William Brown - McGill University

Professor: William Brown
Department: Mathematics
College: McGill University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CJ311
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Brown was very strict with what he wanted for an online class. It first started off as a very difficult class. If it was not for having other friends in this course, I highly believe I would have failed. The content was interesting, but the work he expected from students was too much. He does not put up with confusion as well.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have to agree with others. All the classwork is way too difficult from the start. He jumps into the hardest problems from the textbook without going over the theory first, scribbling on the board and giving no explanations. Exam was brutal. My lowest grade ever, despite working my hardest.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CALCONE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you want to get an A in this class you need to do every problem in the text book. Many of the hardest problems on the exams are taken directly from it.Also the areas where questions stump you in the exam aren't in the concepts taught, but in little algebra tricks you may or may not have learnt in high school.Any time you see a trick-REMEMBER IT
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His lectures are poorly planned and rushed. The exam is also obnoxiously difficult. Sure, it's meant to test a student's understanding and skill, but this exam merely tests how quickly one can find hidden and obscure forms of equations. Last time I checked, McGill is not Concordia. Why are we being tested on our cognitive creativity?
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH140
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably the worst proff at McGill. I think he enjoyes watching everyone fail. Not helpful in or out of class. Just horrible.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not all of your college life will be pleasant, and prof Brown is bounded to make sure that all those who took his course are aware. I feel like that instead of acknowledge student progress and effort, his pleasures,if he genuinely enjoys it, obviously lay on the other side of the balance. Wrap up, FML, I had to take this course.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible professor and an even more horrible person. I emailed him asking him what the average on the final exam was and he replied by telling me that he doesn't normally publish average as they are not very revealing. (i.e. it was probably under 50 and he doesn't want to look bad)
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATH140
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This prof will take whatever little love you had for math and smash it into oblivion. He makes his exam questions unreasonably hard. I would recommend taking this course at a different university. I really think this guy shouldn't be teaching at McGill.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely the worst teacher I have ever witnessed in my life - in all possible aspects. If you like the subject, he will destroy all interest. It may even be beneficial that you do NOT attend classes since it is a complete waste of time. Anyways, just prepare long and hard for very unexpected exams and grades!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • 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:
better be a big curve
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The course does have a somewhat challenging final, but it is a fair exam. If the course is taken seriously (4 credits means at least 4 hours of work outside of lecture and tutorial each week) the exam and assessments are straightforward. Dr. Brown is very open to questions and takes time to address them, but you have to ask. Initiative is key.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I used to love math... didn't think it was possible to have such a bad math Prof. Well ladies and gentleman, here he is. The exam was impossible, and nothing reflected of what he "taught" in class. There better be a big ass curve.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It's not only his extremely hard exams, but his seeming lack of interest in teaching and desire to be anything but helpful in classes that make him an awful professor. He tells us to study from the book but then makes his exams harder than any question you might find in the text. Gives the impression that he likes failing people. Good luck.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Boring, needs to retire and exams are insanely difficult. I didn't learn a single thing from this guy, and to make it worse the exam was so brutal. Avoid this guy at all costs. I used to like math... then I had Brown.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH140
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He doesn't seem to want the class to succeed. He could care less if everyone failed. Exam was very tough, there should be a big bell curve. His exams are 10000x harder than the quizzes and WeBwOrk. Be cautious, study as hard as you possibly can. He writes all the exams for 140/141 so it doesn't matter which prof you actually have.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Brown is likely Lord Voldemorts brother. His lectures could kill Harry Potter........
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It's way past his time to retire. I don't understand why the school keeps such a horrible prof. He just simply doesn't teach and puts questions on the exam that we've never discussed or seen before.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH140
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He simply doesn't teach... by his own admission. My parents went to see him because they couldn't understand what was going on since I'm a good student. He told them "I don't teach" his exact words... its simply incomprehensible to me
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH140
  • 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:
Prof. Brown has truly passed his prime, if he had one. He spends half of every class repeating course information everyone already knows. The problems that he goes through in class (not that he gets through many!) are really quite simple ones, making attendance unnecessary. I went to class for a quite place to read my textbook. (No one is there!)
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH140
  • 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:
No matter which professor you have for your Calculus course, Brown sets the exam, and the exams are truly impossible. He's inescapable. Prof. Brown, if you can't teach on the level of a first-year calculus student, you shouldn't be teaching them!
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