Bruce Lord at Pennsylvania State University

Bruce Lord

  • 2.0Overall Quality
  • 2.1Helpfulness
  • 2.0Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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8/15/14

Stat483

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/13/14

stat481

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/6/14

Stat 200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedB

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.

5/6/14

STAT200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedB+

40% of final, that is unreasonable.

5/6/14

STAT 200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedD+

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

4/23/14

STAT 200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA-

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.

11/30/13

STAT483

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedB

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

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11/5/13

STAT 480

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/29/13

STAT 200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

3/19/13

STAT 200

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/19/12

STAT480W

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/18/12

Stat200

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

8/24/12

STAT200

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/9/12

Stat200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

7/5/12

Stat200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/15/11

Stat200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/2/11

Stat200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

10/21/11

STAT200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD. MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO WELL.. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

9/23/11

stat200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Just to start off, I'm not a student that complains that every class I have is so hard and that my teachers suck so bad. This is an EXCEPTION. HORRIBLE TEACHING. Literally people walk out of class because he uses the wrong formulas, solves the problem wrong, or confuses us. I'm offended by his 'teaching' and I'm scared for my grade big time.

5/6/11

STAT200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE STAT 200 WITH DR. LORD! Poorly taught, difficult pop quizzes, and very tough to get a good grade. Final is 40% of your grade.

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