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Dan Franssell
Professor in the Computer Science department
at Northern Virginia Community College (all campuses), All Campuses, VA
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
B+
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Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.1
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107 Student Ratings
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08/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSC 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

6 wk Summer term was tough. The projects were challenging and interesting. You will work hard for a good grade. Prof Franssell has high expectations and is not a hand-holder, but he will help you one on one when you need it. This class is not for slackers. Work hard, do all projects, and you will really learn a lot about Java programming.

08/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CSC 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Great Professor, really helpful in class. Don't skip, do all of the projects, and study for the midterm and final with the practice versions he gives ahead of time.

08/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I remember when the light of his real-time vector overhead projector turned on, he said almost instantly, "ooo How does this work?" and figured it out. When we were talking about factorization of really really big numbers, he knew all the famous math guys. I think he's one of those mirror and emulate type of guys.

07/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSC 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

Sometimes his lecture might confuse you, but if you ask him to explain it again, he's willing to do it. He also will help you when you stuck in the assignment.

06/27/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CS 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was, by far, one of the most challenging classes I've taken. However, the assignments and topics covered are what will prepare you to be a better programmer. This class provides multiple opportunities for hands-on experience with coding, and will prepare you for your future if you are ready to put in the work. If you get stuck, ask for help!

06/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSC 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Prof. Franssell does an excellent job of helping students develop the critical thinking and analytical skills required to tackle the subject of data structures. I especially enjoyed his in-class visual code walkthroughs & desk-checking. This class works best in tandem with regular textbook readings. I've learned a lot this semester - thank you!

06/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSC 201-202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor! very clear during his lectures and is willing to answer any questions. The projects are both fun and challenging (you will learn a lot). He's extremely helpful after class and during his office hours if you have any problems. He truly wants you to learn and succeed. I definitely recommend his class!

05/31/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSC 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a fantastic professor. Tough class, so you've got to do the work. Study hard, and UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS! If you do, the projects will be very doable. 9 projects and two tests(mid and final). He gives a practice test before every test, and the actual test is very similar to it. He's so helpful outside class.If you need help, ASK. Fun class!

05/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSC 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C

He is a good professor but the only two things i hated about him is that he can sometimes be a bit mean to students and his class is way too challenging for an intro class. he will give you programs sometimes and then you won't know how to do the programs until later after they are due.

05/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSC 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Excellent professor and a great class. The programs are challenging and you have to work hard to keep up, but Prof. Franssell is always willing to help you if you go to him during office hours. This class will prepare you for industry or to continue on for a 4 year degree in computer science. Prof. Franssell really cares about his students.

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