Student Complaints About Lectures

  • There are not enough (or any) concrete examples.
  • Quizzes/homework/lectures don't necessarily match the exams.
  • Homework is not related to lecture.
  • The instructor shows little or no enthusiasm for the subject or the class.
  • There is no emphasis on what is more important and less important.
  • The instructor never asks questions, doesn't know what's going on in the class.
  • The material is dry.
  • Lectures add little to the text.
  • The instructor doesn't pause during lecture.

(Results are from a non-scientific survey of hundreds of evaluations from Berkeley students.)