Mark Arnason at University of Waterloo

Mark Arnason

  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/20/13

ARBUS 301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This course was very interesting! It was worth going to his lectures. The course consisted of a midterm, a group project (fun), and a final exam. His tests consisted of short answer questions about important concepts in each of the chapters. As long as you study and do the work, you should do well. Overall, I think he was an awesome professor!

11/21/12

ARBUS301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He used to work at IBM. He does a good job at explaining globalization, due to the insight he learned at IBM. If you disregard his slides and just study the textbook you can do a good job, like how IBM does as a job on the global market. His stories are pretty interesting and you will learn a lot about multinational corporations, such as IBM.

3/27/12

COMM400

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Course was good, but Mark needs to tell entrepreneur presenters not to advertise their businesses - as students don't really care. Should focus on explaining their entrepreneurial journey and the start-up process. Courses like this on the startup process are better at other uni's such as Stanford.

7/13/10

ARBUS101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was definitely a waste of time, prof is really boring to listen to, hard to concentrate. Heard enough about how he worked at IBM back in the day. Only reason to show up is for clicker questions.

4/28/10

ARBUS101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If it weren't for the clicker quizzes nobody would've gone to class. Since we do go, it's him going on and on about his experience at Deloitte while 200-ish first-years are streaming videos on their laptops. You can't study for Clicker or exam questions, as they are mostly common sense (Bob Sproule's interpretation of it anyway). Good luck, kids.

12/14/09

AFM131

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

bird course, just review from high school

12/13/09

ARBUS101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Also AFM 131, this prof literally put me to sleep. My group members and I spent our classes on facebook chat and competing in Tetris tournies. If you can get Sproule instead, he is MUCH better. Exams are stupidly hard, not like practise ones given at all.

12/12/09

Arbus101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

not helpful at all

11/4/09

ARBUS101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

absolutely amazing prof - you can learn so much from this man. the way he teaches from personal experience makes it very interesting and helpful; he's very engaged in what he's doing. loved the course and loved the prof.

10/21/09

ARBUS101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most boring professor I have.

10/15/09

ARBUS101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this class is sooo boring! all of the information you need to know is in the textbook/on ace! the only reason worth coming to class is for the iclicker questions... other than that, it's a complete waste of time!

10/1/09

ARBUS101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely waste. He literally does not know what he is teaching. I am hating my first semester of university.

9/24/09

ARBUS101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You don't necessarily need to attend this class, because he basically repeats everything thats already on the internet for you. SO if you do the modules online, class is pretty much pointless. BUT.... HES SEXY, so GO ;) (L) (L) (L)

9/21/09

ARBUS101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing prof. SUCH a smart guy, interested in what he's doing, and gets the class involved in fun ways! I really enjoy his class - he's cute too!

4/5/06

MTHEL 400

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good class, I'm not too sure what it was about, but it was a good class. Mark is a good prof be he seems kinda sleepy sometimes and reluctant to answer questions. Basically all you do is listen to a bunch of enterpreneurs talking and you do a presentation in the end.

4/10/05

MTHEL 400

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class, great prof.

9/4/04

CS330

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have a chance to avoid taking CS330, do it. The course truly is memorization of vague and meaningless business lingo about moments of value and synergies. Here's a tip: 3rd year courses should never emphasize memorization!

12/29/03

CS 330

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

One wonders whether this course was doomed to be boring and tedious from the beginning. CS 330 may be mostly simply memorization of concepts with no meaning, but most people were hard pressed to do the work required to get a high mark.

12/8/03

CS 330

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No need to go to class. Totally memorizing.

10/23/03

CS 330

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

A consultant brought in to teach a Computer Science class --> makes it all consulting. He and Gord Sandford teach together, and Gord is awesome. Mark is B[SN]OOOOOOOORING!

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