MCD BIO 597

Preparation for M.A. Comprehensive Examination or Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations

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Chentao Lin See Full Profile

Overall 2.7 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.2 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness 3.3

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I had him for LS3 and this class was not that hard. Honestly it was way easier than even Schein's LS2 class. All you have to do is look at the notes. No book required at all. It will require some work and will be very hard. I took this class with 14CL with Pang and 6B with Coroniti and I got all As. LS3 is a hard hard class but this guy is awesome. All you have to do is memorize his notes and his tests are very straightfoward. But you must know every word of his notes though lol. I would take him if you get the chance. He cares about learning a lot and if I am not mistaken he fought with the LS department to GIVE 22.5 PERCENT As when most LS professors only give 17%!!!!!

Nov. 18, 2010
Paul Olague See Full Profile

Overall 1.3 Easiness 1.6 Workload 1.3 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness 1.6

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LS3 with olague is hard to describe. He will say you dont need to know anything "except for the study guide." He almost swears by it. But I'll tell you what it means. For the first midterm, it means "know all general concepts from each lecture slide, know specific concepts that I randomly mention in class, know almost nothing from the textbook unless it helps to explain the lecture slides that are mostly unorganized and confusing, and really understand the answers to the study guide questions." As the quarter moved on, things felt more jumbled up and even more unorganized and confusing for me. He picks some pictures from the textbook and randomly talks about them in lecture, which is very confusing since he doesn't follow the book's sequence so it is not like a math class where you build on information, everything is just out of order. You have to take the energy to go through the textbook yourself to find them which can be hard because sometimes his syllabus doesnt state the accurate chapter because he doesnt really follow the textbook, he just picks what he wants out of it. Many times, i found some of his lecture info out of A DIFFERENT biology book online, meaning that the class textbook is mostly a waste of money anyway. by the second midterm, i was surprised by the questions and the answers to the study guide. i was lost and realized that i wasnt focusing on what he wanted me to focus on since the lecture slides are just pictures that he randomly talks about. he didnt talk about many of the things he asked on the test. he says to not "go into detail" but his final was far more detailed than expected, and it threw me off. this many sound like a very negative feedback but i am only telling you about my experience. it wasnt nearly as painful as other classes i have taken. just know that he curves really well and i got an A- to my surprise.

July 6, 2009
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Jay Phelan See Full Profile

Overall 3.6 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.6 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 3.4

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I took LS 15 with him. He is AWESOME. In our class he ended up giving away about 80 dollars in less than five minutes. Great guy, makes learning fun. I also thought he was kinda cute. He also came to UCLA so he knew what our lives were all about living over here. Great guy wish I could have him for every quarter.

Dec. 5, 2008
Richard Zimmer Full Profile > 2.3 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.4 Clarity 2.9 Helpfulness
Selling 153 book and reader for $50 (Oct. 15, 2014)
Richard Zimmer See Full Profile

Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.9 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 2.9

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Selling 153 book and reader for $50

Oct. 15, 2014
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