MCD BIO 165A

Biology of Cells

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Hilary Coller See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.3 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 4.7

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ok. where to begin. her class was always kind of confusing. Her first exam was very easy ( the average was around a 90%). Her second exam was increasingly more difficult and she didn't allot enough time for students to complete the test. For this exam she ended up extending class period and giving students an extra credit opportunity( some students didn't even finish the test). People above are right about her providing many sources for extra credit tho! The most annoying thing about her class is the timed-quiz by far. She gives you a thicccc paper ( we had a 32pg cell manuscript) to 'read' and you have to answer questions regarding the paper during class. This ( for me) was near to impossible. I though i did really bad but apparently many students did so she hella curved. In fact, the second midterm was probably curved too because I got over 100% and for a fact did not get everything right. I ended up with an A+ lol.

How I got an A+:

- skipped lecture, watched bruincast( take notes on slides and UNDERSTAND the methodology behind the experiments)
- discussions are not necessary to attend ( I only went to two of them and they weren't helpful-- plus they post the slides)
- EMPHASIS ON SLIDES AND EXPERIMENTS- that's all you need to know.
- do the extra credit assignments
- make sure you dont lose points on the hw assignments

Spring Quarter 2019
Luisa Iruela-Arispe See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.6 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.6

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Probably the best class I ever took at UCLA. A lot of work but if you put in the time you can get the grade you desire. She is fair and to the point. She want students to succeed as long as they work.

Fall Quarter 2018
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Peiyun Lee Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 1.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
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Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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Alvaro Sagasti See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.2

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Dr. Sagasti is definitely very knowledgeable and he doesn't just give you the answer when you ask a question. He can go pretty fast during lectures, but office hours were definitely super helpful. However, this class definitely covered a ton of material so the final was very long. He likes to ask "make your own experiment" type questions so you need to know all the experimental techniques and how to analyze results. I was lacking in that area -- though I knew the techniques and results I would want, it was hard to put into the concise words that he wanted. Overall, learned a ton in this class.

Winter Quarter 2019
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