So I've taken Ternansy for my freshman year last Spring '15, and he was downright awful. Your grade resides in the fate of TWO exams, the averages of which are around 20%!!! A MEAGER 20%!!!
I took him based on a "Rate My Professor" average of 4.2, which was better than Yang's 3.3. But honestly, how much worse can Yang be?
I've read the book religiously for Ternansky, went to all my discussions, (but not office hours -- no time between work and all my other classes and studies), but my gosh, his exams reflect absolutely nothing from class and homework. The homework is FAR TOO EASY! And it isn't only me -- about 60% of the class dropped after the first midterm. I have a madly intelligent friend who, if it means anything, had two internships at Harvard in microbiology and expects to attend HU next year for grad school. However, she got the same grades that I got, regardless of how much she studied. Without the curve, her grade would be a D, but after the curve, she got a B. She told me that the level of "foundational teaching" Ternansky supplies us with is completely obscene: even med-school does not require that much ****. Plus, he is ruuuuude and scary as ****.
I know that Yang is a fast lecturer and he is stingy in his explanations. But hey, Ternansky makes you feel like a complete idiot and demotivates you. Yang is also pretty much the textbook I heard, whereas Ternansky tries to turn his first year organic chem students into mad scientist ON THE EXAM. However Ternansky requires for you to score only half of all points in the class for you to pass. But I really don't want a **** C for something I studied to get an A on.
If you took Yang, what did you get in his class? What were his test averages? Why should I take him or why not? And why is he rated so low on RMP?
Come on people, talk dirty to me. Convince me about Yang, or not.