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polyratings post

MATH 142

Grade Received: C

posted 2018

I had Professor Kopcrak for MATH 141 and loved her so I took her for 142 as well. She is very quirky but it can be entertaining and keep you from falling asleep during class. She loves to get to know her students personally and she will spend lots of time with you in office hours to help you with whatever you need. Office hours are an essential part of doing well in her class, however they can be fairly busy. She gives a lot of worksheets in 141 and not as many in 142, but the worksheet problems explain the concepts much better than the book problems and she gets a lot of her quiz and exam questions from them (ask for extra worksheets in 142!). The class consists of weekly homework, a quiz once a week, two midterms, and a final. The homeworks are long and not always helpful, but she does collect and grade them. The quiz and exam questions usually come from the in-class examples and worksheets, so those are more important to study. The quizzes can be tricky, but the exams are usually easier and everything overall is medium difficulty. Overall, Kopcrak is a great professor and is especially helpful if you can cultivate a personal relationship in office hours or over multiple quarters. Take her if you have the opportunity!

polyratings post

MATH 142

Grade Received: A

posted 2017

I learned a lot having Anna as a calc 2 professor. She taught me things I was supposed to learn in calc 1 and lots more in an easier way than i would have previously thought about the material. She lectures solely on examples but makes them fairly easy to understand. She has quizzes every week that are fairly difficult but if you prove you understand the concepts she gives lots of partial credit. Her midterms weren't too hard and based mostly on the examples used in class and the problems on the quizzes. She is very helpful during tests/ quizzes to answer any questions you have. I would highly recommend her!

polyratings post

MATH 142

Grade Received: B

posted 2017

Professor Kopcrack is a pretty decent teacher even though her jokes are terrible (like so bad). She gives three tests, two midterms and a final. The midterms are about 7-10 questions and are not too difficult. As long as you take good notes you will be fine. Also she doesn't grade very hard. As long as you show your work you will get lots of partial credit. As for homework there is a decent amount. Id say a total of 4-6 hours at the most worth of problems. it varies, some weeks there is only one section due.

polyratings post

MATH 221

Grade Received: B

posted 2016

I chose Kopcrak because of her high polyratings, and she's a solid calc teacher overall. Based on what peers in other sections of this course tell me, her Bus Calc class is on the more demanding side of the scale. Expect roughly 4 hours of heavily-graded, challenging homework per week, and moderately challenging tests. If you put in the time and effort, you'll do alright. I wouldn't say it's an easy A or even an easy B, but everyone should be able to get at least a C. She's got a light, quirky personality that helps you pass the time, but she can also show her agitated side if the class is checked out (which happens pretty easily to a bunch of business majors in a tough calc class). If you end up with her, you're not doomed, but be ready to put in lots of work.

polyratings post

MATH 221

Grade Received: B

posted 2016

Anna kopcrak not only in a condescending professor who does not respect the intelligence of her own students, but she also is incapable of teaching those who are not math-oriented. She cannot teach math in a way that is easily understood, and when you are confused in class she has the ability to make you feel like you have the intelligence of a goat. She gives weekly quizzes and assigns an immense amount of homework every week. The homework is graded by accuracy, and despite you trying your absolute best, you will not receive full credit on a homework assignment. This class was one of the most frustrating and difficult classes I have ever experience in my academic career. I do not recommend this professor. TAKE SOMEONE ELSE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

polyratings post

MATH 329

Grade Received: B

posted 2016

Anna Kopcrat is a terrible teacher. She will not help students if they are having difficulties. Instead, she says "interesting, interesting" when you ask her for clarification. She will literally say this and then walk away. I don't think she knows how to properly explain concepts to her students. Almost all of the learning I did in this class was through the textbook. She also somehow manages to make you feel like a total idiot by putting down your ideas. She has made at least 2 students cry. She also assigns and unbelievable amount of work. There are...-4 tests which have some very poorly written unfair questions-weekly homework assignments that are extremely lengthy. She gives huge homework assignments that are due on test days too, so don't expect to have time to study.-10 quizzes in class-8 reflections-each reflection is about 3-4 pages long of in depth evaluation of math teachers shown in videos- this takes so so long.- Glossary of terms. about 130 terms. Each term takes up an entire page with a picture, definition, and follow up question to help a student better understand the term. While this glossary could be a great assignment, she simply gives too many terms. Expect to spend at least 30 hours working on this dang glossary. I think that Anna basically thinks that her class is the only one that students are taking and that they can dedicate their entire week to her pointless and endless assignments. Literally take anyone else for this class. If she is your only option, just do not take this class until someone else is teaching it.

polyratings post

MATH 221

Grade Received: unknown

posted 2018

I absolutely loved Anna. She understands that this is a support class (for BUS majors), and when the class isn't in the mood to do work, she recognizes it and lets students out early. Her homework is a BITCH, but if you do it all yourself and understand it, the midterms are easy. If you pay attention in class and make an effort to create small talk with her, she will help you out with anything, even if it is a test. When I took our second midterm (one of two) there was one problem I didn't know how to do and she helped guide me to the correct steps and answer. She genuinely wants to see her students succeed and will go out of her way to do so. She makes a LOT of dad jokes, but it eases tension when people don't want to talk or pay much attention. 10/10 recommend taking her class, if you put in the effort on homework it makes the tests a lot easier.