LING 120B

Syntax I

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Vrinda Chidambaram See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.5

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I took this class in the Fall 2014 and can say that she was very enthusiastic about teaching the class! I certainly learned a lot from her and because of her, I moved onto Syntax II.
The general break down of the class is as follows:
40% Homework (5% each assignment)
25% Midterm
35% Final
I really looked forward coming to this class every day! She made the class fun and is definitely approachable and will explain a concept to you over and over again if need be. By far one of my favorite classes here at UCLA. Overall, definitely recommend her!

Sept. 16, 2015
Kristen Greer See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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The class is not hard, but her lectures and notes are somewhat unclear. Notes are extremely long, too detailed. She should try to give more examples to make her point rather than hand out long notes or slides. Maybe because it is her first quarter. But overall, she is a good teacher and her grading is great. There are total 2% extra points which are important. The median of the first midterm and final is like 85% and everyone gets a high homework grade. I think she does not curve on the final grade. I did higher than the average grade for both exam and 90% for all homework and quizzes and ended up with A.

Winter Quarter 2016
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Peter Hallman Full Profile > 4.5 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 4.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
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Overall 4.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 3.8

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Hilda Koopman Full Profile > 3.2 Overall 1.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 3.5 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
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Overall 3.2 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 3.2

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Felicia Lee Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 2.2 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness
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Felicia Lee See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 2.2 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.8

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Nicoletta Loccioni See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Nico is a very kind and approachable professor. She's the type of person to say hi to you even outside of class, which shows how welcoming she is. On top of that, she knows her stuff and can definitely help if you ever get stuck.

Homework in this class was very manageable. It covered the topics in class and there was never a moment when I questioned whether a problem correlated with the lecture. She posts her lecture notes, which are very helpful (I recommend studying by going through this and studying/copying all of the example trees).

Her midterm and final lined up with the homework and there are barely any curveballs. For this class, do the homework well, go to office hours if you get stuck (I had Zhuo Chen as a TA, phenomenal guy), and review homework and lecture notes. You'll be fine.

Good luck!

Fall Quarter 2018
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