Orla Aaquist - MacEwan University

Professor: Orla Aaquist
Department: Physics
College: MacEwan University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
You might as well teach yourself this class from the textbook and just show up for the tests. Too much homework, first midterm is BS. Might wanna drop out now. Hes cute ig but very frazzled
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHY124
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He doesnt even know the answers to his own material. Doesnt teach concepts properly, its a self teach course. Doesnt matter if you came with a 90+ from highschool hes just that bad. Study from the textbook. 2 assignments a week are too much.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHY124
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
he is not a bad prof at all. his lectures can be quite boring and he sometimes gets off topic but he is willing to help if you have any questions. his assignments can be challenging (they make you think) but for the most part they can all be found online. his exams are fair and he lets you annotate your formula sheet so that is super helpful.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible prof. I took Physics 30 in high school and finished with a 97% after the diploma... this prof makes everything unclear and uses 9.80 m/s^2 for gravity?!?! Once I stopped going to the lectures and started studying my own material on my own time my grades started going up. He gets extremely off topic constantly. Don't take the class with him
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHY124
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Orla is always confused when going over the slides in class. His exams are tough and he gives two assignments per week. I would recommend not taking him as a prof.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHY124
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Had his for Physics 124. I really struggle with physics, but he is a great prof, and very clear while explaining sample problems.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS208
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I dont care what anyone says. Orla is an amazing prof. He is caring and very approachable.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good professor. Goes through many examples during class, although he can sometimes get lost while explaining them. Exams and homework assignments are easy if you study the examples in class and use the practice exams.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He assigns a lot of assignments (basically one a week). His lectures are slow and easy to follow. All of his notes were online so you really didnt need to go to class especially since almost everything we did in this class was covered in high school physics.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS252
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Things to know about Orla: He likes to challenge his students. If in his lectures he finds a challenging question, he will put it on the next assignment. He is very accessible outside class. He also doesn't just give you the answer, we will help you reach the answer through discussions. He works to engage the class in discussions
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS212
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Orla is an average prof, older and kind of scattered. But is definitely forgiving with marking if you try your best in his class. This class is not your typical physics class as it is a lot of theory and minimal calculations. Tests are tough, must study.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS208
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
MANS GOT A YOUTUBE PAGE!!! BEST PHYSICS SINGER!! GOTTA GIVE HIM PROPS FOR THAT.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS126
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Marks real hard in the Lab. Brought down my mark for sure. Will take marks off for random errors. Gives a grading rubric, but following that will still result in an error somewhere, somehow. If I could do it over I would've went with a different lab prof.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHY124
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Oral made me feel stupid a lot when called on in class and would get sidetracked all the time. Although he uses great examples and really explains things so you understand. His tests are SUPER easy, is an easy marker and he tells you EXACTLY what will be on exams. If you show up to class and do your work you'll do great.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Really solid lectures, uses great examples and other materials to convey the topics for this course. Passionate about what he teaches. Fast becoming one of my favourite profs at macewan.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHY124
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are full of side tangents onto unrelated topics which wastes lots of class time, in addition he consistently makes mistakes and spends outrageous amounts of time working though one problem on the board. Bottom line is he is wastes most of the lecture time and you are better of teaching your self the material on your own. don't take!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you value your GPA, don't bother taking a course with this professor (tbh I dont know how he still has a job at macewan). Not helpful at all (infact he takes pleasure in making his students feel inadequate and stupid) and his exams/assignments are unreasonably difficult. If you want to pass this class, I highly suggest reading the textbook.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He gets distracted a lot and loses his train of thought. He tells you exactly what will be on the exams, he exams are super easy if you do all the assignments. He is a little condescending at times and sometimes makes you feel stupid. If you can understand the material defiantly take his class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very helpful and fair prof, but seems like 100 level classes are too easy for him. He doesn't fully engage and forgets where he left lectures off all the time. Lectures can be a waste of time, but as long as you do the homework and pay attention to what he says will be on exams you'll do well in his class.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS124
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He tries, but if you don't know what you're doing, you're in trouble. Luckily, I knew what I was doing.
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