the helpfulness of his lectures fluctuates greatly. Sometimes you learn nothing from him, somethings he clarifies very well. Pedigo goes over the most basic problems in class, which can make doing difficult webassign hw nearly impossible. He also does not give practice tests while other prods do

11/18/13

Phys 121

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA+

His lectures are not even clearer than watching videos on smart physics. And most answer to clicker questions on lecture is like"86% of you choose A so I think A is probably the right answer! Okay, let's move on to the next one." You won't get a good grade unless you have a strong basis in high school physics or study really hard on your own.

10/23/13

PHYS 121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible terrible professor. I wish he wrote out things like how UW does math rather than put slides up, it'd be much easier to follow. If I didn't read the book carefully beforehand, I wouldn't understand a thing in lecture. Rambles on. Lectures mandatory because clickers, which sucks, but at least you know what to concentrate on for self-study.

6/18/13

PHYS 123

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's super enthusiastic and he loves the clickers bc he's the one who brought it to the dept. Think fast on tests because of super tricky questions. Do the book problems. Not a bad guy tho.

6/14/13

PHYS 123

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pedigo is very enthusiastic about the subject being taught. However be prepared for his lecture slides which are very useless for studying for the midterms. He likes to talk about the history behind the physics. Midterms were not bad, just get old midterms. Be prepared for the last material which is very hard and Pedigo is not good at teaching it.

4/12/13

PHYS 122

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had him for 122 and 123. His lectures are pretty straightforward and the demos are fun. He makes the concepts easy to understand. For the tests, I recommend you to work on the end-of-chaper problems from textbook. I did most of them and they prepared me really well for tests.

2/14/13

Phys12X

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pedigo is a fantastic lecturer. He explains things for what they ARE, rather than a simplified 'functional' definition. If you're interested in Physics, he's the best you can do, if you want an easy class maybe you shouldn't pick Physics. He uses lots of demos and knows how to teach (plus writes the tests), but that doesn't mean it's an easy class.

1/21/13

PHYSA

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

As far as physics goes, you won't get a better teacher. The only problem is that the tests are very limited in time and doing well on them has more to do with how good you are at taking tests rather than how well you know physics. This is a problem with the physics series though, not just him. Overall, get him as a prof if you can!

12/16/12

PHYS122

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Physics series is hard in general and after a while I didn't feel like Pedigo was that great. If you're good at the clickers then you'll do well on the multiple choice, that being said, he didn't make the class worse in anyway so he's alright compared to some of the other teachers I hear.

12/13/12

Phys122

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jesus the physics series is hard. He is a great lecturer who you can tell truly loves Physics, and he gets really worked up over it. However tests are almost impossible to study for, just do all the homework and understand it.

6/13/12

Phys12X

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Helpless lectures. Go get old exams from your friends, then you will very easily get A. People had trouble because they dont know what to study and how to study. Talk with person who got 4.0. My advice is Do well on useless tutorials and other things such as HW, lab, attandence, etc, then bad test grade won't hurt you too bad.

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