Michael E Alfaro
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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3.0
Overall Rating
Based on 1 User
Easiness 3.0 / 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 4.0 / 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.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Snazzy Dresser
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  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

36.4%
30.3%
24.2%
18.2%
12.1%
6.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
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C
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D
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F

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

38.7%
32.3%
25.8%
19.4%
12.9%
6.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
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D
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F

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

33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
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: Winter 2018
Grade: A
April 17, 2018

This class involved coding with R, which is challenging for some. The TA also had a hands off approach where by the end of the quarter he would barely answer questions so you would have to figure out the code on your own. It was frustrating at times but it worked pretty well. You basically get full credit for doing the labs regardless how well they are, as long as you put in effort. The class itself was intermediate to me. I thought I wasn't doing too well the whole time but I ended up getting an A which surprised me. This was probably because the class itself is confusing and the coding is challenging, but the tests are pretty straightforward and they dont grade hard. Also Prof Alfaro tries to make his class fun and he's pretty chill. It felt like a graduate class to me (there were grad students taking it too, so I would recommend the class if you want to learn coding and macroevolution, but be ready to put in work and submit a 2 page lab report once a week.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A
April 17, 2018

This class involved coding with R, which is challenging for some. The TA also had a hands off approach where by the end of the quarter he would barely answer questions so you would have to figure out the code on your own. It was frustrating at times but it worked pretty well. You basically get full credit for doing the labs regardless how well they are, as long as you put in effort. The class itself was intermediate to me. I thought I wasn't doing too well the whole time but I ended up getting an A which surprised me. This was probably because the class itself is confusing and the coding is challenging, but the tests are pretty straightforward and they dont grade hard. Also Prof Alfaro tries to make his class fun and he's pretty chill. It felt like a graduate class to me (there were grad students taking it too, so I would recommend the class if you want to learn coding and macroevolution, but be ready to put in work and submit a 2 page lab report once a week.

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3.0
Overall Rating
Based on 1 User
Easiness 3.0 / 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 4.0 / 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

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  • Snazzy Dresser
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  • Often Funny
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  • Participation Matters
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  • Would Take Again
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  • Issues PTEs
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