CHEM 17

Chemical Principles

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James Gober See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.3 Workload 3.5 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness 3.4

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This class itself was alright. Gober tries his best to be funny during lectures and comes across as corny, but he really is a warm guy and cares about his students. He was featured in NELK's vaping prank video but handled the situation well. His midterms can have some pretty ridiculous questions (with equally ridiculous answers), but he does grade on a lenient curve. He also usually tells you what to study ahead of time for the two midterms and finals as well. This quarter, due to coronavirus, Gober does have to administer the test online. His lectures are mainly based on slides he posts ahead of time online, and you're not any worse off just going off the slides and textbook alone to study. (Textbook can be found for free online at Z-Lib).

Discussion is basically an hour long block of TAs explaining homework answers (you have 7 assignments out of the textbook). I personally found my TA hard to understand and he often went off-track a lot, and the whole discussion period was more or less a waste of time for students who know how to do the problems and just need to turn in their homework.

Winter Quarter 2020
Mioy Huynh Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Deborah Jarrett Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Arno Papazyan See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.1 Helpfulness 2.6

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This class is much more difficult than what it should really be. Papazyan makes learning basic highschool chemistry very difficult. Unfortuntately, he is not the best at explaining basic chemistry concepts. Although the course requires a textbook, Papazyan discourages students from learning from the textbook. Instead, he suggest using his slides that he posts on CCLE. However, his slides are extremely confusing. You are better off learning from the textbook. While his weekly quizzes are graded generously, they are far more difficult than what they should be.

Fall Quarter 2019
Beatriz Ruiz-silva See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.7 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.5

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Ruiz-Silva is an awesome professor. She lectures everything that is expected of the student to know. The problem is, she lectures at a rapid pace. At times during this course all I did was write but not understand. Other than that I would recommend her. She always has hand outs and she is always willing to help if you need it.

Dec. 25, 2003
Eric Scerri See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 3.3 Workload 2.9 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 2.9

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I thought this was a solid class. I took this my sophomore year for the psych major, and I hadn't taken chemistry since sophomore year of high school. lectures often have mistakes in them that do get corrected, but overall they were informative. they also had great practice problems. what really helped was lab. Spencer was probably one of the best TA's I've ever had, he was so clear and explained everything really well. Definitely attend section if you need help and clarity. Scerris was also nice and I did think he was approachable, you can stay on the zoom for a good while afterwards to ask questions. if you follow along the practice questions and do the homework, the exams really shouldn't be difficult at all. don't shy away from this class, I was scared at first but really there is no need to be nervous.

Fall Quarter 2020
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