Introduction to Marine Science

Demian A Willette

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Introduction to Marine Science

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department

Demian A Willette

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Ratings

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Overall 2.9
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.0
Easy
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Workload 1.7
Light
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Clarity of professor 2.9
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Helpfulness of professor 2.9
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Summer 2016
18.3%
15.3%
12.2%
9.2%
6.1%
3.1%
0.0%
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F

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

Summer 2015
27.8%
23.1%
18.5%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
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C
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D
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F

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

Fall 2014
42.4%
35.3%
28.3%
21.2%
14.1%
7.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Summer 2016 Submitted May 31, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

A very interesting class and great professor!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 28, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

His lectures aren't hard but exams are tricky. I"m selling EXTREMELY detailed notes from his lectures. These notes will definitely help you do well and understand what hes going to ask of you on the exam. All 16 lectures and additional helpful notes for $55. 310-562-4353

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 25, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Please !! I beg you stay away from this class.
Don't be fool in the first few days of your class. The materials are super interesting and entertaining. Don't get the illusion of this professor of being nice. His midterm are so weird !! they're not hard, but he and the TA grade them super hard. A lot of points are deducted for no reason. You probably might think it's okay because you can submit a regrade. NO NO NO! the most he will give back to you is 2 or 3 points. This class is insane.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 20, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

This is also my first eval and my last quarter at UCLA. For my 4 years at UCLA, I have got a lot of As or even Bs for even the hardest biochem labs. Went to all lectures and listened to all recorded audio cast for more than 2 times per lecture. I came to take the test knowing everything. Even after the test, I was sure I will get at least 95. But I got C. Final was even harder. His questions are very misleading as it is difficult to understand what he is asking. He doesn't go specific about it. He gives a vague question with specific answer key. This was definitely the worst class

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 19, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

I SUPPORT EVERYTHING THE PEOPLE BELOW ME SAID.. This is also my first eval and the person below motivated me to write this eval.

I also got an A in 153A and EEB 120 (Taylor) which are not easy classes.
Interesting class but messed up grading! I am about to go in the final KNOWING that an A grade is not possible. That never happened to me before. If you're trying to go to medical school, I beg you to stay away from this class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 14, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

I've never submitted an evaluation before but after taking this class I had to make an account to warn people. Do Not Take This Class!!!!! It's a super easy topic and really easy to learn but the tests are impossible! I understand every topic very detailed and am walking away with great knowledge but not a great or even a good grade. He will ask questions very vague and expect you to be specific. Ex: He asked about barnacle competition and expected us to say which barnacles were the dominant competitor even though he only asked what was the biotic stressor (competition). I could go on and on but I can't stress this enough, AVOID THIS PROFESSOR!!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 14, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

This guy's tests are ridiculous. You can study and understand every little detail but he words the questions in ways that you don't know if he is asking about one thing vs another. I earned an A in chem 153A, which is a really hard class, but in this class I currently have a C. I am gonna study like crazy for the final but knowing him he will probably make it unfair. Also, the TAs will take off points for literally no reason on answers you get completely right, so make sure to ask for a regrade for every test. Oh and there is no curve and no plus/minus grades. So when I end up with a 79.9% after the final, I'll be receiving the same grade as the guy with a 70%. This guy's crazy. He seems like a nice guy but he couldn't care less about his students. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! It's near impossible to get an A in this class since he takes points off for no reason on the tests. You walk out thinking you did great and end up getting a C. If you are trying to go to graduate school or medical or dental school or whatever, this class will hurt your GPA so much so please do yourself a favor and stay away! I expected to get Paul Barber that is why I signed up for this but then they switched it to this psychotic guy instead. Hopefully there are other choices for EEB 109 professors because this is just as sad class if not. He assigns articles to read every week. Discussion mini-presentations every week. No study guide for midterm 2. Midterm 1=100pts Midterm 2=100pts Final=200pts Discussion quizzes=40pts. He gives extra credit but grades it really hard. I spent money buying a video editing software and made a music video and ended up with a 5/15 possible points. It took me a long time to make that video too. Basically if you're fine with a C then go ahead and take it, but C students will have a hard time just passing. He said there were a lot of grades lower than 50% on midterm 2. No clue how this guy got the job.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
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