Any comments?

As we near the end of the course, it's perhaps time to reflect on the whole experience. I would be interested in any constructive suggestions or comments you might like to make: Did you find the course rewarding? Are there any specific areas that could do with some improvement? If so, where, and what do you suggest? Is the textbook helpful? Is the webpage helpful? Any suggestions for improvement are welcome.

You can drop me a note (paper), send me a MIO or email, or even leave a comment at ratemyteachers.ca(!), whatever suits you best. I can stand abuse, and actually enjoy compliments, but I would really look forward to thoughtful comments from your perspective. (Feel free to tell me you hate (eg) derivations, or whatever, but keep in mind that the main outline of the course isn't likely to change - it's where you think the details can be improved that I want to know.)

Please feel free to make your comments anonymous, so you don't have to worry about my "finding out" who said what. Eg, if you use email, you can set up a temporary Hotmail account, send the email, and then close the account. I'd like you to feel comfortable to speak your mind. (I trust you folks to be civil and thoughtful!)

A personal comment: I think you already know that I really enjoy teaching this course. Whatever your thoughts about the subject matter, I found most of you to be willing to give the subject a real try, and I respect your efforts to deal with material that was probably very different from your other courses. Most of you have succeeded with grace and dignity - I hope you found the experience at least half as rewarding as I did! I wish you all the best of luck with the rest of your studies at JAC, and beyond.

And a final suggestion: once you've finished the course (now or after Test 5), why not read the first 4 or 5 pages of the book again - it should all make a lot more sense this time round. (And you get to enjoy my prose once more ... )
Check out my "science & maths reading list" for some leisure reading over the holidays. And most importantly:

Happy Holidays from us both(!)