Fall 2018 - I honestly really liked Dr. Blumstein. I usually never write reviews but everyone trashed him on here so here I am. I liked him! You could tell he was obsessed with the subject, no clicker questions or real work for the class. He didn’t text on anything except what we covered in class (I never opened the textbook) and he explained things really well. His think pair shares were really hard at first but if you actually put effort in, you thought about them like a scientist by the end of his half. I actually really enjoyed his half, even if I didn’t love the material. Also his test is all multiple choice! And taken verbatim from the hundreds of lecture questions. The lecture questions were amazing. So hard at first and then you got used to them. I did the like 3x each throughout the quarter and rewrote my notes and that’s really all the studying I did for this class.
Some of the best two units I've spent at UCLA. Dr. Blumstein is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and, most importantly, excited about the material at hand. He cares about whether or not you understand the topic and, if you don't, he makes himself very available for students seeking help. Unfortunately, most of his classes aren't in my department, but I will try to take more with him if I can.