Nicoletta Loccioni

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LING 119B
Syntactic Structures See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 4.3 Workload 3.7 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.7

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Nico is just the BEST professor ever. She really made me fall in love with syntax. I have never seen anyone that is so considerate and sweet! Even if you give a wrong answer in class, she just has a way of not making you feel bad about it at all to encourage your progress. Her class is just so well organized and clear! The pace was a little bit slow for me but I guess it was fine because some students just didn't really understand the theories and stuff. I honestly think that if you don't get a good grade in this class, it is only because you are not even trying. Every time I meet a ling student I just recommend Nico's class to them. Man I LOVE HER!!

(Spring Quarter 2018)
LING 120B
Syntax I See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Nico is a very kind and approachable professor. She's the type of person to say hi to you even outside of class, which shows how welcoming she is. On top of that, she knows her stuff and can definitely help if you ever get stuck.

Homework in this class was very manageable. It covered the topics in class and there was never a moment when I questioned whether a problem correlated with the lecture. She posts her lecture notes, which are very helpful (I recommend studying by going through this and studying/copying all of the example trees).

Her midterm and final lined up with the homework and there are barely any curveballs. For this class, do the homework well, go to office hours if you get stuck (I had Zhuo Chen as a TA, phenomenal guy), and review homework and lecture notes. You'll be fine.

Good luck!

(Fall Quarter 2018)
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LING 130
Language Development See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Nico is a dedicated and approachable professor -- you can really tell she cares a lot about student learning.

Besides several homework assignments (pretty standard with most ling upper divs), there is also a group project you do with a partner (whom you can choose yourself -- since none of us really knew each other due to our cameras being off during class and section not being mandatory, most people just posted in the CCLE forum and found partners that way, including myself). The group project seems daunting at first but really isn't that bad so long as you cooperate with your partner and don't procrastinate. You basically just pick a research topic you're interested in and write a paper about it (how you would conduct the experiment and the implications of hypothetical results, since you can't actually conduct it given the pandemic) and give a powerpoint presentation about it to the class during Week 10/finals week.

There is also a midterm and final for the class, but it's pretty doable if you go over all the review questions/study guides posted for each exam and know the answers and concepts well. The final was definitely harder than the midterm imo, but the curve was pretty generous.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
LING 165B
Syntax II See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 4.0

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She's enthusiastic about learning and students but incompetent where she wouldn't post answers to the homework for review/the slide practice questions and when she was called out for it, she said it was our responsibility to discuss the answers among ourselves. I mean ok ya, I get that but also I just want to know how you want me to write it so I can pass your class. It got really annoying at the end. I would not take it again.

(Fall Quarter 2019)
LING 252A
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LING 252A
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LING 252B
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LING 375
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