Developmental Biology

Karen Lyons

Developmental Biology

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology department

Karen Lyons

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Overall 3.7
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.7
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.3
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.3
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.0
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials

Grades

Fall 2017
26.5%
22.1%
17.7%
13.3%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
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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 2016
20.9%
17.4%
13.9%
10.4%
7.0%
3.5%
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 2015
16.8%
14.0%
11.2%
8.4%
5.6%
2.8%
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 2014
16.4%
13.7%
11.0%
8.2%
5.5%
2.7%
0.0%
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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 2013
13.1%
10.9%
8.8%
6.6%
4.4%
2.2%
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 2012
19.3%
16.1%
12.9%
9.6%
6.4%
3.2%
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: Fall 2019 Submitted June 25, 2019 Grade Received: B-

Lyons was alright. This was my second MCDB class. I was not expecting it to be hard. Her exams are multiple choice, true and false and some short answers. It is pure memorization from the slides. The questions get tricky. She will ask whether the choice is A or B or both or none. The multiple choice are worth 5 points each so getting it wrong means losing five points. As long as you memorize the slides, and study the material, you will be fine. The discussion section is papers and the TA goes over them. You have 3 question report due the following week on that paper. The exam only has one or two multiple choice questions from the papers. Discussion is mandatory. Overall, if I could go back and do better, it is to study HARD for the exams. I did not do well on exam 1 so thats where my downfall happened. The class is just points -1000 with exams 160 each, final 290, 100 points discussion participation, 240 is reports. and there are two quizzes which are 25 points each in discussion. They are on the exam material the week before the exam. The exams are given in class.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 9, 2018 Grade Received: B+

I really liked MCDB 138. Professor Lyons was very straightforward and her exams are fair. Her exams are based on her powerpoints. So if you can memorize and understand all the info on it then you can do well.

There are papers you have to read each week and a report you have to submit in discussion as well. The lowest grade is dropped. There is also two open note quiz in discussion before the midterms which are only 5 questions worth 25 points each.

No textbook needed and overall very interesting class.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
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