Eric Deeds
Department of Life Sciences
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Useful Textbooks

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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22.2%
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13.3%
8.9%
4.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

40.9%
34.1%
27.3%
20.5%
13.6%
6.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
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March 8, 2021

Professor Deeds is super sweet and cool. He really worked hard to make class engaging and that we actually understood the information. There are weekly modules with (due T and Th in my case) and a homework assignment due on Tuesday before lecture. The textbook is free and is written by Garfinkle, another professor who teaches this class. Homework is graded on completion.
The labs were sorta difficult, only because they don't really connect to what you're learning in class until Week 8. I think the coding labs will be more helpful in LS30B though so pay attention still. The exams are broke up into an individual stage, a group stage with your learning group, and a group study guide. Unfortunately this was all set up during Valentine's/Presidents Day weekend this year :(
Overall, Deeds is super helpful and the class is totally manageable if you read the book, watch the pre-class modules, and attend OH when needed.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
July 26, 2020

Prof Deeds is the best professor I've had so far at UCLA. I believe winter 2020 was his first time teaching at UCLA, so I came into this class not knowing how he would be, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to take it with him. Prof Deeds is so funny and entertaining during lecture, and I always looked forward to his class. During office hours, he took the time to learn everyone's name and sometimes even stayed after his office hours time to help us if we needed it. He's clearly passionate about what he does and loves what he teaches. Would highly recommend taking 30A with him if you get the opportunity!

LS 30A itself is a great class to take regardless of the professor. The calculus you learn is much more applied to life science careers and more helpful than normal calculus classes in my opinion. The class is not graded on a curve, and all the exams are pretty fair (and similar to the practice exams they give you). If you took calculus in high school, 30A shouldn't be too difficult.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
July 9, 2020

Overall, I highly enjoyed Prof. Deeds lectures. He was very engaging and made puns out of everything, which made the class fun to go to. Although he rambles sometimes, you can see that he loves teaching his students about the material. The homework and labs are tolerable and straight to the point as well as the exams, which are pretty simple since the practice midterms are practically the same thing but with different numbers. Additionally, Prof. Deeds is very easy to approach before and after class and I'm 100% certain he will be happy to help.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
March 8, 2021

Professor Deeds is super sweet and cool. He really worked hard to make class engaging and that we actually understood the information. There are weekly modules with (due T and Th in my case) and a homework assignment due on Tuesday before lecture. The textbook is free and is written by Garfinkle, another professor who teaches this class. Homework is graded on completion.
The labs were sorta difficult, only because they don't really connect to what you're learning in class until Week 8. I think the coding labs will be more helpful in LS30B though so pay attention still. The exams are broke up into an individual stage, a group stage with your learning group, and a group study guide. Unfortunately this was all set up during Valentine's/Presidents Day weekend this year :(
Overall, Deeds is super helpful and the class is totally manageable if you read the book, watch the pre-class modules, and attend OH when needed.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
July 26, 2020

Prof Deeds is the best professor I've had so far at UCLA. I believe winter 2020 was his first time teaching at UCLA, so I came into this class not knowing how he would be, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to take it with him. Prof Deeds is so funny and entertaining during lecture, and I always looked forward to his class. During office hours, he took the time to learn everyone's name and sometimes even stayed after his office hours time to help us if we needed it. He's clearly passionate about what he does and loves what he teaches. Would highly recommend taking 30A with him if you get the opportunity!

LS 30A itself is a great class to take regardless of the professor. The calculus you learn is much more applied to life science careers and more helpful than normal calculus classes in my opinion. The class is not graded on a curve, and all the exams are pretty fair (and similar to the practice exams they give you). If you took calculus in high school, 30A shouldn't be too difficult.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
July 9, 2020

Overall, I highly enjoyed Prof. Deeds lectures. He was very engaging and made puns out of everything, which made the class fun to go to. Although he rambles sometimes, you can see that he loves teaching his students about the material. The homework and labs are tolerable and straight to the point as well as the exams, which are pretty simple since the practice midterms are practically the same thing but with different numbers. Additionally, Prof. Deeds is very easy to approach before and after class and I'm 100% certain he will be happy to help.

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (3)
  • Needs Textbook
    (3)
  • Is Podcasted
    (2)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (3)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (2)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (1)
  • Often Funny
    (3)
  • Participation Matters
    (3)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (3)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (2)
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