James Allan at University of Massachusetts

James Allan

  • 4.7Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/3/14

CMPSCI 187

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

My favorite professor so far. Articulate, funny, interesting lectures. Uses iClicker data for attendance. Didn't open the book once the entire semester. Material was significantly more difficult than 121, but not because of this professor. Probably would have been much harder without him. I highly recommend him for any class you can take with him.

1/2/14

CS 187

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting man. Typical CompSci nerd making goofy jokes during lecture. Class is tough but that's not his fault.

12/16/13

COMPSCI 187

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Compsci 187 was a difficult class with a difficult subject matter. It would have been nice if assignments were a little better planned better with more programming practice in between projects. James Allan is a good lecturer, and in the rare occasions I interacted with him on the matter of programming, he has been very helpful and approachable.

12/15/13

CS 187

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB-

Allan is an awesome professor. His material is clear and lectures are very helpful. Does use an i-clicker (which is helpful too). Be warned though, this is a very difficult class (much harder than 121) so you actually need to pay attention in order to succeed in this class. Allan does visual demonstrations at times which is nice and posts notes.

10/12/13

CS 187

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA+

Great professor. Lectures are interesting and he is always willing to admit it if he made a mistake.

8/13/13

CS 187

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took CS 187 this past spring. Although the subject matter of the course was extremely difficult in my opinion, Professor Allan was always there for people who sought his assistance. He was also very accommodating and fair when it came to any kind of concern with the course. I would be happy to take another class with him.

6/17/13

CS 187

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor.

1/20/10

CMPSC646

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

awesome knowledge but pretty strict on ateendance etc

12/17/09

CS646

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful professor. He is fair when it comes to grading, always willing to help students out and a really great guy. He's a bit scatter-brained with handing out assignments, but will be willing to be accommodating.

10/8/05

DATA STRUCTURES

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was hard class, but in the end, he was fair in grading.

12/21/02

cs546

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

my favorite class. he is fair with assignments and grading

12/17/02

CMPSCI 646

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12/10/02

CmpSci 646

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher, but not to good at handing out assignments in a timely manner

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