Steven A. Hardinger
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 62 Users
Easiness 2.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.3 / 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 4.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

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

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15.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

15.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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

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

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: NR
March 10, 2018

I'm selling my molecular model kits (near mint condition). It helped me a lot visualizing the molecular structures, and since I'm done with the 14 series I'm selling it. Text me at 626-698-2698 if interested :) (I'm moving so will be packing stuff up after 6/14, so please contact me ASAP if interested!)
Professor Hardinger is incredibly good at communicating course materials in a non-boring way and making everything so clear, and the analogies he used turned out to be very helpful. The best thing about this class is that there is SO much resources that be be utilized, e.g. LA workshop, the numerous tutorials, glossary, and finally, the Thinkbook and past exams, which are absolutely the most helpful and which I hope every science class has. Prof. Hardinger's own website is also a great idea, and with that many resources it's basically impossible to not be good at 14D. This has to be the first time in my life that I study chemistry this diligently and painlessly (coming from a person who used to haaaaaaate chemistry), and this class should be the example of what every other south campus class should be like.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: N/A
Sept. 3, 2019

Selling Chem 14D lecture supplement and thinkbook (14th edition) $40 OBO
I had another professor for 14C and used his 14C lecture supplement and thinkbook. They were very organized and helpful. I used the 14D for his class and have detailed notes in the lecture supplement.

if interested, message me at (626) 246-6754. cash only please.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
May 16, 2018

Professor Hardinger is the GOAT. This man is so organized and teaches so well. Yes, this class is work, but it's work that is doable and will leave you very satisfied if the work is done. He gives you many materials to help you study for the exam. I suggest reviewing some of the thinkbook problems to understand the main concepts in class, and DEFINITELY go over ALL of the old exams that he posts. If you are confused on a concept, go back to your thinkbook to find a proper explanation. Go to LA WS because those are easy extra credit points. Miss this class and will miss this professor. Hardinger is the BEST professor I have ever had here at UCLA. And with the proper studying, you WILL do well in this class. Take it from me. I suck at chemistry and I ended up doing very well in the "hardest" chem class in the 14 series. Good luck to you all.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
April 4, 2018

Selling both the Lecture Supplement (Fifth Edition) and Thinkbook (Fifteenth Edition). Text 818-268-2626!

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
April 2, 2018

Professor Hardinger is the most organized professor I have ever met. He has taught this course for such a long time that he has so many helpful resources (literally everything on his website, lecture supplement, Thinkbook). His lectures are all Bruincasted, but it sometimes helps to be present at the lecture so that you can ask questions afterwards or engage in the material in a more focused environment/manner. He offers up to 20 extra credit points and adjusts the grading scale in a very lenient and generous way (check it out on his website). One of the ways I chose to get the extra credit points was attending the Learning Assistant Workshops. These are so helpful; yes, it takes effort to go sit at an hour long workshop and solve more chemistry problems than you would like, but there are LAs there who took the class before and can offer a lot of assistance when it comes to be solving problems or getting ready for exams. As for the exams, a lot of it has to do with knowing the different reactions and being able to apply it to molecules and structures you have never seen before. I would say a lot of it is application, but some parts (especially midterm 2) consist of memorization, but try to understand the concepts to the best of your abilities and seek help (his OHs, LA workshops, online forum) when needed.

Tldr; this class may seem difficult because O-chem has such a bad rep but if you take advantage of all the resources offered to you and take time to study, this course should be manageable.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A-
March 20, 2018

Great!!

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A
March 19, 2018

I’m selling the Winter 2018 Chemistry 14D Thinkbook and Supplement. Thinkbook is brand new, I have not written in it at all. Let me know if you’re interested, my phone number is 818-480-8716!

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
March 19, 2018

easy af. do the hw, go to workshops, and do the old tests

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: B-
Jan. 12, 2018

Well, as someone who has struggled with chemistry, 14D sucked for me. I really did study hard, for hours and hours, and still got a B-. By this point you probably already know whether you are good or bad at chemistry. Hardinger is mostly fine, I think this subject just sucks for me. So glad to be done with the 14 series.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 21, 2017

This class was much harder than 14C (I also had Hardinger), but still doable if you PRACTICE. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to practice writing the mechanisms. That being said, it’s useful to do the Thinkbook questions and released tests. I didn’t like how Hardinger often didn’t give us all the mechanisms we had to know for the test (he often said, i will leave it as practice for you guys to figure out the mechanism) but you can find them in the thinkbook or released tests. This year he added LA workshops for extra credit, so we could earn up to 18 points in extra credit this quarter plus an additional 2 at the end for the final survey. Do the extra credit! That’s what saved me in this class. Overall a good professor, I just wished he slowed down at times.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: NR
March 10, 2018

I'm selling my molecular model kits (near mint condition). It helped me a lot visualizing the molecular structures, and since I'm done with the 14 series I'm selling it. Text me at 626-698-2698 if interested :) (I'm moving so will be packing stuff up after 6/14, so please contact me ASAP if interested!)
Professor Hardinger is incredibly good at communicating course materials in a non-boring way and making everything so clear, and the analogies he used turned out to be very helpful. The best thing about this class is that there is SO much resources that be be utilized, e.g. LA workshop, the numerous tutorials, glossary, and finally, the Thinkbook and past exams, which are absolutely the most helpful and which I hope every science class has. Prof. Hardinger's own website is also a great idea, and with that many resources it's basically impossible to not be good at 14D. This has to be the first time in my life that I study chemistry this diligently and painlessly (coming from a person who used to haaaaaaate chemistry), and this class should be the example of what every other south campus class should be like.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: N/A
Sept. 3, 2019

Selling Chem 14D lecture supplement and thinkbook (14th edition) $40 OBO
I had another professor for 14C and used his 14C lecture supplement and thinkbook. They were very organized and helpful. I used the 14D for his class and have detailed notes in the lecture supplement.

if interested, message me at (626) 246-6754. cash only please.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
May 16, 2018

Professor Hardinger is the GOAT. This man is so organized and teaches so well. Yes, this class is work, but it's work that is doable and will leave you very satisfied if the work is done. He gives you many materials to help you study for the exam. I suggest reviewing some of the thinkbook problems to understand the main concepts in class, and DEFINITELY go over ALL of the old exams that he posts. If you are confused on a concept, go back to your thinkbook to find a proper explanation. Go to LA WS because those are easy extra credit points. Miss this class and will miss this professor. Hardinger is the BEST professor I have ever had here at UCLA. And with the proper studying, you WILL do well in this class. Take it from me. I suck at chemistry and I ended up doing very well in the "hardest" chem class in the 14 series. Good luck to you all.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
April 4, 2018

Selling both the Lecture Supplement (Fifth Edition) and Thinkbook (Fifteenth Edition). Text 818-268-2626!

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
April 2, 2018

Professor Hardinger is the most organized professor I have ever met. He has taught this course for such a long time that he has so many helpful resources (literally everything on his website, lecture supplement, Thinkbook). His lectures are all Bruincasted, but it sometimes helps to be present at the lecture so that you can ask questions afterwards or engage in the material in a more focused environment/manner. He offers up to 20 extra credit points and adjusts the grading scale in a very lenient and generous way (check it out on his website). One of the ways I chose to get the extra credit points was attending the Learning Assistant Workshops. These are so helpful; yes, it takes effort to go sit at an hour long workshop and solve more chemistry problems than you would like, but there are LAs there who took the class before and can offer a lot of assistance when it comes to be solving problems or getting ready for exams. As for the exams, a lot of it has to do with knowing the different reactions and being able to apply it to molecules and structures you have never seen before. I would say a lot of it is application, but some parts (especially midterm 2) consist of memorization, but try to understand the concepts to the best of your abilities and seek help (his OHs, LA workshops, online forum) when needed.

Tldr; this class may seem difficult because O-chem has such a bad rep but if you take advantage of all the resources offered to you and take time to study, this course should be manageable.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A-
March 20, 2018

Great!!

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A
March 19, 2018

I’m selling the Winter 2018 Chemistry 14D Thinkbook and Supplement. Thinkbook is brand new, I have not written in it at all. Let me know if you’re interested, my phone number is 818-480-8716!

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
March 19, 2018

easy af. do the hw, go to workshops, and do the old tests

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: B-
Jan. 12, 2018

Well, as someone who has struggled with chemistry, 14D sucked for me. I really did study hard, for hours and hours, and still got a B-. By this point you probably already know whether you are good or bad at chemistry. Hardinger is mostly fine, I think this subject just sucks for me. So glad to be done with the 14 series.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 21, 2017

This class was much harder than 14C (I also had Hardinger), but still doable if you PRACTICE. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to practice writing the mechanisms. That being said, it’s useful to do the Thinkbook questions and released tests. I didn’t like how Hardinger often didn’t give us all the mechanisms we had to know for the test (he often said, i will leave it as practice for you guys to figure out the mechanism) but you can find them in the thinkbook or released tests. This year he added LA workshops for extra credit, so we could earn up to 18 points in extra credit this quarter plus an additional 2 at the end for the final survey. Do the extra credit! That’s what saved me in this class. Overall a good professor, I just wished he slowed down at times.

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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 62 Users
Easiness 2.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.3 / 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 4.1 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (10)
  • Is Podcasted
    (11)
  • Often Funny
    (12)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (10)
  • Would Take Again
    (11)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (8)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (9)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (7)
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