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Brenda Larison See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.7 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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I really enjoyed my time taking this class! I would definitely take this class again even though I do agree with the person below me that it is a lot of work, but I do think Dr. Larison is fair with her tests and she is very kind to her students.

Very light, you only have to post on piazza and reply to 1 post for participation. You also have a presentation on 1 group project but most people did very well on this. She also lets you miss 3 lectures, and she drops your 3 lowest quizzes (or keeps them, whichever gives you a higher grade).

Field Trips:
There are 3 out of class day field trips (one during a Saturday) which are fun and one 3 day camping trip. You are allowed to make up these field trips if you can't make them! To make up the camping trip you need to do a whole day birding trip (7-8 hours) outside of the LA county and another half day one that can be in LA.

Were fun with Dan! The practical was harder than I thought and consisted of birding, bird relationship with their ecosystems, etc. but he did offer a 10% credit for uploading your birdlist on eBird which was very generous.

The midterms were difficult in the sense that there was a lot of information in all the slides and you should memorize everything, but she will focus on certain slides more than others and those are the ones that you should really focus on (i.e. diagrams). The midterm was easier because it was just terms and definitions. If you go to office hours and ask her if you should know ____ she will tell you so you know what to focus on!

The final was definitely harder than I expected in the sense that it focused more on the experiments of the items went over in lecture and the specifics of the experiment however the slides mainly focused on the experiments and in lecture she spent a lot of time on the experiments and not so much the definitions and so I went over the experiments.

Study what she focuses on in class! This class is doable and it's possible to get an A- you're just expected to put work in. It's a really fun class and worth the effort!

Spring Quarter 2019
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