Wayne M Loucks - University of Waterloo

Professor: Wayne M Loucks
Department: Engineering
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ECE324
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His response to a suggestion on how to improve a confusing slide was to say "that would leave nothing for the student to think about." This summarizes his teaching philosophy. He does not want the material to be as clear as possible. Rather he sees exams as some kind of bell-curve which would be ruined if all understood the material.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very passionate about what he teaches and he gets the point across really well. Make sure you attend class and pay close attention throughout all the lectures. His exams are really hard, so you'll have to really know all of the material inside-out to do very well... or rely on the couple of engineering decision questions and part marks to pass.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECE232
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I was accepted to MIT and was ranked top 3 there but no thanks to Loucks who almost costed me my grad school career. He gave me a zero on a highly weighted mid-term question in an important course for grad school admissions. My answer was actually correct but he refused to give me the grade because my correct answer was not discussed in class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Say what you want about Wayne Loucks, the man can teach. He may not be very good at writing exams that are fair, but he gets the information across very clearly. Do not expect any mercy from this man (class average for the midterm was 12.8/31 before bell curve). Expect non uniform bell curves.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible prof, dumps a ton of material and expects you to understand it perfectly. Won't even discuss what exams will cover, while the other prof goes through everything...
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECE325
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
not very helpful as admin, instead of investigating the students appeal for unfair penalty, he just added even more penalty. his exams do not reflect course material at all with class averages often below failing grade. students are put into predetermined groups for labs and projects with no option to switch.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ECE252
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne Loucks has picked tyrant.uwaterloo.ca, despot.uwaterloo.ca, & dictator.uwaterloo.ca for his research computer domain names. "Despot" and "dictator" are synonyms for "tyrant." Most profs pick domain names related to their research. Wayne Loucks picks domain names related to his primary preoccupation of being a tyrant against students.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is a prof who cannot understand the difference between a student and someone who's been in the industry for 20 years. The exams he writes are well beyond what anyone should expect for a midterm or a final. Study all you want, you'll still fail. Just hope you can ride the bell curve and pass.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Can not explain the material concisely. Makes simple things unnecessarily complicated.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy makes me sad :(
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible Prof. This man can NOT teach, he stands in front of the class and mumbles useless info for 1.5 hours. He is also one of the least helpful profs I had in uni. He simply does not care about students and our feedback.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ECE224
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The worst prof I've ever encountered at Waterloo. Loucks absolutely cannot teach. His test are unfair and incredibly difficult. The assignments are meant for industry-hardened engineers. He does put up pre-recorded lectures online but they suck.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ECE222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne Loucks has zero teaching ability. His lectures consist of him mumbling to an overhead projector while constantly adjusting his suspenders. His TAs are unhelpful, his office hours are at odd times, and should you ever notice the freakish resemblace to Peter Griffin from Family Guy, you may laugh out loud. LOUCKS IS THE WORST PROF EVER.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ECE324
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne Loucks is totally messed up. Loucks has picked tyrant.uwaterloo.ca, despot.uwaterloo.ca, & dictator.uwaterloo.ca for his research computer domain names. "Despot" is a synonym for "tyrant." Most profs pick domain names related to their research. Wayne Louse picks domain names about his primary preoccupation of being a tyrant against students.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ECE222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne Loucks has been known to favor tyrants and dictators and has named his computer servers as such. One can only conclude he was put in an administrative position due to his ineptitude as a lecturer and researcher, and he has risen to his level of incompetence. Louse should be sent to remedial teaching workshops and is not fit to be a professor.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECE222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne Loucks has zero teaching ability. His lectures consist of him mumbling to an overhead projector while constantly adjusting his suspenders. His TAs are unhelpful, his office hours are at odd times, and should you ever notice the freakish resemblace to Peter Griffin from Family Guy, you may laugh out loud.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ECE324
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best prof if you like 29 page exams with a formula sheet that only has one side of the equalities. Student: "will there be multiple choice on the exam?" Wayne Loucks: "no, but each question will have multiple parts."
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ECE324
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
By far the RUDEST professor, I have had the pleasure of learning with at University. Try's to act like some sort of NOBLE BOY SCOUT when you ask him to help you out. Lastly, this guy clearly discriminates against visible minorities. I HAVE SAID IT !!!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECE222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne M Loucks is absolutely the worst professor or teacher i had since preschool, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that. i don't believe Wayne Loucks should continue in engineering. I believe Wayne Loucks is a failure in life and engineering. I believe Wayne Loucks would make a good janitor cleaning bathrooms.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECEGRAD
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wayne Loucks discriminates against people. Wayne Loucks is a bigot. He should not be in any kind of position of authority. Loucks, your discrimination against people is just like if you were discriminated against for being a four-eyed fat butt ugly pig.
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