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Okay I will say this as unbiased as I can... Dr. Park is the greatest teacher I have had in my 3 years at UCLA. If you are trying to take physics and pass take Dr. Park! I had no background of physics at all before taking this class and i got out with an A and was able to understand everything. Mind you I am a lazy C average student this class was absoluly amazing. He told us that people hate physics because they had a bad teacher. Well now its one of my favorite subjects because he was such a great teacher. Extremely fun.... now lets get into the real business.
-There are assigned seats in the class
-Takes roll EVERY class
-You miss 3 lectures you will not get attendance credit, you miss 4 lectures you recieve an incomplete in the course.
-I missed 3 lectures and he still let me slide
-attendance 10% (discussion is optional)
-homework 10% (6 homework assignments only had to turn in 4, all answers are online but doing them actually helps)
-Midterm 1 15% (1st 1/3 of lecture material)
-Midterm 2 15% (2nd 1/3 of lecture material after midterm)
-Final...... 50% cumulative
For the final the lowest grade in the entire class of 50+ was an 82%.
The class was filled with highschool kids and the Proffesor is extremely funny and honestly if you need physics 10 wait to take Dr. Park all other proffesors would actually be a lil difficult.
I honestly now want to take any and every class that he teaches.
I attempted to take Physics 10 with another professor at UCLA (who I will not name) during the regular school year, and their teaching was so atrocious and that I had to drop it. Due to this, I believed that physics was the worst subject. However, Dr. Park completely altered my view- I am genuinely interested in physics now. It's amazing how much of a difference a good professor can make. His lectures were very straightforward and engaging. If you put in the effort which he makes it incredibly easy to do so, you will get an A.
I took this class for my Psychology major. I wasn't looking to challenge myself with either Chem 14/20 or Physics 5 since for goodness sake this is a psychology major, so Physics 10 was where I landed. I have no background in Physics, but I hate Chem enough to choose Physics over it any day. This was the perfect class for me to take. You didn't need any prior physics knowledge, and all the concepts were easy to grasp and very interesting. In fact, I actually enjoy physics now. Dr. Park really makes it easy for you to succeed if you put in a modicum of effort, and you will be rewarded for doing so. He doesn't give any minuses out as well, which is nice. I loved the way he interacted with the students and overall the class was hilarious and informative. We also had a great TA, which really helped.