Princess Gilbert
Department of Life Sciences
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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 33 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.8 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.1 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Participation Matters
  • Needs Textbook
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Gives Extra Credit
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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: N/A
Oct. 20, 2019

Absolute garbage professor. Yet another reason why I hate most of the South Campus professors in this school. This speaks to a broader problem in general in UCLA, which is the lack of consistency in the quality of professors as well as little repercussions for having students screwed over to boost the professor's ego or due to negligence. I don't care how nice Princess Confusion is. I cannot stand her incompetency and I think should be fired

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 22, 2023

Launchpad is the most annoying and boring thing ever. You use it for all the LS7 series, it's awful-- for that part, good luck. You can get by most of the time if you just read the highlighted/bold terms, but if it doesn't make sense then def read the chapter.

PS: I'm selling all of my notes (from both the readings and the lectures) for $15, as well as supplementary practice worksheets, so hmu on 7473131105 if you are interested!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
Dec. 26, 2019

Gilbert is mediocre, and the LS7B course curriculum is subpar. Midterm 1 required lots of calculations, Midterm 2 was really vague, and the Final was ok. However, the class felt stale. Additionally, labs required lots of work to be completed in just short of two hours, and often the only way to finish on time was to copy off of each others' labs. My TA didn't care since she knew that was the only realistic way to finish on time. Launchpad has all the information so attending class is meaningless. Just go to get the clicker points. This class was so annoying it legitimately made me switch out of the Biology major.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 24, 2019

While Dr. Gilbert was nice in office hours, she was often confused in lecture and gave convoluted explanations. However, as with the rest of the 7 series, the class is so standardized it doesn’t matter much who your professor is.

I found the exams to be quite tricky, and clickers did not prepare me for the level of difficulty at all. I did poorly on the first midterm, which got me the A-, but did better on the second midterm and final. Overall, I needed a lot more practice with harder questions that what they covered in class.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 24, 2019

Lol waste of time if you've taken AP Bio. Don't sweat it if you get Dr. Gilbert as your professor, you'll be fine. Will it be the most fun you've ever had in a class? No. Did I pay attention to a single lecture all quarter? No. Does she get her point across during lecture and teach the material well? Meh, it's hit and miss. Just get over yourself and take the class with her.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 23, 2019

Gilbert doesn't deserve this much hate tbh. She might be a big confused and make small mistakes sometimes, but we are all humans here. She is friendly and nice to her students, and she does want you to do well. The material itself isn't hard, although some concepts might take a bit more time to fully understand. But I do want to say that a lot of students in 7B don't even read launchpad and expect themselves to know everything but only to blame the professor when they do poorly on the test. It's really your own problem if you don't pay attention in class and don't read launchpad, so don't trash prof Gilbert around.

Background: not pre-med south campus student

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 6, 2019

Dr. Gilbert explains the material well and paying attention in this class is the most important part, as the iclicker questions are the topics/concepts that are put on the tests. She sometime slips up but nothing major, everyone's human and she genuinely is excited to teach you something and is always ready to answer any question.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: B
Oct. 16, 2019

Princess Gilbert sucks. She honestly sucked sooo bad as a teacher

-doubts herself in class
-takes an entire class period to go over 2 clicker questions
-unclear and her explanations suck

I've never felt so frustrated about going to a class. Her explanations of topics and clickers are mediocre

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A-
July 23, 2019

CONS: I love life science. I hated this class. Not the class itself, I hated this professor. She was arguably the worst professor I've had since coming to UCLA, only competing with prof. baugh (and he got put on teaching probation bc his class was trash). Gilbert was nice the first few days of class, and you could tell she was trying. As the class progressed though, she only got worse. She would explain the WRONG clicker answer, and would disagree with the correct answer when it would appear when she switched slides. She was never prepared beforehand, seemed to not know what she was ever talking about, and made irrelevant commentary during lecture. Her jokes were horrible, and inappropriate for a class setting. She once got angry with the class for not paying attention, and then continued to say that if you were only attending to click in, that you should just leave. TRUST me, if I had that option, I wouldn't have ever shown up for her class. Sadly, all LS courses have required clickers. A pointless lecture that only left you more confused. You had to teach yourself. The TAs were nice, but lab was also just a tedious nuisance (a dress code for playing with legos and filling out a worksheet???)

PROS: The material is much easier than 7A, seeing as it's basic bio. The only thing that can cost you easy points is forgetting to do your launchpad, or forgetting to do your prelab. The tests of course had some stupidly worded questions, but you can figure it out for the most part. The material was also actually really interesting if you like bio. We went over ecology and conservation for the last week or so, which is also pretty interesting!

OVERALL: Don't take this class with prof gilbert. I'm 99% sure she was actually on academic probation when teaching my class bc her last class disliked her too. Take it with anybody else, like actually. Easy class though, don't forget to do your launchpad ;)

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 27, 2019

PROS: Professor Gilbert was one of the few professors that I really felt relaxed enough to just talk with at office hours. She's very friendly and really tries her best for her students. She was also pretty understanding when I missed an assignment due to a weird due date glitch on one of my Launchpad things that are always due on Wednesdays.

The material itself is pretty straightforward and probably involves the least amount of memorization in the LS7 series imo. Also like the rest of the LS7 series, it's not difficult to self-teach yourself the material.

All I did was clicker questions, slides, and the practice exam questions. Some of the PEQs are misleading as to the style of questions on the actual exam, but there were 3ish questions taken straight from them on the final. There are no points for readings (yeet) so no need to click through pages.

CONS: Launchpad sucks, but that's more series specific. Professor can get a bit flustered and she doesn't seem as authority! as Pires, so students don't listen to her as well in lecture. Her lecture style is a bit less formatted and her responses to questions in lecture are sometimes winding. This leads to the class getting behind on clickers/slides vs the other lecture. I can definitely see how this might become troublesome in more difficult courses, but for LS7B, I didn't think it really impeded my understanding.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: N/A
Oct. 20, 2019

Absolute garbage professor. Yet another reason why I hate most of the South Campus professors in this school. This speaks to a broader problem in general in UCLA, which is the lack of consistency in the quality of professors as well as little repercussions for having students screwed over to boost the professor's ego or due to negligence. I don't care how nice Princess Confusion is. I cannot stand her incompetency and I think should be fired

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 22, 2023

Launchpad is the most annoying and boring thing ever. You use it for all the LS7 series, it's awful-- for that part, good luck. You can get by most of the time if you just read the highlighted/bold terms, but if it doesn't make sense then def read the chapter.

PS: I'm selling all of my notes (from both the readings and the lectures) for $15, as well as supplementary practice worksheets, so hmu on 7473131105 if you are interested!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
Dec. 26, 2019

Gilbert is mediocre, and the LS7B course curriculum is subpar. Midterm 1 required lots of calculations, Midterm 2 was really vague, and the Final was ok. However, the class felt stale. Additionally, labs required lots of work to be completed in just short of two hours, and often the only way to finish on time was to copy off of each others' labs. My TA didn't care since she knew that was the only realistic way to finish on time. Launchpad has all the information so attending class is meaningless. Just go to get the clicker points. This class was so annoying it legitimately made me switch out of the Biology major.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A-
Dec. 24, 2019

While Dr. Gilbert was nice in office hours, she was often confused in lecture and gave convoluted explanations. However, as with the rest of the 7 series, the class is so standardized it doesn’t matter much who your professor is.

I found the exams to be quite tricky, and clickers did not prepare me for the level of difficulty at all. I did poorly on the first midterm, which got me the A-, but did better on the second midterm and final. Overall, I needed a lot more practice with harder questions that what they covered in class.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 24, 2019

Lol waste of time if you've taken AP Bio. Don't sweat it if you get Dr. Gilbert as your professor, you'll be fine. Will it be the most fun you've ever had in a class? No. Did I pay attention to a single lecture all quarter? No. Does she get her point across during lecture and teach the material well? Meh, it's hit and miss. Just get over yourself and take the class with her.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 23, 2019

Gilbert doesn't deserve this much hate tbh. She might be a big confused and make small mistakes sometimes, but we are all humans here. She is friendly and nice to her students, and she does want you to do well. The material itself isn't hard, although some concepts might take a bit more time to fully understand. But I do want to say that a lot of students in 7B don't even read launchpad and expect themselves to know everything but only to blame the professor when they do poorly on the test. It's really your own problem if you don't pay attention in class and don't read launchpad, so don't trash prof Gilbert around.

Background: not pre-med south campus student

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Dec. 6, 2019

Dr. Gilbert explains the material well and paying attention in this class is the most important part, as the iclicker questions are the topics/concepts that are put on the tests. She sometime slips up but nothing major, everyone's human and she genuinely is excited to teach you something and is always ready to answer any question.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: B
Oct. 16, 2019

Princess Gilbert sucks. She honestly sucked sooo bad as a teacher

-doubts herself in class
-takes an entire class period to go over 2 clicker questions
-unclear and her explanations suck

I've never felt so frustrated about going to a class. Her explanations of topics and clickers are mediocre

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A-
July 23, 2019

CONS: I love life science. I hated this class. Not the class itself, I hated this professor. She was arguably the worst professor I've had since coming to UCLA, only competing with prof. baugh (and he got put on teaching probation bc his class was trash). Gilbert was nice the first few days of class, and you could tell she was trying. As the class progressed though, she only got worse. She would explain the WRONG clicker answer, and would disagree with the correct answer when it would appear when she switched slides. She was never prepared beforehand, seemed to not know what she was ever talking about, and made irrelevant commentary during lecture. Her jokes were horrible, and inappropriate for a class setting. She once got angry with the class for not paying attention, and then continued to say that if you were only attending to click in, that you should just leave. TRUST me, if I had that option, I wouldn't have ever shown up for her class. Sadly, all LS courses have required clickers. A pointless lecture that only left you more confused. You had to teach yourself. The TAs were nice, but lab was also just a tedious nuisance (a dress code for playing with legos and filling out a worksheet???)

PROS: The material is much easier than 7A, seeing as it's basic bio. The only thing that can cost you easy points is forgetting to do your launchpad, or forgetting to do your prelab. The tests of course had some stupidly worded questions, but you can figure it out for the most part. The material was also actually really interesting if you like bio. We went over ecology and conservation for the last week or so, which is also pretty interesting!

OVERALL: Don't take this class with prof gilbert. I'm 99% sure she was actually on academic probation when teaching my class bc her last class disliked her too. Take it with anybody else, like actually. Easy class though, don't forget to do your launchpad ;)

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 27, 2019

PROS: Professor Gilbert was one of the few professors that I really felt relaxed enough to just talk with at office hours. She's very friendly and really tries her best for her students. She was also pretty understanding when I missed an assignment due to a weird due date glitch on one of my Launchpad things that are always due on Wednesdays.

The material itself is pretty straightforward and probably involves the least amount of memorization in the LS7 series imo. Also like the rest of the LS7 series, it's not difficult to self-teach yourself the material.

All I did was clicker questions, slides, and the practice exam questions. Some of the PEQs are misleading as to the style of questions on the actual exam, but there were 3ish questions taken straight from them on the final. There are no points for readings (yeet) so no need to click through pages.

CONS: Launchpad sucks, but that's more series specific. Professor can get a bit flustered and she doesn't seem as authority! as Pires, so students don't listen to her as well in lecture. Her lecture style is a bit less formatted and her responses to questions in lecture are sometimes winding. This leads to the class getting behind on clickers/slides vs the other lecture. I can definitely see how this might become troublesome in more difficult courses, but for LS7B, I didn't think it really impeded my understanding.

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2.5
Overall Rating
Based on 33 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.8 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.1 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Needs Textbook
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
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  • Gives Extra Credit
    (16)
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