Principles of Accounting
Professor Klein is the worst. His exams didn't have much correlation with his lectures and the book. His lecturing style is all over the place and doesn't seem to lecture fully on a topic. His office hours at at ridiculous hours (like at 8am) and he does not reply to your e-mails. He does not give partial credit and grades extremely harshly. There are much better management professors out there. Whatever you do, avoid Klein.
Let me state here that he is a great prof - straightforward exams that are of above average but not impossible difficulty, complimented by solid lecturing from who seems to be a very knowledgeable man. Only thing I didn't like was how he added surprise quizzes and an extra homework in the class without any kind of legitimate warning. The syllabus mentioned quizzes, but not how they would fit into grading. From someone used to profs adhering exactly to syllabi (from engineering) this was unusual, even uncomfortable. But despite the one (minor) qualm, I like most reviewers before me, highly recommend him.
Winter 2016 - I hold Professor Ravetch in high esteem and regard. I have taken Management 1B three times. I failed three times. I gave it everything I had but I felt like maybe there was some skill missing that was not allowing me to continue in accounting. I went into Ravetch's class with a 3.4 GPA in 2011 and came out with 2.8 in 2016. It made me re-assess everything in life. I dropped out of UCLA during this time trying to figure out what was missing. I would never blame the Professor for my short-comings as a student but I am embarrassed to have come out with such low grades time and time again. He is the first Professor to fail me. It did have a psychological effect which I don't know if it may replicate in others, but it's definitely a good thing. I went to a community college and took a Math Assessment Exam to see where I stood. I was placed into Pre-Algebra. So, suffering from a severe handicap in my math skills and given Professor Ravetch is one of the greatest mathematical minds you will ever come across, I deduct that I was not on par with the standards this Professor requires. I have been in college since 2006 and at UCLA since 2010. For me, Professor Ravetch has the toughest exams ever (if you do not come from a mathematical mind-set). I recall the first exam, watch out how he phrases the Revenue Recognition question. I could not figure it out during office hours. I strongly recommend you prepare for the Market Capitalization or PE Ratio question which is very easy but use algebra and be 100% SURE OF YOUR WORK. I felt like quitting so many times or just getting a no pass deal but it seemed like taking the coward's way out. As the class proceeded, things got rougher for me. I was totally lost when it was Flexible Budget and Taxation. I recorded all his lectures and went to his class no matter what. I learned so much from his lectures but unfortunately I have not been able to translate it to a proper grade. Regardless of the fact that I am a few days from graduation, I feel like I don't deserve my B.A for the fact that I could not do better in this class. It has haunted me and continues to. I intend on returning to take his Management 1B course as an Extension class. I have enrolled in mathematics courses at my community college with the sole goal of passing his class one day. I have never earned so many F's in my life, I am in too deep. Professor Ravetch has permanently attracted me to accounting and for that I am eternally grateful. This is the best Professor I have ever had in my life. These failures have emboldened me to pursue accounting in order to one day pass his course. I feel like Professor Ravetch embodies the Bruin spirit. I am honored to be failed by him. My highest respect to those who did well.
Winter 2023 - This contents of this class are very simple and Woo does a good job of clearly and thoroughly explaining them. The exams are also structured to be non-cumulative, so you only need to focus on a small portion of the class for each exam. Thus, getting an A is extremely easy and straightforward. Having taken Gardner for 1A, I can say that Woo is miles easier, however, it is important to note that if you plan on taking 120A and onwards, Woo doesn't really prepare you too well. I suspect she skips over a lot of the content expected to be covered in 1B in order to give students an easier time, which can be for better or for worse depending on how you look at it. Overall though, I would recommend taking Woo for 1B, as all one cares about is GPA, and you will easily get an A with her.