Robert Hiscott - University of Waterloo

Professor: Robert Hiscott
Department: Sociology
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Overall I think he is a pretty good professor. Attendance is necessary to do well. But as others have mentioned, he does not carry marks through like other profs in stats courses. So if you get one number wrong, everything else is wrong and your grade takes a MASSIVE hit. Textbook was a waste of money. I never opened it and still finished with a 86
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof, lots of detailed examples covered in class, plenty of practice problem sets on-line, easy computing exercises and fair tests. You do have to attend all classes to do well in the course.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He talks fast which can make it hard to keep up in the lecture. Tends to look at you weird if you ask a question that he thinks is obvious. Uses compounded graded (aka one mistake means you lose a lot of marks)
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a really good prof and it is a honour to be in his presence. Plus he's supergood looking, which helps the lectures go by.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SOC243
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A great course to learn about Canadian labour force with many interesting occupation examples drawn from prof's own research. Must attend all classes to keep up with material.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SOC243
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is soooooooooo boring but easy... he is to old to be teaching BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I hate stats and would have probably done much worse if it wasn't for Prof Hiscott. It was hard to understand, but that was me, not because of the prof. If you can grasp the concepts fairly easily then you will do well. Extremely helpful and answers e-mails very quickly. Would have been much more overwhelming if I felt like I had no help
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • 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 good and nice prof. Extremely helpful when you don't understand.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SOC243
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
alot of data and information on Canadian labour force, and interesting case studies of specific occupations based on profs research. must attend all classes to do well.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I enjoy prof. Hiscott. I HATE stats.. but he deffinately is helpful if you need him. Once you grasp his teaching style it is easier to follow. You MUST attend his classes.. if you miss one you will be effed. Very kind man and always has his minute maid orange juice box. :)
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SOC321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good for a required course - many different research designs covered with practical examples from prof's own research. Also uses multimedia with interesting videos on course topics. Need to attend all classes to do well in the course.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he made stats easy to understand, lots of good examples. need to go to all classes to keep up.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SOC321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very boring but easy. loves his juice boxes. nice guy but zero personality. MUST attend class since the textbook is basically useless
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SOC321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
it's not his fault the lectures are dry. the course material is boring. he's monotone and you'll need a coffee to stay awake but he's a great prof and the assignments are straight forward. go to class and you'll do well.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Although, he is very dry and could put anyone to sleep he is a great teacher. You must go to all of the classes inorder to keep up. If you miss a class you will fall behind. Didn't really use the text except for addition Stat problems. The tests will be easy if you go to class and practice the problems. He really made Stats easy to Understand.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I definately agree with the last post. He provides great examples and goes over them in detail, so that it is easy to understand. In order to do well, you need to attend lectures---the textbook is pretty much useless. He seems like a pretty quiet guy. If you give him respect, he will give you respect
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Math really isn't my thing, but I found it easy to understand. He is clear and will answer any questions if you have any. The course text didn't really help me that much, so I would suggest you attend the lectures. If you go to class, you will do well.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Attend lectures, pay attention, and your guranteed to get atleast a 85%. Boring as hell, but its a mandatory course. atleast you can get a high mark.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOC280
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
All I have to say is, please take a sip of your apple juice box AFTER you finish your sentence. Merci
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