Ratings for Chen, D
Based on 9 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Danica's exam was pretty easy, but the final destroyed me. She was also very quiet and I couldn't hear her half the time. There aren't really assignments or discussion sections which I really like. This class wasn't as bad as I thought, but I got destroyed by the final since they emphasized random topics from previous sections. Make sure you study everything.
Submitted Dec. 28th, 2015
Comment: Really liked Chan. She actually gives you all the notes you need in the PP slides, so you don't really need to take notes - just listen. She encourages class discussion (although the answers to her questions are on the next slide all the time :) ) and there were no surprises on the exams. This class is not easy but it's not hard either. If you like to know how vitamins, minerals, proteins, fat, and carbs are digested/absorbed in your body, their function and physiological outcome - this is the class for you. There's no homework/assignments in this class, just 3 exams (lowest is dropped) and a cumulative final (which is quite big: 65 multiple choice questions and about 15 short answer). The book is not needed for this class, so save your money. MCB 102 is recommended, but you can defiantly survive without it. MCB 32 is a must.
Submitted Dec. 20th, 2014
Comment: She teaches the last 2 sections, which were in the same style as Sul. She is funny, and takes time for student questions, which I appreciated. I skipped her first exam, as you are allowed to drop your lowest midterm and I didn't feel like studying the intermediary metabolism stuff. The final is cumulative, but focuses on the last section. Memorize memorize memorize, but also know the big physiological concepts of metabolism as well.
Submitted Dec. 19th, 2014
Comment: This class is a hard class and there's a lot of material to understand/memorize. Chen does a thorough job explaining the concepts and she's helpful and answers a lot of questions. Her exams are fair.
Submitted May 29th, 2014
Comment: She lectures really slowly and pretty much reads off the slides. But she does give a surprising amount of extra information too, sometimes. Also, she has a really monotonous voice so try to stay awake! She also cracks a good amount of jokes and laughs at them afterward...it's pretty amusing sometimes. Also, study EVERYTHING for the final. I thought that it was going to be mostly focused on the last section but it wasn't! However, the midterms were easy so I guess that balances out.
Submitted Jan. 17th, 2013