Magdalena Balonis-Sant
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 3.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Participation Matters

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

27.1%
22.6%
18.1%
13.5%
9.0%
4.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

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

22.0%
18.3%
14.6%
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.

21.4%
17.9%
14.3%
10.7%
7.1%
3.6%
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.

24.0%
20.0%
16.0%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
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.

26.5%
22.1%
17.6%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
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.

23.8%
19.8%
15.9%
11.9%
7.9%
4.0%
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.

30.3%
25.3%
20.2%
15.2%
10.1%
5.1%
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.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
Dec. 16, 2019

Excellent professor. Exams are fair, but can be a bit tough if you're not prepared. Lectures are good and she often makes jokes.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: NR
Dec. 16, 2019

Interesting class with a moderate difficulty, reasonable workload, and fair exams. Professor is very good at illustrating the concepts in the context of their real-world appearances, as well as maintaining a positive class atmosphere.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 10, 2021

Professor Balonis-Sant is the BEST professor, by far one of the best I have had at UCLA. She is always available if you need help. There are a few pros of her class
(1) She gives engaging lectures and helpful analogies - I learned a lot about industry as well from her class
(2) Homework is pretty doable and relevant to exams. Exams are fair but can be tricky if you didn't practice beforehand
(3) She is super helpful during Office Hours, She sat with me and helped explain concepts outside of class.

Overall, def recommend!

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: N/A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 8, 2020

The homework is of reasonable difficulty but it's extremely hard to get full credit. There are traps placed for you to lose points. When you see that the problem statement asks for A and B, do not think only having A and B correct will get your full credit. You may lose point for the invisible C and D that are not clearly specficied at all. When there are multiple ways to answer the question correctly, only the one in the TA's solution will get you a full score. Whenever you think your solution is perfectly and you're confident you can get 100%, there will always be a lot of points deducted out of your expectation. The TA is a harsh grader. He makes you get a B for homework that you know 100% how to do.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
Dec. 16, 2019

Excellent professor. Exams are fair, but can be a bit tough if you're not prepared. Lectures are good and she often makes jokes.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: NR
Dec. 16, 2019

Interesting class with a moderate difficulty, reasonable workload, and fair exams. Professor is very good at illustrating the concepts in the context of their real-world appearances, as well as maintaining a positive class atmosphere.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Dec. 10, 2021

Professor Balonis-Sant is the BEST professor, by far one of the best I have had at UCLA. She is always available if you need help. There are a few pros of her class
(1) She gives engaging lectures and helpful analogies - I learned a lot about industry as well from her class
(2) Homework is pretty doable and relevant to exams. Exams are fair but can be tricky if you didn't practice beforehand
(3) She is super helpful during Office Hours, She sat with me and helped explain concepts outside of class.

Overall, def recommend!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: N/A
Dec. 8, 2020

The homework is of reasonable difficulty but it's extremely hard to get full credit. There are traps placed for you to lose points. When you see that the problem statement asks for A and B, do not think only having A and B correct will get your full credit. You may lose point for the invisible C and D that are not clearly specficied at all. When there are multiple ways to answer the question correctly, only the one in the TA's solution will get you a full score. Whenever you think your solution is perfectly and you're confident you can get 100%, there will always be a lot of points deducted out of your expectation. The TA is a harsh grader. He makes you get a B for homework that you know 100% how to do.

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4.6
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 3.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (3)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (3)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (3)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (3)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (2)
  • Often Funny
    (3)
  • Would Take Again
    (3)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (2)
  • Participation Matters
    (2)
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