Chemical Dynamics and Reactivity: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Arif Karim

Chemical Dynamics and Reactivity: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Arif Karim

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 28, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

His tests were fun. At least the final was. Didn't do so well on the final but got an A. Too bad he's leaving :(

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 27, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

He was by far the best professor I had in chemistry. The material he taught were basically from the text, summarizing the important parts he wants us to know. He put everything up on powerpoint, which was very convenient. He is a very nice professor who is more than willing to help you out. However, the biggest thing that bothered me was his rather difficult grading scale. The first two midterms are out of 210 and the final was out of 280. Basically out of 700 points, those who get a straight 85% or higher gets an A/A-. This means there's little room for mistakes really if you want that A. Aside from that, he's a good professor who unfortunately isn't going to be teaching at UCLA next year.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 9, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I took 30A with Dr. Karim and I thought he was an excellent professor. His lectures summarized the book very well and he posted them all online. He went through all the reactions to make them clear and he rarely put anything on the tests that he didnt cover thoroughly (which cant be said of some other professors). He is also extremely willing to help anyone who wants it and commonly has extended office hours to help people. His class was tough but thats just because the material itself is tough. He definatly explains things well which made the difficulty level much lower than it could have been. Its too bad he's leaving UCLA because I would definatly recommend him to anyone who is going to take organic chem.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 25, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

difficult exams-- a lot harder than his practice exams.
he's a fairly new professor. go to his lectures and reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 22, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Extremely difficult exams!!

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