Patrick Brosnan

8 reviews
Average rating: 3.62




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MATH141

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 09/05/2020
His exams throughout the semester are not difficult at all. But that’s the only thing he has going for him. His lectures are really confusing and he does not prepare you for the final exam which determines way too much of your grade. I had an A before the exam and ended up with a B-.
MATH405

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 03/29/2020
He's a really nice guy, but he has this really annoying habit of deciding he's "bored" halfway through a proof during lectures. Harsh grading in exams but curves at the end of the semester. I would recommend him overall for 405 since he's an algebraist so he has a lot of interesting things to say about the subject.
MATH141

Expecting a D-
Anonymous 03/07/2020
My failing grade is mostly due to me being a bad student and going through a rough patch but I also have stuff to say about his class. He's a pretty okay person and his tests were decently easy but he just goes on and on about proofs when we could be doing examples and actually learning how to solve the problems. So I guess take his class if proofs help you. Also I felt severely under prepared for the final and bombed it. I went from a C+ to a D-.
MATH141

Expecting a B+
Anonymous 12/19/2019
Makes Calc 2 doable. He drops a midterm, like half of the quizzes, and 5 or 6 homeworks. Lectures are a bit proof-heavy, but the midterms are easier than some other professors'. Final is rough, but he does curve.
MATH141

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 11/17/2019
I enjoyed his class. His exams were far easier than the other professors. He is not the best teacher but definitely worth taking him for those easy exams. He also drops 1 midterm, 2 quizzes, and like 4 homeworks... (Fall '19)
MATH403

Expecting an A
Anonymous 06/07/2019
Super chilled prof, thinking of him makes me giggle. I learned so much from him! What's really cool about his teaching style is that he's pretty personal about the stuffs he teaches, so the emphasis on the material is heavily flavored with an algebraist's perspective. The whole class was keen and fun and backed by solid motivations. Wish we had a longer semester to cover more. If you're taking classes with him, please take good care of him. Go to class and envision his brilliancy.
MATH403

Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/26/2019
An awesome professor. Although MATH403 is a hard class, Patrick made the content enjoyable and easy to understand. He is super helpful during office hours and is looking out for his students.
MATH141

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 12/22/2018
Easy exams, but doesn't teach