Winter 2022 - Overall, I really liked Neuro101L! I thought Dr. Grisham was funny and brought a good energy to our 9AM classes when everyone was super tired. I liked the format of his module and how the work we did in each lab was used in our "midterm/final". While the final was super long (mine turned out to be roughly 15-17 pages on Word), I felt like I learned a lot about statistical analyses of the brain and I enjoyed the work, even if it was a bit tedious.
Fall 2022 - I loved this class! The most difficult module was with Dr. Wong; we were tested on parts of the brain and given a lab practical to test our knowledge of associated systems, functions, etc. I studied a lot for this module and made Anki cards, created a Goodnotes notebook with all the notes from class + extremely detailed pictures/labels from the past year's lab practical + study guides that my friends and I created. Since I put in so much work into the Anki deck and notes, I was able to score a high grade on the exam and ended with an A in the class. I'm selling this bundle for $20. Text me if you're interested @ **********!
Winter 2023 - Took this class in Winter of 2023. There isn't a grade breakdown in the syllabus, which was confusing for me, but basically, the grade is split into 3 units. The first unit was the MRI unit/paper, the second was a dementia unit/question-based short answer paper, and the third was a neuroanatomy unit and quiz (which ended up being our final). For the first two units, you get several "drafts" that you submit for 4 points (out of the 100 for the entire unit). These were graded harshly but offered a lot of feedback and as long as you revised them, you could get full points on the final paper (which was worth 88 and 92 points/100 for units 1 and 2 respectively) pretty easily in my opinion. The TAs were very helpful - they're the ones grading a majority of the papers. Dr. Grisham was also readily available to answer questions - his answers are sometimes confusing but still definitely helped. The neuroanatomy unit was really interesting. You get to dissect lamb brains, and we had several human brains as well. The slides were a bit confusing, but the TAs did a great job with the final review. Dr. Grisham also loves to talk about brains, so he'll also be really enthusiastic if you ask him any questions. The final was 50 Q short answer (it was not easy). However, I did find the questions fair, and as long as you pay attention in class/slides it was manageable. Office hours during finals week also helped A LOT. The labs are recorded but quality-wise, not super great. I would recommend going to class AND paying attention. Overall, not the easiest class in the world but still very rewarding and would recommend it.