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:I think that the fact that Sadoway's course is popular does not necessarily implies that he is popular, as well. Solid-state chemistry covers semiconductors and electronic-related topics, which means that 3.091 is "less useless" than the other chemistry requirements for people interested in electronics and computer science (which is a great percentage of the MIT students). I know some students that love him, and some students that hate him as well, and Wikipedia should be as objective as possible. Thus, please consider removing or restructuring the statements on Sadoway's popularity [[User:Cloudguitar|cloudguitar]] ([[User talk:Cloudguitar|talk]]) 19:50, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
 
:I think that the fact that Sadoway's course is popular does not necessarily implies that he is popular, as well. Solid-state chemistry covers semiconductors and electronic-related topics, which means that 3.091 is "less useless" than the other chemistry requirements for people interested in electronics and computer science (which is a great percentage of the MIT students). I know some students that love him, and some students that hate him as well, and Wikipedia should be as objective as possible. Thus, please consider removing or restructuring the statements on Sadoway's popularity [[User:Cloudguitar|cloudguitar]] ([[User talk:Cloudguitar|talk]]) 19:50, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
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:One should also make mention of the high regard in which certain OCW students hold Professor. Sadoway. As a 50 year old, retired, computer scientist, I relish the opportunity to round out my science education. Professor Sadoway covers a great deal of material in each lecture. This necessitates a certain intensity on the part of both Professor Sadoway and his students. I find, as Professor Sadoway recommends, that it takes a great deal of time after each lecture to study each "subtopic" to at least a shallow depth. I believe that seven hours a week is the recommended minimum interval. If any comment needs to be made regarding lecture style, I would suggest that attention to maximizing time for course material understanding seems to be his main desideratum. A good grasp of the psychology of the classroom would seem to facilitate that goal.
   
 
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Lecture behavior

This section needs references, if no references are supplied the section may be deleted immediately by anyone. See WP:BLP. --HResearcher 10:49, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

I made mention of his charismatic teaching but referenced the skyrocketing course enrollment as evidence of his popularity on campus. A whole section on lecture behavior is not needed, and sounds a little creepy. I enjoyed his class, but to write in detail about his "lecture behavior" seems to cross the line into obsession. Jhamon 20:49, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Added a link to a interview with Bill Gates who mentions Donald and his popular course. I think this is a pretty notable refference... 64.81.137.9 (talk) 15:57, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
I think that the fact that Sadoway's course is popular does not necessarily implies that he is popular, as well. Solid-state chemistry covers semiconductors and electronic-related topics, which means that 3.091 is "less useless" than the other chemistry requirements for people interested in electronics and computer science (which is a great percentage of the MIT students). I know some students that love him, and some students that hate him as well, and Wikipedia should be as objective as possible. Thus, please consider removing or restructuring the statements on Sadoway's popularity cloudguitar (talk) 19:50, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
One should also make mention of the high regard in which certain OCW students hold Professor. Sadoway. As a 50 year old, retired, computer scientist, I relish the opportunity to round out my science education. Professor Sadoway covers a great deal of material in each lecture. This necessitates a certain intensity on the part of both Professor Sadoway and his students. I find, as Professor Sadoway recommends, that it takes a great deal of time after each lecture to study each "subtopic" to at least a shallow depth. I believe that seven hours a week is the recommended minimum interval. If any comment needs to be made regarding lecture style, I would suggest that attention to maximizing time for course material understanding seems to be his main desideratum. A good grasp of the psychology of the classroom would seem to facilitate that goal.

Reputation

Removed the "Reputation" section as the information is not verifiable. See WP:V. 74.167.252.158 (talk) 04:09, 8 December 2008 (UTC)