All Ratings and Reviews for Alfred D Bacher
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Chem 30BL is mostly an individual effort. You can't really complain about Bacher. His lectures really clear up the procedures for each lab, and he goes through all the reasons behind each step. So go to lecture every week. Labs are challenging but you get used to them. Do well on the lab quizzes and try not to screw up elsewhere. Most importantly, do very well on the final. This means do every single practice final he gives, understand completely why each answer is there, and look through the solutions to his old exams since the problems aren't there. If you are weak at IR, do as many of his old IR assignments as possible. Yes this is only a 3 unit class and you will be bitching all the time, but it is very possible to earn that A. Plus about 20% of the class get A's, so ignore the misleading distributions to the right of this paragraph.
Dr. Bacher is one of the best professors in the Department. He really cares about his students and the material. All exams are fair and his grading scheme actually works in your favor.
If you attend office hours and think before you ask questions, he will o his best to help you. He is very flexible in meeting you.
Study the exam reader and youll pass the class.
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there is no doubt that this professor is very knowledgeable of this course since he has been teaching this course for many years. However, his accent is unbearable. It is very hard to understand him, so I mainly went to my TA for help. To get an A in this class, do the practice exam booklet because it is very similar to the final exam.
Yes, Prof. Bacher is tough, and I doubt I'll get a very good grade in his class (this was written after the Fall 2001 final but before the grades were posted). But he was a great teacher none-the-less. He was always available even during non office hours. I got the sense that he really wanted me to understand what was going on in lab. After one week, he knew my name and was always making some attempt to strike up a conversation. Anyways, my point is that he is what professors should be: friendly and concerned while making students really work for an A. The whiney losers who rate professors based on the grade they get are the reason uclaprofessors.com isn't as relieable as it should be.
Took 30BL in Spring. Got an "A" in the class but was one of the most difficult courses I've ever taken at UCLA.
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thats what he says all the time (about our experiment) and thats how his class makes us feel all the time. 30BL is not too bad, it's only once a week and there is no formal report. more than half a class hates chemistry and he knows it, so he doesnt expect too much. 30CL is the most demanding, the hardest, and the least encouraging class, EVER!!!!! that said, Dr. Bacher is a nice guy and he is VERY VERY concerned about us learning. HE LOVES HIS STUDENTS IN HIS VERY OWN SADISTIC WAY. you gotta be a masochist to love his class, too. his expectation towards students are really really high, and it seems impossible to meet it. since everyone in the class is chemistry/biochem major, he wants us to love chemistry and be as dedicated to chemistry as he is. the lab is only scheduled to be 3 hours twice a week, but i ended up going into that room pretty much everyday and spent over 10 hours/week there. formal report is 20pages long and thats not even the worst part of class. i spent more time for this class than my other three science classes combined this quarter and so did everyone else in class who didnt drop. yet, he still fails some of us. you learn a lot of chemistry though.
to all the biochem and chem majors, this class will be the last weedout class of the major. good luck~!!
I usually write long reviews, but I wont this time. I'm just gonna say a few things. The lectures are alright, they're not great, they could use improvement. He is a bit difficult to understand and he needs to enlarge his overheads. I haven't gotten my grade yet, but the class is pretty easy, and getting a good grade is not too difficult.
Work for this class is actually very independent. You do the entire lab alone (no partners) and you gotta take care of your own s--t in doing the labs. The TA's wont be too involved. But the labs are pretty straightforward.
I just want to say that Bacher is a really great person. I know I messed up a few times and he would be really cool about it. He has a positive attitude about things going wrong or whatever.
During lecture, for some weird reason, his accent makes listening to him kinda FUN---go figure.
I expected this class to be REALLY hard, but it's a pretty reasonable class, the only problem (which is serious in my opinion) is that the class is only 2 units...not very fair... the class should either be more units, or have less work...
Anyway, word up to Bacher...
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