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31a professors

ntelntel 11 replies9 threads New Member
which of the four: fattorni, khitrik, validmarsson, and brown are the better ones?
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  • sofakingwangstasofakingwangsta 447 replies10 threads Member
    Brown. He's a pretty good lecturer. Instead of turning in homework every week, he has a quiz, which is one problem from the assignment. There's two midterms and one final. The problems are all pretty much straightforward; if you know how to do the examples he gives in class and the problems that he assigns out of the book, then it shouldn't be too hard to get an A. He's also a really nice guy, and will explain every problem to you at office hours if you ask.
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  • kick53rv3kick53rv3 1730 replies73 threads Senior Member
    anyone have any info on khitrik? cuz I picked his class since it fits best into my schedule but I can't find any info about him, not even on bruinwalk
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  • PXalpinePXalpine 234 replies54 threads Junior Member
    I literally just want a C in the class, I've realized it now, I'm really really hopeless in Math. All I want is just a C.

    Are there any 31A and 31B professors that don't usually fail anyone? Or are there any that it'd be really really, really hard to fail in? I seriously just want to pass, that's it.
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  • dh999dh999 249 replies87 threads Member
    PXalpine...that attitude needs to go, any UCLA students is capable of doing well.
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  • BoelterHallBoelterHall 2828 replies102 threads Senior Member
    Generally in math classes, Fs are not assigned unless one doesn't take the final or does not complete homework. Ds are reserved for students who are just a bit better. Getting a C- and above is almost guarantee if you make genuine effort. I would say 90% get C- or higher.


    The only anomally to this idea is Biskup, in which any student who doesn't make genuine effort to understand ideas fail.
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  • moldaumoldau 1345 replies30 threads Senior Member
    You weren't in that class, you shouldn't judge.

    People who did make tremendous effort to understand the concepts still failed.
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  • grarkgrark 272 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I loved Hitrik! (they spell his name wrong for some reason)
    friends didn't like Fattorini
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  • BoelterHallBoelterHall 2828 replies102 threads Senior Member
    You weren't in that class, you shouldn't judge.
    You are right; maybe my idea was an extrapolation from the topic.

    A bit off topic, but I don't understand the logic still.

    Exams were largely based on homework, and homework could be assisted through office hours. People who made tremendous efforts to understand the concepts and failed .. must have had a lower aptitude than others (a controlled variable) . In that case, a lower grade is deserving.
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  • moldaumoldau 1345 replies30 threads Senior Member
    Have you ever been to Biskup's office hours?

    Do you understand the concept of no partial credit?
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  • BoelterHallBoelterHall 2828 replies102 threads Senior Member
    I did read reviews, and they said students were asked to try to solve the problems. I don't see a better way of understanding concepts through this idea.

    Yes, no partial credit is harsh, but there was hardly any in 20B too!
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  • moldaumoldau 1345 replies30 threads Senior Member
    OH PLEASE.

    The reviews for 32B said that students were asked to try to solve the problems. For 32A he would spend 40 minutes going in circles. Things changed for 32B. We could never write down anything he wrote.

    And there was partial credit in 20B. I remember this, because I got my tests back. 20B was a completely different animal. The concepts tested on in 20B could be answered by at people with phds in chemistry; several of the questions asked in Biskup's 32a could not be solved by various people with phds in math and physics.
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  • rushrules1rushrules1 - 132 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Someone sounds bitter. LOL
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  • stealth99stealth99 34 replies11 threads Junior Member
    hate to get you guys off topic...=D
    but the math 32a teacher was just revealed for the staff. anyone know anything about WEINSTEIN, J.S.? thanks
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  • stealth99stealth99 34 replies11 threads Junior Member
    anyone? thanks
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  • DrasticDrastic 80 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I have chayes, L. for 32A.. anyone have any idea how this professor is? Thanks
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