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CHEM0104 with AJ Vasiliou10 days ago

AJ is a very entertaining professor, and obviously has real passion for the subject matter. Overall, I felt she was a good teacher, but there were at times issues with her properly conveying information to the class. Namely, she often has trouble writing legibly, will sometimes make small math errors, and talks fast without always stopping to leave room for questions. Overall still a great class, although the lab component is very tedious and frustrating at times.

AJ is a very entertaining professor, and obviously has real passion for the subject matter. Overall, I felt she was a good teacher, but there were at times issues with her properly conveying information to the class. Namely, she often has trouble writing legibly, will sometimes make small math errors, and talks fast without always st …Read more

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5hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
CHEM0204 with Rick Bunt16 days ago

Orgo 2 is difficult because it's a lot more memorization of reactions than Orgo 1 and there's a lot of synthesis problems, but Prof. Bunt made it as enjoyable and easy as it could be. There are four exams but he was pretty flexible --- after we didn't do well on the second exam he let us drop it and replace it with the final. Lab with Fischer was even easier than Orgo 1 and the synthesis project was pretty cool.

Orgo 2 is difficult because it's a lot more memorization of reactions than Orgo 1 and there's a lot of synthesis problems, but Prof. Bunt made it as enjoyable and easy as it could be. There are four exams but he was pretty flexible --- after we didn't do well on the second exam he let us drop it and replace it with the final. Lab wit …Read more

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3hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
CHEM0104 with AJ Vasiliou17 days ago

AJ was great- super enthuastic and very knowledgable in the field of chem. She is a super busy lady though, so was a little hard to pin down sometimes, but she is very open to meeting outside of her office hours. Be prepared to hear lots of anecdotes about her kids and her work. She goes through many clear examples and also introduces the general theory behind topics. Midterm was straightforward and she is a very reasonable grader. It's pretty much exactly what you would expect from a Gen Chem II lecture. Lab was tedious, and grading seemed unfair at times. Graders were very particular, especially on the pre-lab quizzes and the lab reports. Cannot stress enough how helpful the TAs were. It's a fine course, just requires a lot of work. The experiemnts themselves were pretty neat though.

AJ was great- super enthuastic and very knowledgable in the field of chem. She is a super busy lady though, so was a little hard to pin down sometimes, but she is very open to meeting outside of her office hours. Be prepared to hear lots of anecdotes about her kids and her work. She goes through many clear examples and also introduce …Read more

Fair GradingLots of HomeworkFast-Paced
4hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
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