Molecular Biology

William Lowry

Molecular Biology

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology department

William Lowry

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Overall 2.9
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Hard
Easiness of class 3.8
Easy
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Workload 4.0
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Clarity of professor 2.8
Clear
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Helpfulness of professor 2.1
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Tough Tests

Grades

Fall 2017
13.2%
11.0%
8.8%
6.6%
4.4%
2.2%
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.

Fall 2016
19.0%
15.9%
12.7%
9.5%
6.3%
3.2%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2015
20.6%
17.2%
13.7%
10.3%
6.9%
3.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2014
19.0%
15.9%
12.7%
9.5%
6.3%
3.2%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2013
14.9%
12.4%
9.9%
7.4%
5.0%
2.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2012
17.3%
14.4%
11.5%
8.7%
5.8%
2.9%
0.0%
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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 2010
21.8%
18.2%
14.5%
10.9%
7.3%
3.6%
0.0%
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A
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B
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2009
15.2%
12.6%
10.1%
7.6%
5.1%
2.5%
0.0%
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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: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 15, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

This class lived up to its reputation. MCDB 144 has always been known to be a difficult class and everyone recommends taking it after other MCDB core classes. I found that this course was challenging but doable. I think most students find this class hard because of the amount of information they need to know. TA office hours are super helpful because they are more specific with their answers (when you ask them questions).

I appreciate how Dr. Lowry brought it historical connections or fun videos to spice up his lectures. I think Dr. Lowry is funny and informative, but some of his presentations a little dry and little hard to follow.

There is one midterm, one final, and some pre/post discussion questions. It was kinda annoying how the midterm was out of 38 points and the final was out of 50 something points. If you lost one point, you would drop a good amount of percentage. Overall, it was doable!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 13, 2017 Grade Received: A

As a non-MCDB major, I don't believe that any person should be scared to take the course with Lowry. If you put in the work (study lecture slides, questions given, all methods of experiments, and everything the TA tells you to do), then you will be totally fine (: . Never fear friends, If a non-MCDB major can get an A, so can you!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 29, 2016 Grade Received: B+

One midterm, one final and a discussion make up your whole grade. Tests format is a couple short response and some multipart long response question. His tests are pretty straightforward but involve a lot of memorization of specific details from his lecture. Discussion section just covers assigned scientific articles. As a lecturer, I found Dr. Lowry to be a bit boring and repetitive. Overall, it's a fair, standard class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 21, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

I thought the course was well taught, but the final asked a lot of questions I felt were not emphasized on in lecture or discussion.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 11, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him!!!

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Tough Tests
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