Dick Rinewalt - Texas Christian University

Professor: Dick Rinewalt
Department: Computer Science
College: Texas Christian University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Rinewalt was a great professor, the material just never stuck to me no matter how much I studied. Don't bother trying the tutors, they won't be any help.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Good Computer Scientist- not a good professor. Very confusing unless you get help sometimes.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Unlike some others, I thought the exams were fair, if you memorize and understand the programs we write in class you'll be okay. It's definitely not an easy class and you'll have to really work for it but if you work together with other people in the class you'll make it through. I do agree though that he asks a lot of us and grades super slowly.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't expect to get your grades back until the finals week.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Takes actually the entire semester to submit any of your grades online so you will never know where you stand in the class even if you ask. Can be very passive if you meet with him outside of class and you are lost. He EXPECTS you to just know what to do and do it in a short amount of time. Not even the help desk can save you here.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Rinewalt is a real gem of computer science. He is a very nice professor and very smart. His projects are clear, but you should start them ahead of time. Many people start the night before, so they become an impossible mission. Ask questions, go to his office hours and try to do good in the labs since the tests are very hard. You will love him!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is super tough. Its important to ask tons of questions in class or you will be lost. Don't worry about sounding dumb, nobody knows whats happening in that class. If you ask enough questions though, he will help you on the projects and preparing for the exam. He's super sweet, but get ready for a really difficult class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a very good teacher! People say it's hard but most likely because they don't study hard enough...or underestimate the test. I only need 55% in the final to make an A...
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2023
  • 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:
Dr. Rinewalt is a human code-compiler - can code anything on the spot from memory without any bugs! His courses are VERY tough, but he does a good job. It's not his fault, but his voice really does hypnotically put you to sleep! Get lots of sleep and drink caffeine in order to pay attention - would not recommend him at 8am due to the sleep risk!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: INTROPROG
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Rinewalt knows his stuff. He can be hard to listen to in class sometimes, but he is generally quite helpful and receptive to questions. You won't get an easy 'A' out of his class, however.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2020
  • 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:
Dr. Rinewalt knows his material. Many of the students coming from the 10403 class found this course to be overwhelming and rightfully so. Dr. Rinewalt expects the students to care about his class and to work hard since it is only required for COSC and CITE majors. He works fast to cover a ton of material that is useful for future computer classes.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He seems like a very intelligent guy, but goes way too fast and crams way too much into the class. I got an A in the Intro Course and am going to be lucky to pass this one!?!?!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: 20203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very smart teacher but asks alot from his students.. too much of a jump from the 10403 intro class, but very helpful if you seek him out.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SYSNETADMIN
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easy class and a good one to take for those who need extra CITE hours. Supposed to have tons of labs but only had one. He will help you and is involved with material. No real background info needed.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • 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:
really interesting class if you are interested in computer science. if not, then its gonna be hard.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you think this is a blow off class think again! He is a very smart professor, but He does ask far to much from his students, especially since their only experience thus far was an intro class. Pay attention or prepare to be constantly depressed.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COSC20203
  • 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:
Lectures tend to be boring, but cod is emailed. By email he answers questions very quickly an clearly. Sometime he will almost write the lab for you if you ask the right questions. Tests are a bit hard even with all your notes and the book.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • 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:
This egghead may well be a genius. One warning...come to class late in the day, hyped up on caffeine, because his voice will put you to sleep.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Brilliant man! Knows how to program very well. Expects a little too much out of students on some things though.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: COS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's very helpful and patient. His class is interesting and it teaches alot!
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