Delroy A Baugh
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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2.1
Overall Rating
Based on 27 Users
Easiness 2.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 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 2.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Uses Slides
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny

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Feb. 10, 2015

To the two recent posters: please stop fighting, this is a place for evaluations. And stop using fob, we're all human beings.

That being said, Baugh is pretty hard. His final was really trickky. You get 2 sheets of notes to bring to the test but I ended up throwing both cheat sheets away after the 2nd or 3rd question. Good luck!

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Feb. 10, 2015

To the poster below: Thanks for acknowledging the superior work ethics of these--fobs. Your self-loathing and 2nd gen nativist attitude is pathetic. The point of these evaluations is to give others a glimpse of what the professor's personality and style is like. Don't choke on your own smug.

P. Chem is tricky for even the brightest students. If you're not a good self-learner, I suggest MIT OCW.

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Jan. 30, 2015

It is possible to excel in his class. I am NOT a fob and I got an A+. Thermodynamics is really a subject that the student must put in the effort. Most of the previous reviews make it sound like it is 100% the teacher's effort but in reality I would say it's 50% teacher and 50% student. Yes a math based class shouldn't ideally be taught on powerpoint but the point of the class is NOT the math; it is the chemistry implications FROM the math. Honestly it's your responsibility to prepare your math skills anyway; his lectures are all about the insightful implications from the math. The final was tricky but if you know what you're doing then you can figure out the problems; his questions were challenging but very thought provoking and insightful.

Advice for his class: ALWAYS figure out the conceptual backbone of each chapter/lecture, it makes the class fun and meaningful and his "confusing" lectures are quite insightful.

Trust me he's hard but you learn a lot if you put in the effort; there are so many classes I took where the teacher was hard but nothing was to be learned. It's chemistry for god's sake! All fields of chemistry is exciting! Don't agree with me? Go change your major then.

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Dec. 28, 2014

Let's just say lots of cheating occurs in this class :(

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Dec. 27, 2014

180 RATINGS OF AVG 3.3... U GO FIGURE IT OUT, SHERLOCK, IF U SHOULD TAKE HIM OR NOT.

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Dec. 26, 2014

AVOID THIS GUY. TRUST ME. HE IS ONE OF THE WORST PROFESSORS IN THE DEPARTMENT! By now, you should have heard how horrible he was at 20A and how horrible he is at 110a, the rumors are true. Don't think you are smarter than everyone else cause you will be competing against fobs that dont read bruinwalk and who study their asses off. The problem is that the material isnt that difficult if taught by other professors, but if taught by him he purposely teaches in a whole different language. AVOID HIM. AVOID HIM. AVOID HIM. He has a strict 15 percent A policy, and curves to a C+.

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Dec. 21, 2014

I would like to confirm what the last two posters wrote. I also turned to MIT open courseware to understand concepts. Professor Baugh is terrible at explaining things. Sometimes he makes no sense at all.

And worst of all, he straight up lied to us about the content of the final. He told us 6 questions would be directly from the midterms, but the questions on the final were actually changed in substantial ways. He should have told us that the questions on the final would be based on or similar to the midterm questions. At least this way we could have prepared for variations of the questions.

He's one of the smartest guys you'll ever meet -- that's for sure. But he's a terrible teacher and, well, unfortunately, I have to straight up call him a liar. It's too bad. It didn't have to go down like that. Oh, and it's also true that he covers about 6 chapters and then tests on 8.

Also on the midterms, he tests one chapter ahead of where the class is. So if he tells you the midterm covers chapters 1 and 2, you better be familiar with chapter 3 as well.

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Dec. 19, 2014

I don't understand why professors like Baugh won't post solutions to their exams. Of course it has to do with the reluctance of creating new problem sets. If the problems are recycled throughout the years, then the advantage lies mostly with people who knows others who took the class in previous quarters. Which I'm guessing is a life lesson in getting to know the right people if you want to succeed. The test bank didn't have much of his old stuff. The prescribed homework is nothing like the exam problems. A math intensive course taught by PowerPoint is inefficient. Its like learning a foreign language through karaoke of a very uptempo song. I paid over one thousand dollars for this class just to have MIT Opencourseware teach me.

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Dec. 18, 2014

The reviewer from Fall 2013 stated "We were suppose to go through ten chapters during the quarter...we managed to get through 6 and were tested on 8 for the final."

I would like to make it clear, from taking Baugh's 110A for Fall 2014, that he has not improved his time management of the course material at all. He STILL only finished 6 chapters, and tested on 8.

Furthermore, he flat out lied to the entire class about the content of the final. He stated that it would contain 6 repeated problems from the midterms, 3 from each, and then 4 new problems. Instead, all 10 problems were new, with maybe 2 problems having a vague similarity to a midterm problem. Thus, everyone studied hard the midterm problems, but was thrown for a loop upon seeing the final.

Yes, he tries hard to teach and convey the concepts, but it is just too scattered and confusing, and end up confused about topics you actually already understood from Chem 20B. His handwriting is so bad that he forgets to cross his t's and leaves them looking like l's, but that's slightly beside the point.

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Dec. 18, 2013

Evaluation for Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics, Chem 110A, Fall 2013)

I was unsure about this class because of all the bad reviews. We were suppose to go through ten chapters during the quarter...we managed to get through 6 and were tested on 8 for the final. This was Dr. Baugh's first time teaching this course, so I feel like he was testing waters due to the fact that the tests were easy/fair and were mostly based off of the HW and example problems from the chapters covered.

The final exam consisted of 9 problems, 3 were from Midterm I and 3 were from Midterm II, the other 3 problems were from Chapters 6, 7, and 8 (1 per chapter).

I felt like I learned something, but I don't think I learned what someone in physical chem is suppose to learn (didn't cover much material).

Do NOT bother going to office hours, they always get canceled or time switched. He is unpredictable so don't risk it. JUST STUDY THE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS AND STUDY THE CHAPTER EXAMPLE PROBLEMS. IF YOU CAN DO THOSE PROBLEMS YOU WILL BE FINE.

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Feb. 10, 2015

To the two recent posters: please stop fighting, this is a place for evaluations. And stop using fob, we're all human beings.

That being said, Baugh is pretty hard. His final was really trickky. You get 2 sheets of notes to bring to the test but I ended up throwing both cheat sheets away after the 2nd or 3rd question. Good luck!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
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Feb. 10, 2015

To the poster below: Thanks for acknowledging the superior work ethics of these--fobs. Your self-loathing and 2nd gen nativist attitude is pathetic. The point of these evaluations is to give others a glimpse of what the professor's personality and style is like. Don't choke on your own smug.

P. Chem is tricky for even the brightest students. If you're not a good self-learner, I suggest MIT OCW.

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Jan. 30, 2015

It is possible to excel in his class. I am NOT a fob and I got an A+. Thermodynamics is really a subject that the student must put in the effort. Most of the previous reviews make it sound like it is 100% the teacher's effort but in reality I would say it's 50% teacher and 50% student. Yes a math based class shouldn't ideally be taught on powerpoint but the point of the class is NOT the math; it is the chemistry implications FROM the math. Honestly it's your responsibility to prepare your math skills anyway; his lectures are all about the insightful implications from the math. The final was tricky but if you know what you're doing then you can figure out the problems; his questions were challenging but very thought provoking and insightful.

Advice for his class: ALWAYS figure out the conceptual backbone of each chapter/lecture, it makes the class fun and meaningful and his "confusing" lectures are quite insightful.

Trust me he's hard but you learn a lot if you put in the effort; there are so many classes I took where the teacher was hard but nothing was to be learned. It's chemistry for god's sake! All fields of chemistry is exciting! Don't agree with me? Go change your major then.

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Dec. 28, 2014

Let's just say lots of cheating occurs in this class :(

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Dec. 27, 2014

180 RATINGS OF AVG 3.3... U GO FIGURE IT OUT, SHERLOCK, IF U SHOULD TAKE HIM OR NOT.

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Dec. 26, 2014

AVOID THIS GUY. TRUST ME. HE IS ONE OF THE WORST PROFESSORS IN THE DEPARTMENT! By now, you should have heard how horrible he was at 20A and how horrible he is at 110a, the rumors are true. Don't think you are smarter than everyone else cause you will be competing against fobs that dont read bruinwalk and who study their asses off. The problem is that the material isnt that difficult if taught by other professors, but if taught by him he purposely teaches in a whole different language. AVOID HIM. AVOID HIM. AVOID HIM. He has a strict 15 percent A policy, and curves to a C+.

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Dec. 21, 2014

I would like to confirm what the last two posters wrote. I also turned to MIT open courseware to understand concepts. Professor Baugh is terrible at explaining things. Sometimes he makes no sense at all.

And worst of all, he straight up lied to us about the content of the final. He told us 6 questions would be directly from the midterms, but the questions on the final were actually changed in substantial ways. He should have told us that the questions on the final would be based on or similar to the midterm questions. At least this way we could have prepared for variations of the questions.

He's one of the smartest guys you'll ever meet -- that's for sure. But he's a terrible teacher and, well, unfortunately, I have to straight up call him a liar. It's too bad. It didn't have to go down like that. Oh, and it's also true that he covers about 6 chapters and then tests on 8.

Also on the midterms, he tests one chapter ahead of where the class is. So if he tells you the midterm covers chapters 1 and 2, you better be familiar with chapter 3 as well.

Helpful?

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Dec. 19, 2014

I don't understand why professors like Baugh won't post solutions to their exams. Of course it has to do with the reluctance of creating new problem sets. If the problems are recycled throughout the years, then the advantage lies mostly with people who knows others who took the class in previous quarters. Which I'm guessing is a life lesson in getting to know the right people if you want to succeed. The test bank didn't have much of his old stuff. The prescribed homework is nothing like the exam problems. A math intensive course taught by PowerPoint is inefficient. Its like learning a foreign language through karaoke of a very uptempo song. I paid over one thousand dollars for this class just to have MIT Opencourseware teach me.

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Dec. 18, 2014

The reviewer from Fall 2013 stated "We were suppose to go through ten chapters during the quarter...we managed to get through 6 and were tested on 8 for the final."

I would like to make it clear, from taking Baugh's 110A for Fall 2014, that he has not improved his time management of the course material at all. He STILL only finished 6 chapters, and tested on 8.

Furthermore, he flat out lied to the entire class about the content of the final. He stated that it would contain 6 repeated problems from the midterms, 3 from each, and then 4 new problems. Instead, all 10 problems were new, with maybe 2 problems having a vague similarity to a midterm problem. Thus, everyone studied hard the midterm problems, but was thrown for a loop upon seeing the final.

Yes, he tries hard to teach and convey the concepts, but it is just too scattered and confusing, and end up confused about topics you actually already understood from Chem 20B. His handwriting is so bad that he forgets to cross his t's and leaves them looking like l's, but that's slightly beside the point.

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Dec. 18, 2013

Evaluation for Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics, Chem 110A, Fall 2013)

I was unsure about this class because of all the bad reviews. We were suppose to go through ten chapters during the quarter...we managed to get through 6 and were tested on 8 for the final. This was Dr. Baugh's first time teaching this course, so I feel like he was testing waters due to the fact that the tests were easy/fair and were mostly based off of the HW and example problems from the chapters covered.

The final exam consisted of 9 problems, 3 were from Midterm I and 3 were from Midterm II, the other 3 problems were from Chapters 6, 7, and 8 (1 per chapter).

I felt like I learned something, but I don't think I learned what someone in physical chem is suppose to learn (didn't cover much material).

Do NOT bother going to office hours, they always get canceled or time switched. He is unpredictable so don't risk it. JUST STUDY THE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS AND STUDY THE CHAPTER EXAMPLE PROBLEMS. IF YOU CAN DO THOSE PROBLEMS YOU WILL BE FINE.

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2.1
Overall Rating
Based on 27 Users
Easiness 2.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 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 2.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (4)
  • Uses Slides
    (3)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (3)
  • Tough Tests
    (5)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (2)
  • Often Funny
    (2)
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