I fournd Prof. Bjork to be a great lecturer. He is not John Hummel but he does a great job of making sure that the material is explained well. People did not do all that well on that short-answer exam, but in my opinion it was not that difficult. The readings are very interesting by psych standards (with a few exceptions). Overall you will learn something of value in his Human Memory class.
Winter 2019 - There are quizzes to 6/10 of the lectures and they usually take half an hour in class to complete. They are worth 50% of your grade. So you really have to study for them before every lecture. It took me approximately 1 hour to go over the slides from the last lecture every week. There is a newspaper-style short paper assignment that is worth 10% of your grade. Castel is pretty tolerant about them. There is also a final research paper and it accounts for 30% of the grade. 6-page double-spaced. You can select your own topic as long as it's relevant to the class.
Winter 2023 - The class was not as bad as I expected. There are no midterms or final exam, so that's the good part. However, there are weekly quizzes, but they are pretty manageable and they are based off the lecture slides for the most part. There are a few tricky questions on the quizzes here and there, but overall pretty easy. He drops one quiz as well. We had one blog assignment for the midterm, which was a 3 pg essay (single spaced) about a topic of memory in the class. The final exam was a final research paper we had to write about another topic of memory. This one was 4 pgs single spaced and I feel like this one did not have enough instructions to guide you through the process. It was also time consuming for me since you have to start from scratch and write your own research paper. Overall, the class is pretty easy as long as you can clutch out the quizzes and the two papers. I did not show up to most of the lectures and still managed to get an A so you can do it too!
Spring 2016 - I wasn't expecting to like this class, but I ended up loving it! Dr. Maoz is a really nice prof, and super helpful! Grades are made up of: 1 in class debate (not at all hard), weekly quizzes (he only counts top 5 out of 7, and if you pay attention in class you don't even have to study), a newspaper summary (super simple), participation (easy if you pay attention in class), and a presentation+paper (everyone got credit for doing the presentation, and the paper could be an actual project or a proposal). He even offered 3 points EC for doing 6hrs of SONA credits. Like I've said previously, the class is really interesting and easy if you pay attention in class. I sat in the back and could see when people were online shopping or doing other stuff on their computers. I later heard those people complain about grades, SO PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS.