Why Ecology Matters: Science Behind Environmental Issues
Fall 2016 - Professor Lipman was really nice! She taught very engaging and interesting lectures and the class was quite enjoyable. However, my TA was a pretty inconsistent grader, and he also graded all my assignments super late so I was never able to use any of the feedback to improve. There are 4 labs (including participation and attendance points which count as much as one lab) and I averaged like a B/B+ in them because I never received any feedback until after finals week. Nonetheless, extensions were handed out like candy which was pretty awesome. Also, professor Lipman has a policy where if attendance in class is high throughout the quarter she holds a group midterm and final which is such a grade boost! Also make sure to do the Extra Credit! It's basically a two-page book report that can give you up to 4% more on your overall grade if you get full marks. I did it in an hour and didn't even read the book and I got full marks on it so I highly recommend doing it. It's most likely going to bump you up to the next letter grade.