All Ratings and Reviews for Junghoo Cho
Prof Cho is an extremely good lecturer. His explanations and the notes he passed out was very detailed and helpful. Hands down, he's one of the best I've had at UCLA. He's relatively new so he understands the students and conducts the lectures in a lively way.
The three parts of Project 1 were basically very doable. They ranged from easy to moderate. You just had to put some time in and very guaranteed an A. And they were well written projects, too, that tied in everything we were learning.
But Project 2 killed everything. We had to build a B+Tree, and it totally stumped everyone. It was very hard, very time consuming and exhausting.
But, he's a fair grader and he did a great job with everything. Watch for his exams, though, they try to trick you.
In some sense, this course is very important, and John teach fantastic well in web application. The homework is a wonderful excise if you prepared to find a related job after you get your degree. I took this course, and I'm very satisfied with it. After that, while I have an interview related to web programming, all questions can be learned via these course. I will suggest everyone should take this course.
However, it's not easy A in his class. You must perform perfect in every homework, and do a outstanding test at final. Otherwise, you might get an B+ or A- even you work harder.
I took CS 143 and CS 144 with him.
I absolutely loved him!!
He is a great prof and cares about his students.
Chu Cheng and Young were our TA's and they were really good too!!
His projects are awesome and have helped me get internships at Yahoo and Microsoft.
We make a mini IMDB web app in 143 and a legit Ebay Web app in 144.
His tests were hard but i had past exams(he repeats them) so pretty much aced them.
Go to lecture guys, it will help.
And take John Cho you will have a great time.
professor cho is a very good professor. granted, databases are not too difficult, but he explains all the concepts very clearly. the projects are interesting because you get to apply what you learned in class. most people get a perfect score on the projects, so your grade is based entirely on the midterm and final. this class would probably qualify as an easy cs elective.
John is definitely the best CS professor I've had in my 4 years here. He is genuinely concerned about getting his point across to everyone in the class, even if it means taking a few minutes to explain to that one straggler. He also prepares very relevant examples before class and explains them very well. His projects are actually *fun* to do, and the tests, while featuring some trick questions, are very doable with an average amount of preparation time.
He's only 29 years old and full of enthusiasm. Take him while he still loves to teach and doesn't get caught up in tenure seeking like some of the old, short, grumpy gnomes (I'm not naming names) in the department.
His homework and projects are very easy so almost everyone gets full credit. He is more project oriented, so if you just want lots of theory, pick another professor. Finals and midterms were not too difficult.
He is concerned about the students and explains stuff clearly. Please, he speaks good english so dont be concern about his accent. He gives 30% As and 40% Bs. So thats not too bad. If you want to do well, attend his lectures. PS hes in no hurry to leave after lectures, so if you have questions that the best time to ask.
all around good professor. database itself is a very fun class. the projects are fun to do.
in total he gave 4 projects that builds up on one another. the first three are very easy. the last one you usually have to build a mini database website. in spring 05 we did movie database, so basically we were building a site similar to iMDB. i spent about 7 hours on it, and knowing this is a cs class, that isn't too bad at all.
as for the exams, they were pretty tough, but still relatively easy compared to other cs classes. but if you study and do the hw you should be fine.
Great professor. He really cares about student learning. He is also very available for office hours and happy to answer students' questions. His lectures are very valuable, so don't miss them. The examples he does and his explanations are worth it.
As for the grading, it's pretty reasonable. 30% or so get A's and A-'s and 40% get B's. The project is fun and not extremely difficult.
Best Professor in the CS department. Tests are well written and projects are a lot of fun. Very concerned, and awesome lectures.
Awesome professor. Graduated from Sanford, and his first quarter teaching was Winter 03. His projects took quite a bit of time, but they were very rewarding and worth the effort. Tests were not too bad. He cares a lot about his students learning! Highly recommended =)
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