Structure of Organic Molecules

Steven A. Hardinger

Structure of Organic Molecules

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Steven A. Hardinger

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Overall 4.1
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Easiness of class 3.3
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Workload 3.3
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Clarity of professor 4.2
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Helpfulness of professor 4.0
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Grades

Spring 2017
17.3%
14.4%
11.5%
8.7%
5.8%
2.9%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
15.4%
12.8%
10.3%
7.7%
5.1%
2.6%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2016
24.1%
20.0%
16.0%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
17.0%
14.2%
11.4%
8.5%
5.7%
2.8%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
18.3%
15.2%
12.2%
9.1%
6.1%
3.0%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
17.0%
14.2%
11.3%
8.5%
5.7%
2.8%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
15.5%
12.9%
10.3%
7.7%
5.2%
2.6%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
15.5%
12.9%
10.3%
7.7%
5.2%
2.6%
0.0%
A+
A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
19.1%
15.9%
12.7%
9.5%
6.4%
3.2%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
16.8%
14.0%
11.2%
8.4%
5.6%
2.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2014
15.2%
12.7%
10.1%
7.6%
5.1%
2.5%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
16.4%
13.7%
11.0%
8.2%
5.5%
2.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2013
18.6%
15.5%
12.4%
9.3%
6.2%
3.1%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
16.5%
13.8%
11.0%
8.3%
5.5%
2.8%
0.0%
A+
A
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B
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C-
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D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
14.7%
12.2%
9.8%
7.3%
4.9%
2.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2010
16.7%
13.9%
11.1%
8.4%
5.6%
2.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
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C
C-
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D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
15.5%
12.9%
10.4%
7.8%
5.2%
2.6%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2006
13.1%
11.0%
8.8%
6.6%
4.4%
2.2%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
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C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2006
17.4%
14.5%
11.6%
8.7%
5.8%
2.9%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 27, 2017 Grade Received: A-

Great class, very organized!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 26, 2017 Grade Received: A+

Hardinger's class was not a difficult as I thought it would be. His lectures aren't really that great or helpful as he just tends to read his slides and add some additional information that most of the time isn't necessary. The main way to do well in this class is to work previous practice tests because all of his tests are extremely similar to each other. Doing the Thinkbook problems will help you understand the concepts better and practice the material, but you definitely don't need the textbook. I am selling old exams for midterms 1 & 2 for $5, message me at (949)-630-8185 if interested.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 25, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Selling previous exams for $5. Text me at (951)-367-4425 if you're interested. Hardinger reuses the same questions from previous exams.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 24, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Selling: Organic Chemistry, 7th Edition Textbook (by Peter Vollhardt and Neil Schore)

This bundle includes the Textbook AND Solutions Manual.

Purchased Brand new, and still enclosed in shrink wrap. Purchased new for $245.75, selling for only $120 (still cheaper than a used version from Student union). Price negotiable!

Message for details: (949) 705-8972

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 23, 2017 Grade Received: A-

In my opinion, 14C is one of the easier parts of the chem series. Never thought I would be a chem person at all or even like ochem until this class. This class is very fair. His class is 100% based on exams. 2 midterms worth 100 points each and the final being 200 points. There are some extra credit opportunities, but I wouldn't count on them to be a total booster unless you're on the edge and need a little bit of help.
This class is structured in that everything is optional. Lectures are podcasted. Discussion sections are not mandatory. There is no mandatory homework. So, you really have to motivate yourself.
I tended to go to class most of the time and podcasted when necessary. I only went to one discussion section (I did not think it was helpful and just never went). I never went to OH. I did all the thinkbook questions or at least tried to understand them by looking at each one of the questions. Hardinger does not repeat exams anymore, BUT I think doing as many of his old exams as possible will really help. These were my main form of studying. While they aren't identical anymore, they are fairly similar. He has about 5 old exams uploaded onto his website, so make sure you do those. His exams are fair. There aren't really any curveballs. Sometimes it'll ask for definitions, but studying will make those fairly easy questions.
Overall, I actually enjoyed the class. You will do fine if you do his old exams and actually understand.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 22, 2017 Grade Received: C+

This class was very hard for me, and I did not do as well as I wanted, but it is a fair class. To do well in this class you need to know the concepts inside and out. That means going to lecture, doing the practice problems in the think book, and doing past midtems/finals until you have it all down. Hardinger is a great professor, and his lectures are clear and concise and he offers many resources to the class, so your grade comes down to how hard you worked.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 19, 2017 Grade Received: A

Dr. Hardinger was, by far, my favorite professor that I've had at UCLA. Organic Chemistry definitely has a reputation for being difficult, but I didn't find it difficult at all with Dr. Hardinger. You do have to put in the effort if you want to get a good grade, though. I went to Dr. Hardinger's office hours, every discussion section (they aren't required), and did the vast majority of practice problems in the Thinkbook. There was a noticeable difference in the level of understanding between people who tried in the course, and didn't try. Don't be the person who didn't try. I wouldn't bother buying the $250 textbook that he recommends, I definitely regret that. I opened it once during the quarter and never touched it again. His exams are very straightforward since he gives you past 5 exams from previous Chem 14C classes he taught as a way to study. He does offer a significant amount of extra credit, so utilize that. Overall, if you really do try, I don't see how you can too poorly at all. Dr. Hardinger really does want everyone to succeed and his lectures are taught in an engaging way (even though he makes dad jokes, their cringe level makes it funny) and strives to have everyone understand.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted April 10, 2017 Grade Received: A-

Excellent professor!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 24, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Selling (required) Thinkbook, $30 OBO

Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted Jan. 3, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

The required loose leaf version with solutions manual at the textbook store is $233, I have a BRAND NEW loose leaf with solutions manual that I'm selling for $75.. less than a third of the original price for the exact same thing.. Help me get rid of this book lol. Email me: [email protected]

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
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