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Bruce Lord
Professor in the Forestry department
at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
1.9
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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12/18/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
stat 480 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+
"Tough Grader" "Assignments galore"

this class is basically you teaching yourself SAS. also there are weekly quizzes, hws, and two exams which is ALOT of work for a 1 credit class. avoid this class if possible

12/11/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 483 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet

This professor arbitrarily knocks off points from assignments (i.e., not providing an answer to an unasked question). To justify this he lies by saying that the material was covered in class even though he does not give class lectures since the class material is online.

09/05/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Prof Lord really knows STAT and you can tell he's a smart guy, but he has no clue how to convey the info to students. He is so likable and tries his best, but not a very good instructor. His class is set up to be open note tests up until the final exam, which is nice until you get to the exam and realize you learned nothing.

08/15/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Stat483 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hard class..point deductions don't seem to make sense. Spent 4-6+ hrs each week on homework. Bruce was quick to answer questions.

08/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
stat481 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy does not teach well, very complex materials and exams questions and assignments hardly make any meaning

05/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Stat 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

Only 22 questions decide 40% overall grades. I strived for the whole semester and my grade fell from A to B because of 2 tricky questions on final. That's terrible.

05/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

40% of final, that is unreasonable.

05/06/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D+

This was the worst class I've ever taken, and I'm a science major that has taken many chemistry classes. He is HORRIBLE.

04/23/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-

He loves to use Minitab, so if you are able to use computer programs rather than figure it out using pen and paper, its really easy. The final doesn't allow you to use the program but it's easy. He's a really nice guy too that will help if asked.

11/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT483 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

Arguably one of the best professors and educational experiences I've ever had.

11/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT 480 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible instructor. very confusing. Btw, remember that in HW10 Q2, the answer key has an error. you should delete the line "define Type /group". Also, remember to use UNIQUE libname, format name, order of code, comment language as much as you can. He will accuse you academic integrity violation as long as your answer shows a minor similarity.

10/29/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrendous teaching. He has no organized lecture. His lectures revolve around Minitab, a program that hardly anyone has on their PC. The class is called STATISTICS not MINITAB. His exams are pretty hard, because he only shows one question at a time, and once you click next, you cannot go back to the question. Entirely too hard for a 200 level class

03/19/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I had no prior knowledge of Stats before this class but its required for my CSD major. He's a nice guy & is willing to help in labs but everyone needs help so it's hard to get individual help. I had to work a lot outside of class to understand the material. Open note tests/quizzes/ unlit chances for hw- hes ok but i dont recommend

12/19/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT480W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a terrible professor and one of my least favorite people on the planet. When anyone asks a question in class he looks at you and answers you like you're dumb for not knowing. Once I had someone else explain the material to me I got an A, but Bruce Lord cannot teach to save his life.

12/18/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Stat200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Fair describes him. He give you every chance to get a good grade. I got a B and didn't do much work out of class at all. HW is a free 105 of your grade. Don't lose points on easy assignments and you'll be fine. Open notes/textbook/internet on exams except no internet/minitab on the final

08/24/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you have no prior Stat experience this class could be very challenging to you because not everything is explained very well in class. I had to spend many hours preparing myself for exams. The final exam basically saved my grade in the class. The final exam was the easiest test and worth 40% of your grade.

07/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Stat200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful! I was initially struggling in the course and started meeting with him weekly and my grade GREATLY improved. Open notes for all quizzes and exams! I really enjoyed the class and the subject once he helped me understand the material. Great teacher!

07/05/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Stat200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Reasonable person, but not good teacher. Open note, Exams are worth a crazy amount of your grade. You screw up on one exam your done! Didn't teach very well, only had a organized lecture on the first day. Didn't explain concepts in a way you could understand. You had to have an experience in Stat before to understand.

12/15/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Stat200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is your fair warning... Don't take this class. He's a good person but can not teach this class. He makes it more of a class about learning a computer program called minitab.

11/02/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Stat200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good Teacher, If you dont understand something just ask him he will explain it. All tests are open note, all quizes are open note, and all labs are open note. Pretty easy

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