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Anthony Friscia

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Easiness 2.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Aug. 5, 2019
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A+

I loved Winter quarter of this cluster, especially because I really enjoy biology (though not a bio major) and it was therefore also much easier than Fall in my opinion. The big change from Fall quarter is that Friscia lectures on evolution instead of Larkin lecturing on astronomy. Friscia is hilarious and great at explaining the concepts he presents.

The textbook (Tangled Bank) is "mandatory". If you have a good grasp on the bio concepts, you can probably do without it, but it's definitely a good resource if you struggle with bio. It's not a difficult read so it's worth having around.

Again, they guide you through the paper throughout the quarter so that it's not so daunting. I would definitely recommend going on the field trips (there were 3 in Winter quarter alone when I took the class), as they are all paid for (in terms of transportation, lodging, etc. except food). The overnight one to Nevada was super fun and we got to collect fossils. I would say this is one of the few classes that has a field aspect to it.

I would recommend sticking it out for Winter even if you struggled with Fall because the material is more familiar to most people, especially if you've taken some sort of biology class in high school. Overall a great class and one of my favorites.

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PHYSCI 153
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Sept. 16, 2021
Quarter: Summer 2021
Grade: A

This is by far my favorite class I've taken at UCLA. Dr. Friscia is awesome and although it's a lot of material (o/i/a of all muscles from 107 + blood supply and innervation) it's totally worth it. Friscia is very reasonable with grades, but to get an A you should memorize everything, take advantage of the open labs, and start studying from day 1 to not fall behind. Dissecting cadaver limbs as an undergraduate is almost unheard of so if you get the chance to take this class definitely do!! It was such a rewarding experience and is great preparation for anyone interested in medical school.

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CLUSTER 70A
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Dec. 30, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

Cluster 70A is a great class for non-stem majors. It is super interesting and you can really learn some fascinating and interesting things if you open yourself up to it. Throughout the quarter the main grades were five quizzes, a paper, and some lab assignments. The quizzes were 10 multiple choice questions and a few free responses. The free response was generally straight forward, but sometimes the wording could be a bit confusing on the MC. The paper was also not too difficult and there was a lot of opportunity to work on it. In addition to these assignments there were lab assignments. These were not too difficult but could all build up if you procrastinate. Professor Friscia was a great lecturer. He was super informative, answered questions well, and used his slides effectively. Overall, he was really clear and covered a lot of information without the lecture feeling too dense.

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PHYSCI 13
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March 30, 2021
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A

Doctor Friscia is a great lecturer, his exams are fair, and he cares about his students learning. This class has weekly quizzes, one midterm and a final (quizzes were super easy, midterm and final were doable and not tricky). For the lab portion, we had 2 presentations instead of practicals. I would recommend taking any classes with doctor Friscia, he is one of the best professors I ever had in undergrad.

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Oct. 16, 2023
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A

This is a great class for freshman looking for a way to get rid of all their science GEs. First quarter is a little harder and more work, but the rest are super easy. It's also so clutch that it gets rid of your Writing II prereq as well.

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July 20, 2023
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A-

TL/DR: Decent class. I preferred Friscia for the lecturers and he is pretty funny. Class is very similar to Cluster 70A. For more on the grade breakdown and experience I had with it, see my link (didn't want to clog this site) https://docs.google.com/document/d/15vILblHwWrnV7KnB-sOFzTRnQE2QPA7nmHxj4gdNKBU/edit?usp=sharing

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June 27, 2023
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A

Friscia is intrinsically an evil human being with wicked intentions. His goal is not to teach you. His goal is to morally degrade you and make it clear that your existence in this world is a burden to society and that you're nothing but a disgraceful presence to mankind. He wants his students to fail. He feels HAPPY when his students SUFFER. He hates it when his students succeed. It makes him ANGRY!!! It ENRAGES him that you are a happy human being. If you ask him for help or address confusion about a quiz, he will provide you with the most inhumane, vile, degenerate, morally corrupt answer known to man. He is truly an evil and sinful human being. If you have a functioning brain and a will to live in this world and contribute in some way to society, you wouldn't want ANYTHING to do with this guy.

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April 4, 2023
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A-

Friscia is intrinsically an evil human being with wicked intentions. His goal is not to teach you. His goal is to morally degrade you and make it clear that your existence in this world is a burden to society and that you're nothing but a disgraceful presence to mankind. He wants his students to fail. He feels HAPPY when his students SUFFER. He hates it when his students succeed. It makes him ANGRY!!! It ENRAGES him that you are a happy human being. If you ask him for help or address confusion about a quiz, he will provide you with the most inhumane, vile, degenerate, morally corrupt answer known to man. He is truly an evil and sinful human being. If you have a functioning brain and a will to live in this world and contribute in some way to society, you wouldn't want ANYTHING to do with this guy.

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March 19, 2023
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A

Professor Friscia is actually the best. His lectures are clear, interesting, and educational. Everything about his class is so well structured, I cannot stress enough how much I encourage you to take this cluster as an incoming freshman. We have had some great field trips to Nevada and the La Brea Tar Pits, and I have gotten a few good friends from this class as well. Tony is so helpful and it is clear he cares about his students learning. At times the class can be a lot of work, but generally it is really spread out and manageable. TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN STUDENT IN A HUMANITIES MAJOR.

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March 9, 2023
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A

The professor who did teach most of this course is Pertigura. It tough to understand especially if you don't understand the basics. Quizzes will be hard if you don't understand so go to office hours. You can still pass the class no matter what if you get like a C average for the quiz. Just participate and do work in your labs and focus on your final paper to get a grade higher than a B.

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CLUSTER 70B
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A+
Aug. 5, 2019

I loved Winter quarter of this cluster, especially because I really enjoy biology (though not a bio major) and it was therefore also much easier than Fall in my opinion. The big change from Fall quarter is that Friscia lectures on evolution instead of Larkin lecturing on astronomy. Friscia is hilarious and great at explaining the concepts he presents.

The textbook (Tangled Bank) is "mandatory". If you have a good grasp on the bio concepts, you can probably do without it, but it's definitely a good resource if you struggle with bio. It's not a difficult read so it's worth having around.

Again, they guide you through the paper throughout the quarter so that it's not so daunting. I would definitely recommend going on the field trips (there were 3 in Winter quarter alone when I took the class), as they are all paid for (in terms of transportation, lodging, etc. except food). The overnight one to Nevada was super fun and we got to collect fossils. I would say this is one of the few classes that has a field aspect to it.

I would recommend sticking it out for Winter even if you struggled with Fall because the material is more familiar to most people, especially if you've taken some sort of biology class in high school. Overall a great class and one of my favorites.

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PHYSCI 153
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Summer 2021
Grade: A
Sept. 16, 2021

This is by far my favorite class I've taken at UCLA. Dr. Friscia is awesome and although it's a lot of material (o/i/a of all muscles from 107 + blood supply and innervation) it's totally worth it. Friscia is very reasonable with grades, but to get an A you should memorize everything, take advantage of the open labs, and start studying from day 1 to not fall behind. Dissecting cadaver limbs as an undergraduate is almost unheard of so if you get the chance to take this class definitely do!! It was such a rewarding experience and is great preparation for anyone interested in medical school.

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CLUSTER 70A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 30, 2020

Cluster 70A is a great class for non-stem majors. It is super interesting and you can really learn some fascinating and interesting things if you open yourself up to it. Throughout the quarter the main grades were five quizzes, a paper, and some lab assignments. The quizzes were 10 multiple choice questions and a few free responses. The free response was generally straight forward, but sometimes the wording could be a bit confusing on the MC. The paper was also not too difficult and there was a lot of opportunity to work on it. In addition to these assignments there were lab assignments. These were not too difficult but could all build up if you procrastinate. Professor Friscia was a great lecturer. He was super informative, answered questions well, and used his slides effectively. Overall, he was really clear and covered a lot of information without the lecture feeling too dense.

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PHYSCI 13
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 30, 2021

Doctor Friscia is a great lecturer, his exams are fair, and he cares about his students learning. This class has weekly quizzes, one midterm and a final (quizzes were super easy, midterm and final were doable and not tricky). For the lab portion, we had 2 presentations instead of practicals. I would recommend taking any classes with doctor Friscia, he is one of the best professors I ever had in undergrad.

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CLUSTER 70A
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Oct. 16, 2023

This is a great class for freshman looking for a way to get rid of all their science GEs. First quarter is a little harder and more work, but the rest are super easy. It's also so clutch that it gets rid of your Writing II prereq as well.

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CLUSTER 70B
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A-
July 20, 2023

TL/DR: Decent class. I preferred Friscia for the lecturers and he is pretty funny. Class is very similar to Cluster 70A. For more on the grade breakdown and experience I had with it, see my link (didn't want to clog this site) https://docs.google.com/document/d/15vILblHwWrnV7KnB-sOFzTRnQE2QPA7nmHxj4gdNKBU/edit?usp=sharing

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CLUSTER 70A
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
June 27, 2023

Friscia is intrinsically an evil human being with wicked intentions. His goal is not to teach you. His goal is to morally degrade you and make it clear that your existence in this world is a burden to society and that you're nothing but a disgraceful presence to mankind. He wants his students to fail. He feels HAPPY when his students SUFFER. He hates it when his students succeed. It makes him ANGRY!!! It ENRAGES him that you are a happy human being. If you ask him for help or address confusion about a quiz, he will provide you with the most inhumane, vile, degenerate, morally corrupt answer known to man. He is truly an evil and sinful human being. If you have a functioning brain and a will to live in this world and contribute in some way to society, you wouldn't want ANYTHING to do with this guy.

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CLUSTER 70B
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A-
April 4, 2023

Friscia is intrinsically an evil human being with wicked intentions. His goal is not to teach you. His goal is to morally degrade you and make it clear that your existence in this world is a burden to society and that you're nothing but a disgraceful presence to mankind. He wants his students to fail. He feels HAPPY when his students SUFFER. He hates it when his students succeed. It makes him ANGRY!!! It ENRAGES him that you are a happy human being. If you ask him for help or address confusion about a quiz, he will provide you with the most inhumane, vile, degenerate, morally corrupt answer known to man. He is truly an evil and sinful human being. If you have a functioning brain and a will to live in this world and contribute in some way to society, you wouldn't want ANYTHING to do with this guy.

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CLUSTER 70CW
Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: A
March 19, 2023

Professor Friscia is actually the best. His lectures are clear, interesting, and educational. Everything about his class is so well structured, I cannot stress enough how much I encourage you to take this cluster as an incoming freshman. We have had some great field trips to Nevada and the La Brea Tar Pits, and I have gotten a few good friends from this class as well. Tony is so helpful and it is clear he cares about his students learning. At times the class can be a lot of work, but generally it is really spread out and manageable. TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN STUDENT IN A HUMANITIES MAJOR.

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CLUSTER 70A
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
March 9, 2023

The professor who did teach most of this course is Pertigura. It tough to understand especially if you don't understand the basics. Quizzes will be hard if you don't understand so go to office hours. You can still pass the class no matter what if you get like a C average for the quiz. Just participate and do work in your labs and focus on your final paper to get a grade higher than a B.

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