Introduction to Linguistics

Martin Walkow

Introduction to Linguistics

Linguistics department

Martin Walkow

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Overall 3.7
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Hard
Easiness of class 4.0
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Workload 3.4
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Clarity of professor 4.6
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Helpfulness of professor 3.7
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Fall 2013
16.8%
14.0%
11.2%
8.4%
5.6%
2.8%
0.0%
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Fall 2012
21.3%
17.8%
14.2%
10.7%
7.1%
3.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 15, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Walkow is one of my favorite professors. Most people think he is hard. That's true. His midterms are quite challenging and his final takes the full 3 hours to complete. But on the other hand, he explains concepts very clearly. His lectures are very well structured and his voice is loud and clear, so you can easily follow the lecture without getting asleep. Also, he gives you extra-credit opportunities. And you don't have to buy a textbook, all material are given on slides in clear and understandable manner.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 18, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Homework is worth 50%, midterm is 20%, & final is 30%. The homework assignments are due weekly, and many of them are rather challenging. Luckily, my TA was very helpful during his office hours, so that wasn't too much of a concern. The midterm and final are on a whole different level, though. While the first few weeks of class were good (enjoyable, even. maybe.), morale took a giant dip post-midterm. The midterm and final are HARD. Like, really hard. He does curve for the midterm, but not the final. Overall, this class was extremely discouraging as an intro class to the major. Clearly based on the other evaluations, the professor goes really easy on his Ling 1 class. However, if you're taking Ling 20 or any other upper division linguistics course, do yourself a favor-don't take a class with him.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 14, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

What did i do to my GPA :( Why in the world i would trust a German like Martin. The class was good before we took the midterm, we actually enjoyed just a little bit, but the stress we got out of his class ahhhhhh. Guys u gonna have HW, a lot of HW, sooooo hard that u would hire a tutor to help you to pass the class with -C, he is not help at all. Who would trust a professor "Ling professor" who one day spelled Teeth as Tooth" omg, hilarious. HE kept changing the slides, made so mane mistakes in his ppw, so we had to print out again and again. In other words, I hated him, with the bottom of my heart. WIll never ever, even im obligated to take ling again, not with him. Oh btw, 50% of the class changed their major because of him, because hi was the worst intro to LING word. Good luck wit him.

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