Organic Structural Methods

Ohyun Kwon

Organic Structural Methods

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Ohyun Kwon

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Overall 3.1
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Easiness of class 2.1
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Workload 1.6
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Clarity of professor 3.3
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Helpfulness of professor 2.6
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Spring 2019
22.6%
18.8%
15.1%
11.3%
7.5%
3.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2017
17.9%
14.9%
11.9%
8.9%
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3.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
17.6%
14.7%
11.8%
8.8%
5.9%
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Spring 2013
20.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2010
21.7%
18.1%
14.5%
10.9%
7.2%
3.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 25, 2019 Grade Received: A-

Prof. Kwon's class was one of my favorite chemistry classes. She is extremely knowledgeable about spectroscopy, and she made the lectures very interesting, for the most part. The lab component of this class is a bit wild in terms of reactions working/getting decent NMRs, but this is to be expected for an upper div lab class. It's still nowhere near as bad as 144 was. Make sure you double check with TAs/Kwon that your lab reports are perfect, because those are easy points to lose. A lot of people made the mistake of waiting until the third or fourth lab report to get things right. If you start out strong, however, you should be able to maintain good lab report grades. So basically, the lab portion, lab reports, and homework are easier than 144, but the tests are harder. However, as long as you read the assigned chapters in the textbook, do the end-of-chapter problems, and understand the lectures, you'll do well on the tests.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 12, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Ohyun was very knowledgeable about spectroscopy and her TA's were great too. I learned a lot from her and my TA Gregg Barcan. However, you should be ready for a lot of work and make sure you have some extra time for attending office hours since you need to take your NMR during office hour.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 9, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Don't be intimidated by the very low rating and negative comments for Prof. Kwon. She is not terrible as described in this web page. Yes, it's true that she has an accent but she's not hard to understand. She even speaks at a moderate pace, which makes it easier to comprehend on what she's lecturing. She's also well prepared and knowledgeable to what she's lecturing. Her lectures are pretty straight forward and it's basically from the book...well, most of it at least (2D NMR is not clearly explained in the book so make sure you DON'T MISS lecture). So basically, if you go to lecture, the text is just there as a reference-no need to read every single page provided that you understand the concepts discussed in lecture. However, look at the spectra examples in the text because sometimes one of the questions on the midterm and even on the final comes directly from these spectra. As for the exams, she tries to give everyone enough time to finish the exam. As long as you're keeping up with the material, you should be fine. The problem set each week is also very helpful in keeping up with the class. The lab portion is not that difficult either especially if you get to have excellent TAs (otherwise, it\355ll be a nightmare). Prof. Kwon's office hours are also worthwhile to attend because she is very welcoming and answers your questions straight to the point. In addition, she's very efficient in replying to emails so if you can't make it to office hours, just send her an email. So anyway, don't let these negative reviews scare you from taking a class with Prof. Kwon. Your perspective of organic chemistry might even change after taking her class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 5, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Kwon is one of the most prepared professor you'll ever have in UCLA. She's very knowledgeable of what she's lecturing. Her exams are somewhat challenging but pretty fair and doable.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 2, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Don\355t be alarmed with the very low rating and negative comments for Prof. Kwon. She is not terrible as described in this web page. Yes, it\355s true that she has an accent but she\355s not hard to understand. She even speaks at a moderate pace, which makes it easier to comprehend on what she\355s lecturing. Her lectures are pretty straight forward and it\355s basically from the book\326well, most of it at least (2D NMR is not clearly explained in the book so DON'T MISS lecture). So basically, if you go to lecture, the text is just there as a reference-no need to read every single page provided that you understand the concepts discussed in lecture. However, look at the spectra examples because sometimes one of the questions on the midterm and even the final comes directly from these spectra. As for the exams, she tries to give everyone enough time to finish the exam. As long as you\355re keeping up with the material, you should be fine. The lab portion is not that difficult either. Her office hours are also worthwhile to attend because she is very welcoming and answers your questions straight to the point. In addition, she\355s very efficient in replying to emails so if you can\355t make it to office hours, just send her an email. So anyway, don\355t let these negative reviews scare you for taking a class with Prof. Kwon.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 15, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

The lectures are straight from the book and tests are very doable.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again
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