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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A
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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
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
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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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A
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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 April 2, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Great class to satisfy your GE requirement. I personally found the quizzes often tricky, especially one or two questions, but for the most part, they were doable. The essays, however, depend entirely upon how stringent your TA happens to be. I am selling a PDF copy of the Pinker textbook. Text me at (210)861-8862 if you're interested in the textbook!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 30, 2017 Grade Received: A+

I took this class online so I actually never met the professor. The class involved online lectures (usually 2-3 hours of lecture per week), a 10 question quiz due every Thursday, and two 150 word short answers due every Friday. You also will have discussion once a week which I highly encourage you to attend. The class was basically taught by the TAs so your short answer and essay grades just depended on how tough of a grader your TA was. Make sure you have your TA skim your final paper before you turn it in and don't worry about the final because it's extremely easy (I got 102% on mine and barely studied). Ultimately, I thought this class was really interesting.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 21, 2017 Grade Received: A

I took Ling 1 online and had no interaction with Bozzone. It's online except for in person weekly discussions with your TA and in person final. The lectures are recorded by Professor Schuch, who is very knowledgable and clear with the material. I also found the lecture very entertaining and interesting. The work load is pretty easy. There's weekly quizzes where the answers can be easily found in the lectures/course reader and there's weekly "essays" which are straight forward short answer questions.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 20, 2017 Grade Received: P

There are only ~2 hours of lectures to watch per week at your own pace, along with one mandatory discussion. If you actually watch the lecture videos (which you should anyways), 75% percent of the quiz answers are given almost word for word, with only 2 or 3 questions requiring independent analysis.
Essays are extremely basic questions(again if you watched the lectures), 300 words total. These took probably 30 minutes a week. 3/10 quiz grades are dropped. 2/10 essay grades are dropped. 2/10 discussion attendances are dropped. With this lenient of a grading system, I'm not quite sure what the other reviewers are complaining about

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 20, 2017 Grade Received: A+

I got an A+ in this class, but I do agree with many other reviewers that that the questions on the quizzes/essays were sometimes vague. I spent hours figuring out the right answers. Yes, some of the answers were literally quoted in the lectures but there were also at least 1-2 questions each week that were super confusing and time-consuming. Is it really necessary to make the quiz that nitpicky? Isn't the point to see that the students understand the main concepts that are taught in lecture? Just make the quizzes/essays worth less of the total grade if the reason for the vagueness is to avoid "easiness" because this was just frustrating and discouraging to do each week That's just my suggestion. Anyway, the final was actually surprisingly easy considering how hard the quizzes were and you got extra credit opportunities on it too.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 19, 2017 Grade Received: I

Class isn't so difficult you watch the lectures. However, if you don't let me say you will be behind since there is a lot of concepts to understand and memorize. SELLING THE REQUIRED BOOK : THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT - HOW THE MIND CREATES LANGUAGE. CONTACT ME @ genesischavarria07@gmail.com for more info. COST WILL BE ONLY $8

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 16, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

SHE IS BAD. DO NOT TAKE HER UNLESS YOU WANT TERRIBLE QUIZ GRADE. YOU WILL FAIL UNLESS YOU GET A GOOD TA AND TA IS LENIENT ON THE ESSAY.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 14, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

It's difficult to comment on Dr. Bozzone herself because we never see her since the class is almost entirely on-line. However, the quizzes and essays we are graded on are actually really difficult and discussions are not really helpful in clarifying the material.

To give you an idea: there are 10 quizzes throughout the quarter. Each quiz is based on the material you learn that week (i.e. online lectures). These 10 point quizzes are HARD. I did well on most of them but not without spending 1-2 hours meticulously checking my answers, and even then I had no idea if my answers were right because the questions and answer choices were so f'in' vague. The essays are much more doable in my opinion, and you get one of those a week as well. I spent roughly 1-2 hours on them too. The grading rubric is very nit-picky for these.

The final paper is pretty easy in my opinion, but then again we haven't gotten them graded so it could turn out to be great or terrible. Overall, the workload is manageable, but the grading is so unpredictable that even if you know the material well you could potentially fail the class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 11, 2017 Grade Received: A-

Any review prior to the final exam (March 22nd) should be changed. Because I just changed my review on March 27th.
- She made the final exam extremely easy on us (95% were repeated questions from the online quizzes/essays)
- She knew how vague her quizzes and essays were and she even dropped an extra quiz because of these bruinwalk reviews and complaints, I believe.
- She didn't teach the class but she was knowledgeable enough to cover the same materials.
- Online material was hard to grasp because it was so vague but the grading system was extremely lenient.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 11, 2017 Grade Received: NR

Prof. Bozzone is very dedicated and actually wants to see her students do well. She is always open to ask questions and is very helpful during and outside of office hours. The quizzes (which are not timed so you can discuss them in groups in your own time) and essays are pretty easy although a few questions are sometimes a bit tricky and your answers need to be really specific. The online course is pretty practical because you can watch the videos whenever works for your schedule. As long as you actually put some time and effort into this class I don't see why it should be that hard. Tip: make groups and work on quizzes/essays together.

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