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Samuel Ramsey

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Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Dec. 5, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: C+

Professor Ramsey is a great guy and engaging and funny lecturer. You can tell he's passionate about the class. However, after seeing so many good reviews implying that the class is super easy, I took this class and was not happy. Prof explains the material well and the homework is super easy and short, BUT (!!!!!!) the midterms and final are TERRIBLE - problems you've never seen before, 10x the difficulty of anything we've gone over in class, and impossible to solve given it's your first time seeing it and you're on a tight time crunch. I studied my ass off and can confidently say I knew all the material we were taught extremely well, but I failed the final because the problems were so unhinged and unexpected. DEFINITELY NOT AN EASY A

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Dec. 27, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

Ramsey is a chill professor who will explain anything you ask in real time. He's very clear and it's easy to follow.

Lectures: Recorded, but please go live so Professor Ramsey isn't talking alone. He is very funny.

Content: It's all logic. Literally, it's just logic puzzles for every test problem. The questions refer to content we learned but your ability to reason >>> your studying. specific vocab terms.

Grading: Inconsistent is the best way to describe it. So many custom messages in Gradescope and then points docked for nuances that we never really learned. I don't think the grading was really standardized since the grader would consistently just dock points that didn't exist on the rubric for things I never learned how to do. It was kind of nerve-racking.

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Dec. 22, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

Ramsey is the best professor I've had at UCLA. His lectures were very clear, the exams were fair, and the workload is very light. There isn't much more you can ask for.

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Feb. 5, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

this guys the goat, don't ever hesitate to take a class taught by him

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May 9, 2021
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A

He's awesome. Take this class with him if you can. Honestly, I'd rate him 5 overall twice if I could.

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July 12, 2021
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-

Personally I didn't find this class as easy as everyone else says it is. Prof Ramsey is a great professor, but I found a lot of the content to be challenging (especially some exam problems). It's definitely a different way of thinking compared to calculus, and I struggled with it. So don't go into the class expecting it to be an easy A or whatever

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Dec. 22, 2021
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B

Ramsey has engaging lectures and teaches very well, however the final exam for this class felt very challenging; I don't think I would've been able to prepare for it adequately given any amount of time. The first and second midterm were in my opinion fair, however. My biggest complaint with this class was that it felt difficult to prepare for Ramsey's exams because of the fact that there weren't many practice problems given that were similar to the exams. Not an easy class whatsoever.

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March 14, 2022
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B

The difficulty that he taught didn’t match the exam. If it is not take-home exam, you definitely will fail the exam unless you are really smart. I would never take it again!!!

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April 21, 2021
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A

GOAT professor(and honestly super underrated).

As a teacher, he's great because he makes everything so simple to understand. Even though concepts got progressively more complicated, he made sure to really dumb it down with simplified explanations, good examples, and good non-examples. He's also a fun guy and tries fitting in the occasional anecdote/joke to make the class seem less mundane.

His exams make you think more than have you do lots of weird computation(one reason this may also be so is because this isn't a class on Lin Alg or Calc, mostly just logic).

His workload is super light(1 hour average/week). AND, he's one of the very few math professors who designed their midterms such that it can be taken within an hour.

This class isn't like 33B or other calc classes that get super boring really quickly. Fun problems and fun topics covered. Strongly recommend this prof and this class!

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Dec. 6, 2020
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A

Prof Ramsey is a really cool guy! I would describe him as kind of a funny, awkward guy, but in an endearing way, who cares about his students learning and lectures well. Not sure if it was just burnout on my end, but it seemed like the earlier topics (induction, combinatorics, basic set theory) were better structured and more engaging than the last topic(s) (graph theory). Overall, it's a great class to take as an introduction to discrete math.

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MATH 61
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: C+
Dec. 5, 2021

Professor Ramsey is a great guy and engaging and funny lecturer. You can tell he's passionate about the class. However, after seeing so many good reviews implying that the class is super easy, I took this class and was not happy. Prof explains the material well and the homework is super easy and short, BUT (!!!!!!) the midterms and final are TERRIBLE - problems you've never seen before, 10x the difficulty of anything we've gone over in class, and impossible to solve given it's your first time seeing it and you're on a tight time crunch. I studied my ass off and can confidently say I knew all the material we were taught extremely well, but I failed the final because the problems were so unhinged and unexpected. DEFINITELY NOT AN EASY A

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 27, 2020

Ramsey is a chill professor who will explain anything you ask in real time. He's very clear and it's easy to follow.

Lectures: Recorded, but please go live so Professor Ramsey isn't talking alone. He is very funny.

Content: It's all logic. Literally, it's just logic puzzles for every test problem. The questions refer to content we learned but your ability to reason >>> your studying. specific vocab terms.

Grading: Inconsistent is the best way to describe it. So many custom messages in Gradescope and then points docked for nuances that we never really learned. I don't think the grading was really standardized since the grader would consistently just dock points that didn't exist on the rubric for things I never learned how to do. It was kind of nerve-racking.

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 22, 2020

Ramsey is the best professor I've had at UCLA. His lectures were very clear, the exams were fair, and the workload is very light. There isn't much more you can ask for.

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 5, 2021

this guys the goat, don't ever hesitate to take a class taught by him

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
May 9, 2021

He's awesome. Take this class with him if you can. Honestly, I'd rate him 5 overall twice if I could.

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
July 12, 2021

Personally I didn't find this class as easy as everyone else says it is. Prof Ramsey is a great professor, but I found a lot of the content to be challenging (especially some exam problems). It's definitely a different way of thinking compared to calculus, and I struggled with it. So don't go into the class expecting it to be an easy A or whatever

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MATH 61
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B
Dec. 22, 2021

Ramsey has engaging lectures and teaches very well, however the final exam for this class felt very challenging; I don't think I would've been able to prepare for it adequately given any amount of time. The first and second midterm were in my opinion fair, however. My biggest complaint with this class was that it felt difficult to prepare for Ramsey's exams because of the fact that there weren't many practice problems given that were similar to the exams. Not an easy class whatsoever.

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MATH 61
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B
March 14, 2022

The difficulty that he taught didn’t match the exam. If it is not take-home exam, you definitely will fail the exam unless you are really smart. I would never take it again!!!

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
April 21, 2021

GOAT professor(and honestly super underrated).

As a teacher, he's great because he makes everything so simple to understand. Even though concepts got progressively more complicated, he made sure to really dumb it down with simplified explanations, good examples, and good non-examples. He's also a fun guy and tries fitting in the occasional anecdote/joke to make the class seem less mundane.

His exams make you think more than have you do lots of weird computation(one reason this may also be so is because this isn't a class on Lin Alg or Calc, mostly just logic).

His workload is super light(1 hour average/week). AND, he's one of the very few math professors who designed their midterms such that it can be taken within an hour.

This class isn't like 33B or other calc classes that get super boring really quickly. Fun problems and fun topics covered. Strongly recommend this prof and this class!

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MATH 61
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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 6, 2020

Prof Ramsey is a really cool guy! I would describe him as kind of a funny, awkward guy, but in an endearing way, who cares about his students learning and lectures well. Not sure if it was just burnout on my end, but it seemed like the earlier topics (induction, combinatorics, basic set theory) were better structured and more engaging than the last topic(s) (graph theory). Overall, it's a great class to take as an introduction to discrete math.

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