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Mark Redekopp
Professor in the Engineering department
at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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Overall Quality
4.9
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.9
Clarity
4.9
Easiness
3.3
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06/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

After taking 103, I was actually pretty sure I was going to change my major but decided to take 104 to be sure. Redekopp is the reason I'm sticking with CS! Although this class was incredibly difficult, he made a huge effort to make sure all students understood every single concept. He is very personable and truly cares about each student.

05/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a great teacher and keeps lectures interactive and interesting. Really friendly and available for help. Class itself has extremely heavy workload (15+ hours of programming HW a week) and difficult exams (midterm and final were worth 30% and 40% of grade respectively) but grading curve makes getting at least an A- fairly easy (70% was an A-)

05/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you thought CSCI 103 was hard, just wait until you take this class. Very hard work and homework are tedious. Professor was helpful but it doesn't matter when it comes to 104 because you are the one who's gonna do all the coding. Please do not major in CS just for the money because you are going to regret it after you take this class.

04/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EE357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He really knows how to teach, he knows the subject and how students think and understand and evn pay attention, listening to him is all you need to do to feel like you understand it, no need to take notes. his homework is understandable and he is the most easy to ask help from professor.

04/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EE 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you haven't gathered as much already, this guy is a complete legend. He makes the material seem like absolute child's-play and has his lectures down to a science. Also, he's really helpful in office hours and is just a super solid guy. Take him at any chance you get.

10/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE-352 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. What could have been a very boring "hardware" class turned into one of my favorite classes of college. Good lectures, fair tests, useful coursework, great course reader (which was the only textbook you need). Pay attention, give this man the respect he deserves, and you will leave with a great understanding of low level computing.

10/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great guy and amazing professor. Brings a lot of positive energy and intensity to lecture and explains every concept inside and out. Once I had to miss a lecture because I was sick and I was genuinely upset that I couldn't be there. His classes are very challenging but he makes the difficult concepts behind EE and CS fun and clear. 10/10

05/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EE355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't matter what class, everyone should take a class with Redekopp. He is, without a doubt, the best professor at USC. You will learn more than you ever wanted to learn, and he is just an awesome professor. If you put in the work, you can definitely get a good grade. Redekopp is so awesome, that I go out of my way to take every class he teaches

03/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EE-357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I guess there are already plenty of comments saying "best professor at USC". I will have to agree with that. He brings energy to the whole class, explains things concisely and precisely. HW and Labs can be a little tricky sometimes, but they really help students learn the materials well

01/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Definitely the best professor at USC! I don't know what more can a student expect from a professor! He's clear, interesting, challenging, patient, approachable and humorous. And for those who may wanna know, he's really handsome!!!

12/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCI101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mark Redekopp is awesome. Not only is he clear and easy to understand, but he's also very friendly and down to earth. He manages to take even the most difficult concepts of CS and EE and make them fun and easy to grasp. Viterbi should clone him! Just like somebody said earlier though, if there's a Redekopp class available, TAKE IT.

12/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE457 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor! Explained the concepts well and really took an interest in student learning. Didn't overwhelm you with work either, but still provided enough to understand the material and practice. Also didn't blatantly prefer grad students, and understood best how to convey ideas to undergrads, while still providing us with a challenge.

08/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EE457 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice analogy

06/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE356 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Why are you even reading these comments? No matter the class, GO REGISTER WITH REDEKOPP! He's the best teacher at USC (that I've had). So helpful, nice, knows a ton about everything, and will look into problems you have that he doesn't know the answer to. Love this guy. People think he is "intense," but they're just used to lazy professors.

02/11/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCI101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good professor, but a bit extreme. Covered all of the 101 material and then some, and was way ahead of the other 101 classes. He's occasionally helpful during office hours, but his TA was more efficient. Teaching style was more like "here's the assignment, you're on your own". Not the prof you want if you're just testing the waters of CS.

12/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My first EE class, I was once again impressed by his teaching style- always gives second chances after bad tests to everyone, super fair, awesome explanations, and of course, entertaining but challenging. Perfect course.

10/04/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of if not the best professor at USC, definitely take every class that you can with him over other professors, explains everything completely and always willing to go over it until everyone understands

04/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Known to be the best professor in the engineering school, and he really is. Very friendly and teaches difficult topics clear and easy to understand. I wish he taught more CS courses!

04/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This was the first year this course was offered. Redekopp seemed to be the man behind all the class projects/assignments. EVERYTHING we did was valuable and interesting. We had coding assignments on so many advanced topics for an intro course: parallelism, robotics, graphics, social networks/tree sorts. Very valuable, and very well-taught.

03/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Best Professor I've had at USC

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