Grant Weddell - University of Waterloo

Professor: Grant Weddell
Department: Computer Science
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Need to wait for 3 days to get your Piazza post responded. Change assignment requirement 2 days before deadline. Students make many complaining posts on Piazza, and he never responds. WORST PROF EVER at UW.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The worst course of my undergraduate, TAs and prof answer Piazza very slowly. It is an online course without any recorded video. All lectures are recorded by audio. Assignments' questions are confusing and unclarified. The feedback for assignments is insufficient(or no feedback). The final is super long and takes me 8+ hours to complete it.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Worst course of my undergraduate, TAs and prof don't answer Piazza, there was about a month without TA office hours. The sample databases for assignments are buggy. Some assignments are poorly worded. Classes are dull and boring. The book is over 10 years old and the assigned readings have lots of topics you don't learn. Don't take this course.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • 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:
I hate saying this because he genuinely seems like such a nice guy but this course was so unorganized and the assignments were often opaque. It was so difficult to stay awake in class at times. Thankfully, this course is quite easy to learn on your own and the lecture slides are adequate on their own for learning the course.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CS848
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome Professor, Helps students in every possible way , very encouraging .
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Some people pointed out that his lectures are boring which is basically due to his lack of writing on the board. But if you follow him carefully, you will make it out. :)
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • 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:
Do not take his course, never answer student's question from piazza.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Grant Weddell just doesn't care. He doesn't want to teach, and does the absolute minimum of showing up to his own lectures and updating the term and year from old assignments. Take this course if you want an easy but incredibly boring A, else stay away.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
For a prof who's been teaching the same Databases course for the last 15 years (!!) he doesn't make it anything approaching enjoyable. His lectures are soporific, and he rarely uses practical examples in class. A week before the end of classes he realized that class ends on a Tuesday, not a Thursday, meaning we missed some course content.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This prof is something else. I have learned absolutely nothing while attending class. The only reason I am able to finish the assignment is because the content it self is pretty straight forward. If you want to not turn into a mummy during lectures, avoid this class at all cost
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you like life, stay away.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you're suffering from insomnia, this prof's voice has the magical power to put you to sleep.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: P
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His lecture is quite boring and his assignment is not clear. But guess what? His exams were super esay,covers only 70% of the material he teach and even give us the same question on exam for us to prepare.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Seems to know his material, but highly boring lectures, with only semi-useful slides. Assignments are not too bad if started early. Major lack of support from TAs/Prof at exam time (no solutions posted for most assignments, midterm & sample final, discussion forum went unattended). Would avoid if possible.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • 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:
He knows his stuff for databases. But boring lectures, never see people's hand's up, talk quietly with students chatting over talking him. Tests are based on concepts he discussed in class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible prof...boring classes. Won't make assignments clear, and will change the requirements on the fly in class. Wastes the first 30 minutes of every class clarifying the assignment as a result. Never helps students outside of class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hard to understand him at first, but if you keep attention few lectures in a row you will easily understand his abstractions. He is very reasonable. Very like some of his lectures. Overall Great Prof.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His monotone voice makes me fall asleep, and when i'm paying attention, he often jumps to irrelevant topics just to waste my time...
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CS348
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome lectures, although at times tangents off topic, the topics are somewhat relevent. Alot of topics are kinda of dry, but really clear. The assignments are relevent, the tests are fair.
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