What do you like most about lecture? (1:00pm)
Professor is dynamic personality
Explanations to examples
The enthusiasm the instructor has about the course material and how it is presented to us.
Level of enthusiasm from instructor.
I like the lecturerís attitude towards the students. The atmosphere is very casual which lowers my anxiety about the course.
I like the fact that the instructor actually enjoys teaching us, and is enthusiastic about what heís teaching.
Instructors attitude towards the class.
The demos, the fact that a microphone is use so I can hear everything clearly.
Having lecture notes to look at, the demos
Good attitude of the lecturer, demonstrations.
The demonstrations and acts, and half-time.
Able to keep our attention through various ways.
Instructor is not boring as some can be, relaxed atmosphere only 2 lectures /week instead of 3
Demos, they show how the physics actually applies and occurs in real life
Demos are enjoyable
Some of the demos are interesting
Itís completely on the web
I like the acts and demos because they show some hard to believe concepts as true
Itís interactive not boring
Shoot the monkey (and demos like it)
The classroom atmosphere that Kevin Pitts encourages
Itís meant to be fun. Its is apparent that the instructor wants to defuse the misconception that physics is boring
Pitts presents the material in a way that is easy to understand. Having the lecture notes ahead of time makes things much easier to follow. The demonstrations are also great. Itís easier to understand something when you actually see it
Itís very entertaining and interesting
Demos are helpful
The demos help us understand the concepts better
Thought is necessary, we are not told what to think, focuses on main points
The demos, they keep me awake
The different part of lecture
Shoot the monkey
Instructor is funny so lecture doesnít seem so boring
Demonstrations (leaky cup, shoot the monkey). Music, Calvin & Hobbs. Half time show could be better if people did stuffJ
We do the acts and they are explained
The demos, plus it is interesting
Good professor, "makes learning fun!"
The professor is enthusiastic & teaches material
It is pretty interesting $ enjoyable
Halftime, general layout
I like the energy the instructor has. I l also like the in class demonstrations
The instructors attitude
It has a fun atmosphere
Demos help me learn
Keeps my attention, demos are fun, instructor is a good speaker
The web based homework, the demonstrations
Itís not the typical lecture where you listen and take notes. It is interactive and not boring
Enthusiasm of instructor
Demos and acts-opportunities to ask questions
The beason, the cart and shoot the monkey
Pittís dry humor (seriously)
Lecturer is very friendly and interesting
The acts, and the demonstrations
You keep our attention with a good attitude, presentations, and the 2 minute halftime break really helps to sit back down and pay attention for the remainder for the period. Good idea, especially in a class thatís 1 hour 15 minutes
Keeps me awake-instructor is very funny and engaging
Good demos the instructors enthusiasm
Good demos, instructor is very enthusiastic, keeps me interested
The demos and halftime
The instructor is an excellent teacher. He really seems to enjoy what heís doing and really knows it well.
The demonstration, sense of humor
I like the demos
The demonstration makes the material more interesting and easier to learn
It is very interesting. The acts help me visualize the concepts being covered
The instructor has an approach that keeps interest of the students, as well as halftime and demos
Demonstrations & the acts, halftime
Interaction & halftime
The instructor makes it very interesting and makes it a comfortable atmosphere
I like seeing the demos.
Attempts to link ideas to actual physical movement
The demoís are quite stimulating as far as intellectual curiosity is concerned
Lots of slides, easy to follow
The experiments demonstrations
The acts are good
Light fun atmosphere
Demonstrations, class interaction
I like how notes are preprinted so I can listen more
Halftime. Acts help me better understand rest of boring stuff in lecture. Demos (shoot the monkey) Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, Music at start
Variety of activities
Demos, halftime acts, shoot the monkey
Shooting the monkey
Stimulating, interesting, and the dry humor (kidding)
The monkey of course
The shooting of the monkey. This should be done every lecture
The lecture is interesting humorous and complete
Shooting the monkey
Good lecturer, demos
The lectures and demos are fine-I just wish there was more math and less power point mumbo jumbo
The demos and checking out the scenery
The great jokes
Acts, problems and demos
The presentation and the demonstration!!
That I do not have to take notes since I have the book
The demonstrations are very helpful
Despite its length, it seems to go by as fast as a normal class. It is fairly interesting
Demos of course
Halftime is a good break for such a long lecture
2 days /week. Lecture notes readily available demos
Professor Pitts is great, very energetic, funny, and extremely knowledgeable.
The interaction, demos, halftime, and making it more fun
You try to relate to students
Good slides stuff is explained well
Interesting the examples are good
It seems well organized, and I like having the lecture slides to read along with him. The professor tries to make class interesting
Good visual aids
Demos and halftime
It is explained very well. Easy to understand