Roger Quinn - Case Western Reserve University

Professor: Roger Quinn
Department: Mechanical Engineering
College: Case Western Reserve University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Definitely the best dynamics professor at CWRU (others are so bad). Make sure you get Chegg; otherwise, it'll take forever to finish the homework. Also, make sure you show up to class and pay attention. His lectures are dry, but he does a good job going over the concepts. Studying for the final exam was terrible but doable.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Chegg a must. Practice exams representative. By far best prof in terms of engagement at CWRU. Taking notes will make the exams easier for you. He is very clear on the guidelines and the TAs for the majority know what they are teaching, so use them.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Quinn's your best bet for any dynamics prof. The class is unbearable if you don't have Chegg though. When I didn't have it, I'd spend upwards of 7 hours doing the homework sometimes (there's one homework per class). His lectures are pretty good, but the class is hard as nails.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Impossibly heavy amount of work. Online homework assignments (that you need to pay like $90 for) due every day there is class besides test days. Invest in Chegg or else you in for nights upon nights of frustration and regret. His lecturing can be dry to listen to but are generally fairly relevant to the homework.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dynamics is a tough subject, and Dr. Quinn knows that. He really wants you to do well, and the curve is very generous. The main thing to do it practice as many problems as you can, and try to score above average on the tests.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Quinn does a pretty good job in lectures, and he admits that this class (subject matter is a textbook, cover-to-cover), has more material than any other dynamics course at any other school. No Mediavision means that going to class is basically required. He welcomes questions in and outside of class and is accessible.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dynamics is a very difficult topic, but Quinn teaches it about as well as he can. He clearly cares about his students. You should probably get Chegg or else you're in for 12 hours of homework a week. The tests are based off the homework and are all about working fast and getting partial credit. The curve is very generous, and getting a B isn't bad.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dynamics is difficult conceptually. Quinn tries his best to teach you the material well. You can tell he's been teaching this course for a while. In class, concepts make sense, but once you go home and try the HW yourself, you are going to have a much tougher time. There is no MediaVision so need to show up to take notes. Don't fall behind.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Quinn has been teaching the course for a while and you can really tell. He does a good job reviewing material while maintaining a steady pace throughout the semester. He assigns a lot of work, but it's necessary to understand dynamics. Quinn is a great professor and nice guy, so take 181 with him if you can.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Roger is a great guy and professor. He is respected by students and has taught this class for a long time, which gives him a huge advantage in terms of how much he expects from students. The TAs handle much of the work, but they are great. Expect tough HW every lecture. Tests are similar to the homework and concepts covered during lecture.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The lectures can be confusing and you have to go if you want to learn because he offers very little supplemental material (doesn't post lecture slides or anything). The tests and homework's are hard and and most people do poorly on them. The class is curved at the end which is good, but not a good experience taking it.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE387487
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are very straightforward and his pace is perfect in my opinion. His expectations for the tests are very clear. The questions are usually simpler versions of homework problems. This class was very interesting. I highly recommend, especially if you were into Dynamics (EMAE 181). Can be taken as 387 or 487.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably the best lecturer that I've encountered in the EMAE department. He's very willing to answer questions as are the TAs. The tests are hard (average is a 40-50% usually) but the curve is generous.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not an easy class. Quinn is a very interesting lecturer and this class (or EMAE 250) often confirms or denies an interest in MechAero Engineering. I loved it.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Quinn is great, he really knows his stuff and his lecturesexamples are solid. The online homework is finicky and annoying but he curves it. The tests are all about partial credit, you are not expected to finish them and I dare you to try. He'll curve those too though. He's also a nice and helpful guy, although he seems disorganized at times.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Course is difficult in general, but exams are even worse. You have to know what you are doing backwards and forwards in order to think about finishing on time. Most people don't, and the average tends to be 50-60
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a great professor and his lectures are very clear and complete. This was an interesting class and it confirmed my interest in my major, but his tests are HARD.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A refreshingly good, helpful, and happy professor. Makes things interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend making the extra effort to take 181 (or anything else he may end up teaching) from Quinn rather than anyone else. Only one concern: His tests are speed-based. Rarely does anyone finish, so consider this if you are a slow worker.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Knows his stuff very well, but a little confusing at times. A very nice guy.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: EMAE181
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Usually makes lectures last long...sometimes painfully long.
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