Expecting an A
|This is an awful professor. After going through the entire course, I didn't learn anything about technical writing. She never actually taught us anything aside from really basic stuff like grammar and formatting. To top it off, she has really high standards. There are weekly writing assignments which form parts of a huge culminating final project. You have to create a training module in the form of a power point of at least 50 slides,and send it out to 6 to 8 people to test the usability. Then you have to give a 15 minute presentation on the results of the usability testing.|
Expecting a ?
|This is an awful class. There is way too much work for a three credit class. There is a ridiculous number of horrible group assignments (1-2 per week) -- thats not including the two "big" group presentations There is a ton of reading. And almost all of the assignments are busywork where the students learn absolutely nothing. To top it off, almost the entire course is about natural disasters...not terrorist events. This is one of the most annoying course I have taken at UMD for its horrible structure, its inability to be focused on terrorism (what the course should be about), the group projects, the never ending busy work, and the fact that after all this annoyance I still have learned nothing.|