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## Craig Schroeder

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**Overall Ratings**

Based on 40 Users

*/ 5*How easy the class is,

**1**being extremely difficult and

**5**being easy peasy.

*/ 5*How light the workload is,

**1**being extremely heavy and

**5**being extremely light.

*/ 5*How clear the professor is,

**1**being extremely unclear and

**5**being very clear.

*/ 5*How helpful the professor is,

**1**being not helpful at all and

**5**being extremely helpful.

The course I took last quarter was his 142. According to my friends who used to take other professors' 142, 142 is an easy class. But when I took Schroeder's 142, I understood what the word ' suicide ' means. His 142 is the hardest class I have taken in UCLA, especially for the final, which makes you want to end your life immediately. What I wanna say: you wanna be alive? Do not take his class!

The final is crazy hard. I aced all my quizzes, did average on my midterm and got destroyed in the final because it was nothing like what I had before. I had an 85% going into it and ended up with a flat C.

Totally pointless... He is willing to help you, and his lectures are not hard to follow, but his exams, especially his final, are extremely hard. I don't get it. Maybe he enjoys messing with his students and seeing them suffer. 施罗德你爸也死了。

Lectures proofs all day long. His final was a lot harder than his midterms and took my grade from a solid a to a b-, so don't make the same mistake I did and think it would be just as easy as the midterms. A lot of people struggled in this class, but it is not impossible. He curves a lot, but still not enough sometimes. His test questions are not straight forward, they are always a tricky one but if you pay attention in class and on the homework, the tricks are easier to spot.

Schroeder is a difficult, but a good professor. I struggled in his 31B class and I ended up in his 32A the next quarter. He's good at explaining things and usually relates it to real world examples. He also always answers questions in lecture fully, and I went to his office hours once and he was helpful. However, his exams are quite hard. Not the right class for someone looking for an easy pass.

It's hard to find an above average math teacher that is both interesting and goes beyond just teaching straight out of the book. Schroeder is no exception to this rule. Most of his lectures are derivations and concepts that you could learn out of the book yourself. His exams are also incredibly hard because he makes it his life goal to have 50% or below test averages. He made 31B much harder than it had to be.

Only half the class attended lecture. I already took calculus BC in high school so I didn't go to lecture and reviewed from the book and I managed a B.

The trick to his exams are that he'll usually have a problem early on that takes awhile to do. Then he'll put a problem later on that uses the answer from the previous problem as a shortcut, but you'll have to figure this out on your own as it is not especially obvious. If you don't notice this you can still do the problem, it'll just take you longer than you probably have time for.

Overall I would avoid schroeder if possible

Do not take this professor!!! I took him my freshman year and I got wrecked. His lectures, homework, and quizzes are pretty straight forward and easy. They are easy because they are all related, meaning what he teaches will appear on the homework, which in turn appears on the homework.

The exams however are way harder with the final exam being nearly impossible. I aced Midterm 1 and 2. They are like the homework and quizzes except they contain multiple steps and require understanding of connecting principles.

However, the final example was a complete joke. Do you ever hear of those jokes about college exams like "an apple weights 50 grams. Find the mass of the sun". His exam was EXACTLY that. One of the questions was like a cross product of b is equal to c. Find j???? I ended up getting the class average, a 40% and ended the class with a B. I would have got an A if it wasn't for the fact he decided to fuck everyone for the final.

His lecture consists of 45 minutes of proofs and 5 minutes of examples, with only one question on proofs in the final. His tests are really difficult, and there are a lot of curve balls. The average was around 50-60%. The only reason I did well in this class was because I took calc BC in high school and had a great teacher there. I would recommend picking up a AP Test prep book for this class. I remember one example he had on the first midterm being a question cookie cutter AP calc bc exam question. If you can go through the problems in the AP Test prep book for BC, then you should be able to do his fairly easily. Just make sure you know your trig identities!

The course I took last quarter was his 142. According to my friends who used to take other professors' 142, 142 is an easy class. But when I took Schroeder's 142, I understood what the word ' suicide ' means. His 142 is the hardest class I have taken in UCLA, especially for the final, which makes you want to end your life immediately. What I wanna say: you wanna be alive? Do not take his class!

The final is crazy hard. I aced all my quizzes, did average on my midterm and got destroyed in the final because it was nothing like what I had before. I had an 85% going into it and ended up with a flat C.

Totally pointless... He is willing to help you, and his lectures are not hard to follow, but his exams, especially his final, are extremely hard. I don't get it. Maybe he enjoys messing with his students and seeing them suffer. 施罗德你爸也死了。

Lectures proofs all day long. His final was a lot harder than his midterms and took my grade from a solid a to a b-, so don't make the same mistake I did and think it would be just as easy as the midterms. A lot of people struggled in this class, but it is not impossible. He curves a lot, but still not enough sometimes. His test questions are not straight forward, they are always a tricky one but if you pay attention in class and on the homework, the tricks are easier to spot.

Schroeder is a difficult, but a good professor. I struggled in his 31B class and I ended up in his 32A the next quarter. He's good at explaining things and usually relates it to real world examples. He also always answers questions in lecture fully, and I went to his office hours once and he was helpful. However, his exams are quite hard. Not the right class for someone looking for an easy pass.

It's hard to find an above average math teacher that is both interesting and goes beyond just teaching straight out of the book. Schroeder is no exception to this rule. Most of his lectures are derivations and concepts that you could learn out of the book yourself. His exams are also incredibly hard because he makes it his life goal to have 50% or below test averages. He made 31B much harder than it had to be.

Only half the class attended lecture. I already took calculus BC in high school so I didn't go to lecture and reviewed from the book and I managed a B.

The trick to his exams are that he'll usually have a problem early on that takes awhile to do. Then he'll put a problem later on that uses the answer from the previous problem as a shortcut, but you'll have to figure this out on your own as it is not especially obvious. If you don't notice this you can still do the problem, it'll just take you longer than you probably have time for.

Overall I would avoid schroeder if possible

Do not take this professor!!! I took him my freshman year and I got wrecked. His lectures, homework, and quizzes are pretty straight forward and easy. They are easy because they are all related, meaning what he teaches will appear on the homework, which in turn appears on the homework.

The exams however are way harder with the final exam being nearly impossible. I aced Midterm 1 and 2. They are like the homework and quizzes except they contain multiple steps and require understanding of connecting principles.

However, the final example was a complete joke. Do you ever hear of those jokes about college exams like "an apple weights 50 grams. Find the mass of the sun". His exam was EXACTLY that. One of the questions was like a cross product of b is equal to c. Find j???? I ended up getting the class average, a 40% and ended the class with a B. I would have got an A if it wasn't for the fact he decided to fuck everyone for the final.

His lecture consists of 45 minutes of proofs and 5 minutes of examples, with only one question on proofs in the final. His tests are really difficult, and there are a lot of curve balls. The average was around 50-60%. The only reason I did well in this class was because I took calc BC in high school and had a great teacher there. I would recommend picking up a AP Test prep book for this class. I remember one example he had on the first midterm being a question cookie cutter AP calc bc exam question. If you can go through the problems in the AP Test prep book for BC, then you should be able to do his fairly easily. Just make sure you know your trig identities!