Ratings for Toste, D

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2014)
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Comment: Assignments were good, lab exam was fair, and the experiments were relevant. He was a decent lecturer, but not great.

Submitted May 10th, 2015

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2013)
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Submitted Nov. 30th, 2014

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2013)
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Comment: Easy class. Boring lectures. Easy exams. His slides are good though

Submitted April 15th, 2014

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2013)
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Comment: This class was super easy- the only mandatory assignments were the pre-labs due each week. There were also optional post-lab questions, and if you turned these in on time you could use them on the ICLRs. The ICLRs were open book and asked the exact same questions as the discussion points and post-lab questions in the textbook, so it pays to do them and turn them in every week. Toste is great in lecture, he always tries to relate the material to something relevant in every day life. There was a NMR worksheet that was more difficult, but it was graded very leniently and the GSIs were really helpful in office hours. Final was easy and the NMR questions on the final were very simple compared to some things we learned for the worksheet.

Submitted Dec. 24th, 2013

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2013)
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Comment: Toste really tries to make the material interesting-- he loves using metaphors to explain lab procedures. The NMR section is really the only hard part, and unfortunately Toste confused us about that, so I learned online. The GSI really determines your experience-- most are very chill about grading labs and pre-labs, but mine was very strict and I never once got full credit on a lab :( There's not much you can do about that though, because all the sections have waitlists, so make sure to do well on the in-class lab reports and the final, which are all easy-- ICLRs are just the questions from the textbook, and final questions are very simple.

Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2013

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2012)
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Comment: I only went to the first lecture and couldn't stand him. He's so arrogant and his jokes aren't funny. But this class was great overall. The NMR stuff got super rushed toward the end, and I ended up watching a bunch of videos to try to learn it on my own. Make sure you do understand NMR because Chem 3BL highly depends on your NMR knowledge. My GSI was super cute and super helpful too, so that's a plus. For ICLRs, make sure you just do the discussion and questions for the experiments, because that's exactly what they test you on. The curve is based on point values, so 80% is an A-, 70% is a B-, etc. It's not hard to get an A in this class.

Submitted July 25th, 2013

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2012)
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Comment: The lab itself was very enjoyable and fairly easy. The lectures were not necessary in my opinion, aside for the NMR information needed for the worksheet. As a lecturer he was a good and at least tried to make it bearable. The final was easy.

Submitted Jan. 7th, 2013

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2012)
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Comment: Don't have to attend lecture. He posts the slides online. His class wasn't that difficult.

Submitted Dec. 25th, 2012

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2012)
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Submitted Dec. 20th, 2012

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Toste, D (CHEM 3AL, Fall 2012)
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Exams
100
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50
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93

Comment: He tries to be funny...I didn't like that but the actual class is easy, the labs are pretty basic just be sure to write down ALL of your observations in your lab notebook.

Submitted Dec. 19th, 2012