Brian Patrick - Trent University

Professor: Brian Patrick
Department: Computer Science
College: Trent University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Absolutely the worst prof I ever had. Downright laughably awful
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
very boring
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
By far the worst prof. His unfair grade distribution makes the already difficult online-class pandemic situation even worse. He teaches you the absolute bare minimum in lecture. 70% of the grade across two tests? This class sucked; there is no care for the mental wellness of students. My passion for Computer Science definitely suffered due to 2020
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I would give him a 0 if I could. Brian is simply the worst prof I have encountered and I am not the only one who thinks that. He is trying to fail you, doesn't care about you, and makes unfair assignments and tests to fail you. Don't listen to the positive reviews, only take his class if it's mandatory. Take 2020H in the summer with Sri instead.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620H
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
My issue with this class wasn't Brian, it was having 75 percent of the mark decided by two multiple choice exams. Other than that, lectures were great, he's fun and easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COIS3020W
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His lecture pace can be slow at times, but that means that he rarely, if ever, goes through something you don't understand too quickly. Assignments aren't particularly easy, but he can explain complex structures in a way that you completely understand them. Plus a religion formed around worshipping him so that's cool too.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Got a grade more than 20% below my average. Had to write a huge paper with very little guidelines. When i asked for feedback on it so i knew where i went wrong, his only feedback was great writing. Pretty sure a great writing doesn't deserve to barely pass.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hes the sweetest man alive. for sure recommed him!! amazing lectures
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 202H
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you take his class and listen to the material he explains it clearly and it's easy to follow
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620H
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This guy starts out on topic, then goes off on a tangeant and rambles on about the same thing. Then hell tell a story from his life that somehow relates to the topic. The cringiest part is his god awful jokes that he makes that no one laughs at, then he makes an awkward laugh cuz he thought it was funny. I honestly dont learn anything from him.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COIS3020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Id disagree with most reviews here but YMMV. Not more difficult than data structures profs at other universities and lectures are pretty thorough, Pace kind of slow. His tests have more critical thinking questions where its understanding rather than knowledge being tested. Group work is awful, you both get one mark so someone always slacks.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620H
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The lectures were basically him going on about some news stuff that no one cares about and then when he actually got to the course content, he would either just read straight from the slides or go off on a tangent about some more boring stuff. Plus, the test questions were so incredibly unreasonable, it's ridiculous. You can't study for them.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Show up to lecture if you're taking data structures. It's not a class you can stop paying attention to when he's explaining through the algorithms. But if you immerse yourself in his lecture format, then things will be good. Data Structures was difficult in the beginning, but became easier over time. Starting assignments early is def recommended.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great interesting lectures if you find the content interesting, but if you dont, good luck on the tests. Also the group projects are big, but are a great learning opportunity.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
In this class, you have to attend and work on the assignments to understand. Even if you do them but don't really understand how it works (which is how I was at 1st) you will not understand and will fail. Brian will always answer his emails and help you out if he sees that you want to learn but have difficulties grasping content.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: COIS2020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very hard when it comes to assignment and test. He doesn't give partical knowledge and assumes that everyone knows their material.i would never take his course unless it is mandatory for my degree.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
if your planing to fail take the course Brian Patrick if you are reading this please quit your job because were not learning anything from you, your jokes are not funny too!!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tack online if at all possible (you get out of the massive group project) and only if you have to. Don't skip on the small grades they will help you in the long run. His questions are very specific pay attention to details. This is a course that should be at a 4th year level. Feedback on project is poor and doesn't help you on future projects.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you suffer from insomnia, worry no more! If you suffer from near perfect marks, worry no more! If you suffer from your psychic ability to accurately guess what will be on your exam, worry no more. Brian is just what you need. I understand he is a smart individual who knows his field, but he has an extremely hard time relaying info to students.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: COIS1620
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The prof does mostly make questions from the textbook. The average on the Midterm has been 55% forever, and he will not bell curve the result. Be careful who you choose to group with for the group project. I would recommend taking this class online to avoid the group project altogether. I would recommend not taking this class unless you need to.
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