Questions  Number of responses per item  Student comments 
1) Did you have difficulty understanding the theory covered in Heat Transfer? ( ) No. ( ) A little. ( ) Yes, a great deal. 
4 11 2  a) Actually, medium difficulty. Even though it was taught in a simple way, the course has its peculiarities and equations that require study. 
2) Did you have difficulty calculating microscopic transient balances in the activities during that month? ( ) No. ( ) A little. ( ) Yes, a great deal. 
10 7 0  a) Only for the basics of transient theory. 
3) Did you have difficulty calculating microscopic steadystate balances during that month? ( ) No. ( ) A little. ( ) Yes, a great deal. 
11 6 0  a) The theoretical basis necessary for the steadystate activities was simple. 
4) Do you prefer the monthly evaluations to be conducted as four or five activities in the classroom, as traditional exams or as another type of evaluation? ( ) I prefer four or five activities in the classroom. ( ) I prefer a traditional exam. ( ) I prefer another type of evaluation. (Describe such an evaluation below). 
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 a) If it involved following notes or a problem guide, it would be better to perform the activities. If the format of the lectures changed, then a theoretical exam would be interesting. b) An open seminar containing industrial problems and new technologies in the course. c) A traditional exam, an activity and homework assignments. d) 50% for a traditional exam and 50% for homework assignments. e) 50% to 60% for activities and the rest for a theoretical exam. 
5) After we discussed the use of Excel in the course, did you have difficulty performing the calculations in the requested activities? ( ) No. ( ) A little. ( ) Yes, a great deal. 
11 6 0  a) I had little difficulty with the Excel tools. b) I had little difficulty, but I learned some tricks, and now it is easy to make graphs of functions. 
6) Did you have difficulty understanding the basics because we began with transient problems and then, moved to steadystate problems? ( ) No. ( ) A little. ( ) Yes, a great deal. 
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7) Do you prefer the course to begin with transient problems and then move to steadystate problems or vice versa? Or do you prefer another option? ( ) I prefer that it begin with transient problems. ( ) I prefer that it begin with the steady state. ( ) I prefer that it begin in another way. (Describe how this part of the course should be conducted below). 
10 6 1  a) I do not think I have difficulty with the order but I do with the theoretical basis, which is quite limited. 
8) Did you have any difficulty understanding the heat transfer course? Mark the possibilities that apply. ( ) I understand the basics of the course well. ( ) I understand the physical sense of the problems well. ( ) I am able to connect the basics by solving a specific problem. 
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 a) I only understand some of the basics. 