Manoj Franklin

17 reviews
Average rating: 4.18




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ENEE303

soulelite 09/30/2016
His lectures are clear, and his handwriting is amazing. Only reason I did not give him 5 stars is because he doesn't give out any homework assignments, so its hard to get any practice if you don't understand the examples he does in class.
ENEE245

Expecting an A+
jjjnmk 11/13/2015
To be honest, I didn't go to many lectures of 245, because I didn't think it was that necessary. The way that 245 is structured with Franklin, you can get away with just going over the slides and the prelab before your lab, because that's pretty much what Franklin does in lecture. That being said, the lectures that I did go to were pretty alright. I'm sure you've heard that he's got the most amazing handwriting in the department, which makes taking notes from him very nice. If you're thinking of taking him for 245, I'd say go for it. His labs are relatively straight forward.


Expecting an A
Anonymous 09/15/2014
I rarely give professors 1 star reviews, but Franklin hit all the wrong places for me. He put in quite certainly no effort into the class and would always be late 5-15 minutes. The lecture wasn't too crucial, but it's at the very least extremely disrespectful to not be on time during allotted time. The class required almost nothing of him, and he wasn't even able to do the little it did. He NEVER responds to email and you need to track him down yourself. He seemed to have absolutely no regulation over the TAs and they all decided for themselves how they wanted to grade and how much extra credit to give, resulting in extreme discrepancies between classes. Very disrespectful and lazy man getting payed to "lecture" and do nothing.
ENEE303

Expecting a B+
Anonymous 05/21/2014
Franklin is an extremely organized lecturer, which is super ironic considering he doesn't bring notes to class and his canvas is as unorganized as I've ever seen. He speaks in a clear and concise manner, answers questions effectively, and doesn't go too fast. He appears to care about students, and is reasonable. Unlike other reviewers have said, he never showed up to class late this semester, his accent is non-existent, and he is very organized. The nature of the course is very difficult, and to compensate he removed homework from the class. This is nice, obviously, because there's no homework, but quizzes and exams count for more, which is scary. Quizzes are graded extremely easily, and exams are harsh-- half of the points are multiple choice, and even if you select the correct answer you could get less than half credit if you don't explain yourself well enough. It helps my note-taking that his handwriting is so neat, and I really appreciate that he doesn't vomit information onto the board, like so many math professors I've had. I think that overall Franklin is an excellent professor. He only got 4 stars from me because his canvas is unorganized and he doesn't respond to emails.
ENEE303

Expecting an A+
koffe55 01/13/2014
Excellent professor. Incredibly neat and organized on the board. Lectures are somewhat slow but are very easy to follow. As long as you don't mind starting lectures ten minutes late, you'll have a great time in this class.
ENEE245

Expecting an A
Anonymous 11/21/2013
Beautiful handwriting.
ENEE303

Expecting an A+
Anonymous 06/06/2013
Dr. Franklin was a great professor for 303. What I like about him is that he explains everything in a clear and understandable way. This was one of the few classes where I was able to understand nearly everything he says in lecture, unlike other professors who fail to communicate those material clearly. He always shows up 10 minutes late and goes through material slowly, but I felt I learned a lot from his lectures. His teaching style just "works." Exam questions appear to be variations of examples he did in class. The key to doing well on the dams is to understand the material intuitively by practicing a lot of problems. Averages tend to be in the high 60's, but it is possible to do very well if you take advantage of test bank problems. He is pretty generous on partial credit though.
ENEE303

Expecting an A
UMDstudent2011 12/20/2012
Professor Franklin is an excellent professor for ENEE303. He's been teaching the class for well over 10 years, so as a student, you quickly realize he's the best the university has to offer when learning about Transistors. By no means is this class an easy A. You need to understand the material or else you will find yourself struggling come exam time. I found the class to be rather easy to learn. Make sure you understand Small-Signal Analysis for BJTs, MOSFETs, & Difference Amplifiers because they will be on the exam. Understanding these concepts helped separate me from other students. The class is curved initially by 3%, but as the semester goes on, you'll notice the class is curved off of where you stand against your classmates. He follows OURUMD grading distribution to the T, so use that to determine where you stand.
ENEE303

Expecting an A
engr 10/03/2012
Best professor ever !!! I recommend taking 303 with him and any other classes available with him cuz he goes by every detail and his exams are pretty much from the homework and class notes (you can do hwk if u have ur class notes) I got a B in this class but if i wudve put in an extra effort, I wud've definately gotten an A
ENEE245

bigbabby 05/15/2012
This was his first semester teaching 245, and it shows. Lectures would consist of him basically reading the lab specification to us. About halfway into the semester, the labs go from telling you exactly what to do to telling you no information at all. The last lab was copied off of the internet, but only the useless information. The final was okay, not representative of the semester at all, but the TAs graded fairly leniently.
ENEE303

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/27/2011
Thorough lectures, although it can be difficult to pay attention as he speaks very softly and mentions some important concepts in passing. He can be very meticulous in writing out diagrams, which makes note-copying (and catching up) much easier. He did not give pop quizzes as in previous semesters, which was a bonus. His tests were relatively straightforward and he's pretty generous with partial credit. My biggest complaint with the class was with the difficulty of the homework, which often stressed concepts we were not expected to know (and often did not cover) in lecture/exams. Still, overall, this was a pretty easy class, and Franklin was pretty great. As always, look at practice exams (helps immensely).
ENEE303

Anonymous 01/28/2011
Franklin is pretty good. His lectures are extremely clear as he draws everything to quantum precision. He's pretty good at explaining stuff too. I actually wish he had given us more homework because I felt like we never really got to practice the problems enough. And I wish he wouldn't do his pop quizzes because they were pointless and tested memorization more than understanding of the concepts. But his tests are fair and they count for most of the grade, so it's pretty easy to get an A in the class.
ENEE303

Expecting an A
whynot 01/28/2011
His lectures are awesome - if you are taking 303 with Newcomb you should try to sit in on Franklin's lectures if you can. His notes are very neat and clear. His lectures can become somewhat disorganized, but it's just because he always asks students questions and tries to pick apart what they don't know. Whether you think this is good or not is up to you. He also has pop quizzes in his lectures. They are multiple choice and count for a substantial portion of your grade. I think quiz were like 20%, HW like 10% and the rest was midterm + final. His exams are extremely hard. Prepare well, do EVERY homework, and study like mad. Show *ALL* your work, even on multiple choice questions, as he gives lots of partial credit if your reasoning is good.


Xin 11/25/2009
He is boring, has a thick accent, can't teach, and is a total jesus freak. The enee206 lectures are pointless to go to. You don't learn anything at all. He posts the powerpoints online so just review them at your dorm before you go to class. He is nice though.
ENEE303

Expecting an A
Anonymous 11/23/2009
AWESOME professor! For all EE students: u'll be better off taking this prof for whatever class he teaches. He has an awesome curve. First of, you have to pay attention in class for the multiple choice lecture quizzes. And you have to note that these are almost the same questions on the exams. Also, you have to go over and solve the practice exam questions since the exam questions are similar to those. Also he is a little difficult to catch for office hours. So in case you need help you have to talk to him after class. Because he takes some time before replying to emails.
ENEE303

swieneck 09/09/2009
I took professor Franklin for both ENEE303 and ENEE313 and can honestly say that he has been one of the best professors I've ever had. What I like most about him is that he explains things in a very clear and understandable way. Also he is a really fair grader, and the problems you get on the test are usually the same or very similar problems to what was in the homework or in examples from the book.
ENEE303

Anonymous 08/27/2009
He is very organized on the board. He is very helpful at office hours. His exams are similar to homework and exams from last year. Overall, a great guy.