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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Song Zhang

Song Zhang
Professor (2010 – 2014)
Mississippi State (MSU)
Computer Science & Engineering
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2.8333**+
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Rated by 12 students
2.99
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across 2 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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CSE 2383
CSE 2813
CSE 4413
CSE 4990

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4****
CSE 2813 - Discrete Structures
He's a good teacher, everyone knows that, but the class is just insanely boring. Almost everyone comes to class just to check attendance and rarely listen to him, but don't worry, you can just go to the slides he uploaded at home and study by yoursel...
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Professor rated by: Computer Science & Engineering Student on 4/9/12
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3***
CSE 2813 - Discrete Structures
I agree with the first comment about Dr. Zang for the most part. Discrete was a really boring class to begin with and so was his teaching. However, if you did the homework, you could do great on the quizzes since all material was taken directly fro...
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Professor rated by: Student on 7/14/08
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
3***
I agree with the first comment about Dr. Zang for the most part. Discrete was a really boring class to begin with and so was his teaching. However, if you did the homework, you could do great on the quizzes since all material was taken directly from the homework. Also, the tests were pretty easy. He always seemed willing to answer questions (in class and outside of class), even if at times he was quiet and took a while to explain what he was thinking. You will probably have to teach yourself the majority of the information on your own, but the easy tests and quizzes make up for it.
Professor rated by: Student on July 14, 2008
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
3***
This course was about as average as I can imagine a course at MSU being. Attend the classes, read the book, and form study groups. Zhang isn't a bad teacher, but he isn't that great, either. He uses PowerPoint presentations and ends up reading from them. Asking questions would cause him to lose his train of thought. If you have previous experience with math theory, then Zhang shouldn't be a problem for you. If you don't know what math theory or logic theory is, choose another instructor.
Professor rated by: Student on March 2, 2010
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
2**
I feel kinda bad for Dr. Zhang; this is really boring material. But I can't let him off the hook though, he doesn't really do anything to make it interesting either. The material is easy, the tests are easy, the homework is dull and repetitive, and his presentation is pretty dry. There's really not much else to say about this class. Just get it out of the way, and if somebody else is teaching, maybe they will make it less painful than it is with Dr. Zhang.
Professor rated by: Student on July 22, 2011
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
1*
He assigns homework every class period except after tests and usually gives quizzes once a week. The problem is that he doesn't do a good job of explaining the material he is teaching and he races through everything. Tests take multiple weeks to be graded and the only class grades he posts online are your midterm and final grades. I would not take this teacher again.
Professor rated by: Student on May 5, 2009
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
4****
He's a good teacher, everyone knows that, but the class is just insanely boring. Almost everyone comes to class just to check attendance and rarely listen to him, but don't worry, you can just go to the slides he uploaded at home and study by yourself. The class is not hard, keep doing homework and understand it and you'll be fine
Professor rated by: Computer Science & Engineering Student on April 9, 2012
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
1*
Be prepared to do homework EVERY SINGLE DAY.The only bright side is that he does not grade homework for accuracy. He also does not give back any homework. So there is not a way to see if you are doing the problems correctly. Best of luck...you will need it.
Professor rated by: Student on October 28, 2010
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
4****
The class material is boring... its not his fault. I played on my laptop almost every single class. I did all my homework and did average on all 3 tests. I studied hard for the final and pulled out with an A. Proofs and mathematical induction are tough.
Professor rated by: Student on December 14, 2010
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CSE 2383
Data Struc & Anal of Alg
2**
Very boring teacher for a class that's not very interesting in the first place. He's foreign, and he seemed very unsure of himself for the first few weeks so his speech was garbled and quiet, not a good combination for this class. Tests were easy, especially if you can find someone who has some old tests. Attendance is not important. I'd say only take this guy if you plan on teaching yourself rather than going to class. Even then, random (about biweekly) quizzes are worth 10% of your final grade, so you're 'supposed' to go. I'd avoid him if you can.
Professor rated by: Student on June 4, 2007
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
3***
The material isn't super exciting but he doesn't do much to help. He tries to engage the class by asking questions but his questions often make little sense. He made me feel dumb by trying to follow his lectures so I eventually quit paying attention. It was still an easy A.
Professor rated by: Computer Science & Engineering Student on June 19, 2015
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
3***
Professor rated by: Computer Science & Engineering Student on July 7, 2014
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CSE 2383
Data Struc & Anal of Alg
4****
Professor rated by: Computer Science & Engineering Student on May 9, 2012
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CSE 2813
Discrete Structures
4****
Professor rated by: Computer Science & Engineering Student on April 10, 2012
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