Calvin Plett - Carleton University

Professor: Calvin Plett
Department: Engineering
College: Carleton University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3605
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Decent prof. Must buy lecture notebook from bookstore with all the notes or else its hard to follow along and you'll have to write your own notes (open book). Does lots of examples in class. Can sometimes go over concepts too quickly and can be dry but overall the course isn't too hard. Exams are all similar from previous years, easy to do well.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3605
  • 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:
His tests are hard but fair. Practice lots of problems and you'll be fine.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3605
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Open book midterms and final, study examples you will receive a good grade.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3605
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He knows his stuff but he clearly has no idea on how to teach electrical engineering to non-electrical majors. Spends too much time on the easy things and barely skims through the harder concepts. If you're not in ELEC, YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THIS COURSE WITH HIM. Find a copy of the textbook to make sense of what he's tryna say.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3605
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The textbook is by far the best resource you can have in this course. Prof. Plett teaches out of the coursepack, which is rife with errors, typos, and general unhelpfulness in most sections. This isn't his fault, but his lectures are dry and he doesn't manage the class, ie it's very loud and he does nothing about it. Friendly and approachable.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3509
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great Prof! Really cares about his students, wants you to understand the material and will repeat it if necessary. Review lectures were great, office ours were easy to schedule. The course is notoriously difficult but if you put the effort in throughout the semester you can come out with a decent grade. (I had a 60-65% attendance)
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC4505
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably one of the best profs I have had in Carleton. He's very helpful and polite and easy to talk to. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but be specific. I don't really like the material, but he laid it out clear enough that I can pass.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3509
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Overall One of the best Profs in Carleton . He honestly shows that he cares about his students as he is always available to speak too , comes to check up on students in lab and holds review classes before midterm and final . Fair midterm and Fair final . His marking is super fair and generous, 10/10 Professor in every way .
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3509
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a good professor, the midterm and exam are pretty straight forward just do several practices exams that very with difficulty and you should do fine. The labs are long but do-able, just give them enough time so that you can complete them. Taking this class teaches you a lot, and being organized and ready is one of those things.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3509
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This course is probably the hardest course I have ever taken and it had the most work. The lab reports are super long, about 50 pages. The prelabs also take forever to do. This prof teaches by just going through the theory from the notes. Make sure to go to his review lectures as that's when he actually shows how to solve the problems.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC4505
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Good prof, love the dry wit he provided us on the daily. Seriously though one of the best courses I've taken at CU. Final was decently tough though so just a heads up.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC4505
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very helpful both in lectures and labs. Shows up to lab to check up on students. Wants you to succeed in his class and understand the material. Final exam was fair. I ended up with only an A because I bombed the 1st assignment, but I still learned a lot. Thank you!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC4505
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome prof. Always there for questions. will explain things until you get it. All lectures, labs and assignment are synced. I would take any course he teaches.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC4505
  • 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:
Good speaker, but can often go too fast, especially if you're only "mostly competent" in analog like I am. Just take your time when you study. He provides very good help in the lab and outside class. But... without a doubt the 4505 exam was the single most difficult exam I have EVER taken.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC35094505
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good teacher, material is hard. Study from past exams. He is openly provides then with solutions (like most profs should) however the solutions are questionable. Hard labs but he tries to help, and you can learn from them for a change. Very friendly and open, willing to help in any way. Will give advice and direction with your future.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ELEC3509
  • 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:
Very good prof, and he bell-curved the exam!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ELECTRONICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best professors I encountered during my studies. Had an open door policy and was always willing to clarify any questions I had. Also made attempts to assists students with connections in industry.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: 455
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good prof. Knows his stuff, fair exams, and he is always in the lab.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ELECTRONICS2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Although he is quite reknowned in his field, and obviously knows his stuff, he often makes life difficult for the students. He has two types of people: those who are useful to him and those that are not. The lowly undergrad does not get much of a learning experience for the tuition $
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 4505
  • 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:
Great teacher, very clear and very helpful to students (you can email him at any time and he'll send you a response right away)
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