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 Noah A.M. White
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.
Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.
Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.
Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.
Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.
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White was an okay teacher, I've had worse but I've also had better. His homework was a bit challenging at times but it was good practice for the midterms and final. His biggest flaw was probably how he set up our expectations. On the first day of class he told our class to expect the find the tests challenging, for example, an 80% on an exam could later translate to an A in the class. This was completely wrong though. Maybe our class was different from his previous classes but the first midterm had a 60 something % average (which was much lower than he expected apparently), the second midterm had a 75% average (what he was "aiming for"), and on the final, half the class got above a 90%. In the end, White actually ended up curving down. Compared to how he talked about grades at the beginning of class I found it confusing as to why he penalized us for doing too well on a test, but maybe I'm just salty about getting above a 93% in the class but still receiving an A.
The midterms were simple if you did the homework and followed along in class. The quizzes were SOO easy and were always easier than what we learned in class. I got a B because almost half the class got an A on the final so the curve was adjusted accordingly. He’s a good professor and I feel like I actually learned in his class.
One of the best professors I had during my first year at UCLA. He was clear and concise and reasonable.
This class was at 8am, so thank goodness it was BruinCasted and there was no attendance  I almost never went to class.
This class focused on integrals, so AP Calc AB was a perfect background and I didn't need to study much at all.
My TA, Kevin, was extraordinary.
The first midterm was really easy, the second was difficult, and the final was not bad at all.
Super nice professor!
White gave us a lot of ways to help our grades out. He has two grading schemes, and he uses whichever one that gives you the higher grade. His 3 quizzes and 3 homework assignments were never ridiculous and doable. He gives out 2 midterms, which is nice because he gives you an opportunity to help you raise your grade.
This class was very fair and the professor and his TAs are very helpful. This class is curved so according to his syllabus, about 2030% of people get As and 5565% of people get As and Bs combined. He has two midterms, which usually consist of a couple of multiple choice questions and two word problems that have multiple parts to them. They're doable, but the time constraint is the hardest part.
As for homework, he releases a problem set every week, but you don't have to do it. In total, there are three homework assignments that are usually only two or three long problems from the problem set. The week after the homework assignment is due, there is a quiz, which is usually only two questions and the questions are from the problem set too. He'll also tell you which problems might show up on the quiz.
There's also a textbook for this class, but you don't need it, since everything that you really need to learn is from the problems sets he gives and his lectures. His lectures are Bruincasted!!! Also, his lecture slides are posted online, but I would still recommend either going to lecture or watching his lecture, because after the slides, he does practice problems, which are the same format that you'll see on the midterm and final.
Overall, this class is manageable, but one thing to note is that this class teaches calculus in a different way than high school calculus. This class focuses more on life science applications, so almost every problem is a lengthy word problem. So if you're expecting to just take derivatives and integrals, you might want to take a different class.
White was an okay teacher, I've had worse but I've also had better. His homework was a bit challenging at times but it was good practice for the midterms and final. His biggest flaw was probably how he set up our expectations. On the first day of class he told our class to expect the find the tests challenging, for example, an 80% on an exam could later translate to an A in the class. This was completely wrong though. Maybe our class was different from his previous classes but the first midterm had a 60 something % average (which was much lower than he expected apparently), the second midterm had a 75% average (what he was "aiming for"), and on the final, half the class got above a 90%. In the end, White actually ended up curving down. Compared to how he talked about grades at the beginning of class I found it confusing as to why he penalized us for doing too well on a test, but maybe I'm just salty about getting above a 93% in the class but still receiving an A.
The midterms were simple if you did the homework and followed along in class. The quizzes were SOO easy and were always easier than what we learned in class. I got a B because almost half the class got an A on the final so the curve was adjusted accordingly. He’s a good professor and I feel like I actually learned in his class.
One of the best professors I had during my first year at UCLA. He was clear and concise and reasonable.
This class was at 8am, so thank goodness it was BruinCasted and there was no attendance  I almost never went to class.
This class focused on integrals, so AP Calc AB was a perfect background and I didn't need to study much at all.
My TA, Kevin, was extraordinary.
The first midterm was really easy, the second was difficult, and the final was not bad at all.
Super nice professor!
White gave us a lot of ways to help our grades out. He has two grading schemes, and he uses whichever one that gives you the higher grade. His 3 quizzes and 3 homework assignments were never ridiculous and doable. He gives out 2 midterms, which is nice because he gives you an opportunity to help you raise your grade.
This class was very fair and the professor and his TAs are very helpful. This class is curved so according to his syllabus, about 2030% of people get As and 5565% of people get As and Bs combined. He has two midterms, which usually consist of a couple of multiple choice questions and two word problems that have multiple parts to them. They're doable, but the time constraint is the hardest part.
As for homework, he releases a problem set every week, but you don't have to do it. In total, there are three homework assignments that are usually only two or three long problems from the problem set. The week after the homework assignment is due, there is a quiz, which is usually only two questions and the questions are from the problem set too. He'll also tell you which problems might show up on the quiz.
There's also a textbook for this class, but you don't need it, since everything that you really need to learn is from the problems sets he gives and his lectures. His lectures are Bruincasted!!! Also, his lecture slides are posted online, but I would still recommend either going to lecture or watching his lecture, because after the slides, he does practice problems, which are the same format that you'll see on the midterm and final.
Overall, this class is manageable, but one thing to note is that this class teaches calculus in a different way than high school calculus. This class focuses more on life science applications, so almost every problem is a lengthy word problem. So if you're expecting to just take derivatives and integrals, you might want to take a different class.
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Tolerates Tardiness
(5)

Engaging Lectures
(5)

Appropriately Priced Materials
(4)

Is Podcasted
(6)

Uses Slides
(5)

Tough Tests
(4)

Would Take Again
(4)