Introduction to Study of Language

Chiara Bozzone

Introduction to Study of Language

Linguistics department

Chiara Bozzone

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Easiness of class 3.2
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Workload 3.0
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Clarity of professor 3.0
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Helpfulness of professor 3.1
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Grades

Spring 2017
39.1%
32.6%
26.1%
19.6%
13.0%
6.5%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
34.6%
28.9%
23.1%
17.3%
11.5%
5.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
25.0%
20.8%
16.7%
12.5%
8.3%
4.2%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 23, 2017 Grade Received: A

The grade breakdown for my quarter was as follows:
10 percent: Participation (attend 8/10 discussion sections)
20 percent: Essays (9 total with 2 dropped)
20 percent: Quizzes (10 total with 2 dropped, but 3 got dropped because I think a bunch of people complained about the way quizzes were scored)
20 percent: Final Paper
30 percent: Final Exam (50 questions and 5 extra credit questions)

The final exam was really easy (a lot easier than the quizzes), and only covered application of general concepts, definitions, etc. The final paper involved comparing your native language and a second language you had exposure to, and the rubric for it is pretty straight forward (but not sure if the grading will accurately follow it since haven't received the rubric yet), The quizzes and essays are what most people had problems with from what I can see from other reviews. The quizzes are mostly questions pulled from the online recorded lectures, but some involve application of concepts, and the scoring was a bit odd for them (ex. selecting 3 answers, but getting 1 wrong resulted in you only getting 1/3 credit for the question). Acing the quizzes is doable if you watch the lectures and have a TA that is willing to help during discussion. As for essays, it is largely dependent on what TA you get. In my case, my TA was not that harsh on grading and was overall pretty helpful.

As for workload, I personally did not read the vast majority of the textbook, but watched most of the lectures and read the course reader alongside it. I think that reading the course reader should be sufficient for most people when studying for the final, but the lectures (2 hours per week) are helpful for the quizzes and essays.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted March 13, 2018 Grade Received: A+

Took this as an online class over the summer -
We basically watched pre-recorded videos for lecture, which you essentially need to thoroughly watch as answers to short essay questions are embedded in the lectures. They're dull, but pretty much made up 80% of the material taught.
The final paper was very interesting for me as a bilingual speaker, but it was also difficult since I've never really analyzed language before, but the essay was graded pretty easily so it's not something to stress about

Office Hours were done live online, where the TA basically goes through his own slides and answers questions that students have through an app. They're actually really helpful and I preferred those over the lectures themselves.

The test was very easy - as long as you paid attention and studied a bit before the test, there is no reason why you wouldn't do well.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Feb. 6, 2018 Grade Received: A

Oddly, this class wasn't actually taught by Bozzone -- we watched online lectures by Professor Hayes and attended a single discussion section every week. As such, a lot of this class's experience depends on the TA you get.

This was a super easy class, and still managed to give me some insight as an introduction to linguistics.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Jan. 6, 2018 Grade Received: A

I had Bozzone as a TA. The class was very stressful. The quizzes were oddly specific and due to the volume of student complaints, she made the final exam extremely easy. The class was kinda a nightmare, but most students pulled through with a decent grade at the end because so many people were angry.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Jan. 2, 2018 Grade Received: A+

One of the most infuriating online classes I've ever taken. Although Professor Bozzone was extremely generous with grading towards the end of the term, the scale caused a lot of undue stress at the beginning of the term, when quiz questions were ambiguous and oddly specific since it was open notes/lecture videos/etc. TAs were relatively anal with grading as well. Granted, it is possible to do well if you're extremely detail oriented, but this course was not a pleasant experience.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Dec. 15, 2017 Grade Received: A+

sell the course reader for Ling 1 for $10,
text 424-522-6686 if interested

Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted Aug. 14, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Very straightforward class. The concepts are super easy to grasp. Quizzes are not as bad as other reviews. As long as you watch the lecture videos carefully, it is gonna be a breeze. The final exam is even easier.
I only studied two hours for the final but still got 106 out of 100. (There were extra credit questions)
Professor is very responsive through emails since this is an online class. My TA is also really nice and helpful. She is very lenient in terms of grade. For the final paper, I got 100/100.
Again, this class is too easy but also very interesting to me, since I speak several languages personally. I wasn't quite interested in linguistic before taking this class, but now I hope to learn more about linguistics.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted July 14, 2017 Grade Received: A

[STILL AVAILABLE] Yes the quizzes were difficult, but easy class if you have the old quizzes and essays!

Selling ALL old quiz ANSWERS, weekly essays, final essay, Pinker The Language Instinct textbook PDF and helpful links. Venmo only. Email me bruin.walk1@gmail.com. Price negotiable.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 25, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Bozzone is an amazing professor! I would take her again if I could; you should take her class!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted May 31, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

I can't comment on the professor since it was an online class but be warned the quizes are diffcult to get even an 80%. You get 10 questions based on the lecture but you can only get one wrong to get a B. Honestly, I regret taking this class. Avoid if you can

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