This was taken from MIT's Course Evaluation Guide, Fall, 1991
The Best and Worst Comments Received
"This class was a religious experience for me...I had to take it all on
"Text makes a satisfying 'thud' when dropped on the floor."
"The class is worthwhile because I need it for the degree."
"His blackboard technique puts Rembrandt to shame"
"Textbook is confusing...someone with a knowledge of English should
"Have you ever fallen asleep in class and awoke in another? That's the
way I felt all term."
"In class I learned I can fudge answers and get away with it." [That's
an excellent lab technique that is learned by all undergrads.]
"Keep lecturer or tenure board will be shot."
"The recitation instructor would make a good parking lot attendant.
Tries to tell you where to go, but you can never understand him."
"Text is useless. I use it to kill roaches in my room."
"In class, the syllabus is more important that you are."
"Help! I've fallen asleep and I can't wake up!"
"Problems sets are a decoy to lure you away from potential exam
"Recitation was great. It was so confusing that I forgot who I was,
where I was, and what I was doing--It's a great stress reliever."
"He is one of the best teachers I have had...He is well-organized,
presents good lectures, and creates interest in the subject. I hope my
comments don't hurt his chances of getting tenure."
"I would sit in class and stare out the window at the squirrels.
They've got a cool nest in the tree."
"He teaches like Speedy Gonzalez on a caffeine high."
"Bogus number crunching. My HP is exhausted."
"The absolute value of the TA was less than epsilon."
[I guess that means he's less than an infinitessimally small non-zero
"TA steadily improved throughout the course...I think he started
drinking and it really loosened him up."
"Information was presented like a ruptured fire hose--spraying in all
directions--no way to stop it."
"I never bought the text. My $60 was better spent on the Led Zeppelin
tapes that I used while doing the problem sets"
"What's the quality of the text? 'Text is printed on high quality
My favorite was on the bottom of the exam was asked how you felt about
the course. One student put down....
"The course was very thorough. What wasn't covered in class was covered
on the final exam."