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Garth Warner
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.3
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09/27/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 324 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Get ready to read" "Lectures are long"

Goes hard from the moment he enters... smart teacher but with awful handwriting. Good luck understanding anything he writes!

10/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Warner doesn't bother with a course website, syllabus, email, office hours, or -- oh ya -- even attending his own exams. As a result, cheating is rampant. This is as bad as it gets.

06/25/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 328 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Warner is a bit of a legend to any and all of those he's taught. While he is notorious for his post-lecture disappearing act and his no-nonsense approach to teaching, his passion for mathematics is clearly evident. He's tough but fair. Go to class and write down EVERYTHING this guy says, because lecture examples do show up on exams.

06/10/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 328 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Warner is okay. You can tell that he really knows his stuff and is really smart. Make sure to go to lecture. There are a ton of notes each day and he basically makes the exams (3 total, 100 pts each) based from the lectures. He doesn't give that much partial. There are weekly hw's that are graded, but I don't think it's counted towards your grade.

06/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 328 A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible instructor. Don't make any small mistakes on the exams as he doesn't give partial credit. Also he doesn't allow notes on exams. Best to avoid his class if you can.

06/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 328 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terrible. Get out while you still can. His tests are just a measure of whether you have an eidetic memory or not. There is no competency, it's merely memorization. (And obscure memorization of scattered facts) Tests are your grade. Take the class another term if he's teaching. Just avoid at all costs. His lectures are TERRIBLE AND USELESS.

06/15/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Warner is the most straightforward professor I've ever had, a real no-nonsense kind of guy. He shows up, goes to town on the chalkboard, and leaves after 50 min, make sure to take notes. Also, he has really funny sayings that he uses during his lectures. All and all, one of the best professors I've had at UW!

10/18/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math328 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

No syllabus, no email, no course website, no office hours (or probably 30 mins per week), so get prepared if you have to take his class!!!

03/15/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH328 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Warner is something of a rarity nowadays, he doesn't have a syllabus, no office hours, doesn't answer emails and his exams are typed on a typewriter. If you have a hard time understanding math and need some help from the teacher, stay away, if not, you might find his style of teaching refreshingly old school

10/30/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I would like to emphasize that this is NOT A CLASS YOU WANT TO TAKE IF YOU LIKE GETTING HELP FROM THE TEACHER!! Dr. Warner does not have a syllabus, email, office hours, or website. What he does have is tenure. Nobel Prize to anyone who can get letter of recommendation from him. This guy is like a legend to me, but not a good one.

06/09/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Once you get past the fact that he is pretty unfriendly and doesn't provide help outside of class, you will realize that he's a good professor. While it may not seem like it at first, he really has a passion for mathematical theory. Lectures are hard to follow, tests are easy. My grade was much higher than I thought it would be.

05/27/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are not that great. Very difficult to understand. He does however go over a lot of examples. His exam questions come from lectures and from his mind, i.e., do not expect anything similar to a book problem on the exam. That being said, 1 past exam and you are set for a good grade, as the questions are similar. Hard class, mediocre prof.

02/23/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a really smart teacher probably one of the smartest at the UW but he isn't very good at teaching take him only if you have to. When you ask questions he is very condecending with his answers. Like others said he is unapproachable doesn't own a computer or a telephone.

12/14/2009
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great lectures; be sure not to miss class. Prof. not available outside of class (no syllabus, web page, office hours, etc). Just study his lectures and examples he gives in class before exams, and you'll do fine.

09/11/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

an odd but very knowledgeable guy

03/28/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math327 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Being taught by this man is like being taught by a talking monolith. His lectures are the best video-recorded lectures you will ever watch live. He plows through material, and for some reason nobody ever wants to ask questions, but he's good at answering when you do. Disappears when the bell rings. Writes all over the board. Not easy to follow.

03/07/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I strongly dislike this professor. He is very unfair when it comes to grading and doesn't give partial credit on exams. I got the lowest score on a math exam ever in his class. He is very difficult to learn from and speeds through lecture without slowing down. He gives homework, but it isn't part of your grade. That frustrated me. I think he sucks.

06/05/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH328 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. In my class the original grading plan was--3 tests. If you get 50% average, you get 2.0. But so many people did bad on their second exam, that he changed the grading by taking only 2 top exams. Very easy class

01/25/2008
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His teaching style is ballin'. Comes to class, starts writing on the board before the bell rings, and once the bell rings for end of class, he's out and you'll never see him again until next class period. No e-mail, no syllabus, no webpage, no office-hours, fantastic.

11/28/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Show up every day and take notes like mad. Memorize them, because if he uses an example from the class on a test he is BRUTAL in grading it. He took 20 points off me for a missed sign. He is very unapproachable and hard to get help from. Overall, this class kind of sucked.

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