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  • Shengli Yuan at University of Houston Downtown - RateMyProfessors.com (3)

    CS3324

    😖awful

    Sep 17th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    CS3324

    😖awful

    Sep 17th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : Drop/Withdrawal

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    1st assignment requires you to know C language. One of the student asked for help during class and his response was to search in google for help. All quizzes are timed, ex: 2 minutes for 2 questions. First few quizzes are easy and then they get very difficult. He makes topics difficult to understand that what they truly are. Worst CS professor

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  • CS3324

    😖awful

    Sep 17th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

    CS3324

    😖awful

    Sep 17th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : Rather not say

    Textbook

    : N/A

    He is far too paranoid about how much we learn from the class because "it might end up online". We can't see our quiz/exams questions and answers to see what we got right from wrong because "it might end up online". Everything is through TurnItIn because of his paranoia of getting outside sources. His paranoia is taking away our general learning.

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    CS3318

    😖awful

    Sep 12th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    CS3318

    😖awful

    Sep 12th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    He gives no feedback on assignments and does not let students see what questions they missed on quizzes or tests. Basically, he wants you to fail. His lectures are useless, he just reads ppts that you can download and take notes on yourself. He is paranoid about cheating and uses Lockdown Browser and Turnitin for everything. Prompt grading at least

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    May 18th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    May 18th, 2022

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    With this man you can't ask questions. He makes you feel dumb in front of everyone. He replies to emails when you send him 2 or 3 to remind him for the first one. Don't take classes with this man. He is not good at all to teach classes.

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    CS3318

    😖awful

    Mar 7th, 2022

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Grade

    : Not sure yet

    Textbook

    : N/A

    Online Class

    : Yes

    This professor doesn't even follow his own instruction. Gave zero on the project because of "similar with on internet" eventhough he didn't say not to copy on any websites or have to include the sources. I would have done what he wants if he included it in his own instruction. Avoid at all costs.

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    CS5318

    😖awful

    Dec 28th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

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    CS5318

    😖awful

    Dec 28th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Rather not say

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Class was thrash You cant even understand what he says clearly He isnt clear on his syllabus Groups student and grades like he thought us anything. Didnt explain project nor use SQL tool to teach . Waste of time for a course that runs only once in a year . Unnecessary extra year for me which caused my break in mental health .

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  • CS2410

    😖awful

    Nov 19th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

    CS2410

    😖awful

    Nov 19th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Drop/Withdrawal

    Textbook

    : Yes

    I will not take this professor again. You will fail his class for sure. This professor might hold a doctorate degree. Doesn't mean he is a good teacher also.

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    Oct 9th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    Oct 9th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Drop/Withdrawal

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Summer course, expect to create team for group project, unresponsive team. Emailed professor very unsympathetic, dropped course. I recommend taking a professor who is a bit more sympathetic and interactive with students.

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    CS5318

    😖awful

    Jun 11th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    CS5318

    😖awful

    Jun 11th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    That professor should give up his education career. I took online class had never seen his face. whenever asked some questions he never answered that. His accent was hilarious and tough to understand. I would say he is not fit for teaching senior level courses.

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    May 20th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    May 20th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Perhaps the worst Professor I have ever taken in CSE. Didnt ever receive anything less than a B+ in my bachelor's before. He will shut you down with a counter-question if you ask him anything. Very hard to get his email reply or schedule outside of his class. Never considers students' situation. Never teaches hands-on - only ppt slides! The worst!

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    CS5318

    😎awesome

    May 13th, 2021

    Quality

    5.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS5318

    😎awesome

    May 13th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : A

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    study the slides before lectures to pass the test, multiple-choice (8 choices ), short answers questions, 2 extra credit in-class assignments, project easy A if meet the requirement. Quiz every week. test 1 is harder than test 2 which is harder than Final. The final project phase is more important than phase 1 and 2, treated us like kids.

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  • Shengli Yuan at University of Houston Downtown - RateMyProfessors.com (43)

    CS3318

    😖awful

    Apr 5th, 2021

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

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    CS3318

    😖awful

    Apr 5th, 2021

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Audit/No Grade

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Absolutely one of the WORST professors at UHD. Not only is he a tough grader but he makes it extra difficult by not letting you see what you did wrong. For example, wanna see answers you got wrong on a quiz/test? He doesn't allow it "because it might end up online." Submitted an assignment wrong format because of loose instructions? Too bad so sad.

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    CS3321

    😖awful

    Dec 6th, 2020

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS3321

    😖awful

    Dec 6th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    My advice is to avoid this professor. He's quick to respond to emails so that gives him some points. His exams are difficult so you need to read carefully. The group project is something you want direct feedback on because he'll count off points for subjective things. I want to like this professor but without face to face interaction, he's a no.

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  • CS3304

    😎awesome

    Sep 18th, 2020

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    3.0

    CS3304

    😎awesome

    Sep 18th, 2020

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : F

    Textbook

    : No

    yo. this professor made me smarter by failing his class. we watch these youtube videos expecting these personalities to push us. he's like them but with a PhD.

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    CS4318

    😎awesome

    Aug 23rd, 2020

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS4318

    😎awesome

    Aug 23rd, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Grade

    : B+

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    Let me get down to the point. This professor's exams are DIFFICULT but not impossible. The material is on the powerpoints he posts online. If I have a recommendation, it's to write down the examples and learn them. He gives the answers out. The group project is an easy A. He does not expect you to be a SQL wunderkind but you need to show effort.

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    5

  • CS5318

    😎awesome

    Aug 23rd, 2020

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

    CS5318

    😎awesome

    Aug 23rd, 2020

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : Yes

    He is a good professor. Explains very well. clears the doubts.

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    CS4318

    😎awesome

    Aug 10th, 2020

    Quality

    4.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS4318

    😎awesome

    Aug 10th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : Yes

    Textbook

    : Yes

    Online Class

    : Yes

    I understand the frustration, but its a 4000 level class. COVID is difficult, but not an excuse to get an automatic pass. The answers to the test questions are in the slides, and he allows a written cheat sheet. With good study practice, you should at the very least get a C . He is one of the quickest professors to respond to email questions.

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    CS3318

    😖awful

    Aug 8th, 2020

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS3318

    😖awful

    Aug 8th, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : Rather not say

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    The worst class I've had the displeasure of going through throughout many hours of schooling, period. Especially during cov It's one thing to just dump your entire package of lectures and powerpoints at the start of the semester, it's another to change exam deadlines last minute and obfuscate as much as possible what to actually study for. AVOID.

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    Aug 1st, 2020

    Quality

    1.0

    Difficulty

    4.0

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    CS4318

    😖awful

    Aug 1st, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Not Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : C

    Textbook

    : No

    Online Class

    : Yes

    I took this class while covid was a thing so I had to take it online. Easily the WORST class experience I have ever had. He posts all the notes at the beginning of the semester and says "See ya." We never had one single online class. The interactive component of the class was not there. You will not pass the exams so ace your group project.

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  • CS4318

    😖awful

    Jun 2nd, 2020

    Quality

    2.0

    Difficulty

    5.0

    CS4318

    😖awful

    Jun 2nd, 2020

    For Credit

    : Yes

    Attendance

    : Mandatory

    Would Take Again

    : No

    Grade

    : B

    Textbook

    : No

    The database management course itself is difficult and the professor doesn't really answer questions clearly. It's more like he'll ask you the question back and make you solve it on your own. The tests are hard and can be long. You gotta really study to great a decent grade. Our semester long group project was SQL related.

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