Fall 2016 - Professor Lipman was really nice! She taught very engaging and interesting lectures and the class was quite enjoyable. However, my TA was a pretty inconsistent grader, and he also graded all my assignments super late so I was never able to use any of the feedback to improve. There are 4 labs (including participation and attendance points which count as much as one lab) and I averaged like a B/B+ in them because I never received any feedback until after finals week. Nonetheless, extensions were handed out like candy which was pretty awesome. Also, professor Lipman has a policy where if attendance in class is high throughout the quarter she holds a group midterm and final which is such a grade boost! Also make sure to do the Extra Credit! It's basically a two-page book report that can give you up to 4% more on your overall grade if you get full marks. I did it in an hour and didn't even read the book and I got full marks on it so I highly recommend doing it. It's most likely going to bump you up to the next letter grade.
Winter 2023 - This lab is TA taught. It was a lot of work and participation was required during the long 4-hour lab period. There are many assignments and a final research paper. My group did not receive the equipment for our experiment from the faculty until week 9, a few days before the final presentation was due.
Winter 2021 - This class is fun and very helpful however I hate their grading system because they give ambiguous instructions and then don’t give you good points no matter how good your paper was or how satisfied your client is. Lipman is not a straight forward Professor and you should know that before enrolling.