Jinan Darwiche at Santa Monica College

Jinan Darwiche

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/10/13

CS 19

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Second course with this professor. The material is quite heavy if you're new to programming, but not too bad. The course is online so there are no lectures and reading the book becomes very important/mandatory. Everything on the exams are covered in the textbook. She is not afraid to give extra credit and the class is easy if you're diligent.

12/10/13

CS 15

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class in the fall semester with Darwiche. Her course is relatively straightforward and easy, as long as you come to class and pay attention. Her instructions aren't always clear, but it's nothing that isn't solved by simply seeing her after class. Overall not a bad teacher.

11/24/13

CS51

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was expecting an advanced HTML class, but I did not get that. The assignments only rehashed what I'd learned in previous HTML courses. I learned nothing new. The professor also gives zero feedback. She also only gives out a small amount of points per assignment - so trying to work your way back from the brink if you make a mistake is hard.

9/18/13

CS 30

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is not very helpful and very indirect with her responses to my questions. She doesn't seem very enthusiastic or passionate about Matlab which is a bit disappointing. I enjoy learning MATLAB and felt I could've gotten more out of the class had I taken it with another professor.

8/27/13

CS 15

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her grading is very strict; even if the code works, she will deduct for items that were not outlined in the syllabus or online chat. She's active and responds quickly although she tends to never give a straight answer. Classmates on the online forum are helpful.

6/17/13

CS 30

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her lectures are organized and usually well explained; however, matlab can be hard to understand. therefore, you should spend a lot of time studying if you find it difficult. tests are fairly difficult, especially the final, but somewhat fair. lots of homework. must attend. if you work hard, you should do well. I barely got an A if you need to know

5/15/13

Intro to Progra

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I didn't actually have this professor but the night professor was forced to use her curriculum. Her tests are poorly written, and trick questions are her favorite. She will try to trip you up on semantics. Reading the textbook is a must to get by in her class. I would never want to take another classes headed by her.

1/26/13

CS8

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took her for CS8 during fall. Wasn't easy because it was an online class. The notes she gave weren't really helpful, so treat the book like your bible. Tests and assignments were hard, really need to understand the concept as she emphasizes on thinking base on your understanding. Do not miss an assignment/discussion for online class.

12/16/12

CSALL

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had this professor for 3 CS classes now. She can be incomprehensible at times but she always takes the time to answer questions and show examples. Shes not around campus for office hours very much so if you don't pull everything you need to learn out of the lectures then you're going to spend a lot of time in the book. Sit in the front

10/29/12

CS09

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She doesn't care about her students and her communications and directions are condescending. She'll also backtrack on her answers or address the point of a question. As a CS major, I dread having her as a professor. She's often unfair and capricious, not to mention abrasive and uncaring. Thought I'd post my complaint as a warning to all.

10/11/12

CS1692

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her quiz questions at times are vague and unintelligible. She has a tendency to value her own ego over extending herself to her students. Frankly I found her behavior to be rude and unhelpful for the most part. Pick another professor if you have a choice.

6/11/12

CS30

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a good teacher. The negative comments on here are simply because her exams are challenging and conceptual rather than easily memorized HW problems. Like any programming class, much learning is on your own crunching through LOTS of HW problems. She's tough but fair, and I appreciated the push to learn the material better. Also kinda cute--lol.

5/20/12

CIS51

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible professor. I took her online class and she did no work on her end. I understand it is harder for a professor to teach online, but she didn't even try. Everything was provided by the textbook and publishers provided website. She never gives useful feedback and it seems as if she doesn't care if her students get anything out of the class.

12/14/11

CS19

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

An "old school" professor who doesn't teach so much as leave her students to teach themselves. She rarely answers a question with clarity. Her testing is inconsistent, a fair test as likely as an exam on material not covered in a course. With her, anything is possible & everything is fair game. Fair is what she says it is, so you take your chances.

5/13/11

CS8

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was an online course, by reading some of the reviews seems others with online courses had the same experience. Doesn't post on discussions even when she says she will and her feedback is crucial to assignment. Doesn't answer questions. Very unclear instructions. Not good at managing the course website. Doesn't care about students.

2/15/11

OFTEC41

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Online class. Very little feedback. Our text material is not friendly to searching, as we have no text book. Quiz structure changes without warning.She does answer most questions promptly, but does not correct obvious mistakes either in material or quizzes.

1/20/11

CS15

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor did a good job. Some questions on test/quiz are a little off, and corrected a couple of her mistakes on tests. Overall a Good Professor, Got an A.

12/28/09

CS1646

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took her online Visual Basic, she was very helpful to all my questions. Do her assignments and class evertything will be OK!

12/19/09

cs1601

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor. Every question answered in a timely manner coupled with outstanding resources. Do every assignment and you will love this class.

12/1/09

vbnet1646

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great instructor. She always provides helpful comments on the discussion boards and on the assignments. I look forward to taking the advanced visual basic class with her in the spring.

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