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Review from a student who took EE306
Dr. Ambler is an awesome guy and by far my favorite prof in EE so far. His class wasn't the easiest but definitely one of the most enjoyable classes I've taken. He's not only a great instructor but is always willing to help you out in any way possible. Short story - take Ambler for any class if at all possible!
Review from a student who took EE 306
Having no prior programming experience killed me. I worked my butt off for a B. Ambler's cool but ADHD which was somewhat amusing however did not bode well for my acquisition of knowledge. And programs were evil.
Review from a student who took EE 306
Absolutely great guy, interesting lectures, my favorite EE course of freshman year by far. Good personality and help, though the programming of LC-3 can be difficult. I had decent TA's but never made much use of them. Great class, pretty easy final, but watch out for the exams - they're not easy.
Review from a student who took EE 306
His lectures were alright, seemed like most of the class went. He would basically write down all of the notes and all you do is copy them down. They key to this class is reading the book and basically memorize it. For the tests you are allowed cheat sheets, but believe me, they really don't matter much. Find people who have taken him before and check out old exams, it might help you out. He's kinda funny but his jokes get old. He never really taught us how to program the LC-3, he just copied down program examples which he found somewhere. The programs are impossible and the Problem sets are easy. You really don't have a choice theres just one teacher that teaches 306 each semester, enjoy! Theres hardly any curve, so you'll know who your classmates will be next semester because a bunch of people switch majors because of this class!
Review from a student who took EE 306
Dr. Ambler was my professor for EE 306 (the class Yale Patt usually teaches). Dr. Ambler is also a chairman of the ECE Department at UT. He usually teaches upper level courses, but in Fall '02 he taught one section of EE 306 (intro to computing) beacuse of the record number of freshmen enrolled in the ECE department. If you have never met him, you are in for a treat. He has a wonderful personality and is a really dedicated teacher. I look forward to having him again for upper level classes when I get further into my major. From what I gathered from talking to people in Patt's sections of EE 306 I had it a lot easier then they did. I got a B in the course without putting in much effort. (me being the slacking type, I didn't even do 2 of the programming assignments)
Review from a student who took EE 306
He's a really awesome guy... His lectures were funny, and I didn't fall asleep in any one of them... I look forward to his class and enjoy the subject because of him... His homework/Programs/Tests are really hard, and unless you study hard AND are smart you will not do well... The TAs make the tests and they are really picky about details (as you should be)... Be on your gaurd for tricks in the homework, and it should help you pick them up on the exams... However, the course workload isn't bad AT ALL so I recommend this 306 class over any other ones...
Review from a student who took EE 302
Professor Ambler was a good teacher to have. He has a great personality and always has something funny to say in class, keeping it interesting. He did tend to digress in class, and move a little quickly, but I found that if you payed attention in class and read the book on the relevent chapter after he finished it, it was easy to keep up with the class. His programming assignments (five of them, worth 4% each) were pretty hard and time consuming, but he understood that and tried to make it as easy as possible (by extending the deadline and whatever else he could). My only complaint was that the programming on the tests was made a little too hard by the TAs, giving us some impossibly stupid questions. I got straight 90s on all the programming assignments, but got a 37% on the second test because of this. Overall though, he is a good professor.
Review from a student who took ee 306
Interesting lecturer--he's pretty funny and presents information in a coherent manner. I don't know if this is a pattern, but the TAs he picked were awesome. The tests were pretty challenging; one of them was way too hard--class average necessitated a 25 point curve. Plus, how cool is it to take a class from the department chair?
Review from a student who took ee 306
watch out for the TAs, b/c they wrote every single test and they are a BITCH.... i swear i wanted to cock slap my TA
Review from a student who took EE 306
dr. ambler is an excellent professor. he tends to get distracted in his lectures quite often but it usually provides for much entertainment. he is a very friendly and jovial person and easily approachable. he will do anything under his power to help you do well in his class as long as you take the initiative to ask for it... he's always available in his office, by email, and even gives you his home phone number. i came into his class having absolutely no programming experience and was afraid that i would be behind most everyone else, but he does an excellent job teaching for beginners and i came out with an A. i highly recommend dr. ambler if you have a chance to take his class.
Review from a student who took EE 306
Great instructor, but the tests are killer...the TAs make them
Review from a student who took EE 306
Ambler is a decent lecturer, but the truth is you don't need to go to class to make a good grade. Become friends with the best TA's, and YOU pick the TA, so pick someone good (talk to people to find out who's good). Programs (4 of them) are tough, but if you work them, you'll be better off for classes like EE316 and EE312. Ask TA's about the test, b/c they make them. Before test day, go to 3 or 4 different TA sessions with your questions. That's where you learn the material (or in the book, b/c the book is excellent, don't sell it, you might need it later). EE 306 is where they seperate the men from the boys, so buckle up, and enjoy the ride.
Review from a student who took EE 306
I absolutly loved Professor Ambler!!... I had the misfortune to repeat EE306.. First time with Patt & second time with Ambler and I must say that I am so glad that I did!! Without repeating the class with Ambler I would've probably never learned ANYTHING in 306. He is a very interesting guy with something funny to say all the time. A great guy to talk to about your concerns... Maybe that's why he is the dept. head? Anyways.. I go to his lectures everytime and he never bores me! Great lecturers and great teaching style.. If you are discouraged by failing a FALL 306 CLASS.. YOU ARE AVERAGE!! Try and take 306 in the spring because the classes are generally smaller and more interaction can be achieved! P.S. Do the homework..

Grades given in courses taught by Anthony Ambler

When teaching EE 382M

grade: a b c d f drops
percentage: 79% 19% 0% 0% 1% 1%

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When teaching EE 360N

grade: a b c d f drops
percentage: 35% 37% 21% 3% 2% 2%

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When teaching EE 379K

grade: a b c d f drops
percentage: 52% 27% 11% 1% 1% 7%

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When teaching EE 316

grade: a b c d f drops
percentage: 29% 27% 14% 3% 13% 14%

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When teaching EE 306

grade: a b c d f drops
percentage: 16% 24% 27% 12% 12% 10%

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When teaching EE 155

grade: a b c d f drops
percentage: 69% 23% 7% 0% 0% 2%

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