Summer 2017 - Took this class in 2017 Summer Session A. Amazing professor and amazing person. He deeply cares about his students and performs well above and beyond his duties as a professor. His explanations are clear, but they tend to be mildly obscured by his accent. He has a high expectation of his students, which he tells to all his students before the class begins, so effort is required to do well in his class. He has a 1-2 question daily preview due every day and a 3-5 question self evaluation due every Friday. Before every major test, if so requested, he will make a practice self evaluation that is 10 questions long. Though only 2 questions are due, I highly recommend completing all of the questions, since they are all relevant to the test. Overall, he's a great professor and I'm lucky to have him as one of my firsts. Edit (6/7/2018): Professor Lin was one of my first professors. Now that I've had other professors as a comparison, I believe that the praise I gave to him is severely lacking to what he deserves. Quite honestly, Professor Lin performs well above and beyond other professors that I've rated 5/5 on Bruinwalk, so he should really be getting something like a 6 or a 7 on the same scale. I cannot stress how fantastic of a professor Lin is. I would highly encourage you to take a course with him if possible.
For some reason I thought Professor was kidding every time he said the assignment was going to be hard. If it was not hard, then it took a lot of time and effort on the student's part to learn the material. Professor goes over the material many times in class so as long as you pay attention and do the homework, the class should be straightforward for the most part. Of course it is an honors course so there will be many ways to test your understanding. I like the workload and the pacing of the class because it holds me accountable unlike other classes so I always know the material. Overall I had a great experience because Professor was entertaining in his lectures. His stories had a reason and helped when the material became too overwhelming. I doubt many professors at UCLA are as genuinely concerned and available to students as Professor are. I would recommend taking his class if you are interested in chemistry but know that the workload requires discipline.