Ratings for Chemistry C130

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Based on 13 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

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56
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53
Enthusiasm
57

Instructor Ratings

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Head-Gordon, T (CHEM C130, Spring 2013)
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56
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: Exams weren't bad, but she was definitely my least favorite of the 3.

Submitted Oct. 15th, 2013

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Doudna Cate, J H (CHEM C130, Spring 2013)
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Comment: I really enjoyed his lectures

Submitted Oct. 15th, 2013

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Doudna Cate, J H (CHEM C130, Spring 2013)
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71
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78
Enthusiasm
70

Comment: Jaime Cate is a pretty cool Professor, and teaches, in my opinion, the easiest part of Chem C130. It includes memorization of amino acids/nucleotides, and their structural properties. Much easier than the physical chemistry oriented aspects of the course that come later on. JC enjoys cracking the occasional joke and bringing in outside examples, which I really enjoy. He can sometimes be kind of monotone, but not as much as other elderly Professors, and is very approachable.

Submitted May 27th, 2013

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Head-Gordon, T (CHEM C130, Spring 2013)
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36
Exams
64
Helpfulness
59
Enthusiasm
42

Comment: I took this in Spring '13 with Cate/THG/Krantz, and Prof. Head-Gordon was my least favorite. She enjoys asking questions to the entire class while she lectures, which often serves to just slow down the lecture when no one raises their hand. She's also quite intimidating, and although I usually am a very vocal participant in most lectures, I sat quitely while she lectured, afraid of saying the wrong answer. Her exam came out to be easier than I thought, and she is quite helpful during office hours(although still intimidating). Make sure you go over her annotated slides and really know the concepts/graphs that repeatedly came up.

Submitted May 27th, 2013

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Doudna Cate, J H (CHEM C130, Spring 2012)
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63
Exams
54
Helpfulness
83
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: I believe many of the negative ratings are skewed by Chem 4B. Professor Cate is a very approachable, nice lecturer, and includes the occasional joke in many of his lectures. He puts all of his lectures on annotated slides, and posts them online later, which is helpful. Overall, an okay Professor.

Submitted Feb. 21st, 2013

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Doudna Cate, J H (CHEM C130, Spring 2012)
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Submitted Oct. 1st, 2012

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Krantz, B A (CHEM C130, Spring 2012)
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82
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70
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61
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Comment: The main issue I have with Krantz's portion of the class was that there's a lot of material and his lecturing style isn't always clear and to the point. His derivations are kind of hard to follow sometimes, and while you're never expected to regurgitate them on exams, derivations in general help you understand where everything comes from. That said, Krantz is a really mellow and cheerful guy. Homeworks are ok, but they tend to be more simplistic and plug and chug than his actual exam questions. His first midterm was pretty easy, and the second midterm average was like an F+. So yeah.

Submitted May 13th, 2012

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Doudna Cate, J H (CHEM C130, Spring 2012)
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100
Exams
80
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100
Enthusiasm
89

Comment: I really enjoyed professor Cate's portion of this class. It's basically a much more detailed version of the first third of Bio 1A. Things are actually explained from the underlying physical laws rather than just "HERP DERP JUST MEMORIZE IT LOL!". (By the way, don't bother taking Bio 1A as a prereq for this class, you don't need it if you've had AP Bio). Cate's lectures are very clean and to the point, and the homeworks really help to demonstrate the most important points. Super nice during office hours too.

Submitted May 13th, 2012

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Doudna Cate, J H (CHEM C130, Spring 2012)
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80
Exams
81
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72
Enthusiasm
72

Submitted May 7th, 2012

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Krantz, B A (CHEM C130, Spring 2012)
Assignments
80
Exams
82
Helpfulness
62
Enthusiasm
61

Submitted May 7th, 2012