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**Overall Rating**

Based on 6 Users

*/ 5*How easy the class is,

**1**being extremely difficult and

**5**being easy peasy.

*/ 5*How clear the class is,

**1**being extremely unclear and

**5**being very clear.

*/ 5*How much workload the class is,

**1**being extremely heavy and

**5**being extremely light.

*/ 5*How helpful the class is,

**1**being not helpful at all and

**5**being extremely helpful.

#### TOP TAGS

- Tolerates Tardiness
- Appropriately Priced Materials
- Tough Tests
- Gives Extra Credit
- Engaging Lectures

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Honestly... she's probably the best you're going to get for 113. Her curve is set so that median is a high B+, pushing to an A-.

But the way she runs her classes is problematic. Her examples and lecture notes are too simple, and are designed to teach you definitions and to present formulas to solve questions with (e.g. determining if a system is linear, TI, casual, stable). The homeworks and discussion sections are designed with similar principles, but much harder.

Then you realize the goddamn midterms are EVEN HARDER, but on top of that, a large portion will usually involve proving some crazyass property and the questions related to homework and discussions make up maybe only 30% of the exam. And to nobody's surprise, the class got absolutely dumpstered.

So on the final, the focus was on stuff similar to homework questions, which is good! But the test is now 36. FUCKING. PAGES. Just endless questions (i.e. endless torture). So that's already bad design. But on top of that, because of her grading scheme, and the fact that the midterm averages were so low and unrelated to the design of her final exam, it made me realize that I totally didn't need to even take any of the midterms. That's not a good outlook on the class, just fyi.

Anyway she has an extra credit project. Do it lol.

I got a score in the low 70s on the first midterm, which was a little bit above the average of 66. For the second midterm, I got slightly below average, which was a 52. For the final, I got in the low 70s which was around the top 30% with an average of about mid 50s.

HWs = 10 points, Midterm1 = 15 points, Midterm2 = 25 points, Final = 50 points,

Bonus Project = 5 points.

One, or both of your midterms can be replaced by the final exam. Your grade is the best of the grading schemes.

The midterms often involved a few questions that were math/proof heavy. About 1/3 of the points would be determined by easier/more fair problems, but then 2/3 of the grade would be determined by a tricky proof like question, which was a bit unfair. The final exam was a little better and a little less weighted on the proofs and by then, we were a bit more used to the proofs.

Overall, the professor explains things pretty clearly. She is probably the best out of all the professors that teach this class and is probably the most generous in terms of grading. I know people who did average in the class or slightly below average and got a B+. The only thing I'd say I didn't like about the class was that the midterms were very math/proof heavy. Homeworks were hard, but I ended up getting pretty much full credit on all of them.

Material was quite straight forward, almost a mirror to the material covered in EE102. But damn were the exams hard. Averages for the exams were always in the 50-60 range. The homeworks were pretty balanced in difficulty and I found it helpful to go over homeworks and discussion problems for exams. She also gives an extra credit assignment at the end of the class and is something you should definitely do seeing the exam averages were quite low.

DO NOT GIVE UP IN THIS CLASS!!!! I got a very bad grade on the first mid-term, however, the professor takes the highest among the three tests including the final so if you do bad on the first mid-term, don't get panicked, just prepare for the second mid-term, if do bad on this, prepare for the final, no matter what do not give up in this class, you have a good chance of improving your grade. The professor assigns extra-credit project , DO IT!!, it is very helpful, especially if you have bad grade from the first or the second mid-term. Exams are very though, but as long as you do the homework and the exercises you will be fine. GOOD LUCK!!!

Honestly... she's probably the best you're going to get for 113. Her curve is set so that median is a high B+, pushing to an A-.

But the way she runs her classes is problematic. Her examples and lecture notes are too simple, and are designed to teach you definitions and to present formulas to solve questions with (e.g. determining if a system is linear, TI, casual, stable). The homeworks and discussion sections are designed with similar principles, but much harder.

Then you realize the goddamn midterms are EVEN HARDER, but on top of that, a large portion will usually involve proving some crazyass property and the questions related to homework and discussions make up maybe only 30% of the exam. And to nobody's surprise, the class got absolutely dumpstered.

So on the final, the focus was on stuff similar to homework questions, which is good! But the test is now 36. FUCKING. PAGES. Just endless questions (i.e. endless torture). So that's already bad design. But on top of that, because of her grading scheme, and the fact that the midterm averages were so low and unrelated to the design of her final exam, it made me realize that I totally didn't need to even take any of the midterms. That's not a good outlook on the class, just fyi.

Anyway she has an extra credit project. Do it lol.

I got a score in the low 70s on the first midterm, which was a little bit above the average of 66. For the second midterm, I got slightly below average, which was a 52. For the final, I got in the low 70s which was around the top 30% with an average of about mid 50s.

HWs = 10 points, Midterm1 = 15 points, Midterm2 = 25 points, Final = 50 points,

Bonus Project = 5 points.

One, or both of your midterms can be replaced by the final exam. Your grade is the best of the grading schemes.

The midterms often involved a few questions that were math/proof heavy. About 1/3 of the points would be determined by easier/more fair problems, but then 2/3 of the grade would be determined by a tricky proof like question, which was a bit unfair. The final exam was a little better and a little less weighted on the proofs and by then, we were a bit more used to the proofs.

Overall, the professor explains things pretty clearly. She is probably the best out of all the professors that teach this class and is probably the most generous in terms of grading. I know people who did average in the class or slightly below average and got a B+. The only thing I'd say I didn't like about the class was that the midterms were very math/proof heavy. Homeworks were hard, but I ended up getting pretty much full credit on all of them.

Material was quite straight forward, almost a mirror to the material covered in EE102. But damn were the exams hard. Averages for the exams were always in the 50-60 range. The homeworks were pretty balanced in difficulty and I found it helpful to go over homeworks and discussion problems for exams. She also gives an extra credit assignment at the end of the class and is something you should definitely do seeing the exam averages were quite low.

DO NOT GIVE UP IN THIS CLASS!!!! I got a very bad grade on the first mid-term, however, the professor takes the highest among the three tests including the final so if you do bad on the first mid-term, don't get panicked, just prepare for the second mid-term, if do bad on this, prepare for the final, no matter what do not give up in this class, you have a good chance of improving your grade. The professor assigns extra-credit project , DO IT!!, it is very helpful, especially if you have bad grade from the first or the second mid-term. Exams are very though, but as long as you do the homework and the exercises you will be fine. GOOD LUCK!!!

**Overall Rating**

Based on 6 Users

*/ 5*How easy the class is,

**1**being extremely difficult and

**5**being easy peasy.

*/ 5*How clear the class is,

**1**being extremely unclear and

**5**being very clear.

*/ 5*How much workload the class is,

**1**being extremely heavy and

**5**being extremely light.

*/ 5*How helpful the class is,

**1**being not helpful at all and

**5**being extremely helpful.

#### TOP TAGS

- Tolerates Tardiness (3)
- Appropriately Priced Materials (3)
- Tough Tests (4)
- Gives Extra Credit (4)
- Engaging Lectures (3)