Amber Ankowski
Department of Psychology
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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 22 User s
Easiness 3.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

25.6%
21.3%
17.0%
12.8%
8.5%
4.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

31.8%
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21.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

24.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

28.1%
23.4%
18.8%
14.1%
9.4%
4.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
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Dec. 9, 2021

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
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March 16, 2021

This class has a very similar format to Psych 133B so if you've taken that with Ankowski, there is a LOT of overlap in how it works.

The grade breakdown is pretty simple. For participation, you need 5 points. You can get a point every time you go to an office hour with her or a TA, or when you make a post to the forums about something related to the lecture of that week. You also have 4 possible homework assignments based on lectures or videos, but usually they're also graded leniently and only your highest 3 scores count, so if you score perfect on the first 3 you don't need to do the 4th.

There's also 5 quizzes with the lowest graded one dropped. 10 questions each that relate to either lecture material or the book, but the majority comes from lecture. All of it is open notes and very easy. The final is set up the same way with 50 M/C or T/F questions and is also relatively easy as well as open-notes.

My only gripe with this class is that sometimes the lectures were recorded poorly and the audio got distorted, and that there was too much of the lectures to watch every week. We also were assigned to read chapters of the textbook corresponding to each week's lecture to prepare, but I never did that and instead just used CTRL + F for keywords on my quizzes and exams. You can find the textbook online somewhere; it's still important for the quizzes and final in this class.

All in all, the content in this class and the way it is setup is really easy. Most students ended up with an easy A this quarter.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
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Dec. 7, 2021

I'm sure that by the time Professor Ankowski teaches this class again everything will be in-person so your experience will likely differ.

Professor Ankowski's 133c class is extremely interesting and is very straightforward. Professor is caring and always sends us reminders about deadlines/weekly lectures.

I thought the quizzes and assignments were straightforward. Highly recommend as an elective.

Overall: 5/5

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
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May 15, 2021

Very straightforward class! Exams are open-book, open-lecture, and your grade is based on a few assignments (short paragraph-style responses to lecture), midterm and final, and participation. Participation is either CCLE discussion board posts or office hour attendance. If you've done any linguistics coursework, this is going to be a breeze.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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March 31, 2021

I think this was more of a personal thing but language development was never particularly interesting to me so the class material was dry in my opinion. However, the grade breakdown was incredibly doable, and only top 3 out of your 4 grades for the writing assignment and quiz counted. There was also an opportunity for extra credit by writing about your impression to an assigned film -- pretty interesting.

Overall, an easy class to take. Oh, I also never read the textbook, so Control F is your best buddy during exams. You also can't go back to review questions so everything is sequential so that was my only gripe.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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March 22, 2021

Ankowski is very nice. In COVID-19 times, everything is asynchronous, set all due dates consistently at 11:59 PM every Friday. No midterms, just quizzes and a final exam. You can command F all her lecture transcripts and the textbook for them. My only gripe is that you can't check back prior questions to make sure you inputted the right response. Other than that, relatively easy class.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2020

Professor Ankowski is fantastic! Not going to lie, I was hesitant about taking a language development class and was convinced it would be boring and completely unrelatable. Well, I judged way too soon - this was one of my favorite classes I have ever taken in my life. Ankowski makes lectures so engaging and made an 8am worth waking up for. I didn't miss one lecture, simply because I loved listening to her speak so much.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: C-
Dec. 23, 2019

Lectures were easy but the exams were SUPER HARD.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 19, 2019

Professor Ankowski is a really good lecturer! She is very passionate about the course content and she uses great examples, especially from her personal life, to illustrate the concepts of the course. This class just consists of two lectures each week, where you simply go into the lecture hall and listen to her speak. She will typically ask questions to start a discussion about whatever concept you’re talking about in lecture, but participation is not mandatory. Your grade is based off of two non-cumulative exams, and eight homework assignments. The exams are 50 multiple choice questions, and do contain a good amount of questions related to content discussed solely in the textbook, so it would be beneficial to at the very least skim through the book and make note of key terms. The homework assignments seem to be graded really easily, they are only 8 points, and just involve writing a 350-450 word response to an assigned prompt, some of which are really interesting, like “what lessons would you teach to parents and teachers about language development?”. Extra credit is offered: you can earn points by participating in up to two SONA studies and by submitting all of your homework assignments. Overall, I really enjoyed this class, and as someone who hated kids, this class really makes you see how intelligent they really are, even from utero, and it really illuminates how cool language development is for them.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 18, 2019

This class was very fun to learn and professor was great. There are two exams, final is not cumulative (each 100 points). There is also hw about every other week, totaling 6 for the quarter (8 per hw totaling 48, plus 2 extra if every hw is completed). Highly recommend!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 9, 2021

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
March 16, 2021

This class has a very similar format to Psych 133B so if you've taken that with Ankowski, there is a LOT of overlap in how it works.

The grade breakdown is pretty simple. For participation, you need 5 points. You can get a point every time you go to an office hour with her or a TA, or when you make a post to the forums about something related to the lecture of that week. You also have 4 possible homework assignments based on lectures or videos, but usually they're also graded leniently and only your highest 3 scores count, so if you score perfect on the first 3 you don't need to do the 4th.

There's also 5 quizzes with the lowest graded one dropped. 10 questions each that relate to either lecture material or the book, but the majority comes from lecture. All of it is open notes and very easy. The final is set up the same way with 50 M/C or T/F questions and is also relatively easy as well as open-notes.

My only gripe with this class is that sometimes the lectures were recorded poorly and the audio got distorted, and that there was too much of the lectures to watch every week. We also were assigned to read chapters of the textbook corresponding to each week's lecture to prepare, but I never did that and instead just used CTRL + F for keywords on my quizzes and exams. You can find the textbook online somewhere; it's still important for the quizzes and final in this class.

All in all, the content in this class and the way it is setup is really easy. Most students ended up with an easy A this quarter.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 7, 2021

I'm sure that by the time Professor Ankowski teaches this class again everything will be in-person so your experience will likely differ.

Professor Ankowski's 133c class is extremely interesting and is very straightforward. Professor is caring and always sends us reminders about deadlines/weekly lectures.

I thought the quizzes and assignments were straightforward. Highly recommend as an elective.

Overall: 5/5

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
May 15, 2021

Very straightforward class! Exams are open-book, open-lecture, and your grade is based on a few assignments (short paragraph-style responses to lecture), midterm and final, and participation. Participation is either CCLE discussion board posts or office hour attendance. If you've done any linguistics coursework, this is going to be a breeze.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 31, 2021

I think this was more of a personal thing but language development was never particularly interesting to me so the class material was dry in my opinion. However, the grade breakdown was incredibly doable, and only top 3 out of your 4 grades for the writing assignment and quiz counted. There was also an opportunity for extra credit by writing about your impression to an assigned film -- pretty interesting.

Overall, an easy class to take. Oh, I also never read the textbook, so Control F is your best buddy during exams. You also can't go back to review questions so everything is sequential so that was my only gripe.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 22, 2021

Ankowski is very nice. In COVID-19 times, everything is asynchronous, set all due dates consistently at 11:59 PM every Friday. No midterms, just quizzes and a final exam. You can command F all her lecture transcripts and the textbook for them. My only gripe is that you can't check back prior questions to make sure you inputted the right response. Other than that, relatively easy class.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2020

Professor Ankowski is fantastic! Not going to lie, I was hesitant about taking a language development class and was convinced it would be boring and completely unrelatable. Well, I judged way too soon - this was one of my favorite classes I have ever taken in my life. Ankowski makes lectures so engaging and made an 8am worth waking up for. I didn't miss one lecture, simply because I loved listening to her speak so much.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: C-
Dec. 23, 2019

Lectures were easy but the exams were SUPER HARD.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 19, 2019

Professor Ankowski is a really good lecturer! She is very passionate about the course content and she uses great examples, especially from her personal life, to illustrate the concepts of the course. This class just consists of two lectures each week, where you simply go into the lecture hall and listen to her speak. She will typically ask questions to start a discussion about whatever concept you’re talking about in lecture, but participation is not mandatory. Your grade is based off of two non-cumulative exams, and eight homework assignments. The exams are 50 multiple choice questions, and do contain a good amount of questions related to content discussed solely in the textbook, so it would be beneficial to at the very least skim through the book and make note of key terms. The homework assignments seem to be graded really easily, they are only 8 points, and just involve writing a 350-450 word response to an assigned prompt, some of which are really interesting, like “what lessons would you teach to parents and teachers about language development?”. Extra credit is offered: you can earn points by participating in up to two SONA studies and by submitting all of your homework assignments. Overall, I really enjoyed this class, and as someone who hated kids, this class really makes you see how intelligent they really are, even from utero, and it really illuminates how cool language development is for them.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 18, 2019

This class was very fun to learn and professor was great. There are two exams, final is not cumulative (each 100 points). There is also hw about every other week, totaling 6 for the quarter (8 per hw totaling 48, plus 2 extra if every hw is completed). Highly recommend!

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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 22 Users
Easiness 3.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (10)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (10)
  • Would Take Again
    (11)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (6)
  • Needs Textbook
    (9)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (10)
  • Often Funny
    (8)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (9)
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