Paul Weiss
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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3.7
Overall Rating
Based on 6 Users
Easiness 3.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

70.7%
58.9%
47.2%
35.4%
23.6%
11.8%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

80.0%
66.7%
53.3%
40.0%
26.7%
13.3%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

52.6%
43.9%
35.1%
26.3%
17.5%
8.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 26, 2022

Weiss is super self-absorbed. He spends most of the class bragging about himself and his famous friends. He also likes to give snippets of advice that he thinks are super helpful but are usually just self-aggrandizing anecdotes that don't have practical applications to students' lives. It's not hard to do well in this class, but it is hard to sit through listening to him at lectures.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
July 2, 2020

This professor is absolutely fantastic. He is very invested in his students and we as a class were all on a first name basis. I absolutely recommend this class if you are also interested in entering a lab! He will help you out A LOT!! 100kJ/mol = 1 eV !! He teaches a lot of intuition and thinking in the class as well! The TA, Kris Barr was also fantastic as well :)

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
March 30, 2022

The workload for this class is A LOT, but Paul and the TA Katie are extremely generous with the grading. Most of your grade isn't dependent on the tests so you can get the lowest score on the midterms and still scrape through with an A like I did.

The class itself is really research-based/heavy, and you become really research literate by the time the 10 weeks are up. Going to Paul's office hours are a must if you want to join a research lab, as he will give out recommendations left and right for the students who took his class.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 30, 2020

Pretty shocked at how low his 20B reviews are. He's probably my favorite professor. Maybe if you're a tryhard, he's the kind of professor for you. He places a lot of emphasis on putting work into getting good grades - it's really hard not to do well if you try.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 27, 2020

Of course it's a lot of work, but it's satisfying work if you do it. Really great class for prospective any prospective chemistry-related majors. Weiss also cares a lot about your learning and is really nice guy. You won't regret doing this class.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 26, 2022

Weiss is super self-absorbed. He spends most of the class bragging about himself and his famous friends. He also likes to give snippets of advice that he thinks are super helpful but are usually just self-aggrandizing anecdotes that don't have practical applications to students' lives. It's not hard to do well in this class, but it is hard to sit through listening to him at lectures.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
July 2, 2020

This professor is absolutely fantastic. He is very invested in his students and we as a class were all on a first name basis. I absolutely recommend this class if you are also interested in entering a lab! He will help you out A LOT!! 100kJ/mol = 1 eV !! He teaches a lot of intuition and thinking in the class as well! The TA, Kris Barr was also fantastic as well :)

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
March 30, 2022

The workload for this class is A LOT, but Paul and the TA Katie are extremely generous with the grading. Most of your grade isn't dependent on the tests so you can get the lowest score on the midterms and still scrape through with an A like I did.

The class itself is really research-based/heavy, and you become really research literate by the time the 10 weeks are up. Going to Paul's office hours are a must if you want to join a research lab, as he will give out recommendations left and right for the students who took his class.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 30, 2020

Pretty shocked at how low his 20B reviews are. He's probably my favorite professor. Maybe if you're a tryhard, he's the kind of professor for you. He places a lot of emphasis on putting work into getting good grades - it's really hard not to do well if you try.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 27, 2020

Of course it's a lot of work, but it's satisfying work if you do it. Really great class for prospective any prospective chemistry-related majors. Weiss also cares a lot about your learning and is really nice guy. You won't regret doing this class.

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3.7
Overall Rating
Based on 6 Users
Easiness 3.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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