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G.I.S.

January 17, 2006

Connolly, James (TA) Silver_nugget
G.I.S.

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This is the second time I have worked under James and it was even more rewarding this time. He is intelligent and excited about the material because he is studying it as well. He is organized and REALLY helpful to everyone (even when one would think his patience should be wearing thin.) Classes move at a relatively slow pace because it is hard for a teacher to expect computer literacy from everyone. The best time was definately during the final project (basically the second half of the term) when people all did their own thing and got feedback from James on an individual basis. He also seemed to take a genuine interest in everyone's final projects; after all, he did really stress that he wanted it to be interesting to the individual, or else the whole thing would just be a drag. Best of all is that he is SO understanding of his students and their busy and stressful lives. The thing is, though, that he is so nice and unassuming, you would have to be a cold-hearted *** to take advantage of him. Oh, and by the way, he is quite a nice person to look at, too (wink)!

Workload:

Weekly or bi-weekly labs (the first grade is kinda rough because he doesn't tell you about layout, but from then, it is smooth sailing. They are kinda time-consuming, but definately don't feel tedious), a midterm (definitions...slightly pointless), and a final project (so much fun! You really feel like you have learned something! Make sure not too take on too much or you will get too frustrated--do what you can and build upon that until the deadline.)

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