Organic Reactions and Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer Prado

Organic Reactions and Pharmaceuticals

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Jennifer Prado

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Ratings

Bad
Overall 4.5
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.5
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.8
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.8
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.2
Helpful
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  • Tough Tests

Grades

Winter 2019
22.0%
18.3%
14.7%
11.0%
7.3%
3.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2018
14.5%
12.1%
9.7%
7.2%
4.8%
2.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted July 11, 2019 Grade Received: B+

Rest of the reviews are accurate. Just wanted to add that I found it really helpful to just watch the bruincasts. I was able to condense that hour of lecture to 30 minutes by watching at a higher speed, and bruincast was helpful as I was able to pause and figure out the mechanism, then watch how she did it.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted July 2, 2019 Grade Received: A

To do well in this class, you need to put in the work. There is a lot of material but, it isn't Prado's fault, she has to teach all of it because of the department's policies. Overall, she was very helpful and knowledgable. My advice: You will get a lot of mechanisms and it will be overwhelming at first, but break it down into smaller sections and memorize them. Once you get past memorization, you will be able to apply them and everything is downhill from there. Overall, the class is not bad as long as you keep up the material and pay attention to detail! That's where you will lose all the points. Practice all of her office hour worksheets (they are really crucial to doing well) and practice exams ahead of time and if you notice a minor detail that you don't think is important, it probably is important and you should go ask her about it in office hours. As for the 95% cutoff to get an A, don't worry about it. She will give you extra credit from going to discussion section which really makes a difference, and the class usually gets curved a little in the end so you will be fine. When I took it, the cutoff for an A was moved down to 93% which is standard.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted May 24, 2019 Grade Received: A

Prado supposedly added a lot of material compared to when Hardinger taught it, and I definitely felt that. I studied a ton for this class, and memorizing all the mechanisms felt impossible at times. The grading scale is also pretty harsh at 95 to an A (I got a raw 93.7% and she curved it 1.5%—her curve was pretty generous in the B-C range but really limited for the A range, so it was almost straight scale). I definitely saw a correlation between grades and how long people spent studying. Her lectures can be pretty unclear at times, so your best bet is to just do all the practice you have available. Don't bother with OH worksheets, but the practice midterms and finals are really helpful so definitely do them and when you mess up on them practice those areas. As far as I know Prado and Tobolowsky have the same tests or similar very tests and also decided on the grading scheme together so don't let that be your deciding factor in who to take.

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