Alexander Spokoyny

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Overall Rating 4.7
Easiness 4.1/ 5
Clarity 4.4/ 5
Workload 4.2/ 5
Helpfulness 4.6/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Fall 2022 - TLDR: loved the class, would take it again, and it is WAY easier than any other chemistry class BUT the tests are unfair and there's no way to study for them since it's mostly on random stuff he mentions once (but its almost impossible to get anything below an A- so TAKE THIS CLASS!!!) okay so here's the breakdown Midterm: 25% Final: 35% Lab Projects: 20% Independent Project: 10% Attendance/Participation: 10% Class is curved so an A- is an 88%, B- is 75% etc. One textbook called Stuff Matters, pretty easy to read midterm and final will have one or two random questions about the book The lab projects are done in lab groups of 2 or 3 people and are basically just tik toks about what y'all did in lab that week then the independent project is the same thing but you pick the experiment you want to do. They're super fun and easy to bs. Attendance is MANDATORY!! You have to attend 90% of lectures so basically you can miss 2, there is a sign in sheet that goes around the class but tbh there were a few times that I signed in then left and I was fine. I'm not gonna lie the lectures feel like they drag on and weren't always the most interesting but you learn about things that you encounter in day to day life so that was cool. Plus they were bruincasted but only audio! My favorite topics were nuclear weapons, drugs, and radiation! THE TESTS: you're allowed to have a cheat sheet of a regular sized piece of paper, one side is for the midterm then the backside is for the final. The issue is that most of the questions on the reviews and practice tests (which are what I would put on my cheat sheet) were rarely questions on the actual test. I studied like crazy for the final and still got a D on it. BUT its so easy to get 100% in every other part of the class and the class is curved so even if you fail the tests you will still most likely get an A!!!
Easiness 5.0/ 5
Clarity 5.0/ 5
Workload 5.0/ 5
Helpfulness 5.0/ 5
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