Massimo Ciavolella
Department of Comparative Literature
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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 2 User s
Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

35.0%
29.2%
23.3%
17.5%
11.7%
5.8%
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.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
June 3, 2018

Seriously one of the most laid back, sweetest and nice professors. If you’re looking for an easy class that you don’t have to buy textbooks for and can literally just show up and listen then this is the class for you. You do need to show up but other than that, you have 6 prompts and 1 big end of the term paper. That’s it. He does bring guest lecturers. If you have any medical or science interest then this class is the right one for you. If you don’t, then you’ll be bored out of your mind. The professor is super friendly and very easy to talk to. He’s available via email and office hours and really works with you to understand things. Would highly recommend!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A+
Dec. 17, 2016

Medical humanities with Dr. Ciavolella is an interesting ride. Most of the other students probably don't give a shit about anything at all, but if you care to do the (lengthy, 50-100 pages a week) reading then this class can be incredibly interesting. It only meets once a week so it's best if you stay on top of your game with readings and writing assignments.

The grading rubric was flexible. We decided as a class on 40% final paper, 50% weekly writing assignments (5 total), and 10% participation/attendance. Dr. Ciavolella wants all students to not be so concerned about grades as long as you are learning and coming to class.

Dr. Ciavolella wants to encourage discussion, but he loves to lecture in this 3 hour seminar class. If you want to participate you can but most of the time he's the one talking. He has interesting things to say but it's much more Socratic method lecturing than he claims to want. He's incredibly helpful and wants all students to be engaged and succeed.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
June 3, 2018

Seriously one of the most laid back, sweetest and nice professors. If you’re looking for an easy class that you don’t have to buy textbooks for and can literally just show up and listen then this is the class for you. You do need to show up but other than that, you have 6 prompts and 1 big end of the term paper. That’s it. He does bring guest lecturers. If you have any medical or science interest then this class is the right one for you. If you don’t, then you’ll be bored out of your mind. The professor is super friendly and very easy to talk to. He’s available via email and office hours and really works with you to understand things. Would highly recommend!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A+
Dec. 17, 2016

Medical humanities with Dr. Ciavolella is an interesting ride. Most of the other students probably don't give a shit about anything at all, but if you care to do the (lengthy, 50-100 pages a week) reading then this class can be incredibly interesting. It only meets once a week so it's best if you stay on top of your game with readings and writing assignments.

The grading rubric was flexible. We decided as a class on 40% final paper, 50% weekly writing assignments (5 total), and 10% participation/attendance. Dr. Ciavolella wants all students to not be so concerned about grades as long as you are learning and coming to class.

Dr. Ciavolella wants to encourage discussion, but he loves to lecture in this 3 hour seminar class. If you want to participate you can but most of the time he's the one talking. He has interesting things to say but it's much more Socratic method lecturing than he claims to want. He's incredibly helpful and wants all students to be engaged and succeed.

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4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 2 Users
Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (2)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Participation Matters
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (2)
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