Bruce Barrett at University of Alabama

Bruce Barrett

Bruce Barrett
  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/20/14

ST 260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

This class is not easy, but Dr. Barrett is awesome and makes the course as doable as possible in my opinion. He is very interesting and will be sure to keep you entertained in class. I would most definitely recommend him for Stats 260 at UA.

5/5/13

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a nice guy and means well. But there are so many other options for teachers (most of which are far easier). Don't take a chance, especially if you need this to get into upper division business. I was stressing the last quarter, so afraid of not getting above a D. Avoid if possible (if not go to every class for quizes, these will help your GPA

8/28/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic guy. Truly cares about his students and wants to see them do well. Definitely keep up with the problems he suggests for you do in the book-they really help on tests. Print off the PowerPoints and take notes. Go to the TA's help sessions. Re-read notes/text to help with daily quizzes. His practice tests and exam reviews are very helpful.

7/5/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Barret is a really a great guy and he kept the class interesting. There are usually short quizzes but many of them are just attendance. He gives sample tests that are almost identical to the real tests. I would definitely take him!

6/30/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Gives quizzes every class so you gotta show up, but the quizzes are usually easy points and help pad your grade. Face it, statistics is boring, but Dr Berrett is probably the best teacher you could have for it. Definitely recommend him.

6/29/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Barrett is definitely the professor to take for stats. He is a genuinely nice person, and will give you fair treatment if you actually give effort. Doesn't take BS excuses, so don't even try. Daily quizzes, notes on elearning, non-cumulative final, and he gives practice exams. Explains the material thoroughly, and answers any questions.

5/4/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He gives out daily quizzes and they count for a test grade so go to class. Really nice guy. Definitely the stats professor to take at UA. Final isn't cumulative and all the tests are just like the practice ones he gives you

4/28/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think he is an amazing professor; however, I would recommend having some prior knowledge to stats before taking his class. Those that were new to stats seemed to have trouble keeping up with his lectures (they're very fast paced). But don't let that scare you. He really makes an effort to be fair.

3/29/12

ST260

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He can be fun most the time & tell jokes. He does give hand written examples as well as sample tests. He will call you out if you are on your phone & he does not allow you to wear hats. Overall, not too bad... just hard class because it's statistics!

3/6/12

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Statistics is such a boring topic to teach, but he does it well. Quiz every day so you can't ever miss, but he does his best to make it easy. Its confusing when he teaches but when he gives you the study guide for the test it all comes together, so the tests are super easy. Highly recommend.

8/23/11

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

For a class not many are excited about Barret made stats really interesting. He is the best option for taking ST 260. Test are challenging but doable. Go to class. One of the better teachers at UA.

6/29/11

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bitter-sweet class.. great teacher, miserable subject material. really enjoyed that he broke the lectures up with an off-topic rant in his attempt to pull everyone back in that had dozed off. Very intellegent guy with some very useful insight. ATTENDANCE IS A MUST. Don't recommend it at 8am though.

5/27/11

ST260

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bad Teacher, but means well. He can lecture pretty well, but he will stick you on attendance. There is no getting by on tests alone.

4/18/11

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a great Stats teacher and wants his students to learn the subject and apply it to daily life. He's big on respect like no hats or phones in class. Never cracked open my book, and BEST advice, Go to the review session if Bret Vitrano is still there!

3/23/11

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Barrett is a great teacher. Uses the first 2-3 classes to set the standard for his class. He's big on respect. Teaches well & doesnt move on unless he thinks his point is clear. Helpful for sure. Recommend to anyone. ONLY downside of the class the book was never used so if I did it all over I wouldnt purchase the book. Dr. Barrett is a YES!!!!

3/21/11

ST260

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor seems mean in the beginning but later really grows on you. Lots of attendance quizzes and he gives free points. He's very intelligent and hard to follow. If you read his lecture notes well and do practice test you should be fine He is very entertaining with his rants about todays youth!

1/22/11

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent, clear professor. And, I'm sorry, but despite what other ratings might lead you to believe, if you aren't understanding the main concepts of his lectures, it's either because you're not paying an ounce of attention or you're simply stats stupid. His off-topic conservative and religious rants did rub me the wrong way sometimes, though.

12/13/10

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Barrett was great, very smart guy. 3 tests 75%. Quizzes every day 25% of grade. Class was not easy but it wasn't impossible - very interesting. I enjoyed his pre-lecture lecture, he knows a lot of stuff unrelated to stats. Dr. Barrett is conservative which is a good thing. Bumps grade up a smidgen. A+ is possible. A would be easily achieved.

12/8/10

ST260

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Barrett is a very intelligent man. He knows what he is talking about. Sometimes the class is hard to follw, but thats because its STATS, not everyone's cup of tea. Don't buy the book, go to class for the daily quizzes (25% of your grade) and you will do fine. He puts out practice tests VERY similar to the real tests. Easy A if you go to class.

12/6/10

ST260

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Barrett is a good teacher. He trys to keep things interesting but sometimes rambles on about nonsense. Daily quizzes that are fairly easy but the tests are tricky. I had to teach myself most of the stuff because I got so lost in class. Hes a great guy, not a great teacher. but then again the material isn't fun to learn either...

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