Daniele Bianchi
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 5 User s
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Snazzy Dresser

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

28.3%
23.6%
18.9%
14.2%
9.4%
4.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

29.3%
24.4%
19.5%
14.6%
9.8%
4.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

26.5%
22.1%
17.7%
13.3%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

22.6%
18.8%
15.1%
11.3%
7.5%
3.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 14, 2020

I loveddd this class. I'm not an A&O major and haven't taken a chem course in years but this was super doable. Prof Bianchi is passionate about what he teaches and it shows.

Each week there's a clicker quiz but it's mostly for attendance so you get free points for showing up.
His powerpoints are well organized and made available before lecture so you can download them and follow at your own pace.

There were 6 homeworks in total. They can be tricky but as long as you read the questions carefully and follow the powerpoints the answers will become apparent!

Average for the midterm was pretty high. Highly recommend!

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Nov. 4, 2022

Bianchi is a KING. This class incorporates minimal chemistry until the second half of the quarter which includes simple redox problems. The bulk of work is homework that is reasonably challenging, so working with others is a must. However this class is so rewarding, and Bianchi makes every class a ride by being his chaotic energetic self, making jokes and getting the class more invested in oceanic processes than one could ever imagine. Seeing him at head of our boat on field-trip day like a pirate captain riding the waves and having the time of his life made the class worth it all by itself. Would recommend!!

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
May 7, 2022

Bianchi's a king. Adds a bit of chaos to each lecture, which is so entertaining

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A-
March 3, 2020

I'm writing this review before the class is over in case someone is thinking about adding this to your schedule. FRANKLY, this class is not as easy as the grade scale makes it look. To some people, the information come naturally, but if you are anything like me, hopefully you find this review useful.

There are two grade break downs. One where you prioritize exam scores and the second where you get points for attend class, in-class quizzes, and discussion points. Most people opt for the latter.

There is a field trip to Santa Monica where you get to do some testing on the Zodiac. It was so much fun, totally the best part of the class. It gets cold so bring a jacket.

My TA Daniel is the bomb.com. He is basically the only reason I found this class doable. I never felt dumb making him go over every single question with me. He is super knowledgeable, very approachable and just a great TA. Take him if you can.

The homework assignments start out easy, but then get more difficult. I never took an AOS class before, but this one has A LOT of basic chemistry. Chemistry with a slant of atmosphere makes it weird, because you are trying to piece together information, sometimes based solely on the units. Go to Daniel, he is your AOS god, he will grace you with mercy and knowledge.

Anyways I'm not sure I would recommend this class to people looking for an easy A. The workload is not enormous, but I feel like some people get the info and others have to put in a decent amount of effort just to understand what the heck is happening.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 14, 2020

I loveddd this class. I'm not an A&O major and haven't taken a chem course in years but this was super doable. Prof Bianchi is passionate about what he teaches and it shows.

Each week there's a clicker quiz but it's mostly for attendance so you get free points for showing up.
His powerpoints are well organized and made available before lecture so you can download them and follow at your own pace.

There were 6 homeworks in total. They can be tricky but as long as you read the questions carefully and follow the powerpoints the answers will become apparent!

Average for the midterm was pretty high. Highly recommend!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A-
Nov. 4, 2022

Bianchi is a KING. This class incorporates minimal chemistry until the second half of the quarter which includes simple redox problems. The bulk of work is homework that is reasonably challenging, so working with others is a must. However this class is so rewarding, and Bianchi makes every class a ride by being his chaotic energetic self, making jokes and getting the class more invested in oceanic processes than one could ever imagine. Seeing him at head of our boat on field-trip day like a pirate captain riding the waves and having the time of his life made the class worth it all by itself. Would recommend!!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
May 7, 2022

Bianchi's a king. Adds a bit of chaos to each lecture, which is so entertaining

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A-
March 3, 2020

I'm writing this review before the class is over in case someone is thinking about adding this to your schedule. FRANKLY, this class is not as easy as the grade scale makes it look. To some people, the information come naturally, but if you are anything like me, hopefully you find this review useful.

There are two grade break downs. One where you prioritize exam scores and the second where you get points for attend class, in-class quizzes, and discussion points. Most people opt for the latter.

There is a field trip to Santa Monica where you get to do some testing on the Zodiac. It was so much fun, totally the best part of the class. It gets cold so bring a jacket.

My TA Daniel is the bomb.com. He is basically the only reason I found this class doable. I never felt dumb making him go over every single question with me. He is super knowledgeable, very approachable and just a great TA. Take him if you can.

The homework assignments start out easy, but then get more difficult. I never took an AOS class before, but this one has A LOT of basic chemistry. Chemistry with a slant of atmosphere makes it weird, because you are trying to piece together information, sometimes based solely on the units. Go to Daniel, he is your AOS god, he will grace you with mercy and knowledge.

Anyways I'm not sure I would recommend this class to people looking for an easy A. The workload is not enormous, but I feel like some people get the info and others have to put in a decent amount of effort just to understand what the heck is happening.

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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Often Funny
    (3)
  • Would Take Again
    (3)
  • Uses Slides
    (2)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (2)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (2)
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