Michael E Alfaro
Department of Life Sciences
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3.7
Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 3.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 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 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects

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

20.1%
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25.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Sept. 6, 2016

Selling Evolution: Making Sense of Life 2nd Edition textbook and Principles of Life that you will use for Alfaro, Lloyd Smith, and Yeh for this class. Message me at derek.jh.pi@gmail.com if interested.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A-
Feb. 10, 2016

I took Dr. Alfaro as the first third of LS1 (parts 2 and 3 by Dr. Lloyd-Smith and Dr. Yeh, respectively). Alfaro's lecture slides could be a bit better, but overall he is not a bad lecturer. Yeah, the material can be kinda dense, but its not supposed to be easy. If you take the time to review and ask questions, you should have no problem. There are in class quizzes that count for participation, so you really shouldn't skip class. I had a really great TA, which made the lab so much better than it could have been.

Bottom line: put in the time, and you'll get the grade you want.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Feb. 2, 2016

LS 1 with Alfaro, Lloyd-Smith and Yeh is a really great class. It's easy if you want it to be. It's very interesting if you're willing to make an effort. The labs are not too great, but I guess that depends on your TA. The class was really easy for me and I got an A. Other people tell me that the class was really hard for them but they're the types of people who shop online during lecture. Go to lecture. There's in-class participation that counts towards your grade, plus they're super interesting. You don't really need to do the readings, but they're interesting. Alfaro is the only one who asks questions based on the readings in tests, the other two professors do not. That being said, Alfaro's section was probably the hardest, and it wasn't even that hard.

Bottom line: If you like science and you're at least slightly competent, take this class. It's great.

I've got the textbook and the mini textbook thing for Lloyd-smith's section. Email me at nitiowo98@gmail.com if you need them.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Sept. 6, 2016

Selling Evolution: Making Sense of Life 2nd Edition textbook and Principles of Life that you will use for Alfaro, Lloyd Smith, and Yeh for this class. Message me at derek.jh.pi@gmail.com if interested.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A-
Feb. 10, 2016

I took Dr. Alfaro as the first third of LS1 (parts 2 and 3 by Dr. Lloyd-Smith and Dr. Yeh, respectively). Alfaro's lecture slides could be a bit better, but overall he is not a bad lecturer. Yeah, the material can be kinda dense, but its not supposed to be easy. If you take the time to review and ask questions, you should have no problem. There are in class quizzes that count for participation, so you really shouldn't skip class. I had a really great TA, which made the lab so much better than it could have been.

Bottom line: put in the time, and you'll get the grade you want.

Helpful?

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A
Feb. 2, 2016

LS 1 with Alfaro, Lloyd-Smith and Yeh is a really great class. It's easy if you want it to be. It's very interesting if you're willing to make an effort. The labs are not too great, but I guess that depends on your TA. The class was really easy for me and I got an A. Other people tell me that the class was really hard for them but they're the types of people who shop online during lecture. Go to lecture. There's in-class participation that counts towards your grade, plus they're super interesting. You don't really need to do the readings, but they're interesting. Alfaro is the only one who asks questions based on the readings in tests, the other two professors do not. That being said, Alfaro's section was probably the hardest, and it wasn't even that hard.

Bottom line: If you like science and you're at least slightly competent, take this class. It's great.

I've got the textbook and the mini textbook thing for Lloyd-smith's section. Email me at nitiowo98@gmail.com if you need them.

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3.7
Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 3.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 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 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (2)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (2)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Is Podcasted
    (2)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (2)
  • Snazzy Dresser
    (1)
  • Often Funny
    (2)
  • Participation Matters
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (2)
  • Has Group Projects
    (1)
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