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Javier Patiño Loira

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4.8
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Easiness 4.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Jan. 29, 2019
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A

Javier is a great professor! Even though the subject matter of SPAN 135 does not seem to be the most exciting, he makes each lecture engaging and interesting to students. The format for the class is very clear, with a short answer reading response due before each class, one midterm, and a final paper. The material of this particular quarter's course got kind of monotonous after a while, but I still felt engaged and motivated to participate in class discussions. Javier gets to know his students and offers help whenever is needed. Many students take whatever class he teaches the next quarter as well. Definitely recommend him.

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March 17, 2020
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A

Professor Patiño is very patient and dedicated. He delivers very clear presentations and cares for his students. (even his syllabus and prompts are well-designed)

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March 27, 2020
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+

Honestly Prof. Patino Loira is one of my favorite professors I have ever met. He is so kind towards his students and wants to make sure everyone gets a fair chance. He is so patient and tries his best to make his lectures engaging. Lecture was two hour blocks twice a week which was only hard sometimes because it was late in the day and I was already tired. He usually tries to pick pretty interesting readings and his exams are VERY fair (he pretty much gives you a list of questions he will ask on the midterm or final). I would 100% take his class again.

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March 28, 2020
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A

Grade Breakdown:
Short Papers and Class Participation (40%)- About 500 word paper about every week (8 in total) about the readings. Answer questions based on the readings basically. Not hard at all.
Midterm Exam (25%) and Final Exam (35%)- These exams are literally as easy they come. A week before the each exam he puts out a study guide with every possible question that might be on the exam. This means all you have to do is complete the study guide and study those questions. Out of those questions only some of them come up of course. Really easy.

The class is really easy but Professor Loira is really boring in my opinion. Attendance is mandatory. He passes around a sheet of paper for you to write your name down to take attendance. You're allowed to miss 3 lectures and one discussion. He uses powerpoints which are posted on CCLE before class. Overall the class really isn't bad it was just having to wait around for the attendance sheet to make its rounds.
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March 29, 2020
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A

Professor Javi is definitely one of my favorites at UCLA. At times, he reminds me of a little kid, and that’s probably why I really liked the class. Attendance is taken by signing into a piece of paper he passes around, and each TA takes attendance in their sections. The lectures are long and packed with a lot of information, and that makes them tiring, but at the same time, they were also interesting. The class itself is pretty easy, since the midterm and final questions are given about a week in advance, so all you have to do is study those questions and memorize them. The weekly readings can get long and boring in the middle of the quarter, but the 500 word essays themselves aren’t too hard to answer.

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Oct. 15, 2020
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+

Pretty much just consisted of papers, super easy midterm and final. He gives study guide and does an entire review before each teach. You just have to pay attention to the review and skim the slide and you'll be fine

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SPAN 42
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Dec. 2, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A

I LOVED this class so so much. Professor Patino Loira is literally one of the kindest, most intelligent, and caring professors I've had, and he genuinely wants the class to have a collaborative and positive aura all the time. The lectures aren't mandatory which can be nice because if there is a day where you just don't think you can make it he always posts the recordings of the audio to the lectures as well as the slides so you can just review what happened in lecture on your own time. The exams (there are only 2) were really clear and if you study the study guides that he gives out, you will be totally fine and most people in my discussion section have a high A. There are a total of 8 short papers you have to submit (it's usually one per week) which was annoying at times but thats literally the only hard part of the class and some of the readings were honestly really interesting! I also had an absolutely amazing TA for this class so it might be different if you have a different TA but if you're looking for a fun GE I loved this class!

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SPAN 42
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Dec. 5, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+

I loved this class and professor so so much. I usually am not a history person at all but this class was so interesting thanks to the lectures. You only have to write a 500 word essay per week (due b4 tuesday lecture) and attend discussion. You can also turn in two papers late (just before the end of the quarter) without penalty. As long as you pay attention during lecture, the midterm and final were very easy. I also recommend this class if you need diversity/GE credit. This class made me want to pursue a Spanish minor :)

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Dec. 7, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A

This was a fantastic class, easily my favorite at UCLA so far. There were readings every week from different sources, and we had short papers to go along with them. The prompts were written in such a way that gets you to really think about what you read, which made these assignments fruitful. At lecture I just sat there and absorbed what the professor was saying, as the information that you need for the exams is all on the slides, which were available on CCLE. The professor seemed really excited to teach us about the material, which made lectures engaging and encouraged students to participate, making for an overall enriching learning environment.

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Dec. 22, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A

Professor Loira was truly skilled in the subject. I had taken Spanish classes before, but never really learned the breath of Spanish culture. This class helped me understand the events that led up to contemporary society and the Spanish world. The class itself was engaging, but not too tough. The weekly assignments and readings are actually interesting and they help with understanding the content. The professor's lectures are entertaining and captivating. Additionally the professor is really understanding of people's situations and will provide accommodations if needed. I highly recommend this class for anyone who is looking for an interesting class to take.

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SPAN 135
Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Jan. 29, 2019

Javier is a great professor! Even though the subject matter of SPAN 135 does not seem to be the most exciting, he makes each lecture engaging and interesting to students. The format for the class is very clear, with a short answer reading response due before each class, one midterm, and a final paper. The material of this particular quarter's course got kind of monotonous after a while, but I still felt engaged and motivated to participate in class discussions. Javier gets to know his students and offers help whenever is needed. Many students take whatever class he teaches the next quarter as well. Definitely recommend him.

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SPAN 42
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 17, 2020

Professor Patiño is very patient and dedicated. He delivers very clear presentations and cares for his students. (even his syllabus and prompts are well-designed)

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SPAN 42
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
March 27, 2020

Honestly Prof. Patino Loira is one of my favorite professors I have ever met. He is so kind towards his students and wants to make sure everyone gets a fair chance. He is so patient and tries his best to make his lectures engaging. Lecture was two hour blocks twice a week which was only hard sometimes because it was late in the day and I was already tired. He usually tries to pick pretty interesting readings and his exams are VERY fair (he pretty much gives you a list of questions he will ask on the midterm or final). I would 100% take his class again.

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SPAN 42
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 28, 2020

Grade Breakdown:
Short Papers and Class Participation (40%)- About 500 word paper about every week (8 in total) about the readings. Answer questions based on the readings basically. Not hard at all.
Midterm Exam (25%) and Final Exam (35%)- These exams are literally as easy they come. A week before the each exam he puts out a study guide with every possible question that might be on the exam. This means all you have to do is complete the study guide and study those questions. Out of those questions only some of them come up of course. Really easy.

The class is really easy but Professor Loira is really boring in my opinion. Attendance is mandatory. He passes around a sheet of paper for you to write your name down to take attendance. You're allowed to miss 3 lectures and one discussion. He uses powerpoints which are posted on CCLE before class. Overall the class really isn't bad it was just having to wait around for the attendance sheet to make its rounds.
r/ucla

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SPAN 42
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 29, 2020

Professor Javi is definitely one of my favorites at UCLA. At times, he reminds me of a little kid, and that’s probably why I really liked the class. Attendance is taken by signing into a piece of paper he passes around, and each TA takes attendance in their sections. The lectures are long and packed with a lot of information, and that makes them tiring, but at the same time, they were also interesting. The class itself is pretty easy, since the midterm and final questions are given about a week in advance, so all you have to do is study those questions and memorize them. The weekly readings can get long and boring in the middle of the quarter, but the 500 word essays themselves aren’t too hard to answer.

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SPAN 42
Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
Oct. 15, 2020

Pretty much just consisted of papers, super easy midterm and final. He gives study guide and does an entire review before each teach. You just have to pay attention to the review and skim the slide and you'll be fine

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SPAN 42
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 2, 2021

I LOVED this class so so much. Professor Patino Loira is literally one of the kindest, most intelligent, and caring professors I've had, and he genuinely wants the class to have a collaborative and positive aura all the time. The lectures aren't mandatory which can be nice because if there is a day where you just don't think you can make it he always posts the recordings of the audio to the lectures as well as the slides so you can just review what happened in lecture on your own time. The exams (there are only 2) were really clear and if you study the study guides that he gives out, you will be totally fine and most people in my discussion section have a high A. There are a total of 8 short papers you have to submit (it's usually one per week) which was annoying at times but thats literally the only hard part of the class and some of the readings were honestly really interesting! I also had an absolutely amazing TA for this class so it might be different if you have a different TA but if you're looking for a fun GE I loved this class!

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SPAN 42
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
Dec. 5, 2021

I loved this class and professor so so much. I usually am not a history person at all but this class was so interesting thanks to the lectures. You only have to write a 500 word essay per week (due b4 tuesday lecture) and attend discussion. You can also turn in two papers late (just before the end of the quarter) without penalty. As long as you pay attention during lecture, the midterm and final were very easy. I also recommend this class if you need diversity/GE credit. This class made me want to pursue a Spanish minor :)

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SPAN 42
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 7, 2021

This was a fantastic class, easily my favorite at UCLA so far. There were readings every week from different sources, and we had short papers to go along with them. The prompts were written in such a way that gets you to really think about what you read, which made these assignments fruitful. At lecture I just sat there and absorbed what the professor was saying, as the information that you need for the exams is all on the slides, which were available on CCLE. The professor seemed really excited to teach us about the material, which made lectures engaging and encouraged students to participate, making for an overall enriching learning environment.

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SPAN 42
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 22, 2021

Professor Loira was truly skilled in the subject. I had taken Spanish classes before, but never really learned the breath of Spanish culture. This class helped me understand the events that led up to contemporary society and the Spanish world. The class itself was engaging, but not too tough. The weekly assignments and readings are actually interesting and they help with understanding the content. The professor's lectures are entertaining and captivating. Additionally the professor is really understanding of people's situations and will provide accommodations if needed. I highly recommend this class for anyone who is looking for an interesting class to take.

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