Debra B Pires
Department of Life Sciences
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Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: N/A
June 22, 2018

Like the other reviewers, I thought that Dr. Pires was not very helpful this quarter at all. I'd had her for LS7A, but that's a completely different story. When going over the tests, even the TA's were confused about the answers given. And also, the midterm 2 was curved down one month after which was weird. Also, lectures are not that helpful at all. they are just a bunch of clicker questions, and she barely offers an explanation. She was also gone for 2 weeks out of the 10, both before the midterm and the final, the most important weeks of the quarter! She's nice though and knows a lot of material. Just maybe not the best lecturer.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
June 13, 2018

I'm gonna make this simple. The LS core office here at UCLA does not care about you. The professors do not care about you. The TA's do not care about you.
This class was no exception.
Deb was the worst lecturer I've come across yet- there were times when the entire class got the same questions wrong due to her explanations.
She is confusing and does not help. Do not take this class with her.
The material itself was very interesting, especially if you are into human anatomy.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B
July 1, 2018

I had Dr. Pires for LS7A during my fall quarter of my first year at UCLA. While she was challenging, I liked her for LS7A and opted to choose her as a professor for LS7C. Deb is an extremely kind, knowledgeable professor who genuinely wants students to succeed. However, this class is highly confusing and packs a lot of information into less than 2 months (the last 2-3 weeks are pretty much just review from 7B). I was also kind of confused as to why the second midterm was suddenly curved down just days before final grades were due – that has never happened to me before and it was disappointing. I am lucky that I had such an awesome TA because if not, this class would have little to no redeeming qualities :(

Basically, Deb is an intelligent and nice person but wasn't exactly great at clarifying the material.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B
Nov. 13, 2018

Debra B Pires ruined my life!!!!!!
There were so many iclicker questions during lecture (which should be good because I could practice more), but she didn't explain AT ALL! All she did was letting us discuss with each other. I feel like she doesn't know sh*t and any of the TA could do a better job.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: B+
June 28, 2018

Out of my three years attending this school Pires has been hands down they worst professor
I've ever had. She also curved down a midterm grade after it had been a while since it has been posted. She's rude if you don't get the answer right away and act holier than thou. She is the WORST and I highly suggest to take another professor if you get the chance.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
June 25, 2018

In one word, good class but bad professor. The worst I had so far

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
June 19, 2019

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
June 29, 2018

Just by seeing one clicker question with half of the class choosing A, the other half choosing B, you can how bad this class is. Nobody understands sh*t about the materials, cuz Deb confuses the hell of you.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
June 21, 2018

I am going to be one hundred percent honest in this review. Pires is honestly the worst Professor I’ve had during my time at UCLA. I am only a freshman going into sophomore year but I still have taken 12 classes and this one has actually hurt me emotionally and mentally. I’m not even receiving the worst grade ever as a I am expecting a B/B- for this course (depending on my grade for Finals) but I still wanted to write this review as I waned to give this warning. Not only has she never been any help during office hours but also Curved DOWN on the Midterm 2 exam almost 1 MONTH after the grade was posted. I Highly Highly recommend looking at other options for this course. Shoutout to my TA though as he/she has been amazing and helpful throughout this torture and been the only bright spot of this course.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: N/A
June 22, 2018

Like the other reviewers, I thought that Dr. Pires was not very helpful this quarter at all. I'd had her for LS7A, but that's a completely different story. When going over the tests, even the TA's were confused about the answers given. And also, the midterm 2 was curved down one month after which was weird. Also, lectures are not that helpful at all. they are just a bunch of clicker questions, and she barely offers an explanation. She was also gone for 2 weeks out of the 10, both before the midterm and the final, the most important weeks of the quarter! She's nice though and knows a lot of material. Just maybe not the best lecturer.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
June 13, 2018

I'm gonna make this simple. The LS core office here at UCLA does not care about you. The professors do not care about you. The TA's do not care about you.
This class was no exception.
Deb was the worst lecturer I've come across yet- there were times when the entire class got the same questions wrong due to her explanations.
She is confusing and does not help. Do not take this class with her.
The material itself was very interesting, especially if you are into human anatomy.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B
July 1, 2018

I had Dr. Pires for LS7A during my fall quarter of my first year at UCLA. While she was challenging, I liked her for LS7A and opted to choose her as a professor for LS7C. Deb is an extremely kind, knowledgeable professor who genuinely wants students to succeed. However, this class is highly confusing and packs a lot of information into less than 2 months (the last 2-3 weeks are pretty much just review from 7B). I was also kind of confused as to why the second midterm was suddenly curved down just days before final grades were due – that has never happened to me before and it was disappointing. I am lucky that I had such an awesome TA because if not, this class would have little to no redeeming qualities :(

Basically, Deb is an intelligent and nice person but wasn't exactly great at clarifying the material.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: B
Nov. 13, 2018

Debra B Pires ruined my life!!!!!!
There were so many iclicker questions during lecture (which should be good because I could practice more), but she didn't explain AT ALL! All she did was letting us discuss with each other. I feel like she doesn't know sh*t and any of the TA could do a better job.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: B+
June 28, 2018

Out of my three years attending this school Pires has been hands down they worst professor
I've ever had. She also curved down a midterm grade after it had been a while since it has been posted. She's rude if you don't get the answer right away and act holier than thou. She is the WORST and I highly suggest to take another professor if you get the chance.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
June 25, 2018

In one word, good class but bad professor. The worst I had so far

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A+
June 19, 2019

If you're interested in getting the answers to previous launchpad PEQs, PCRQs, and animations email me at jeremypeter33@gmail.com

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: N/A
June 29, 2018

Just by seeing one clicker question with half of the class choosing A, the other half choosing B, you can how bad this class is. Nobody understands sh*t about the materials, cuz Deb confuses the hell of you.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
June 21, 2018

I am going to be one hundred percent honest in this review. Pires is honestly the worst Professor I’ve had during my time at UCLA. I am only a freshman going into sophomore year but I still have taken 12 classes and this one has actually hurt me emotionally and mentally. I’m not even receiving the worst grade ever as a I am expecting a B/B- for this course (depending on my grade for Finals) but I still wanted to write this review as I waned to give this warning. Not only has she never been any help during office hours but also Curved DOWN on the Midterm 2 exam almost 1 MONTH after the grade was posted. I Highly Highly recommend looking at other options for this course. Shoutout to my TA though as he/she has been amazing and helpful throughout this torture and been the only bright spot of this course.

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Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (5)
  • Needs Textbook
    (5)
  • Tough Tests
    (5)
  • Is Podcasted
    (4)
  • Participation Matters
    (4)
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