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with Alexis Mychajliw5 months ago

Alexis is a tough grader and has high expectations. Don't take this class if you are looking for an easy blow off class. There are a ridiculous amount of policy briefs, papers, and other assignments that can take up a lot of time but are not necessarily too difficult, but she grades harshly. I didn't really enjoy my experience, I didn't like fossils enough. But if you are really into that, you would enjoy doing the work for it.

Alexis is a tough grader and has high expectations. Don't take this class if you are looking for an easy blow off class. There are a ridiculous amount of policy briefs, papers, and other assignments that can take up a lot of time but are not necessarily too difficult, but she grades harshly. I didn't really enjoy my experience, I did …Read more

Fast-PacedProject-HeavyTough Grading
5hrs / week Very difficulty Very low value Would not take again
with Alexis Mychajliwlast year

ENVS 166 is a super fun, relaxed, quirky class. Assignments are mostly problem-sets based on scientific papers, along some short writing assignments. The projects for this class were extremely well-thought out and genuinely a joy to work on. Alexis is a very accommodating professor who cares about the well-being of her students, and is very flexible with deadlines. Lectures were not super necessary to the problem-sets or assignments but were nonetheless interesting to attend. The material itself is best described as "meta-paleontology" i.e. studying the *field* of paleontology. Do not expect a deep dive into the science of dinosaurs, as this class has a large emphasis on the humanities. It will, however, give you huge insight into the realities of the world of academia, more specifically, the world of paleontological research. How it's conducted, who benefits, who is excluded, and the limitations in the field.

ENVS 166 is a super fun, relaxed, quirky class. Assignments are mostly problem-sets based on scientific papers, along some short writing assignments. The projects for this class were extremely well-thought out and genuinely a joy to work on. Alexis is a very accommodating professor who cares about the well-being of her students, and …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Very low difficulty High value Would take again
with Alexis Mychajliw2 years ago

This was an overall awesome course. The lectures were super engaging and Professor Alexis clearly put a lot of time and thought into the course design. All of the projects were super cool and the workload was generally very chill. I thought the material was super interesting and the grading is super easy. I definitely recommend the course.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyEasy Grading
2hrs / week Very low difficulty High value Would take again
with Alexis Mychajliwlast year

Alexis is great! Very clear and also very understanding and flexible. The class is super interesting and she is super excited about the material. I liked that the made the material easy to understand for people with no background in STEM

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyFair Grading
2hrs / week Very low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Alexis Mychajliw8 months ago

The class was really easy, no exams and you dont really have to pay attention. Alexis is really nice and passionate, but for this semester she gave a lot of work. We had to do 3 policy perspectives (4-5 pages single spaced each), long problem sets, weekly assignments, and final video project. A lot of the work was easy just really time consuming and many times really stupid and had no point - sometimes just busy work.

The class was really easy, no exams and you dont really have to pay attention. Alexis is really nice and passionate, but for this semester she gave a lot of work. We had to do 3 policy perspectives (4-5 pages single spaced each), long problem sets, weekly assignments, and final video project. A lot of the work was easy just really ti …Read more

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
3hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Alexis Mychajliw2 years ago

This a gem. One of the easiest courses I've taken, and an easy way to get a science credit. Alexis is very nice and accommodating of students, and an Extremely easy grader. Easiest A you will ever get, and you get to learn about dinosaurs.

Slow-PacedEasy GradingProject Exams
1hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Above average value Would take again