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Take this man's class. He assigns a short, easy homework and a short, easy quiz once a week. His midterms and finals use questions that are extremely similar to the homework questions he assigns, and his lectures are closely based on the textbook. He also skipped a bunch of sections in the textbook and told us we wouldn't have to worry about them on the exams, which took a huge load off of us when studying.
Brian Shin is probably my favorite lecturer in all of the UCLA math department. His lectures are often pulled from the textbook and are simplified into more digestible material. His homework is only 4 problems graded for accuracy. If you all the recommended homework problems and pay attention in lecture, I feel like an A is a very attainable grade in this class.
Brian is clear, concise, and funny. Excellent professor. No attendance grade. About a B+ average on all the tests because of generous partial credit, so no curve. They're straightforward and fair. Homework is very light. Don't slack off too much and you should be fine.
Professor Shin is definitely one of the best 32a professors out there. While he oftentimes doesn't finish lectures during class, he posts lectures notes and bruincast in a timely manner. However, his lectures aren't even necessarily needed because most of his examples come straight from the textbook. He does a good job of synching what is learned in the book and what is taught in lecture. Discussion sections are mandatory and not the most helpful since it didn't seem like the TAs and the professor communicated a lot over this course. The midterms and finals were very fair, as long as you knew how to do the homework, you'd be fine. Professor Shin never made us draw graphs or read lengthy word problems. Even for topics like quadric surfaces our test questions would simply be multiple choice. There are weekly homeworks (4 questions each with optional problems) and 1 quiz (very conceptual and often 2-3 multiple choice questions), but at the end of the quarter he let us drop 2 quizzes and 3 homeworks. I would definitely recommend him!
Professor Shin is awesome! The homework load is manageable and his lectures are engaging and easy to follow. The exams are pretty fair since the problems are similar to those covered in class and on the homework (no trick questions). He also is generous with partial credit on exams. Overall, this class shouldn't be too stressful as long as you do the homework and take good notes during lecture. Lectures are also recorded. 10/10 would recommend taking Shin for 32A.
Professor Brian ia amazing! He has a great sense of humor that makes class engaging and records all of his lectures, which is super helpful for studying. Attending his lectures is better than watching the videos because he does practice problems in class, and actually doing them there gives you a chance to ask questions and clarify. He's very open to questions and answers them very thoroughly. Also, he usually answers questions on CampusWire (the Q and A website) promptly, so if you have a last minute question before a test, it really helps. Overall, I really enjoyed this class despite not being that into calculus and would take it again!
Shin is just the GOAT. Lectures are recorded and his explanations dumb it down to your level. Homework was super easy and quick. Tests were also really light. Take him for every class you can.
Brian Shin is one of the greatest lecturers and professors at UCLA. He is engaging, funny, and overall a must take if you can. His homework is really light, he gives quizzes each week that are easy to answer because the answers are in his notes. The exams are nothing tricky and based off notes and homework, and he will never give you something he did not cover. He also is generous with partial credit. B.Y. SHIN IS THE GOAT.