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Andrea Moudarres

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Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 3.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Sept. 29, 2017
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A

Selling the Course Reader and all text materials at HALF PRICE!
Yininghu@g.ucla.edu / 4245223141

Professor Moudarres is such a great Professor. He cares about students, and since he knows many students take this class as GE, he makes quizzes super easy. As long as you do the readings/ go to office hours to ask for answers/ go to the lectures/ reviews for the exams even the night before the test, you will be fine.
I got a B in one of my paper and I was pretty worried that I couldn't get an A in this class. After talking with the professor, he agreed to add up some extra credits to the whole class so that I could make up my grades on the last paper. He is really tolerant, nice, and you really do learn stuff in his lectures! hahaha!
Take him!!!!

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Dec. 16, 2017
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A

This was a good class overall, and Professor Moudarres was extremely interesting! Lectures were always very engaging, and Moudarres would present the information in a way that was clear and easy to understand. Although the class is easy, I felt that there was a good amount of work that was involved, and that a good amount of reading was assigned. However, just keep up with the work, and there should be no problem with the class.

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March 18, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A

Italian 42A is an easy and fun GE to take. Readings are light and pretty fun. There are three quizzes that count for 10% each (he gives a study guide of questions beforehand and he chooses questions from that study guide). There are two essays based on the readings/Course reader that count for 15% each. Discussions count for 10%, but you just need to attend. Final counts for 30%, and has questions from the study guides and essay portions.

Lectures are fun because the professor makes it entertaining, but they aren't necessary for an A in the class. Overall, this class is an easy GE that you can get an A in with little work, but also an interesting class to take.

Selling the coursereader if anyone wants to buy, and will give solutions to study guide answers also!

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March 20, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A+

Pretty decently easy GE class. Discussion participation is part of your grade - you get 4 quizzes in lieu of a midterm, 2 papers, and a final.

Readings are so important!! It's so hard to bullshit the quizzes if you haven't 75% of the things you get in the quizzes, but as long as you've read and gone to section you'll do fine.

Material is not hard, mostly a memorization based class.
Selling my Course Reader + all necessary books (The Prince, The Donation of Constantine) + final notes + completed and graded quizzes (got full marks) for $60 OBO!! Almost perfect condition for physical books. Text me 714-495-9757

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March 26, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A

Discussion sections mandatory. Went to less than half of lectures and didn’t buy course reader or any of the books; just skimmed his ppt slides and read summaries of some of the “required readings”. The 2 short essays were easy and if you need to quote just go to book store and flip through the course reader or other books to get a few quotes (this really depends on how much you care though). 3 easy quizzes given in discussion throughout the quarter and he gives you the actual questions a few days before; most answers are even on quizlet. He gives general outline/tips for the final, I studied for an hour and did just fine (just review quizzes and be ready to bs essay questions, maybe do some quick online reading for topics that he lists).

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June 25, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A

EASY A. This is not only an easy A, but also a very interesting and enjoyable class. The professor and the TAs are all wonderful: they are so helpful, engaged, and dedicated. TAKE THIS CLASS. Do the work and you will be perfectly fine.
breakdown:
- There is a very easy quiz every week. Do the readings and check for practice on quizlet and you will be absolutely fine. (lowest gets dropped)
- 2 papers. ( 3 pages max) just meet with your TA before to make sure you're on the right track.
- final. 25 multiple choice questions (very similar to the quizzes) and 3 essays that focus on the main course themes.

To get an A, show up to the discussions, read, write decent essays, and then study a little bit for the final. If you go to lecture, you will not have trouble in this class.

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Sept. 20, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A

I am selling the course reader (used condition), the two required paperback textbooks (The Portable Machiavelli; On the Donation of Constantine), AND the weekly study guide/quiz answers. Message me if interested; I'll probably still have the materials available since this course isn't offered every quarter. 925-980-9869

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Sept. 20, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-

I got an A- but honestly should have got an A if I had worked harder. As long as you spend time on the essays and proofread you should be fine. For reference, I got a 75 on the first one (which was generous for how bad it was) and a 90 on the 2nd one. I was scared for the final but got a high A on it which I kind of don’t believe I actually got that high. The weekly quizzes weren’t too hard and the discussions were usually engaging. Lectures were interesting but I’m lazy so did not go to many of the lectures but it’s great how passionate Moudarres is about the subject.

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Dec. 15, 2015
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A

THIS COURSE FULFILLS THE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION REQUIREMENT for majors who require that kind of thing.

Andrea is an excellent professor. His lectures are organized and efficient; he clearly communicates expectations for the quizzes (5), papers (2; 4 pages each), and final (1, obviously); he promptly replies to emails and holds reliable office hours; and he informs students about any relevant events or articles pertaining to the course.

Beyond that, Andrea is friendly, intelligent, and manages to have a sense of humor while lecturing on eternal damnation. He's a generous grader when it comes to the quizzes and final, and I didn't find his or the TA's paper-grading unreasonable.

As a non-major, I didn't expect to get much from this course. However, Andrea did a fantastic job of explicating the text, and I have a new love and appreciation for the Comedy because of him (and Dante, I guess).

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July 13, 2020
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A

I loved Professor Moudarres. He was super interesting and I actually enjoyed the content of this class. The readings were VERY heavy and long, but to be honest I did not do all of them and attended maybe 50% of lectures and still ended with an A. Discussion attendance is extremely important, as it thoroughly prepared me for exams.

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 29, 2017

Selling the Course Reader and all text materials at HALF PRICE!
Yininghu@g.ucla.edu / 4245223141

Professor Moudarres is such a great Professor. He cares about students, and since he knows many students take this class as GE, he makes quizzes super easy. As long as you do the readings/ go to office hours to ask for answers/ go to the lectures/ reviews for the exams even the night before the test, you will be fine.
I got a B in one of my paper and I was pretty worried that I couldn't get an A in this class. After talking with the professor, he agreed to add up some extra credits to the whole class so that I could make up my grades on the last paper. He is really tolerant, nice, and you really do learn stuff in his lectures! hahaha!
Take him!!!!

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 16, 2017

This was a good class overall, and Professor Moudarres was extremely interesting! Lectures were always very engaging, and Moudarres would present the information in a way that was clear and easy to understand. Although the class is easy, I felt that there was a good amount of work that was involved, and that a good amount of reading was assigned. However, just keep up with the work, and there should be no problem with the class.

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
March 18, 2018

Italian 42A is an easy and fun GE to take. Readings are light and pretty fun. There are three quizzes that count for 10% each (he gives a study guide of questions beforehand and he chooses questions from that study guide). There are two essays based on the readings/Course reader that count for 15% each. Discussions count for 10%, but you just need to attend. Final counts for 30%, and has questions from the study guides and essay portions.

Lectures are fun because the professor makes it entertaining, but they aren't necessary for an A in the class. Overall, this class is an easy GE that you can get an A in with little work, but also an interesting class to take.

Selling the coursereader if anyone wants to buy, and will give solutions to study guide answers also!

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A+
March 20, 2018

Pretty decently easy GE class. Discussion participation is part of your grade - you get 4 quizzes in lieu of a midterm, 2 papers, and a final.

Readings are so important!! It's so hard to bullshit the quizzes if you haven't 75% of the things you get in the quizzes, but as long as you've read and gone to section you'll do fine.

Material is not hard, mostly a memorization based class.
Selling my Course Reader + all necessary books (The Prince, The Donation of Constantine) + final notes + completed and graded quizzes (got full marks) for $60 OBO!! Almost perfect condition for physical books. Text me 714-495-9757

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: A
March 26, 2018

Discussion sections mandatory. Went to less than half of lectures and didn’t buy course reader or any of the books; just skimmed his ppt slides and read summaries of some of the “required readings”. The 2 short essays were easy and if you need to quote just go to book store and flip through the course reader or other books to get a few quotes (this really depends on how much you care though). 3 easy quizzes given in discussion throughout the quarter and he gives you the actual questions a few days before; most answers are even on quizlet. He gives general outline/tips for the final, I studied for an hour and did just fine (just review quizzes and be ready to bs essay questions, maybe do some quick online reading for topics that he lists).

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
June 25, 2018

EASY A. This is not only an easy A, but also a very interesting and enjoyable class. The professor and the TAs are all wonderful: they are so helpful, engaged, and dedicated. TAKE THIS CLASS. Do the work and you will be perfectly fine.
breakdown:
- There is a very easy quiz every week. Do the readings and check for practice on quizlet and you will be absolutely fine. (lowest gets dropped)
- 2 papers. ( 3 pages max) just meet with your TA before to make sure you're on the right track.
- final. 25 multiple choice questions (very similar to the quizzes) and 3 essays that focus on the main course themes.

To get an A, show up to the discussions, read, write decent essays, and then study a little bit for the final. If you go to lecture, you will not have trouble in this class.

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
Sept. 20, 2018

I am selling the course reader (used condition), the two required paperback textbooks (The Portable Machiavelli; On the Donation of Constantine), AND the weekly study guide/quiz answers. Message me if interested; I'll probably still have the materials available since this course isn't offered every quarter. 925-980-9869

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
Sept. 20, 2018

I got an A- but honestly should have got an A if I had worked harder. As long as you spend time on the essays and proofread you should be fine. For reference, I got a 75 on the first one (which was generous for how bad it was) and a 90 on the 2nd one. I was scared for the final but got a high A on it which I kind of don’t believe I actually got that high. The weekly quizzes weren’t too hard and the discussions were usually engaging. Lectures were interesting but I’m lazy so did not go to many of the lectures but it’s great how passionate Moudarres is about the subject.

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ITALIAN 110
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 15, 2015

THIS COURSE FULFILLS THE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION REQUIREMENT for majors who require that kind of thing.

Andrea is an excellent professor. His lectures are organized and efficient; he clearly communicates expectations for the quizzes (5), papers (2; 4 pages each), and final (1, obviously); he promptly replies to emails and holds reliable office hours; and he informs students about any relevant events or articles pertaining to the course.

Beyond that, Andrea is friendly, intelligent, and manages to have a sense of humor while lecturing on eternal damnation. He's a generous grader when it comes to the quizzes and final, and I didn't find his or the TA's paper-grading unreasonable.

As a non-major, I didn't expect to get much from this course. However, Andrea did a fantastic job of explicating the text, and I have a new love and appreciation for the Comedy because of him (and Dante, I guess).

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ITALIAN 42A
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
July 13, 2020

I loved Professor Moudarres. He was super interesting and I actually enjoyed the content of this class. The readings were VERY heavy and long, but to be honest I did not do all of them and attended maybe 50% of lectures and still ended with an A. Discussion attendance is extremely important, as it thoroughly prepared me for exams.

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