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Richards, M A (EPS 39A, Fall 2012)
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Comment: This class is the best I have taken at Berkeley, the camping trip is extremely fun! You just have to read two books and write one paper, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone! Mark Richards is very enthusiastic about rocks, but it's a good class even if you don't know anything about geology going into it

Submitted Oct. 26th, 2012

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Richards, M A (EPS 39A, Fall 2011)
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Comment: I highly recommend this class; the professor was very interested in rocks and geology, although at times he could be a little monotone and boring, his passion really shone through. The camping trip was an awesome way to see geology in real life, and it really changed my perspective on geology and nature. It's an easy class, we only meet a few times during the semester for a simple lecture, and then we have the 4-day camping trip.

Submitted Feb. 4th, 2012

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Richards, M A (EPS 39A, Fall 2011)
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Comment: This professor knows his stuff and he really likes what he is doing. He doesn't bore you with so much information and the lectures he does go over aren't taught so the students have to memorize them but just for basic knowledge so when you go camping (which I am soo stoked about).

Submitted Sept. 20th, 2011

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Richards, M A (EPS 39A, Fall 2010)
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Comment: I went on professor Professor Richards' field section and I am really glad I did. He knows the material well and you need only write down everything he says and make decent sketches for an A on the notebook. To get an A on the report, just describe one (and only one) geological process clearly and tie it to other processes he mentions repeatedly on the trip. Do your research well and be rewarded. Seriously he cares more about whether you are enthusiastic during the trip. If you can survive 4 days and three nights in the woods with bugs and raccoons (shudders), then you should have no problem.

Submitted Jan. 18th, 2011