Professor

## Enes Ozel

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Summer 2020 - I took this class during summer session A 2020 (things may be different because summer + covid), but the breakdown was the better score between 20% quizzes, 30% midterm, 50% final or 20% quizzes, 15% midterm, 65% final. There were 5 quizzes total and the lowest 2 were dropped. Professor Ozel is incredibly helpful and clear. He would handwrite the notes for the entire chapter beforehand and upload them to ccle so you could follow along during lectures. His notes were organized and provided clear definitions and many examples. He was always willing to answer questions and re-explain concepts. Although there were no homework assignments, he provided a list of homework questions from the textbook that you can practice from. His quizzes and exams were fair. Overall, I really enjoyed this class, and I would definitely take professor Ozel again!

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Winter 2020 - Professor Ozel is a great professor- very nice, helpful and gives pretty fair exams. The class itself isn't terribly difficult and is a mix between some history, and mostly the origins of math and proofs for elementary theorems and processes (like the quadratic formula). He would give optional homework, and his tests were fair/representative of homework questions. He's helpful in office hours and cares about his students. Definitely recommend him for 106 and any other math class

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Summer 2020 - Overall, this class was fun to take and Professor Ozel is very understanding and accommodating of current circumstances. I was doing well in the class until the final, which I think is partially my fault. As another poster mentioned, there are weekly quizzes, 5 in total, and the lowest 2 are dropped. The midterm was a little tougher than the quizzes, but the average was very high, and I don't know if he overcorrected for the final but I found it brutal, but that could be because I lost all motivation towards the end of the quarter. If you stay on top of your stuff, it's a very doable class.

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Spring 2022 - Avoid this professor. All other reviews for 170s were during online quarters due to COVID, ie 24 hour exams. I took this class fully in person with timed exams, and I would say it is the worst math class I have taken here (even compared to math 115a in person). The grade is only composed of quizzes and exams, where quizzes are 24 hour and easy, but do not reflect difficulty of exams and are very surface level. The first midterm and the final were completely unreasonable in terms of difficulty. The mean for midterm 1 was around 50. He gives optional homework which are just book problems and does not provide any solutions or explanations to check with, so if you don't have Chegg you are out of luck. His lectures/lecture notes are just the textbook summarized and often contain errors in formulas. Even if you were to solve all textbook problems (as he recommends for outside study) you would not be prepared for his exams. He also does not plan to curve the course at this moment (I am still waiting for my grade). It is just appalling that this lazy professor managed to make a class which is normally regarded as one of the easiest math upper divs a complete nightmare.

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Spring 2022 - He is a very nice professor. His office hours are helpful and he responds email very fast. Very sad that he will leave UCLA soon. This course is not hard at all, but it does require a decent amount of effort. If you study approperiately, I do believe you will likely get the result you want as it is an applied math course and there are no proofs involved at all.

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Spring 2020 - Ozel is the best professor in the math dept. he knows the material well and cares about his students and it shows in the way he lectures. he is also very helpful in office hours and is encouraging of questions during lecture. he does give a lot of homework but it prepares you well for the exams so it is worth it to do. I highly recommend this class with ozel!