Joshua Trachtenberg

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NEURBIO 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 3.7

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I took 101B with Professor T.

BEST TEACHER IN UCLA.
He is very organized, methodical, knows exactly what he is talking about. I have no idea how I did on his test, but even without getting it back, I can saw with sure confidence that I learned A WHOLE LOT in his module.

TAKE HIM! HE ROCKS YOUR SOCKS! Wohooo!

(Jan. 28, 2014)
NEURBIO 99
Student Research Program See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.3 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 3.8

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Took Neuroscience M101B Module 1 with him.

Very straightforward module exam. The questions were right off the lecture slides, and he gave 4 easy extra credit points for an 85 point test. The average was extremely high...72.8 out of 85 (86%), but it's fine since the curve will never harm us. Some students complained that some of the questions were ambiguous, but the majority clearly disagreed, as indicated by the high exam average.

He lectures just fine. No reading required as well. Overall, zero complaints for Prof. Trachtenberg.

(Feb. 15, 2011)
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NEUROSC M101B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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For Trachtenberg's module, I thought the neurodevelopment material was pretty interesting and it was new information we hadn't seen in 101A or basically any biology class before. But this also made the module extremely difficult and memorization-heavy, because you have to know how all of these molecules and pathways work in brain development, and at least for me, I had never seen most of those before, so it was basically learning all of that information for the first time. So for his midterm, you'll want to put a lot of time and effort into knowing everything on his slides and from his lectures, I think the best way to study is just rewatching lectures and looking over notes, make sure you basically memorize EVERYTHING he says.

As a professor, he's not the worst but he's not the best. He tells you the information you need to know, but he's also a little bit disorganized. He goes off on 50 different tangents during one lecture and it's funny at first but then gets kind of annoying. Overall, his module isn't terrible, but it'll definitely take a lot of effort to study all of the information.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
NEUROSC M101B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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For Trachtenberg's module, I thought the neurodevelopment material was pretty interesting and it was new information we hadn't seen in 101A or basically any biology class before. But this also made the module extremely difficult and memorization-heavy, because you have to know how all of these molecules and pathways work in brain development, and at least for me, I had never seen most of those before, so it was basically learning all of that information for the first time. So for his midterm, you'll want to put a lot of time and effort into knowing everything on his slides and from his lectures, I think the best way to study is just rewatching lectures and looking over notes, make sure you basically memorize EVERYTHING he says.

As a professor, he's not the worst but he's not the best. He tells you the information you need to know, but he's also a little bit disorganized. He goes off on 50 different tangents during one lecture and it's funny at first but then gets kind of annoying. Overall, his module isn't terrible, but it'll definitely take a lot of effort to study all of the information.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
PSYCH M117B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

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PSYCH M117B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

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MCD BIO M175B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

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MCD BIO M175B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

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PHYSCI M180B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind--Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

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PHYSCI M180B
Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind--Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience See Full Profile

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