Sule Ozler

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Easiness N/A/ 5
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Easiness 2.6/ 5
Clarity 2.4/ 5
Workload 3.1/ 5
Helpfulness 2.4/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Winter 2018 - I'm not really sure if the people who gave her positive reviews actually went to lectures. Professor Ozler makes me cringe at least twice in every class. Before I had this class, I didn't realize professors had the right to be so rude to students. She's probably the rudest person I've ever seen, and she blames it on her being tired or whatever but uh, yeah, who isn't? Every time she does attempt to apologize to students she's rude to, it's pretty half-assed and she's even said, "I already apologized, what do you want me to do?" If you ask her about a concept, she'll either repeat exactly what she had in the powerpoint slide or rudely tell you to go back to the slides yourself. As for the material itself, it's rightfully dense. Still, I thought it'd be a comparatively easier elective but it's actually a huge pain in the butt with Ozler as the professor. Yes, you can drill the fundamentals through her study questions and study all her lecture notes but she'll still manage to pinpoint the most specific, minute details to ask about on the exams. Sometimes her exam questions are extremely broad and yet she'll have such specific answers on the key so the graders will still mark points off. I studied for this class more than I have for any other class, and I got a raw B, curved to an A- on the midterm. It's not worth it at all for the amount of work you have to put in to organize all the material yourself and memorize every single word from lectures. Don't do it. It doesn't matter that she eliminated the department curve and now you're "competing with yourself"; not really. You're competing with the vicious professor and exams. Just do yourself a favor and avoid this class at all costs.
Easiness 3.0/ 5
Clarity 1.8/ 5
Workload 3.4/ 5
Helpfulness 1.8/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Spring 2022 - After taking this class, I found it surprisingly necessary to create an account just to review the professor. To be honest, she is the absolutely worst professor I’ve ever met at UCLA, to an extent that I could never have imagined. Her class was just her reading off her terrible, non-logic slides, with terrible English. She read so fast that we could hardly follow or understand. As a result, she sometimes ended her lectures earlier than expected but was not willing to give the next topic because she "didn’t prepare it". When we tried to ask questions, she would rudely disrupt us and basically repeat what she had already said. When the class was too quiet, she complained to us about students who suggested the class be more interactive in previous course evaluations and questioned us "how could the class be interactive if you don’t ask anything?" She forgot to record lectures and instead emailed us that she "didn’t have pockets or belts to put the microphone’s base" so she would not record any more. When a student asked her if we had to rent a class content documentary, she sent out an email in which she compared the price of the documentary with the average price of LA’s cappuccino to prove that we should be able to cover the cost. Like many of the others who took this class, I did so because of the grade distribution. I did well in this class because, to be honest, this class was pure memorization. Despite that, she had two midterms, and the second was even cumulative. So do think about it if you find the grade distribution attractive but you are not good at memorizing or enduring her rudeness and shady emails.
Easiness 3.4/ 5
Clarity 2.8/ 5
Workload 3.3/ 5
Helpfulness 2.9/ 5
Easiness 2.8/ 5
Clarity 2.8/ 5
Workload 2.4/ 5
Helpfulness 2.8/ 5
Most Helpful Review
I had the misfortune of taking Ozler for Econ 121 in the Fall. First off, it's not so much that Ozler is a difficult professor (I ended up getting an A in the course), but just that she is unquestionably the worst professor in the Econ department in terms of quality. Her lectures consist of her reading off chapter slides and relevant chapter questions at a rapid pace. By the end of the quarter, students end up being responsible for nearly 500 pages of reading material. As mentioned before, she is absolutely useless without a laptop. One time, her laptop was not working for the slides and instead of improvising like any normal professor would and working on the chalkboard, she decided to leave the classroom for the next 30 minutes and search for a laptop so she could read us the slides. And who could forget the three times she cancelled class last minute, which judging from previous posts is actually not uncommon. For example, in our final class, where she promised to do a final review with us, she never shows up to class. Two days later, she emails us saying the reason she didn't show up is because her garage door was not opening. So, all mediocrity aside, how do you do well in this class? For Econ 121, find as many past tests as you can get your hands on. I kid you not, she reposts the same questions over and over again on every exam (truly signs of a lazy professor). If you are able to memorize these exams, you are guaranteed at least an A-. If you cannot get your hands on as many exams as you can, you literally need to memorize every line of the book she covers and every answer to questions she covers in class. So, if you are good at memorizing, this is the class for you. Otherwise, do not expect to get any true learning value from this course. This class is a joke and she is a joke.
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