Antony R Orme
Department of Geography
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Easiness 1.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
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Workload 1.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Dec. 10, 2009

Really hard. I usually can handle tougher classes on campus, but this is by far the hardest class I've ever had at UCLA. Someone earlier said it's a graduate-level course, I'd say that's pretty accurate. Orme is a really nice/cool guy, his lectures taught you something and you felt like you've learned the material, but then the test comes, and your hot air balloon of confidence is shot down. I went to every lecture, took notes, studied before the final, and I still didn't do so hot overall. If you're gonna take Orme you better be ready to put a lot of time and effort into the class, and even then don't promise yourself results. I'd highly recommend against taking this course if you are taking more than 15 units, you just won't have the time necessary to get a high grade. At least that's my experience.

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Dec. 10, 2009

Everyone knows a professor can make or break a subject. This man blew it up along with several other galaxies surrounding it.

May seem like a nice guy, he really wasn't. I've had to experience his arrogance first hand.
The testing was ridiculous. I may still know the concepts dealing with geomorphology but when it came to his tests I might as well have simply memorized his lectures and the book. Often he would pull questions like: "Geographer X wrote book in 1964 what was the subject of this book about?". I don't think any student could make a reasonable argument as to why I need to know Geographer X unless we still continue to use his theories or modern studies are based on him. This is an upper div taught at graduate level without the graduate-level lectures.
If you are not a geography major and can avoid taking Geog 100, by all means DO! I cannot stess how insane his testing was.

Whether or not he grades on a curve should not influence you, remember you might have the bad luck of taking the class the same time 20 geog geniuses take it.

A professor that publishes a lot of material does not equal a decent lecturer. Prof Orme is a known example of this just keep reading more Geog 100 reviews.

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Dec. 9, 2009

I have taken Professor Orme for two classes, 100 and 101, let me tell you right now that these classes are not easy at all. You have to show up everyday, as hard as it is to, and take thorough notes...record lectures or something. On top of that, read, read, read. I showed up and took notes, read his lecture handouts, and did enough to pass with a C. He is a nice guy, very knowledgeable, you truly have to be interested in the subject to do well in the course. I do not like physical geography, so that was my main issue. He grades on a curve, and does not want to fail people, unless you do not do anything in the course. Go to his office hours, I hear that helps.

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Dec. 7, 2009

This is my 2nd time taking Orme, and I would have to say his teaching and testing method has grown on me. He is a very very nice professor, he really does care about student learning. He puts his lectures online (before class) which helps a lot for you can understand them and mark them up in class. The midterm and the final is all multiple choice. The exams are not easy though, sometimes random question will appear or something that you did not even study. But he is a very fair person, he grades on a curve and he genuinly does not want anyone to fail. I recommend stopping by his office hours, at least once and that will do you good (litarlly). I would recomend him, you reall learn a lot in his classes.

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Dec. 19, 2003

Despite all the glowing reviews here, I plain and simply didn't care for this class or Orme. While often rather nice and friendly, he, in my opinion, came accross as rather arrogant at times. The below reviews aren't kidding...his tests are absolutely ridiculous. The obscurity with which he pulls his questions is just plain frustrating. Not much of a help at office hours either, so if you're the top who needs to meet with a teacher/TA frequently, at least go in with very specific questions in mind. He seems to care about everyone learning a little something, I suppose, he's just not all that great in helping to do so.

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Dec. 17, 2003

I am sorry, but I did not like this professor and the class. It was just god awful! Dr. Orme may know his stuff and seems like a nice guy, but he is an awful lecturer. He rambles on too much that you never know what you should write down. It seems that everything he does ramble about is pertinent to the exams. Geo 100 involves a midterm, final and a term paper. The exams were pretty tough b/c I did not know what was really going on. Even with the paper, I wrote crap. Surprisingly, I pulled out a B for this class, so I guess he is not too harsh with grading and stuff. The problem is still with the way he teached. I would not have a clue how to explain the things we learned in this course. :/ OH! It is important to draw the diagrams that he draws b/c they appeared on the final exam. He was nice to inform my class the questions on the final for the diagrams. The midterm was multiple choice, while the final had a bit longer multiple choice ?s with 4 out of 5 diagrams to draw. The professor is really boring and I may not had learned anything from it, but it was an alright class. There is not too much to really handle.

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Jan. 18, 2002

I had Professor Orme for Geog 100 (Geomorphology), and he was very knowledgable about the subject and understanding about grading papers. He's also really nice. Go see him during office hours. He also shows good slides and drawings during lecture.

I think the only problem I had was with his exams. Too much of the exams was on the important figures in the history of geomorphology (you should review the scientists he mentions and what they did). Also, a lot of other stuff on the tests are very obscure details that he mentions in lecture. I recommend memorizing your lecture notes instead of the book. On the upside, most of the questions on the test are multiple choice, and the class is graded on a curve so if you think you did horrible on the tests, you're not alone and your grade will probably end up being better than you think.

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Dec. 10, 2009

Really hard. I usually can handle tougher classes on campus, but this is by far the hardest class I've ever had at UCLA. Someone earlier said it's a graduate-level course, I'd say that's pretty accurate. Orme is a really nice/cool guy, his lectures taught you something and you felt like you've learned the material, but then the test comes, and your hot air balloon of confidence is shot down. I went to every lecture, took notes, studied before the final, and I still didn't do so hot overall. If you're gonna take Orme you better be ready to put a lot of time and effort into the class, and even then don't promise yourself results. I'd highly recommend against taking this course if you are taking more than 15 units, you just won't have the time necessary to get a high grade. At least that's my experience.

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Dec. 10, 2009

Everyone knows a professor can make or break a subject. This man blew it up along with several other galaxies surrounding it.

May seem like a nice guy, he really wasn't. I've had to experience his arrogance first hand.
The testing was ridiculous. I may still know the concepts dealing with geomorphology but when it came to his tests I might as well have simply memorized his lectures and the book. Often he would pull questions like: "Geographer X wrote book in 1964 what was the subject of this book about?". I don't think any student could make a reasonable argument as to why I need to know Geographer X unless we still continue to use his theories or modern studies are based on him. This is an upper div taught at graduate level without the graduate-level lectures.
If you are not a geography major and can avoid taking Geog 100, by all means DO! I cannot stess how insane his testing was.

Whether or not he grades on a curve should not influence you, remember you might have the bad luck of taking the class the same time 20 geog geniuses take it.

A professor that publishes a lot of material does not equal a decent lecturer. Prof Orme is a known example of this just keep reading more Geog 100 reviews.

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Dec. 9, 2009

I have taken Professor Orme for two classes, 100 and 101, let me tell you right now that these classes are not easy at all. You have to show up everyday, as hard as it is to, and take thorough notes...record lectures or something. On top of that, read, read, read. I showed up and took notes, read his lecture handouts, and did enough to pass with a C. He is a nice guy, very knowledgeable, you truly have to be interested in the subject to do well in the course. I do not like physical geography, so that was my main issue. He grades on a curve, and does not want to fail people, unless you do not do anything in the course. Go to his office hours, I hear that helps.

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Dec. 7, 2009

This is my 2nd time taking Orme, and I would have to say his teaching and testing method has grown on me. He is a very very nice professor, he really does care about student learning. He puts his lectures online (before class) which helps a lot for you can understand them and mark them up in class. The midterm and the final is all multiple choice. The exams are not easy though, sometimes random question will appear or something that you did not even study. But he is a very fair person, he grades on a curve and he genuinly does not want anyone to fail. I recommend stopping by his office hours, at least once and that will do you good (litarlly). I would recomend him, you reall learn a lot in his classes.

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Dec. 19, 2003

Despite all the glowing reviews here, I plain and simply didn't care for this class or Orme. While often rather nice and friendly, he, in my opinion, came accross as rather arrogant at times. The below reviews aren't kidding...his tests are absolutely ridiculous. The obscurity with which he pulls his questions is just plain frustrating. Not much of a help at office hours either, so if you're the top who needs to meet with a teacher/TA frequently, at least go in with very specific questions in mind. He seems to care about everyone learning a little something, I suppose, he's just not all that great in helping to do so.

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Dec. 17, 2003

I am sorry, but I did not like this professor and the class. It was just god awful! Dr. Orme may know his stuff and seems like a nice guy, but he is an awful lecturer. He rambles on too much that you never know what you should write down. It seems that everything he does ramble about is pertinent to the exams. Geo 100 involves a midterm, final and a term paper. The exams were pretty tough b/c I did not know what was really going on. Even with the paper, I wrote crap. Surprisingly, I pulled out a B for this class, so I guess he is not too harsh with grading and stuff. The problem is still with the way he teached. I would not have a clue how to explain the things we learned in this course. :/ OH! It is important to draw the diagrams that he draws b/c they appeared on the final exam. He was nice to inform my class the questions on the final for the diagrams. The midterm was multiple choice, while the final had a bit longer multiple choice ?s with 4 out of 5 diagrams to draw. The professor is really boring and I may not had learned anything from it, but it was an alright class. There is not too much to really handle.

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Jan. 18, 2002

I had Professor Orme for Geog 100 (Geomorphology), and he was very knowledgable about the subject and understanding about grading papers. He's also really nice. Go see him during office hours. He also shows good slides and drawings during lecture.

I think the only problem I had was with his exams. Too much of the exams was on the important figures in the history of geomorphology (you should review the scientists he mentions and what they did). Also, a lot of other stuff on the tests are very obscure details that he mentions in lecture. I recommend memorizing your lecture notes instead of the book. On the upside, most of the questions on the test are multiple choice, and the class is graded on a curve so if you think you did horrible on the tests, you're not alone and your grade will probably end up being better than you think.

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Overall Rating
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Easiness 1.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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