Ratings for Caldwell, R L

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51

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50
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41
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44
Enthusiasm
46

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Caldwell, R L (IB C144, Fall 2013)
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39
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39
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8
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1

Comment: Professor Caldwell was one of my worst professors at Cal. Although he is very knowledgeable about the subject, his teaching style was incredibly boring and disorganized and difficult to understand. His assignments and tests were convoluted and did not enforce the taught material. Furthermore, I worked as a student assistant in his lab and he was incredibly rude. I quit working in research because he made the lab such a terrible experience.

Submitted Aug. 2nd, 2014

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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100
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76
Helpfulness
72
Enthusiasm
33

Comment: Although he had a very monotonous voice, I can tell he really enjoys the subject. Also, I thought that the exams were pretty straight forward. The GSIs are always good for the class, which can really supplement your learning. A very interesting class!

Submitted Dec. 22nd, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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50
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50
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50
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50

Submitted Oct. 17th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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50
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66
Helpfulness
51
Enthusiasm
61

Comment: Caldwell is not amazing but he is a good lecturer and it's an interesting class.

Submitted Oct. 12th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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75
Exams
18
Helpfulness
64
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: Fascinating topic and you can tell the professor loves his job. Takes getting used to the monotone lecture style, though. Also, entire grade is based off of three exams.

Submitted Aug. 20th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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40
Exams
35
Helpfulness
34
Enthusiasm
72

Comment: i like caldwell the guy but his class was very disorganized and the lectures were, unfortunately, ridiculously boring. a generous curve saved me from failing

Submitted Aug. 13th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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50
Exams
45
Helpfulness
32
Enthusiasm
43

Comment: Very boring lectures, but at least they're short. The GSIs were the worst part- they were not knowledgeable about the material. The exams were difficult to study for (as the whole course was mainly just example after example). To get an A you have to memorize every example & things that were not at all emphasized or seemingly significant during lecture (such as obscure scientists).

Submitted June 18th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2012)
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51
Exams
32
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: Some of the material might be a little repetitive, but it was interesting nonetheless. The midterms, in my opinion, were fair, but the final was very difficult.

Submitted May 12th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 31, Spring 2008)
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62
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41
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44
Enthusiasm
40

Submitted May 8th, 2012

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Caldwell, R L (IB 24, Spring 2012)
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37
Exams
50
Helpfulness
29
Enthusiasm
20

Submitted May 8th, 2012