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I really enjoyed taking this class. If you have the option to take Psych 120A with Professor Clewett you totally should! Although the tests were somewhat hard, if you put in the work you should be able to get a B or A on them. Lectures are podcasted (as of this quarter) and you have a weekly quiz most weeks as well as a small assignment and discussion section with a completion attendance question. 2 Exams. Textbook not really necessary. Would take another one of his classes in the future!
I loved Professor Clewett and his teaching style. He’s pretty young, but he knows his stuff and teaches it well. On top of that, he was extremely empathetic towards his students. For the weekly quizzes, if there was a reasonable dispute for one or two of the questions, he almost automatically threw them out because he said he doesn’t intend to trick us. He is also very transparent about what is fair game for the exams, which are almost directly based on his lecture slides and not too difficult (all multiple choice within a reasonable time limit). For discussion, attendance is required but it doesn’t require much participation— the TA (mine was Mary and she was cool) simply reinforces the material from class. Content is actually pretty interesting, and I believe Prof. Clewett is engaging as well as understanding!! (He uses memes in his slides… believe me, he’s a chill dude). He also gives easy extra credit. TAKE THIS CLASS WITH PROFESSOR CLEWETT.
Best man that's all I have to say. The class material itself isn't super difficult to understand, but there's a LOT of information needed to be learned. Regarding David, he was one of the sweetest professors I've ever had being super generous about a lot of things + he taught fairly well. THe class consisted of 30% midterm and 30% final (proctored via. Respondus + Lockdown Browser), 15% zaps, 10% discussion, and 15% quizzes. Everything in this class was super fair, and I would advise take this class with Prof. Clewette for the best time possible.
Like the other reviews said, Professor Clewett made 120A really enjoyable. He's definitely a newer and younger professor, but compared to most other profs in Column A classes, he is truly passionate about the material he teaches and making sure everyone is receiving a fair grade. To that extent he offered many extra credit opportunities and even on quizzes with disputed questions he took those questions out from grading. Besides that, refer to the other reviews for how Spring 2021 went, but overall, it was a fantastic experience. You do need to buy ZAPS (online labs) for $30 if the class is all online and you do need to download Respondus for exams, but overall though it was asynchronous most of the class really enjoyed their experience.
This class was not bad at all. We had a total of 6 quizzes I believe, and they were online on Bruinlearn. Quizzes were open note, which helped a lot. We also had ZAPs (you have to pay for this) that you do during discussion sections, which are basically free points. Discussion section attendance was mandatory, but you get to do your ZAPs assignment during that time, so it wasn't too bad.
Our midterm and final were done online IN-PERSON, so you brought your laptop into the lecture hall and took the exam online with everyone else. Professor Clewett allowed us one side of a paper for our midterm cheat sheet, and both sides of a paper for the final exam cheat sheet. I personally thought this was enough-- I managed to fit everything onto the page.
He also offered extra credit through SONA studies.
Psych 124C with Professor Clewett as a great experience. He puts a lot of emphasis on learning the material instead of just learning it for exams (which there are 0 of) and that's something not many professors do.
You take a quiz once a week and they are solely based on that weeks material. There's 2 blog assignments which were easy and one final essay which was a little time consuming but very rewarding and fun if you're into research. There are 0 exams.
Professor Clewett makes the class engaging (in-person) and really makes you excited about memory. Thanks for making one of my last psych classes so enjoyable professor!
This is the first review I have ever left for a professor and let me tell ya'll, I absolutely loved this class, and the way professor Clewett designed it. He is very helpful, and he doesn't mind answering questions, nor does he make you feel dumb about it. Although the class might be a little long I feel like he makes the class engaging and at least tries to make us participate which beats sitting in lecture just listening. There was 1 midterm and a final when I took this class and I think personally, the midterm was a bit easier than the final. I could have gotten a B, but I slacked off on the final from so much stress so I couldn't get my thoughts in order.
but overall, 10/10 on the professor himself and the material.
If you have a chance to take any of the classes he offers please do it!
The class was not as bad as I expected. There are no midterms or final exam, so that's the good part. However, there are weekly quizzes, but they are pretty manageable and they are based off the lecture slides for the most part. There are a few tricky questions on the quizzes here and there, but overall pretty easy. He drops one quiz as well. We had one blog assignment for the midterm, which was a 3 pg essay (single spaced) about a topic of memory in the class. The final exam was a final research paper we had to write about another topic of memory. This one was 4 pgs single spaced and I feel like this one did not have enough instructions to guide you through the process. It was also time consuming for me since you have to start from scratch and write your own research paper. Overall, the class is pretty easy as long as you can clutch out the quizzes and the two papers. I did not show up to most of the lectures and still managed to get an A so you can do it too!
This class was fascinating, and I enjoyed Prof Clewett's engaging lecture style. He gave many in-class demos to demonstrate various theories and paradigms used in memory research. The work outside of lectures included: weekly quizzes (takes <15min), 2 blogposts (3pg casual scientific articles which you get to pick the topic for), and 1 final research paper. The research paper is probably the only rather difficult part of this class since it is an 7-8 pg paper and you have to pick your own topic, think of your own research study, and write a proposal on it. I found this challenging since you kind of have to start from scratch and research until you have a general understanding of where the field is at before you even pick what your study will test, so it was very time consuming. BUT having no midterms/final makes up for it. Overall, I would recommend taking this class: enjoyed lectures, work wasn't too bad, learned a lot.