All Ratings and Reviews for Edward Young
Professor was so engaging, you can tell that he really loves the subject and it translates into every lecture. The lectures were extremely interesting and clear!! The midterm and final were fair, make sure to review the study guide that he gives! Overall such a fun and amazing course, highly recommend.
This class was super easy and does not require very much effort. In the beginning, slides are filled with numbers and equations that seem intimidating, but none of them show up on exams and the professor clarifies that. Also, for the midterm, he gave us 32/41 of the questions beforehand, so we really only had to figure out 9 of the questions. The final included a lot of the midterm questions and was overall easy. Discussion can be annoying based on who your TA is. Overall pretty easy class and is a great GE for science.
Good things about this class:
- Definitely created to be an easy A. Just look at the curve.
- Has a study guide that is about 50-70% of the midterm and final (final less so).
- It was meant to be an easy A but I got a B because of the homework assignments. My TA graded them really harshly, and absent/late work is absolutely not tolerated.
- Also, because it's meant to be an easy A, there's hardly any curve.
- Professor Young uploads the slides to CCLE but they are mostly pictures and hard to understand without context. I strongly recommend going to class and taking thorough notes, or perhaps finding a friend to switch off.
- The final is much harder than the midterm. It's because the study guides for the midterm are a lot more thorough. To be honest, I can't really recommend how to study for the final because I got a B on it. What I can say is that it is simply not enough to study the guide or the slides.
- The ocean floor is made of basalt.
- There are a lot of quizlets for this class. Especially regarding the final, memorize as much as you can. I think there was one quizlet in particular that looking back seemed to reflect the final really well.
- You don't need to know any math for the midterm or the final.
- I did not buy the book because the consensus on Bruinwalk was that it was not needed but seeing as I got a B, I can't exactly confirm that.
- Perhaps this is a little touchy to say, but for the sake of your grade, I truly recommend NOT getting a TA with a obviously foreign last name. I found it hard to understand the discussions, and getting help was often confusing. And really do put a lot of effort into homework assignments because, my God, they brought me down.
- It definitely is meant to be an Easy A. Go to class, take good notes, study the guides and the quizlets, and you should be good to go.
I absolutely loved taking this class. Professor Young was a wonderful teacher and was very passionate about the material. The midterm was insanely easy, almost exactly the same as the study guide he provided us with. The final was significantly harder and had specific facts you needed to memorize (rotational period, size, etc.). Still, this class was by NO MEANS difficult. It was extremely fun and enjoyable.
This professor was hard and never responded to my emails. The TA was new so he didn't really know where to go in the labs and the professor often communicated with him very poorly. Don't take ESS9 with Young because he can't teach for shit.
Professor Young is so passionate about astronomy and it definitely shows. His lectures are very interesting- he presents lots of pictures which really helped me to remember certain concepts.
Format of grading is:
35% final 35% midterm 30% discussion/partcipation (basically an A+ if you show up)
Dr. Young is very approachable and is willing to offer help whenever needed. Visit his office hours!!!! Also His class is relatively small (80 students), so it felt more intimate as opposed to some of the large astronomy lectures.
Very interesting and easy GE. 10/10 would recommend.
This class covers everything you need to know about our solar system and its planets.
Definitely an easy GE. Dr. Young is incredibly knowledgable about the content. His lectures are sometimes hard to follow, but the midterm and final are both very comprehensive and based off of very general concepts. I loved how personable and available Dr. Young made himself to his students. He genuinely cares that his students learn the material. Great class
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His tests are VERY detailed oriented. It is neccessary to attend lecture because his slides have little to no wording, only pictures.
This class is pretty easy for your science GE. Professor Young is super passionate about the topic and the lectures are pretty interesting. His slides are a bit vague, so it's pretty important that you attend class in order to understand what the slide is actually talking about.
The weekly "homework" is insanely easy and my TA was great so whenever I was unsure about something, she was more than willing to help. (Go Danielle!)
The tests are also pretty easy. They're entirely multiple choice and he provided us study guides that pretty much told you about half of the exam and as long as you studied a bit for the rest, you'd be fine.
Professor Young is very passionate about this course so much that he literally wears different planetary ties at each lecture. The slides can be somewhat intimidating at first with all of the mathematical equations (only need to know the basics), but he posts them all to CCLE so you are able to look back over them.
To study for the midterm he gave us a study guide and the midterm was exactly the same as our study guide. Needless to say the average on the midterm was extremely high.
Overall, as long as you read the textbook and his powerpoint slides you will be fine in the class. I would recommend this course as a GE.
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